Debbie Sorensen learned early on the power of Welcoming Words. Growing up on a small cattle ranch in north central Montana, welcome was a way of their rural life. Later on, she was welcomed into other occupations, states and countries.

The various stages of life, brought expanding opportunities for Debbie to put out the welcome mat for others. As a wife, mother, professional person, community member and part of large families, Debbie made the most of being engaged with people in various walks of life.

Upon the advice of a friend, Debbie joined Toastmasters to hone speaking and presentation skills. With that opportunity, she has been welcomed into a group of new friends that has encouraged her and challenged her to go deep and reach new levels personally and professionally.

In a new stage of life, Debbie is utilizing words of welcome as she expands her speaking, writing and training skills.

As found of Welcoming Words, Debbie encourages others to use fine words to take a stand for making a difference. Welcoming Words continue to shape her life as she impacts others by sharing simple techniques that have the power to change and save lives.

What I want people to know about me.

  • I believe in others.
  • I have something of great value to share with society.
  • I have the opportunity to share words of power and truth.
  • I have reason for hope.

Three personal objectives:

  • Lead with faith, living generously to pass the blessing along.
  • Become an expert in Welcoming Words.
  • Become an agent to help in changing lives that change lives and save lives.

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Speaker Profile

  • Grew up on small ranch in north central Montana. One of six children.
  • Just a ranch gal at heart.
  • Graduated Eighth grade from one-room country school.
  • Graduate of Montana State University-Bozeman. BS Home Economics.
  • Exchange Student to the Philippines.
  • Home Economics teacher.
  • State Director of Education for the Montana Farmers Union.
  • Married for 42+ years to Russell Sorensen
  • Mother of twin sons. Mother-in-law. Grandmother of six, step-grandma to three.
  • Church member.
  • Former Piano teacher.
  • Former School Board member.
  • Active community volunteer.
  • Hosted six exchange students and dozens of international visitors.
  • Former WIC and Head Start employee.
  • Former Customer Service Agent, Northwest Airlines.
  • Speaker and workshop presenter.
  • Scribe for the Daughters of Norway, national bi-monthly magazine for seven years.
  • Columnist for the Butte Weekly newspaper seven years, in Butte, Montana.

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