A graduate of the Wharton School, Debra spent 17 years in the corporate
world as an advertising and marketing executive. During that time, Debra
worked successfully with dozens of Fortune 500 clients, working most
extensively with Procter and Gamble, General Mills and Pillsbury. She also
led and managed dozens of individuals, training them, developing their
strengths, and providing candid and constructive feedback.
During her tenure as a Group Account Director in a large advertising
agency, a key part of her job was to create strong and effective teams
among the various departments in the agency and between the agency groups
and the client. To this end, Debra often initiated offsite meetings to
establish team rules and best practices, air grievances, and generally
strengthen working relationships.
As a direct result of these meetings and ongoing attention to the
relationship, the businesses Debra ran consistently received some of the
highest Agency Review scores the agency ever achieved.
In 2001, realizing that her favorite part of her job was this
interpersonal aspect, Debra left the corporate world to focus solely on
coaching. She completed coursework at the Coaches Training Institute in
2001, and remains fresh in her coaching learning by participating
regularly in classes as a student of the Coachville School of Coaching.
Debra runs workshops and does one-on-one coaching. Her effervescent style,
keen insights, and straightforward nature make her an effective coach with
whom her varied clients enjoy working.