Debbie Westcott wears many hats in her professional life and has the innate ability to juggle them all, skillfully — she is an entrepreneur, educationist, philanthropist, orator, business consultant and mentor, and an overseas education and immigration consultant. She is an inspiration for the teenagers of today to dream big for a better tomorrow.
Born into a middle-class Anglo-Indian family to Edward Walter and Teresa Westcott, Debbie is married and has a son. Her parents inculcated in her good human values, etiquette and good manners from a very young age. These values have been the cornerstone of her life and have helped to shape what she is today: a prominent educationist and a savvy businesswoman.
Chennai-based Debbie is a successful businesswoman with a vision. She is known throughout the academic community for ably combining the disciplines of teaching English, soft skills, behavioural training, placement training and career guidance to students from all over the world. She has been one of the most sought-after entrepreneurship consultants for those aspiring to set up new ventures, and is a pioneer in soft skills and behavioural training, holding the record of having empowered and trained more than 200 trainers in the industry.
Debbie has presided over several education programmes as the chief guest and has received several recognitions and awards for her activities contributing to the welfare of society. She has also spearheaded many spoken English camps and soft skills programmes as president. Her added expertise in management skills has made her an expert consultant in the growth of schools, colleges and training and development organizations. She is a member of various organizations such as The Forum for Anglo-Indian Women, MMA, Rotary International, Lions, ELTAI, TESOL and the Theosophical Society. She is widely recognized for her contributions in the field of education and for being a person who reaches out to those in need.
An excellent orator and body language specialist, she has delivered several motivational speeches and has given over 100 presentations on various topics in many reputed schools, MNCs, colleges and Universities. She is very regularly invited to speak on topics like Achieving Success, Happiness is What You Make, Time, Stress and Anger Management, Interpersonal Skills and Growth, Understanding Change, Women Empowerment, Education for All, Emotional Intelligence, Verbal and Non-Verbal Cues (speech and training session) and Secrets of Effective Communication.