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: The Change Series
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
My daughter suffers from the same affliction as me, Planner Hypomania. It consumes us, particularly in December. We spend all month reviewing our options, researching on-line and face-to-face. We troll the office supply sections of various stores in search of … 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
Here I am smack in the middle of a significant life change. It’s unnerving and exhilarating, and it’s risky and scary. It’s kinda like whistling in the dark. You are mostly sure it will all be ok – sure enough … Continue reading
I love a new calendar. It documents connections – people to see. It presents opportunities – things to do and learn. It portrays full days and down days. But before I go crazy on my 2014 catalogue of life I … 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
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
A month ago I shared my commitment to writing every weekday. It has been a long month and if asked, I would say that this was a hard challenge. I learned a few things that will help me create a … Continue reading