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: Women and Work
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 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
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
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
“Is Balance A Myth?” According to Dr. Teena Cahill, keynote speaker at Women in Business Alliance’s annual conference, the idea of work/life balance was created to make women who are successful at most everything, feel guilty about something! Think about … Continue reading
I finally finished. Those last 50 pages were hanging over my head and kept slipping down my priority list for three great reasons. 1. I was on vacation, 2. “Gone Girls” captivated me and 3. Sheryl’s writing is just a … Continue reading
If you have to ask the question – the answer is probably no. Mentors are essential but they aren’t a forced relationship. Mentorship is the structure, not the source. It happens when you capture someone’s attention with a thoughtful question … Continue reading
When I read these chapters I had two reactions. First, I really liked the jungle gym analogy for a career path. Mommy tracks, on and off ramps, jungle gym –it’s all the same. Women are orchestrating careers in non-traditional ways … Continue reading