Deborah Chambers Chima,CMP


Unleash Your Leadership Potential

Deborah Chambers Chima, CMP, helps you unleash your leadership potential. Chima uses her knowledge and skills from more than 20 years in the retail industry to help you achieve your revenue, retention, and talent management goals.

Chima delivers custom-designed, high-energy, inspiring presentations that leave your attendees with specific activities to help them grow personally and professionally. Her proven hands-on workshops, keynotes, and consulting engagements have helped numerous small and large organizations like Sears, McDonald’s Corporation, Shell Oil, Alltel, Johnson & Johnson, Chicago State University, Sinai Hospital, and Illinois Women Legislators create high impact and high productivity environments that achieve greater sales and retention results.


Power of Influence: Create a High Performance Culture
Learn the art of effective leadership to improve the bottom line. Engage others to increase effectiveness, inspire change, improve collaboration, and influence break through thinking.

Keys to Leading: 5 Key Elements for Leadership Success
Great leaders inspire organizational momentum. Participants analyze their ability to effectively lead across five key elements. Leave with a plan and action steps needed to close any performance gaps.

Superior Customer Service: It’s a Mindset!

It’s your choice—it’s always your choice. Give your customers a “wow experience” they can not get elsewhere. Rethink your team’s approach as you achieve the desired level of customer service.

Execution: The Secrets to Getting Others to Cooperate
Effective leaders know how to get results. They leverage the individual strengths of team members. Learn proven techniques to build and maintain a highly trusted and highly collaborative team.

Defining Leadership: Setting Yourself Apart within a Changing Environment

Professional advancement is your responsibility. Experience specific steps and approaches to garner the skills, experiences, and opportunities to achieve the career growth and development you want.


Deborah Chambers Chima, president and CEO of Chambers Consulting Group, Ltd. (CCG) is passionate about challenging leaders to reach their next level of performance. In this spirit, she founded her acclaimed organizational consulting, diversity training and coaching firm, CCG, to drive professionals and organizations toward greater heights through the power of leadership development and team dynamics. Her strength in leading teams to maximum performance results comes from a 24- year career in the retail industry, and over 20 years with McDonald’s Corporation where her corporate management positions included P&L accountability in international and domestic markets.

Deborah is a certified Leadership Coach. Her dynamic coaching programs focus on the ultimate possibilities within personal productivity that lead to achieving career goals beyond expectation. As a consultant, Deborah partners with clients to create and implement human capital initiatives that profoundly improve bottom line results. Among the high profile clients signing on to her high-energy organizational development and coaching programs are Navistar International, Ortho- Biotech (J&J), Shell Oil, Alltel Wireless, Pro- Line International, Sears Holding Company, CSL Behring, Lowes and McDonald’s Corporation.

Deborah serves on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce (Naperville- IL) as the Diversity Chairperson. Ms. Chima is the 2007-2008 President of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-Chicago). She is a Business Series guest lecturer at Chicago State University. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, and is recognized by Premier International Who’s Who Registry of Outstanding Professionals in 2007-2008. Ms. Chima was a 2006 recipient of the Business Ledger Influential Women in Business Award.

Deborah is co-author of Choose to Lead: Advice, Tools, and Strategies for Women, from Women. Her column, Not for Women Only, addresses solutions to gender differences in the workplace and appears in the bi-weekly Chicago suburban newspaper- The Business Ledger.

What they say about Deborah Chambers Chima:

“ Your knowledge and energy on the subject of leadership and communication was very impactful.”
— L. Hill, Freddie Mac

“ Vivacious, engaging, challenging and fun are just some of the words to describe your presentation style.”
— C. Hughley, Shell Oil

“ Your presentation was inspirational and very motivating … it felt like you were talking to us on our level, instead of lecturing us or reading off some presentation materials.”
— B. Richardson, Lisle Police Department


Deborah has spoken for these groups and many more:

* Alltel
* Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce
* Black Data Processing Association
* Chicago State University
* Cook County Adult Probation Department
* Cox Communications
* Employee ROI
* First National Bank Of Naperville
* Hallmark
* Illinois Minorities in Government
* Illinois Youth Center
* Information Technology Senior Management Forum
* McDonald’s Corporation
* Naperville Chamber of Commerce Speakers Bureau
* National Black MBA Association
* Navistar International
* Ortho Biotech
* Optimal Level
* Pro-Line International



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