About Debbie

Debbie O’Connell is a dynamic , engaging, keynote speaker and life coach. Her authentic and positive nature motivate and inspire audiences to have the courage to strive to reach their full potential in all areas of life and, to enjoy the journey along the way. She will leave you uplifted, inspired and ready to


“Debbie lives what she teaches so you see it in action. Positive, vibrant, disciplined infectious! You feel like she is talking right to you – tailored advice, insightful. I highly recommend her to lead you through your own personal journey.”

— Beth A. Brooke-Marciniak

Keynote Speaker / Life Coach / Author / LPGA Professional



  • LPGA NE Section Teacher of the Year 2016
  • Golf Digest’s “50 Best Women Teachers In America”
  • LPGA’s Prestigious Nancy Lopez – Inaugural – Golf Achievement Award
  • LPGA’s 50 Best Teachers

Debbie is a seasoned media professional, successful entrepreneur and accomplished business leader. She is the host of Audible’s 10-lesson series “Game Time Golf Positive.” She has also had multiple appearances on the Golf Channel, and has hosted numerous golf-oriented radio shows as well as the television show “Par Fore the Course.”

Debbie is the author of the bestselling book, “Golf Positive! Live Positive!” which offers insight and practical solutions to help one achieve their goals both on and off the golf course.

As an advocate for teenage development and self-esteem, Debbie speaks in several local schools teaching skills to improve self-confidence and personal empowerment. Her positive energy and enthusiasm made her an easy choice to be the lead LPGA Professional for the LPGA Leadership Academy, whose mission is to teach teenage girls leadership skills and strategies through the game of golf. Debbie also co-hosted Instructional Golf Days in association with Anthony Robbins “Unleash the Power Within” programs.

Debbie holds certifications in John Maxwell Speaking, Training, Coaching; Strategic Intervention; DISC Training; and a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with minors in broadcasting and business from Western Kentucky University.