2019 PDD Speaker Bios

Alan Mallory Alanheadshot2

Alan Mallory is an international speaker, author and performance coach who is passionate about leadership and project management. He has worked, internationally, as both a professional engineer and a project manager with large organizations on custom machine design projects. Living and working abroad has given Alan the opportunity to deepen his understanding of individual and team challenges, better appreciate cultural diversity, and successfully adapt to different organizational structures.

Through a lifestyle of adventure and facing challenges, Alan has furthered his experience. In the spring of 2008, Alan embarked on the journey of a lifetime: attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Along with three members of his immediate family, Alan climbed through some of the most challenging yet exciting conditions imaginable and set a world record when all four of them set foot on the summit. The expedition involved two years of planning and two months of climbing with immense challenges, but they were able to overcome these obstacles through strategic planning, healthy team dynamics, self-awareness, and perseverance. 

Alan delivers several exciting presentations and training programs designed to help individuals, team members and organizations reach new heights in the way they think and the actions they take to achieve breakthrough performance.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Queen’s University and a master’s degree in psychology from Adler University, giving him a well-balanced approach to the outer and inner challenges everyone faces.

At PDD 2019, Alan will be the Keynote Speaker and present on the topic of “Project Everest: Hybrid Agile Strategies for Reaching New Heights in Project Management.” He will also host a Breakout Session entitled, “Managing Risk in the Face of Uncertainty.”
With a calm, level-headed approach, keen listening skills, insightful questioning, and a passion for individual and organizational belonging and thriving, Deborah Biddle influences individuals and teams to successfully rethink and redo the ways they engage with people and make decisions.

Deborah runs a diversity and inclusion consulting, coaching, and training firm - The People Company LLC. She works with organizations who want to leverage the power of change to heighten development and performance for their people. She designs and delivers thought-provoking and challenging experiences that help people THINK better, DO better and BE better at what matters most.

Using her 25+ years of corporate, consulting, non-profit and small business experience in the technology, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, healthcare, local government and education industries, Deborah works to ensure individuals are equipped to meet their coaching goals.

She is also able to draw from her education and experiences as a Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator Certified Practitioner, a certified Talent Management Consultant and her certifications in Gender-Based Analysis+ from Status of Women Canada, Interaction Style Self-Profile from PPS International Limited and the Nurtured Heart Approach®.

Additionally, Deborah serves her community as a member of the Board of Education for the Verona Area School District and the Madison Downtown Rotary. She is a volunteer at the United Way of Dane County Volunteer, a committee member of UnityPoint Meriter Community Health Impact, a chair of the State of Wisconsin Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Planning Committee, a board member of Africasong, Inc., a member of Madison Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a committee member of the Chaplain’s Council and Economic Development Committee. She is an accomplished vocalist and serves as worship leader at High Point Church.

Deborah holds a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a devoted wife to Lloyd and mother to sons, Jason, a human resource professional, and Jared, a collegiate scholar.

At PDD 2019, Deborah will facilitate a breakout session on “Diversity & Inclusion: A Strategic Advantage for Peak Performance.”  
Mike Domitrz Mike Domitrz

One of the founding experts for helping institutions create a culture of respect, Mike Domitrz shares critical skill sets proven to produce long-term impact on organizational culture. Decades before mainstream America was discussing “Asking First” or sexual harassment cases were on the cover of every major media publication, Mike was being brought in by leading educational institutions and the U.S. military to help them pursue a new standard of consent and respect. Having authored three books and an award-winning DVD, he is one of the world’s leading influencers and thought leaders on the topic of respect.

Mike has been featured on NBC Dateline as a subject matter expert and quoted in international news publications. He is continuously sought for his proven track record of helping shift the paradigm for people.

In 2002, Mike founded what is now is The Center for Respect which conducts trainings for tens of thousands each year. Today, small and large companies and associations turn to Mike to help them do what he has done for universities and the U.S. Military - create a culture of respect throughout their organizations.

Mike’s extensive experience and talent as a speaker enables him to connect with audiences of all ages in honest, unique conversations that are always built on creating positive behavioral change for each individual and the organization as a whole. Imagine teaching 15-year-olds about “Asking First” and then later that same day talking with admirals and generals about creating mutually amazing relationships. This demonstrates how Mike successfully connects with each person in any audience.

At PDD 2019, Mike will facilitate two sessions – “Building a Culture of Respect Throughout Your Current and Future Projects” and “The Respect Revolution in Project Management.”

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