Dr. Debra Peppers, Motivational Speaker

Providing motivation, inspiration, and education

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Television Host

Shakin' The Salt With Dr. Peppers

Professional Speaker

Motivation, Humor, Inspiration


Education, Business, Community

Radio Talk Show Host

Talk From The Heart & Quest For Character

Published Author

Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Blog


Dr. Peppers:

  • 2012 Telly Award for Featured Documentary
  •  Featured for Documentary on Higher Education Channel (HEC)
  •  Honored for hosting 250 TV episodes, The Outreach Connection
  •  Selected as weekly Featured Columnist for St. Louis newspaper
  •  Foundation Wall of Fame Scholarship Member: Grant Presenter
  •  Published in Chicken Soup For The Soul: Thanks, Dad!
  •  Published and co-authored book The Master’s Hand
  •  Selected presenter, International Federation of Speakers, S. Africa
  •  Selected as presenter at large school in Cuzco, Peru
  •  Featured on international television program,  SPOTLIGHT
  •  Published in book The Power of Words
  •  One of three most influential teachers, Lindbergh H. S. 50 year history
  •  Emcee for The Global Day of Prayer at Busch Stadium, St. Louis
  •  Recognition for outstanding leadership by Senator Claire McCaskill
  •  Finalist for A&E special, The Pulpit Masters
  •  Author, Chicken Soup For The Soul: Celebrating Mothers & Daughters
  •  Inducted into Midwest Education Hall of Fame
  •  Selected for Board of Directors for National Speakers Association
  •  Selected as Presenter for the Midwest Regional Emmy Awards
  •  Published by Bethany House: The Embrace of a Father
  •  Ten-year host of talk show on KJSL Radio, 3-6 PM Monday-Friday
  •  Story published in Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul
  •  Television pilot and published in God Allows U-Turns
  •  MC for National Federation of Press Women, “Getting Published
  •  Featured on TCT Television internationally in 170 countries
  •  Interviewed in El Salvador on TBN Television, reaching 25 countries
  •  Ten Year Service Award as adjunct professor at Webster University
  •  Monthly columnist for St. Louis newspaper
  •  Biography published in anthology: Women Serving Women
  •  Featured on national television program, On Main Street
  •  Personal story published in Chicken Soup: Living Your Dreams
  •  1st Place, National Federation of Press Women Communication Contest
  •  Published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul
  •  Authored and published full length book - It’s Your Turn Now!  
  •  Presenter in Europe, Africa, Greece, South America, Canada, Australia
  •  Keynoter at the Crystal Cathedral International Women’s Conference
  •  National Speakers Association 1st Place Regional Showcase Winner
  •  Published in God Allows U-Turns
  •  Outstanding Alumni Award, Webster University
  •  Selected as Presenter for the Regional Emmy Awards
  •  International Who's Who of Professional Management
  •  AT&T Cable Network Weekly Television Talk Show Host
  •  Featured by Bob Costas with Cardinal Baseball Hall of Fame
  •  Resolution of Honor by State of Missouri House of Representatives
  •  Inducted into National Teachers Hall of Fame
  •  Senate recommendation for Governor’s School Violence Task Force
  •  Proclamation given by U.S. Secretary of Education, Richard Riley
  •  St. Louis School Partnership ( Integration Program for Race Relations)
  •  Trainer for Lee Canter & Associates, 10 years: 
  •  Succeeding with Difficult Students, Discipline, Violence Prevention
  •  Selected to interview Presidential candidates and wives  
  •  Missouri State Technology Award
  •  St. Louis Hometown Hero Award  
  •  Published Action Research through Washington University
  •  World of Difference Award recipient,  B’nai B’rith, National Community
  •   Relations Award  of Honor, KMOV-TV, Education Award
  •   Featured Teacher of the Year, KMOX radio.  

Dr. Peppers Shakin' The Salt!

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BAM! Kick It Up A Notch!

Find the Recipe for Success

Let Dr. Peppers Shake Some Salt on You!

Develop Personal and Professional Strategies to Overcome Challenges
Sportscaster Bob Costas: “Debra Peppers was a high school dropout who overcame setbacks to become a huge success. She went on to earn her PhD and teaches in the Masters Program at Webster University. Debra believes an education is real knowledge for real world success!”

Let Your Group Know How Important and Appreciated They Are!

* 25 yr. Professional Speaker
*  Member of the National Speakers’ Association
* Over 1000 Speaking Engagements, PhD in Communication
* Small Business Owner, Author, Radio and TV  Host
* Emmy and Telly Awards, National Community Relations Award 
* National Teachers Hall of Fame, Midwest Educators Hall of Fame
* 100 pound weight loss

Dr.Peppers leaves audiences laughing, crying, and extremely motivated!

Dr. Peppers researches and personalizes every presentation:

 She intertwines content, with humorous audience interaction. Her mission is to bring people together to function as a team where they can learn to enjoy the journey together. Having been a speaker for 27 years, Dr. Peppers is quick on her feet and keeps the audience focused and entertained. They will leave equipped with practical strategies to overcome challenges. Your audience will thank you for bringing a unique presentation tailored specifically for them.

Dr. Peppers is an expert on interpersonal communication skills:

Having traveled to all 50 states and 61 countries, Dr. Peppers has gathered the best data and success strategies from diverse groups and organizations to share with you.
Dr. Peppers brings tools for Life/Work Balance, Teamwork, and Leadership:

Whether speaking to educators, small business owners, or Fortune 500 companies, Dr. Peppers does her “homework”. Having presented to groups of 50 or conventions of thousands Dr. Peppers is equally at home and makes her audience feel the same. , Debra’s keynotes have never received any negative feedback! She is often invited back time after time!

Testimonials and Endorsements:
You can see and hear a few on this site such as Sportscaster  Bob Costas, President of the National School Board Association, AWAR President (American Women’s Association of Rome), President of Price Albert Canada’s Teachers Association, Hospital Meeting Planners, JROTC members, and Illinois State Law Enforcement officials.

 All agree that Dr. Peppers had the audience both laughing and crying as she incorporated valuable professional and life lessons. She has a unique gift of bringing out the best qualities of each individual, as well as the potential of the team as a whole. They leave inspired with goal setting strategies for both team and individual improvement.

Debra has authored or co-authored over twenty books and publications.
Dr. Peppers’ mission is to motivate and re-kindle passion, while maximizing the talents and expertise of the people within the school or corporation. By utilizing Dr. Peppers' techniques, the personal satisfaction of each member and the overall productivity of the team will be increased.


For more information or to book Dr. Peppers

                       call 314.973.7641 or email her at [email protected]


Dr. Peppers holds an undergraduate degree in Speech and English, a Masters of Arts in Education and a PhD in Communication. She is a member of the National Teachers Hall of Fame, Mid-America Educators Hall of Fame, a ten year radio and TV host, author of the Emmy-Award winning documentary CHOICES and has delivered over 1000 presentations worldwide.




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