Corporations and Companies

Deb did a presentation for our dental office’s Secretaries Day luncheon. Her presentation was fast-paced, interactive, and filled with fun. I was her “helper and scorekeeper” so I got to watch the office interact and REALLY build relationships as a team. The teams were roaring with laughter and truly enjoyed the activities that she had planned for us!

Michele Bruno DDS

Sugar Grove, IL

Deb created a fun and creative atmosphere to a very important topic on communication styles. The well attended event at Caterpillar in Joliet, IL brought about insight on how to work better with the various communication styles. Attendees have had nothing but great feed back from this event and have already put to use the things they learned from Deb’s presentation.


Joliet, IL

Gosh, you are so funny and so real! I enjoyed your opening presentation at the recent Women in Banking conference. What a great way to start the day!


Illinois Banking Association

You know how to keep the audience on board the entire time. You have energy and also have the right balance of questions and answers as well as good tips. I think we are too hard on ourselves and you drive that point to be a “C”. That’s a quick recap.

Kathy Binegar
Human Resources Representative
Carlota Copper Company (928) 473-3518 x 149
f: (928) 473-1517

I have to tell you that I used your Stress Ruler the day after I saw your presentation. That morning I got in my car and realized I had no gas. I’m pumping gas and realize I had stepped in ant-covered gooey stuff and had to clean my shoe. I get to the traffic light and the light doesn’t change to green when it should have and I have to sit through another series of lights and realize I’m not going to make it to my 7a.m. conference sessions. I could feel my stress level rising. Then as I turned on to the freeway I thought about your Slightly Off Ruler and decided that all that had occurred was just a little above a “Vurp” and enjoyed the rest of my drive to the conference!

Sharon Bailey PHR

Compensation/HRIS/Payroll Manager, Empire Southwest

. . . You are truly blessed with a talented gift of getting a point across without boring or shaming your audience.

Mary Sigler

Warden, Dwight Correctional Center, Illinois Department of Corrections Conference

Our members and guests are still talking about your wonderful presentation!

It was equally entertaining and informative.

Melinda Thach

Program Coordinator, Association for Women in Communications

“The efforts you put forth to tailor your act to our business and associates really made it special for us.”

Mark Barkley
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Younkers, Des Moines, IA

Fort Madison Community Hospital hosts a Women’s Health Conference every year. When we decided to bring in a speaker to motivate and entertain our guests, we were intrigued by Deb’s “In Purse-suit of Superwoman” program. She did not disappoint. Not only was she easy to work with on all of the details leading up to the event, she was extremely flexible the day of the event as well. The women in attendance were laughing, shaking their heads with nods of affirmation and actively engaged as she asked for volunteers. Deb not only made us laugh she gave us some great advice on how to lighten the load in our “purses” including it’s okay to be a ‘C’ student! Deb was a wonderful addition to the FMCH Women’s Health Conference!

Angie Budnik
Community Relations Director
Fort Madison Community Hospital
(319) 376-2244

We received wonderful feedback from the participants!

Jenny Burin
Community Education/Outreach Coordinator,
Northwest Community Health Care

Our feedback indicates unanimous agreement- Deb is a STAR!

Jane McCaffrey
McHenry County College & FYI, Inc.

I invited Ms. DiSandro to give a special presentation to members of the Chicago Chapter (#317) of the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN,) a professional organization whose mission is to promote excellence in adult health and to improve patient outcomes. AMSN also supports its members in nurturing their careers and each other, and Ms. DiSandro took the time to tailor her presentation to meet the needs of the group and the occasion. I very much appreciated her flexibility and teamwork. She exceeded expectations in her professionalism and ability to tie together her teaching points with the mission of AMSN and the theme of the event. She was well received by members. They were able to relate to her with ease and we all thoroughly enjoyed her presentation. I was also pleased with her pricing and accommodations, and plan to utilize her for our Nurses’ Week Celebration and other future events.

If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to contact me via email: or by phone: 312.961.6515.

Cora J. Palmer, BSN RN-BC CMSRN
President, AMSN Chicago Chapter #317

The evaluations were very positive and I got great feedback on the session. I think we all came away with new ideas and tools that we can put into action right away. I know I did!

You truly are inspiring and have a very natural and real approach which immediately makes a connection with the audience.

I enjoyed working with and meeting you!


We wanted laughter plus information. Deb gave us both! She was prompt, funny and made each of the participants feel better about themselves.

Program Chair

Iowa Banker’s Association

Your warmth and presentation style were very refreshing, and you had the audience in stitches. Thanks for helping to make your 4th Annual Women’s Convention the best one yet!

Vice President of Marketing

Illinois Banker’s Association

Your willingness to share ideas during the planning process, and your availability to confirm all the details promptly, was wonderful. Your skill and professionalism in handling the unexpected challenges encountered during the event was apparent and appreciated by everyone in attendance. Thank you for your delightful presentation.

Jan Korthase

Marketing Director, Ostego Memorial Hospital

We were extremely pleased with Deb DiSandro and would highly recommend her to similar audiences. She really knew her stuff about the impact of stress on the body. Very personable and knowledgeable about her topic. She was a sheer delight!

VAHRMM Annual Conference

Tracey Mosely Conference Planner

It has been a pleasure to work with you from start to finish – you are personable with attention to detail. I believe your presentation was entertaining, captivating, and perfectly targeted for our luncheon attendees. Thank you again for delivering an outstanding presentation to the individuals who support our organization.

Cindy Sullivan

Executive Director, Options and Advocacy for McHenry County

HI, Deb. Thanks so much for doing a beautiful job this morning with the workshop. I have attached the evaluation for your information. The way you wove the Strengths into the DISC results made the material more relatable to us Harperites.

I think the contents of the workshop really hit home for a lot of people and I wouldn’t be surprised if it changes the way some of us do business with our colleagues.

Thank you!

Lauren Salotti
Faculty Development Coordinator
Harper College – F139

Her combination of energy, personality and knowledge cannot be beat!

Amy Eggar

Community Relations Manager, Fort Madison Community Hospital

Thank you for a wonderful day of inspiration, encouragement and renewal. Thank you for sharing your genuine style and your gift of communication, both verbal and written.

Sandy T. Green
Lake Annual Writer’s Conference, WI

I laughed until I cried…and I couldn’t stop.

Women’s Health Conference
Atlantic, Iowa, March 2001

Thank you for helping make our retreat a success. As you can see from the evaluations forms, everyone really enjoyed your presentation.

Lisa March
Community Education,
Kiswaukee College

Deb DiSandro was great to work with. Her presentation was witty, entertaining and moving. So many could resonate with the need for perfection and how important it is to give ourselves permission to be “super C’s.”

I would recommend Deb DiSandro as a speaker for any event where you are looking for someone who can relate in a humorous and poignant way. You will not be disappointed!

Joyce Bass
Ascend at Oak Brook Church

Thank you for the your special presentation “Take Two Ho-Ho’s and Call Me in the Morning Dr. Slightly Off’s RX for HQ & EQ” at the 16th annual Reaching Forward South Conference for Library Support Staff. This year’s conference was a success, and your presentation received positive written attendee evaluations, such as, “Great Info”, “Very funny ~ loved her!”, “Very Interesting and Informative, Learned a Lot”, to name a few.

I was fortunate to observe the pre-conference preparations you made, and am impressed with your organization, professionalism, and overall knowledge of your work. You are a multi-talented presenter, and it shows!

Deb, thank you for sharing your time, talent, and treasure with Reaching Forward South. I hope we have the opportunity to see you in ‘action’ again!

NancyLee Browne
Linda Simmons
Reaching Forward South Speaker Co-Chairs