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
Category Archives: Musings
Connections are made in strange ways. As I stumbled around looking for inspiration for my REQUIRED writing today (why do I do this to myself?), I turned to videos of Peter Block. I love listening to him talk. While surfing, … Continue reading
As my husband and I pile up our lives and our history for display on the driveway, to be accepted or rejected by strangers – at a dollar a pop – I can’t help but get a little melancholy. I … Continue reading
Have you ever read the last chapter first? My friend does this to decide if she wants to read the book. When I heard this I was incredulous. There is a beginning, middle and end for a reason. The reason … Continue reading
“It is quite possible that an animal has spoken to me and that I didn’t catch the remark because I wasn’t paying attention” from Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White My mother was a second grade teacher. Her favorite time of … Continue reading
Toaster Oven. It was always very clear to me. Life without it was unimaginable. I even remember the moment long,long ago when I discovered my neighbor did not have a toaster oven, even with a family of 4, can you … Continue reading
Summer was independence. Summer was freedom. My memory isn’t what it used to be, but I am having a hard time recalling favorite childhood Fourth of Julys. I don’t remember any big barbecues or extended family gatherings or beach romps. … Continue reading
Like Pavlov’s dogs, we are conditioned to deliver a particular response when specific circumstances present themselves. For Pavlov’s dogs it was salivating at the sound of a bell because it was associated with food. Moms are excellent conditioners, and in … Continue reading