Deborah is a leadership coach and educator. She brings a wide array of tools and processes into her coaching work based on several decades of experience. She is also an award-winning faculty member at Capella University. Her experience teaching and guiding research at the doctorate level keeps her on the growing edge of great learning processes and practices. Her greatest joy is coaching for inspiring results in individuals, teams, communities and families. Deborah also co-created VSLLC® in 2008 along with Ann McGee-Cooper and Ginny Gilmore. This is a peer-coaching program of dedicated servant-leaders.
Recently she co-wrote the book The Art of Coaching for Servant Leadership to capture stories from our VSLLC because there are so many stories of courage, best practices, and application of coaching principles from within our community. Deborah’s other most recent publications are “Strengths-Based Leadership Coaching” in Consulting Psychology Journal, and the book, Forgiveness at Work. Deborah is proud to have served as a leadership coach and in e-learning program development at TMCA for 8 years. She is happy to join with Ginny and Duane to co-facilitate this VSLLC program. The dedicated people who join our Virtual Servant Leadership Learning Community®, as well as the local group Deborah co-facilitates, Phoenix SLLC®, regularly embolden her to take that next step on her own servant-leadership journey.