About Your Coach Debbie
After pursuing a long and successful career in corporate Human Resources, I too began to wonder if what I was doing professionally was fulfilling my life. The answer was ‘no’. I then led myself through a liberating process of self-discovery, which helped me identify my own strengths and passions. And I discovered that I was meant to be in an entrepreneurial coaching role where I could help others build satisfying careers and where I could share my knowledge of the job search process. After all, I had been working on the other side of the ‘hiring desk’ and I knew that the knowledge gained from that experience could certainly help people just like you.
My 20 plus years of corporate experience span the full range of the human resources field in high tech, manufacturing and retail industries. My specialties include talent strategy, technical and non-technical recruiting, performance management and coaching, training, employee development, employee relations and outplacement. I am a Certified Career Coach and hold a M.S. in Career Counseling from San Francisco State University and a B.A. in Social Sciences and Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. I am also a Certified Myers-Briggs® Practitioner and Certified Social Media Career Strategist.
I’ve lived in Santa Cruz, CA since 1992. When I’m not coaching clients you can find me swimming at UCSC, cycling the back roads of Santa Cruz or running along West Cliff Drive. My other passion is the sport of triathlon, which I have pursued for longer than I can remember. A finisher of 4 Ironman triathlons, I know what it means to set goals and stick to a plan. When coaching, I apply the same philosophy with my clients to insure their success in whatever they choose to pursue.
What you can expect when you work with me
As your coach, my primary objective is to understand your unique qualities and help you use this knowledge to catapult your career. So many of us only receive ‘corrective’ feedback as a way to fix what is wrong. I prefer to focus on what makes you one of a kind and what drives you to be your best.
I will listen to you actively and ask you thought-provoking questions, while supporting you in your journey of self-discovery.
Through this process, you will learn how your unique strengths can help you find and build a satisfying and meaningful career.
Based on the goals which you set, we will work together to develop an action plan that allows you to successfully accomplish your objectives.
And, when you work with me, you will develop career self-management skills you can apply now and throughout your career.
Contact Third Wave Career Coaching today and let us customize a Coaching Package just for you. Phone us at 831-234-1870 or click here to contact us for a free 20 – minute consultation and price quote.