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
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There’s a little bit of a story behind my newfound connections to Neil Gaiman. He has appeared in my life a few times over the past few months. One of which was a great quote from him about New Year’s … Continue reading
I simplified my life by cancelling my magazine subscriptions. It not only reduced the clutter of the unread, it eliminated the stress of a pile of “should read”. Now, once in awhile, when a cover at the checkout line catches … Continue reading
Throughout our careers there are maybe just a few conversations that replay in our minds. They are words from people we respect. They tell us something we carry with us every day. They stick because they offer direction about how … Continue reading
It wasn’t that long ago that my best friend and I made a secret pact. What we whispered to each other we didn’t dare share with anyone else. We couldn’t let on that what we fought so hard for was … Continue reading
A masked man had me pinned down. He pulled and plucked at me, his eyes intent on his purposeful movements. His helper lurked behind me, ready for the next command. I was unable to speak. How had I gotten myself … Continue reading
Balance is out. After years of trying to convince women that work/life balance is the ideal, there’s growing recognition that most “ideals” aren’t goals. (Think Barbie). Contemporary women like Sheryl Sandberg, Anne Marie Slaughter, and Debora Spar dispel the balance … Continue reading
Flipping the calendar. Do we all ask the same two questions: “where did last month go?” And “what’s up next?” We rarely stop and say “what did I accomplish last month?” But when you take on a 30 day challenge, … Continue reading