Debra Roberts, LCSW, is a conversation expert and creator of The Relationship Protocol communication model. Her proprietary and practical approach to communication revolutionizes how professionals work together; it is at the core of The Communication Protocol, an online professional development program for companies and teams. Debra examines existing communication patterns and teaches essential tools for communicating effectively in the workplace and in personal relationships. As a result, organizations experience increased productivity, collaboration, engagement, and overall satisfaction. Featured as an expert on multiple media platforms, including The New York Times, The Cut, and Well+ Good, Debra is an award-winning author, a columnist with Inc.com, and an occasional contributor to Business Insider. In her personal life, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing tennis, and empowering people through kindness and simple communication tools.