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: September Writings – Every Day a Post!
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
I have lots of reasons why I didn’t write every day last week. But they don’t matter. What matters is getting back on track. So here I am. I do want to share one thing about last week. Something interesting … 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
“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.” – Letter, 8/28/1908 Mark Twain. Rumblings stir it up. They let you know something is about to happen. They give you warning. And then,the crack. These … Continue reading
Doing something new, something different, something out of your comfort zone. It can create anxiety, it can get you all tingly, it can be good for you. Tonight my husband and I are going to a Ball! It is at … Continue reading
Sometimes, if you pay close attention, encouragement quietly presents itself. I was feeling uninspired today. What to write, when to write, who cares if I write, etc. etc. While idly clicking through my inbox I opened an email from a … Continue reading
Boy I never thought I’d say this but I’m tired of the gender/leader banter. Maybe because that’s all it feels like – banter. Yesterday I picked up the current Harvard Business Review. The headliner this month is “Emotional, Bossy, Too … Continue reading