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"Debra has successfully delivered our five-day management training program for several years. She knows our culture and customizes the program and learning opportunities based on participants' needs and real-world challenges. Her hands-on learning approach and thought-provoking content equip our supervisors and managers with the best practices necessary to communicate well, solve problems, coach, and develop their teams to reach higher levels of performance and accountability."
Kathleen Devita
HR Business Partner Firmenich, Inc.

"Debra has the ability to read your mind and articulate in words exactly what you are thinking. She is extremely creative and can take the smallest thought and make it come alive. Her speeches have left the audience with tears of joy and happiness."
Gretchen Crist
Vice President, Human Resources
Energizer Personal Care Division

"When I was charged with delivering the opening remarks at a large symposium, Debra coached me on creative ways to immediately capture attention while clearly making my points-all of which led to a highly successful two-day meeting."
Michael R. D'Andrea, Ph.D.
Team Leader, Target Validation Team
J&J Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development

"Debra has an outstanding ability to weave the direction and interests of the class into the training. She has the skill to realize that what was being discussed was at times more important than completing specific tasks that day. Debra offered the right balance of supportive versus directive."
Chris Graham
Process Innovation
PepsiCo, Inc.

"Assertive Communication was a terrific presentation; one of the best I have attended. There was substance to the message with key take-aways."
Tracey L. Pirozzi
Regional HR Manager
URS Corporation

"Debra and her colleague Ken helped unify our plant engineering team. Through a teambuilding workshop, 360° assessments, and leadership and peer coaching, our team is leveraging on its diversity and managing greater business demands."
Myra O'Donoghue,
Director of Engineering Services
Firmenich, Inc.

"Our national sales team participated in a targeted writing workshop where we worked on current writing projects such as customer email, letters, and proposals. The workshop tools and templates that Debra presented helped us to cut down on our boilerplate writing and focus on our customer's real needs and how to clearly present solutions to those needs."
Mike Sell
Director of Sales
Bemis Company, Inc.

"Since 2005, Debra has contributed to the Bergen County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Business Development Seminars. Debra was an instrumental member of the project team who created the model and coined the name, "Step Up and Take the Lead". Topics she has presented include: Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Effective Leadership; Powerful Communication; Manager to Leader; and Email Survival Strategies: Best Practices for Writing More Effective Email.

Her interactive seminars keep audiences engaged and involved with content that provides relevant, practical tools that participants can immediately implement. One seminar attendee, a Director of Training and Standards for a not-for-profit organization, wrote: ‘The seminars have been very helpful to our staff-not only because of the skills that are covered but also the energy and enthusiasm they bring back to the office as they share with colleagues.' The Bergen WIB looks forward to its continued partnership with Debra in providing training to the workforce community."
Andrea Schaffel
Bergen County Workforce Investment Board
Education & Training Coordinator

"Debra has a natural presentation style and provides a non-threatening learning environment. She helped to decrease the anxiety and increase my confidence to get through tough management conversations. I highly recommend her program to other managers who look to gain insight in regards to this topic."
Deborah R. Bidlack
Hepatology Market Specialist Manager
Roche Labs

"Debra has helped me to confidently address the entire staff at our annual meetings. Through good preparation, rehearsal, and feedback, I delivered a targeted and organized message that resonated with employees at all levels."
Eric Monsen
President
Monsen Engineering Company

"I attended the Advocacy Workshop in Greensboro, NC, and sat in on one of Debra's sessions. I checked out her website when I got back to my library and immediately found an article on email that I could use. I think the information she provides is first rate. I'm a former university faculty member, having taught a variety of management courses-most recently Organizational Leadership-and I recognize quality training materials when I see them."
Robert Busko
Director
Haywood County Public Library

"Debra is extremely knowledgeable... thoroughly prepared. She delivered compelling tools that made us change the way we view and manage email in our company."
Annette Alvarado
Director, Human Resources
Innovation Interactive, LLC







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