Mike Goldsmith, National Learning & Development Manager, Specialized Loan Servicing
Deb facilitated my professional growth from an individual contributor into management, and then to senior management. Her vast experience and supportive coaching style made me into the effective leader that I am today.
Sue J., director of cross-organizational corporate support group for a large corporation
Debbie has been an essential part of my growth as a leader this year, as I’ve navigated through a corporate merger and met many new challenges. She helps to bring out the best in me, helping me to hone & grow my skills, while providing me with a trusted and competent resource to be able to bounce off ideas and share my confidential thoughts.
Susan Rifkin, Former publisher, current basketball coach and teacher
What stands out from being coached by Debbie during my career transition is her direct approach and ability to immediately ask the important questions. I left each conversation with achievable action steps. There is opportunity everyday to use the skills I’d gained from the work I did with Debbie; and my players and students benefit from the way I help them tackle obstacles that are hindering their progress. Debbie helped me develop skills I can adapt to different environments and that have long shelf lives.
Chris Senior Operations Manager for nationally recognized corporation
I take my leaps forward from the way Debbie asks a question. And her ability to synthesize information in to a new package gives me the opportunity to reflect on new ways to approach old problems.
-Chris Senior Operations Manager for nationally recognized corporation
Author Archives: Debbie Hoke
I love sending out snail mail cards and just finished my newest mailing. I intentionally handwrite addresses as the process gives me a few minutes, at least once a year, to think about the depth and breadth of my connections. … Continue reading
The wind is whipping across the still frozen cove, once again spewing horizontal snow. Yes, it’s the first day of Spring. And it all feels forced. I forced my forsythia. They popped, bringing promise. Promise that the snow will melt, … Continue reading
My daughter suffers from the same affliction as me, Planner Hypomania. It consumes us, particularly in December. We spend all month reviewing our options, researching on-line and face-to-face. We troll the office supply sections of various stores in search of … Continue reading
We’ve all heard the same advice: get your rest, exercise, blah, blah,blah. Huffington is on the bandwagon too, but her approach is a refreshing read. She offers different perspectives including her own, as an individual and as a CEO responsible … Continue reading
A year ago it was all about Lean In. Though I appreciated Sandberg’s messages, something was lacking. I’m happy to report I found it in Thrive, Arianna Huffington’s most recent book. Here’s a little background on my discovery. In 2012 … Continue reading
“Good Enough.” If you are to get anything done – especially as a leader- you need to develop an understanding and acceptance of this idea. You must understand selective perfectionism – VERY selective. You must understand the positive, explosive power … Continue reading
I was really looking for a mindless moment. Nothing like a pedicure for drifting away and maybe it would also urge flip-flop weather along. I took my seat in the comfy massage chair, dipped my feet in to the really … Continue reading
Here I am smack in the middle of a significant life change. It’s unnerving and exhilarating, and it’s risky and scary. It’s kinda like whistling in the dark. You are mostly sure it will all be ok – sure enough … Continue reading
Another article I’ve been holding on to. Here’s why…. Important Work demands obsession. A Champion Ad Nauseam. Someone whose focus is so intense and predictable that every one in every meeting learns to come prepared to talk about how their … Continue reading