Deborah Westphal

Deb Westphal

As CEO of Toffler Associates, Deborah brings skills and insights honed over 30 years working with some of the top minds and leaders of governments and Fortune 100 companies. She was recruited by Alvin Toffler early in the company’s history, while working with the firm as Deputy Director, Developmental Planning for the U.S. Air Force. In this civilian role, Deborah helped connect global dots signifying future risks, and architected plans to meet those threats.

Deborah has an MBA from Webster University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and has completed extensive continuing education with Harvard Business School and Wharton Business School. She is also a member of the Air Force Studies Board, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Deborah is a sought-after speaker for events focusing on the future of space, the future threats and opportunity landscape, and organizational transformation.

Deborah’s most recent blog posts:
Reflecting on Future Shock Forum 2016
Algorithms Don’t Understand Love [AD Week 2016]
Is Water the World’s Greatest Security Risk?

If you are interested in booking Deborah Westphal for a training session, workshop, or keynote presentation please click here.

"We are proud of what Toffler Associates is doing, it has become a significant influence for dealing with the issues organizations are facing in the future, as distinct from other consulting firms that are still dealing with the past."

- Alvin Toffler, Founder

"We could not create a consulting company like all the others. We had to create a company that addressed Third Wave problems. We started Toffler Associates with a great deal of hope and the result has exceeded our wildest imagination."

- Heidi Toffler, Founder

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