Deb Westphal

Deb Westphal

Deborah Westphal is a passionate humanist who has guided our era’s top minds and leaders to challenge biases, ignite ideas, and build connections and resilience for a secure and sound future. Her career spans more than 30 years in government agencies and Fortune 100 companies, and on virtually every continent. In 1999, Alvin Toffler tapped her as one of the founding members of his eponymous consulting firm, Toffler Associates. From 2007 through 2018, she served as the firm’s CEO and has since contributed her experience and knowledge as a member of the board. Through her work, she has guided notable organizations including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Marriott, U.S. Air Force, Baxter International, Bayer, Heinz, Microsoft, Koppers, PPG, DARPA, National Security Agency, Loral Space Systems, NASA, Qwest, Verizon, and Westinghouse. Deborah’s empathetic and thought-provoking style helps readers spot patterns that signify future risks and opportunities. She’s a sought-after speaker and writer who provided the Foreword to After Shock. Her book, Convergence: Technology, Business, and the Human-Centric Future, was published in May 2021 by Unnamed Press. Find her at deborahwestphal.com.

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RAPPORT // Unleashing a N...

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot cha...

RAPPORT // These are the ...

“What I hope to achieve with this protest is attention in the media, so that the media wil...

RAPPORT // A Call to Lead...

“The courage to be vulnerable is not about winning or losing, it’s about the courage to sh...

RAPPORT // Anticipatory D...

Anticipatory Democracy: The public’s active, conscious engagement in collectively shaping ...

RAPPORT // Visionary Lead...

“One thing, however, is certain: the world needs your leadership. As divisions continue to...

RAPPORT // The World Cup ...

“Out of this massive restructuring of power relationships, like the shifting and grinding ...

RAPPORT // The Future Is ...

Next year marks the 50th year anniversary of Future Shock. The upcoming milestone presente...

RAPPORT // The Truth Abou...

Last summer, social media channels brought us stunning firsthand views of the violence, de...

RAPPORT // Is a State of ...

Earlier this week, an article from Packaging Digest came across my news feed and immediate...

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