Deb is a professional certified coach specializing in action-oriented coaching for executives, small business owners and people making career transitions. For the past 12 years, she has owned her own business – Coaching Is Good – and has helped hundreds of clients achieve and exceed their goals. Using research-based positive-psychology strategies, Deb creates the structure her clients need to stay on task and makes the process of change an engaging experience. She teaches clients how to successfully and confidently navigate the communication and leadership challenges they’ll face.
Deb also serves as the chief people consultant for a variety of small businesses and is an executive coach with the Harvard Business School Executive Education program. She helps companies and individuals leverage their strengths and match task to talent to maximize business outcomes. Deb helps companies create work environments that prioritize employee well-being and performance, resulting in higher job satisfaction and higher retention rates.
In addition to coaching, Deb was a teaching fellow and head teaching fellow for Harvard University’s Psychology Department and was twice awarded a certificate of distinction in teaching for the Derek Bok Center. Deb leads Academic Coaching webinars for the Harvard Extension School that focus on work-life balance, goal setting and promoting positive mindsets. Deb also taught Positive Psychology at the Tufts Experimental College.
Deb earned her B.A. in psychology from Amherst College. She was the captain of the basketball team and was the first woman in the program to score 1000 points. She has an M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and is a professional certified coach through the International Coaching Federation. Deb lives in Arlington, MA and enjoys tennis, cooking and performing stand-up comedy.