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(It’s Italian meaning ‘the Way.’)
Deb Owen is founder of Percorso, LLC and debjowen.com. She’s developed marketing strategies, provided creative direction and built brands in the consumer, business, and not-for-profit sectors.
Practiced at the art of innovation and pragmatics of turning strategy into action, Deb founded Percorso to help clients build healthy, sustainable businesses, matching strategies with creative elements that deliver profitable, effective, and replicable results.
Deb delivers results through close collaboration with clients, facilitating and managing the contributions of a diverse group of strategic thinkers and creative practitioners.
Deb also uses her learning & development background to design and deliver programs that give an organization or entrepreneur all the insights, skills, and tools needed to reinvent the status quo and experience business growth based on your own terms.
Deb has served at an eight-county regional economic development organization led by a former Lt. Governor. (Not just any Lt. Governor either. She soundly managed five state agencies that administered over $1 billion in programs.) Overseeing all marketing efforts, including brand development, online marketing, advertising, press relations, and alignment of communications with regional partners, she developed a vision and voice that created a cohesive region.
She’s worked with military and civilian leaders in the Army and Navy, and a slew of others in state and national level government. She impacted a small, struggling, unknown, disjointed region by creating a unified, cohesive voice and implementing strategies that resulted in the establishment of a national presence.
Placements and mentions have included the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Bloomberg Business, Chicago Tribune, amongst many others.
Deb has also worked for international multi-million dollar consumer electronics & telecommunications corporations, and served as a former director of a publishing firm.
She’s run the gamut as creative director, communications director, and marketing strategist for multi-million dollar international corporations, and one-on-one with a large number of entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Spending a portion of her corporate life in learning & development, Deb designed and delivered a year long program based on the Toyota Production System after being trained at Toyota herself. So she understands the facets of operations of a successful corporate landscape — and knows how to design programs that work.
Deb was tapped by Carolyn Kepcher, formerly of the Trump Organization and the board room of the Apprentice, to write for a project called ‘Work Her Way’ alongside the likes of Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and Cathie Black, CEO of Hearst Publications that publishes ‘O’ Magazine.
She is devoted to being a catalyst that enlightens, empowers, and equips women in their entrepreneurial endeavors and lives.