About me

My Philosophy

Who do I want to be next?


That's a question to ponder, isn't it? What if we could choose to live a life fulfilled? What if we could shape our future, guided by the "little light" that glows within each of us. "This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine."


What if we could rekindle our light until it’s aflame with our passions, our purpose, the “Who” we truly are?  We may find that the more we nurture it, the brighter it will shine. We may find that the brighter our light shines, the brighter it can light the way for others.


What if the process, of being your Best You, was the only path that mattered after all?

"Deborah is an incisive and inspiring coach.  In just one session with her, I unearthed the underlying gremlin and limiting beliefs that had caused me to second-guess my goals, and replaced them with tools to keep engaging in " the dance".  Thanks to her I am powerfully in action and excited to "step out and be wondrous me" in the next chapter in my life." -- Cindy B.
My Story

With a zest for inquiry and creativity, introspection and change, I bring over 30 years of experience helping adults make their intentions real.


As an iPEC certified life coach specializing in transition and Energy Leadership™ Master Practitioner, I partner with educators, creatives, and leaders to rekindle their life’s passion and forge actions to make real what matters most to them, especially as they find themselves at a crossroad in their lives.


For me, spirals represent creativity, growth, and energetic transition. They remind me that each of us can always "circle back" to fulfill our highest intentions. Crystals and gemstones, revered for their enduring allure, have a similar purpose in that they can inspire perseverance in the emblematic grounding they offer.


My approach is multi-varied. I’m light-hearted, focused, and down-to-earth. With you and your goals in mind, I’ll draw from an array of tools and skills honed over the years to help you achieve them. From me, you can expect my curiosity about what matters most to you, my commitment to your success, and, my partnership in helping you become the next Best You that you can be.
Are you ready? Are you willing? Are you committed to becoming your next Best You? If your answer is yes, then why not take the first step?

My Credentials
Certified Professional Coach &
Energy Leadership Index - Master Practitioner


I am a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and an Energy Leadership™ Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) through the Institute for Professional Coaching (iPEC).

I have the knowledge and skill to assess how your leadership energy affects you and those around you. In short, I have the training, skills, tools, and experience to help you reach beyond your limitations to be your next Best You. 

Educator ~ Mentor


I am Professor Emerita at DePaul University. While I served as an associate dean during my career there, I am most proud to say that I'm an award-winning educator and mentor, having facilitated the success of adult learners for over 30 years.  



"My session with Deborah could be best described as an awakening.  For a while I have felt I was in a state of drowsiness and Deborah encouraged me to wipe the sleep out of my eyes and seize the day." --Kyrié K.