“Probably the most impressive thing about Deb is her ability to take any situation I bring to her and help me find concrete, practical ways to successfully navigate through it.”
I met Deb in 2016 at a community support group for parents of children with special needs. I was immediately impressed by her empathetic nature and ability to tap into the emotional needs of the parents in the group, including myself. A few months later I found myself at a crossroads and contemplating a career change. I reached out to Deb, hoping for assistance as I figured out my next move. I knew she was a coach and while I had never worked with a coach, and I did not exactly know what a coach did, I thought she would be able to help me clarify what I really wanted to accomplish professionally.
I started working with Deb to clarify my career goals, and it evolved into much more. She has helped me look at my life holistically, and identify who I am, and what kind of life I want. She has coached me on how to live my life more authentically and build a life that is more in line with my true nature and goals. I had heard the phrase “living with intention” and that is what Deb has helped me do.
She asks thought provoking questions, such as “what exactly does success looks like to you?” Success as a parent, success in my marriage, success in my career. What would that feel like on a daily basis? She helped me identify what I am looking to accomplish and how I can get there.
Probably the most impressive thing about Deb is her ability to take any situation I bring to her and help me find concrete, practical ways to successfully navigate through it. Whether I need emotional support or more practical advice for how to manage my day, Deb always has effective strategies and ideas. Better yet, she coaches me on how I can provide that support to myself.
There is also a spiritual element to what Deb does and I as embraced this, I saw significant changes in my life. I was responding differently to stressful situations, and seeing opportunities for growth and healing where I normally would only see obstacles.
Deb is very talented at helping individuals find and create their own path in life. She coaches clients to change their thinking through powerful self-work, self-compassion and self-love. I highly recommend Deb as a coach and thank her for the continuing awareness and support. ~ Catherine Gargaro Kennings
“Could not say enough about her skill, care and love with gentleness and fierceness…”
Could not say enough about her skill, care, and love with gentleness and fierceness both which I needed. She’s got me connected to my self and inner child that I couldn’t access as a skeptic. I’m so grateful we found her. ~ Toni
“I could not recommend working with this power house mama more strongly if you want to do some gritty and gratifying self-work that I’m certain will help you lead a more fulfilling life.”
(March 2017) Have you ever had one of those moments where the exact right person entered your life at the exactly perfect time? That’s how I felt when I met Deb. When we met I was at the tail of a high conflict divorce with two children under the age of 4 and 3 part-time jobs. While I was starting to feel grounded in some areas of my life I was still spinning with overwhelm and lack of clarity on how to proceed, how to move forward with getting my life back and juggling what seemed like a Herculean list of responsibilities.
Deb helped me map out (literally) everything I hold responsibility for in my life and create a road map of baby steps to get myself grounded, rooted, and authentically living a life more in tune with myself. She has a keen ability to truly listen and tease out key insights that accurately characterized my strengths and my areas for growth. Speaking of growth, I also really appreciated when she called me out (in a very kind and gentle way) when I said I thought I was pretty good at flowing through my life (when clearly I have plenty of areas of being stuck and stagnant).
Deb’s approach to parenting also really helped me with some challenging situations. She has such a wealth of wisdom in this arena as well as fabulous books to recommend on the subject of conscious parenting. She led me to the profound realization that parenting really isn’t about parenting my children, it is about parenting myself.
Above all, Deb lit a fire of determination in me to speak stronger, louder and more inviting truths. She helped me stretch my operational range of emotions and create tangible paths out of murky and muddy waters.
Deb is a bright light in a sometimes, very dark and stressful world. Her gift of helping women see their strengths, stretch themselves to grow, and be their authentic selves is perhaps one of the greatest gifts that anyone can receive. I could not recommend working with this power house mama more strongly if you want to do some gritty and gratifying self-work that I’m certain will help you lead a more fulfilling life. ~ Amy Rice-Jones
“Deb has shown me the path to self-love and healing. My life changed when my best friend introduced us.”
(August 2015) “We all have issues we are trying to work on, whether it is everyday relationships, childhood trauma, or family issues. I have done a lot of therapy over the years and I always find myself saying “Why can’t someone just give me the tools I need to be happier and more peaceful?” I was tired of going over the issues.
We know our issues, but how do we move past them and find happiness? Deb was my answer and I could never be more grateful to another person. She has helped teach me how to save me from myself. If I can’t love me how can someone else? Deb has shown me the path to self-love and healing. My life changed when my best friend introduced us. Change is not easy and nothing happens overnight but when you actually feel like you are a part of life happening, being in the moment, and learning to accept love not only from others but from yourself, you realize it’s all worth it.
I have good days and bad days but the good out weigh the bad and the bad isn’t all that bad anymore. I have never been happier in my life than I am now. If you’re thinking about working with Deb, I highly recommend it!” ~ Alicia Goldstein
“Deb can really help you discover and create what you want most in your life.”
(October 2014) “I felt very ‘at ease’ to work with Deb – she is so genuine and authentic and anyone would feel so welcome around her. During our work together, I moved forward in my business start up. With Deb’s guidance I hired a website designer and tapped into many resources that Deb referred me to to help me set a firm foundation to start my business. I truly enjoyed Deb’s abundance of wisdom, resources and, most of all, her compassion. We used a tool called Basecamp that was really helpful – I could look back at what we discussed in our session if I forgot and it kept me on track towards my goals. I would absolutely recommend Deb to my mom friends who are needing some support, women entrepreneurs starting a business or anyone who just wanted a new career and was not sure where to start. Deb can really help you discover and create what you want most in your life!” ~ Heather Heselton, Relationship Coach, http://www.heatherheselton.com
“I feel lighter, inspired, and most importantly on my way to the happy person I was before three kids…and a more fulfilled soul.”
(October 2104) Deb’s “Authentic Connection Circle” has changed my life. I am a busy mom of three kids. I felt disconnected, overwhelmed and anxious when I came to Deb’s circle. Deb has given me a warm, calm, and safe environment to address my stress. I am now working with Deb, and I feel lighter, inspired and most importantly on my way to the happy person I was before three kids. Deb has given me specific guidance and direction towards a more fulfilled soul. I don’t feel stuck in mud anymore. I am moving forward and I feel great. Deb is the kindest person and I feel very supported. I highly recommend Deb to all moms, as Deb has a huge heart and a true gift to heal anyone that seeks her guidance! ~ Leya Bogert
“Deb helped me gain clarity on my identity….I have actualized what I identified and visualized in our work together…my life has changed for the better since working with Deb.”
(October 2014) “I was unsure about seeing a life coach when I first started with Deb. However, I didn’t feel that traditional therapy was right for what I was trying to accomplish – getting unstuck. As a result of working with Deb, I achieved a lot of clarity of self. One of my goals was to figure out “who I am” after getting married, having a child and a change in my work situation. Deb helped me gain clarity on my “identity” and together we worked on identifying and visualizing what my ideal work situation would be. Months later, I look back and realize that I have actualized what I identified and visualized in our work together. Although I no longer feel stuck, I realize that my life is still a work in progress. I really liked working with Deb because she understood my goals. She was on the same wave-length as me. In fact, I often felt like she “got” something right before I did, or was a couple of steps ahead, or was reading my thoughts! Deb has an easy conversational style. I also appreciate that Deb is so well read and up to date on relevant issues and is always able to connect them back to me and where I am in my life. I would definitely recommend Deb’s services to anyone feeling stuck as a parent (mother) trying to go back to work or have work/life balance, anyone feeling stuck in their marriage or disconnected from their husband after kids, or anyone at any point in their life where they want to be their authentic self but don’t know how to get there. I definitely feel like my life has changed for the better since working with Deb.” ~Amy M.
“She taught me how to see and listen to myself with love.”
(September 2014) “My connection with Deb was instant and deep – she has a true gift for seeing people and reflecting back in a supportive and actionable way. She is the best friend you never knew you had. I was inspired to work with Deb because she has done her own work and she has all of the tools to help you get closer to yourself. I am more of myself thanks to Deb. She taught me how to see and listen to myself with love. I have less fear about the future, less anger about the past, and one more dear friend.” ~ Amy D.
“Deb’s life coaching has drastically transformed the quality of my life. I am living a life that is rich, joyous, peaceful and exactly how I want it to be.”
“Deb’s life coaching has drastically transformed the quality of my life. I’ve explored with Deb the emotional obstacles standing in my way, and together within a safe and loving environment, we’ve dealt with them and removed them. I now feel I’m living a life that is rich, joyous, peaceful, and exactly how I want it to be – it’s not perfect, but learning to manage life’s daily challenges without turning upside down has brought me so much inner confidence and a feeling of being in control of my life. I’ve learned the power of daily gratitudes, affirmations and tuning into my spiritual side – these have proven to be powerful tools not only in maintaining daily emotional health but also finding my sense of purpose and meaning in life. Deb has taught me how to open myself up to others in a safe and healthy way, leading me to fulfillment in my relationships with friends and family, instead of frustration. Deb will meet you where you are, explore the fears,doubts and concerns that prevent you from experiencing life’s joy, and offer wise guidance on how to live the life you’re meant to.” ~ A.C.
“I literally felt I was building my inner strength and confidence in a matter of just days…my negative mindset shifted…I am able to face hardships with a positive attitude.”
“I met Deb through a referral from a good friend, in a time of my life where I felt lost and stuck with no positive energy at all. It was a couple of months ago, where I had so many questions piled up in me for years for which I had no answers. I needed a different perspective, a way to find some answers, to be motivated and act in a positive way.
I had my first session with Deb two months ago, when I gave in to the thought of talking to someone who is a professional in counseling. It was a hard choice at first to seek help through counseling, but soon realized It was for MY benefit. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I made for myself this year. As our conversation went on, I felt safe very soon with Deb. Her positive energy just poured as we were talking. I literally felt I was building my inner strength and confidence in a matter of just days. Suddenly I realized my negative mindset shifted. Positive energy took over, fun and curiosity followed. For the first time in months I was finally getting out of my negative mindset. Since our sessions started I experienced physical changes in my life. Our sessions changed my negative energy into a more positive one. This way of being attracted new friends and brought more focus to my life. Most importantly, through this new experience I am able to face hardships with a positive attitude. Every week, on the day of our session I look forward to talking to Deb and would recommend her to anyone who would like to make a positive change in their life. I am very grateful for meeting her and I wish for more people to experience a change like I did.” ~ Attila Bodo-Vass
“She has helped me to transform my life. I am more happy and at peace.”
“I’ve only been seeing Deb for a few months now, but she has really helped to transform my life. I was in a slump personally and professionally, and I am now more motivated in my business and more happy and at peace in my personal life. Deb has helped me focus on what’s important and to accept what is. Every time I leave her office, I feel lighter and content. She has such a warm and caring way in her approach, and I would highly recommend her.” ~ Lynn Werner, www.lynnina.com
“I definitely feel that my stress level has declined considerably form where it was a year ago…I am kinder to myself and making more time for myself.”
“Deb’s style is very gentle, supportive and warm. She is terrific at breaking the challenges down into bite-size pieces and offering suggestions to overcome challenges. Many times making change feels so overwhelming that many of us just back away from making the change. Instead, she has an ability to help the person with baby steps that make challenges seems manageable. I feel I have grown in my ability to manage a number of factors in my life. I definitely feel that my stress level has declined considerably from where it was a year ago and I believe the work I have done with Deb has greatly contributed toward that. I have noticed that I am “kinder” to myself and making more time for myself. I would definitely say that I feel more peaceful generally.” ~ A Working Mom of Two Tween Boys
“I come away [from our group] feeling like I can see my life more clearly – both how it is and how I am and how I want to be.”
“I would describe our work together as a combination between life coaching, spiritual guidance, and insight work. You have a great mix of practical suggestions and philosophical perspective; I come away feeling like I can see my life more clearly–both how it is–and how I am–and how I want to be. I love the meditation, the exercises, and the discussion–these are all tangible ways to delve deeper and truly see what’s going on. It helps that you’re very real, and very honest about your own path–this makes it feel more like clarity and happiness are attainable. It also helps that you’re just a joy to be around!” ~ A Consciencious Mom of a Young Boy and Girl (Group Coaching)
“She stretches me in directions I have never stretched before…helped me see how interconnected everything is on a much deeper level than I ever thought possible. The result is that everything has become seamless.”
“Before working with Deb, I had the sense that everything in my life was increasingly out-of-focus. Eating? Generally good but sometimes really, really bad. Drinking? No comment. Exercise? Ummmm, does carting around a giant toddler count? I felt like I was going in 900 directions every minute of every day. Exhausted and overwhelmed, I was at the end of my rope. I knew something had to change, something outside the supposed normal realm of medicine or psychiatry or nutrition. I wanted to get someone on my team, someone who had no agenda other than helping me figure out what was going on. I was tired of putting everything to do with me on the back burner. It was time to become the best person I could be. Enter Deb. With her kind spirit, incredible knowledge and clear vision, she helps me put together the puzzle that is me. She stretches me in directions I have never stretched before, knocking down barriers and forging new paths. She helps me see things clearly, gives me just enough information to turn everything I thought I knew on it’s head (in a positive way!) and supports me as I figure out how to make it all work. And that’s the best part of the whole process: it works. My old out-of-focus life that was spinning out of control is firmly in the past. Deb has helped me see how interconnected everything is on a much deeper level than I ever thought possible. The result is that everything has become seamless. Eating? Fabulous. Lots of greens, lots of healthy fats, lots of smiles at the dinner table. Drinking? Not something I want to give up but no more wine coma every night! Exercise? Every day brings something different, just the way I want it. <insert giant sigh of relief here> I’ve never felt better and I credit Deb 100%. I absolutely could not have gotten here without her guidance and support.” ~ Nichola F.
“Deb’s is by far the best all-around advice I’ve every received.”
“I’ve had a lot of counseling, personal coaching, and nutritional consulting in my life and Deb’s is by far the best all-round advice I’ve ever received. Deb touches on all these aspects plus she adds the spiritual component so I find it helpful on so many levels. I eagerly await my next session.” ~ Jen Lanciault, Certified Yoga Instructor