“I help facilitate real conversations about what really matters to families.”
Senior Family Consultant
Debbie has an inviting way of being with people and families that creates a comfortable and safe place where deep work happens easily. Her effectiveness as a personal consutlant and group facilitator comes from combining this authentic compassion with a strong and no-nonsense style that gets family members focused on what really matters to them. She has a well-earned reputation for producing dramatic individual and group results in a short period of time.
Debbie's effectiveness is the culmination of over 30 years of deeply personal work with people and groups in a wide range of situations and industries, and extensive and ongoing academic preparation. Debbie's work uses strategies drawn from a variety of discourses, including Communications, Psychology, Systems, and Ontological and Somatic Coaching. This synthesis enables families and their members to observe breakdowns from numerous vantage points, providing many opportunities for new thinking, purpose-driven action, and passionate living.
Debbie's academic preparation includes a Masters in Social Work specializing in family and system dynamics, certification in mediation, and post-graduate credentialing in counseling, personal development, and consulting. Debbie has achieved three coaching certifications, through the International Coaching Federation and The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, and is a Master Somatic Coach with the Strozzi Institute. She also holds advanced credentialing by the National Association of Social Work.
Debbie lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, and has two grown children. She is a dedicated yoga student, a triathlete, an avid outdoor adventurer, and an enthusiastic traveler.