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
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
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
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
Scraps. My fingertips are black from rereading saved newspaper articles. As I resort – garbage, save, share- some are still worthy, others I wonder what I was thinking. Rather than shuffle I thought I’d share the ones I still love. … Continue reading
Stage 1: JOY I’m not doing any homework tonight. Let’s pack up our skates and head to the ice rink. Maybe a boy will pull my scarf… Wake me up IF we have school tomorrow. I’ve got some cafeteria trays … 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
October 19, 2013 is a day that does not exist in my digital world. All because of intuitive design. I blame Seagate. Or maybe Season Two of Homeland. Twenty-five years ago I was excited about having a personal computer. We … Continue reading
I was reading about writing. I liked the challenge of saying something meaningful in one sentence. So I tried. It’s a good lesson about word choice. If you exchange some of my words the sentence has a different tone, a … Continue reading