For the last 25 years I have been working as a marketing consultant in the healthcare industry and dedicated both my professional and personal growth to helping others through transformation. Whether that is promoting a product/service, organizing an event, or caring for a friend or family member in need, I have a passion for coaching those who are spiritual and eager to make positive and healthy changes in their lives.
As a holistic life coach with a specialty in career and health challenges, work life balance, and decluttering/reorganizing home and office spaces, I honor my clients awareness of the many levels of personal change involved in every life transition from a physical, mental, and spiritual perspective. My own journey started with a health scare causing me to pursue a new lifestyle, fitness routine, and nutritional plan for myself and family. This led me to Louise Hay, the Hay House family, and eventually to Alan Cohen’s Foundation for Holistic Life Coaching for a certification. Through this new level of awareness, I have realized that my joy lies in empowering others to dig deep and look within to find their passions and purpose.
In my early 50’s, facing a health challenge of very high cholesterol and a history of heart disease in my family, I decided it is time to change the way I nurture my body. Through Hay House and a Wayne Dyer radio show, I was introduced to Pam McDonald, Nurse Practitioner and Founder of the APO E Gene Diet and the best selling book, The Perfect Gene Diet. This comprehensive work by Pam reveals the latest breakthrough in health and nutrition focusing on the APO E gene, which affects cholesterol levels, heart and Alzheimer’s disease, and much more. Through only six months of her health coaching program, my cholesterol is well within normal levels and I feel better than ever. By following her nutritional, exercise, and mindfulness plan for my specific gene type, it has literally changed my life.
As far as my credentials and life experience, I am an engineer by education with a masters degree in business administration so have worked with both large and small companies and people of varying professions. Most of my career has been spent in project management so I have a strong background with setting and achieving goals, organizing and implementing programs, and training others to grow and succeed. Besides my certification in holistic life coaching, I am also obtaining a certification in health coaching through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN).
Being part of a military family has provided me the gift of traveling and living in many places throughout the world. I’ve also been blessed with caring for my mother who was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer before her passing and looked after my younger sister through her middle school years after my parents divorced.
My early childhood was spent living with a birth defect. I was born with a large growth on my bottom lip called an hemangioma. It grew to the size of a large cherry and was very noticeable by anyone I came in contact with. I lived through quite a bit of ridicule and judgement by others. It also became very painful as it continued to grow and there were many doctors who tried to treat and reduce the size of it. Fortunately at the age of ten, I was able to have it removed after three operations by an oral surgeon with no trace or noticeable scar on my face. So I have a lot of compassion for those who face birth defects and disabilities knowing how this shapes your self esteem. These life skills have served me well as I help others in my holistic life coaching career.
I reside in the Boston area with my husband and 2 teenage boys, am a health food cook, avid reader, and nature lover. And absolutely love spending time in the mountains with my family hiking, kayaking, and skiing.
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Androscoggin River in northern New England (runs through NH and Maine)
Bear Notch Cross Country Ski Touring Center, Bartlett, NH
Debbie with husband Dave in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado
What People Say
"Debbie has a gift for peeling away the layers to get to the heart of the real work that needs to be done. Her approach is gentle, yet powerful. In Debbie you will find a partner who is committed to helping you reach your highest and best self."
- Mary P., Marketing Communications Manager, Newburyport, MA
“Felt so much better after our session. Debbie has a very lovely manner. Listened well to my worries and then we got to work and came up with a doable plan! She has just the right blend of compassion and ability to lead the client in the right direction to reach her goals”.
Trish M. – Pilates Instructor & Nutritionist - Natures Intention, Reading, MA
“I’ve been putting off cleaning out my master bedroom closet because it seemed overwhelming and I didn’t know where to start. By listening and gentle guidance over video conference, Debbie helped me breakdown my reorganizing project into baby steps instead of thinking about doing it all at once. Once I began with taking baby steps, I ended up making much more progress than anticipated.”
Debbie B. – Sales Analyst - Coral, FL
“Debbie has helped me go from being overwhelmed to relieved as I sort through the things I no longer need so I can see what I actually have. She was instrumental in working with me to reorganize my master bedroom and home office spaces. I feel like I can actually tackle the rest of my home on my own which is a real feeling of empowerment knowing that I have the tools now to actually do this myself.”
Jenny N. – Director of Human Resources - Smith & Nephew, Andover, MA
"Debbie is compassionate and a great active listener. I felt supported and guided without judgement. She’s excellent at restating what she hears, in a productive framework, that allows for structured next steps toward growth. I also loved the very specific recommendations for reading that will support my journey, and suggestions for daily tools to use to help me remain “on task” in believing in myself.”
Kendra R. – Owner and Wellness Coach, Me Time Yoga & Wellness, Danvers, MA
“Debbie instantly puts you at ease. Creating a safe space where she listens and helps you uncover areas of resistance surrounding your goals. She gently helped me untie some of the knots that I had created over time that were holding me back from moving forward with small steps towards my vision. She provided just the encouragement I needed to take the next step towards my passion!”
Deborah S. Corporate Market Leader, Seattle, WA
“Imagine having a bright, clear, cheerful, heart centered friend who is completely-in-your-corner and the topic of conversation is your unique life becoming more joyous and fulfilling. That is a coaching session with Debbie.”
Maine S., Tax Attorney & Professional Speaker, Reno, NV
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