DEB: At 58, my journey has had some clearly defined chapters. I consider myself the Queen of Pivots. I won't bore you with details, but I've worked in higher education, corporate consulting, the diversity, equity and inclusion space, fundraising and as CEO of Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley. Finally, in 2018, I made the ultimate pivot...launching my own business, The Think Good Company.
Then, I hit a major life-disruptor when both of my parents passed away within a span of 364 days. It sent me into a deep spell of grief during which time I was also getting my iPEC coaching certification and about to launch my podcast. I've learned you can hold the dark and the light in the same space. I've come through to the other side and I'm proud to say I've built a six-figure business as a solopreneur, leadership/pivot coach and podcaster.
DEB: I am a certified IPEC coach
DEB: Being a LIGHTbeamer is a game-changer! It is a community of women committed to showing up and supporting each other. I have built professional connections but more importantly deep friendships through this community.
DEB: I've learned how to cultivate the nuggets of my own journey so that I can shine the light for other women.
DEB: When I first started working with you, I was scared and overwhelmed to show up as my authentic self. I spent my professional life as the expert in the room. Sharing my story with others through my podcast, I committed to be vulnerable and to stop the #selfedit. To stop being #perfectly perfect. I worried about others judging me.
DEB: Don't make assumptions about the value of your story. Is it interesting enough? Will people care about it? We all have something inside of us that needs to be shared. Sharing it with others is a powerful internal journey and a gift to others.
DEB: I consider myself to be a creative connector. An ignitor of people and organizations. As a coach, I get to do what I love everyday by supporting others on their journey to live a life that is aligned with their values. There is nothing better than seeing my clients stepping into their brave!
DEB: I am launching a new program in 2021 called The Think Courageously Academy. It will include an on-line course with a group coaching component. My big, hairy, audacious goal is to do a TED Talk in 2021 centered around what I've learned about Thinking Courageously from the women who have been guests on my show.
DEB: My guilty pleasures include on-line shopping, dog walking, and binging bad reality TV. There is nothing better than a few uninterrupted hours of BRAVO!
DEB: I love reading about anything about self-improvement and leadership. I'm part of a very special bookclub and I love exploring interesting reads with other women. I am the mama of a blended family. They have all left the nest so I shower my two doodles and two felines with lots of love. And, I am fortunate to have a wonderful and supportive husband to share this journey of life with.
Deb is all of that and a bag of chips! I adore her and her creative mind!
I highly encourage you to follow her, connect with her, and most definitely tun into her podcast.