About

Hi, I’m Deborah...

... Coach, mentor, experienced business leader, bestselling author, and nutritional therapist

As with most people, my career has certainly been a journey. The common thread has always been encouraging others to know what they want, excel in achieving their goals, and translating that into tangible results.

As an accredited coach, qualified nutritional therapist, bestselling author, and ex-Director in the corporate world, I like to think I’ve got a rounded set of expertise and experience to offer my clients.

I began my career in the financial services industry, where I was fast-tracked to director level. With two business degrees, boundless energy and bundles of ambition, success came quickly.

But after many years pushing myself to the max – without the right support structures or balance in my life – burnout was inevitable.

My recovery forced a long hard look at how I was living life at home and work, and piqued my interest in the topics of stress, resilience and health overall.

Fast forward a few years from that point and I’ve turned that interest into my business and my raison d’être, and added a whole load of qualifications into the equation.

I’m proud to help people in the way I do – helping individuals to thrive so that organisations can excel.

My approach

Whether I’m working with you in your business or as an individual, you can expect me to partner you on the journey. In my line of work, it’s great connection, conversation and collaboration that make the difference.

Whilst I know the theories, the models and even the fads, my experience tells me that the best results come from keeping it simple and forming meaningful relationships with the people I’m working with. That way conversations can run deep, we get to the nitty-gritty quickly, and we can move forward faster and with better results.

Helping others to thrive in work and life is my passion and coaching is at the heart of everything I do. You’ll see that belief and passion woven through all of my services, whether that be in presentations and workshops, 1-2-1 coaching, or just through my everyday interactions.

Deborah's approach

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Burnout: spreading the word

Having experienced the full force of burnout myself, I’m determined to help companies create the right environments for their teams to thrive, along with supporting individuals to better manage stress and build resilience. In 2019, I took the plunge and wrote my debut book ‘Have It All Without Burning Out’, sharing my own experiences and providing a framework for avoiding (or recovering from) the same fate.

Taking care of me, taking care of you

I’m well aware that I can’t help you and your teams thrive if I’m not taking care of myself so I’ve created habits that I know will support me physically, mentally and emotionally.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me out walking, usually with friends, family and my four-legged buddy Lexi the Cavapoo, either locally in Lancashire or further north in the nearby Lake District.

Training and credentials

Proud author of the bestselling book ‘Have It All Without Burning Out‘ in 2019.

I’m a big believer in investing in thorough training and ongoing professional development; I have the following formal qualifications and accreditations:

Academic Qualifications:

BA (Hons) Industrial Economics, MA Corporate Strategy & Governance, Diploma Naturopathic Nutrition

Work-related Qualifications & Accreditations:

Member of the International Coaching Federation

ICF Accredited Coach (ACC)

Barefoot Coaching Graduate for Business & Personal Coaching

Member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council 

Strengthscope® Master Practitioner

 

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