"I'm honored to accompany you on this journey..."
In one of many pivotal moments growing up, I decided that I was not what happened to me, but who I chose to become. Over time, this new Deborah evolved into a thought leader, a game changer, and a way-maker. I strive to be an inspiration to others, a woman who has the courage to lead from the front and the humility to lead from the back. To achieve these goals, however, I've had to reinvent myself again and again - after failure, after loss, and yes, after success, too!
I launched The Right Source, Inc. in 1989 because it harmoniously combined the interests and values I’ve held in highest priority all my life:
- Nurturing peak performance in professionals of diverse backgrounds and cultures
- Facilitating professional development for capacity building and strategic growth
- Empowering and equipping leadership to bigger goals and measurable outcomes
- Positively impacting communities around the world
Companies, non-profit organizations, and business leaders call me to lead strategic planning processes, develop high performance executive boards, support change management during high-stakes organizational transition, and build capacity toward strategic growth. On this economic landscape, the complex array of challenges facing executive boards demands the breadth of over 30 years’ experience. I’ve led college-based engineering initiatives as part of the National Minority Engineering Effort. As a nonprofit executive, I worked to improve math and science education in the Chicago Public School System. As executive director of the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, I worked with city leaders and the community to force the opening of a train station that would support transportation access to the conservatory. I also participated in a number of public and private forums contributing to policy development in the areas of education, healthcare, workforce development, and welfare reform.
In 2016, as a division of The Right Source, I launched Second Season Coach, a professional & executive coaching agency focused on life and career reinvention. We're devoted to professionals leading up to, and beyond retirement. Second Season Coach was inspired by my years as an executive coach, and first-hand experience with the dramatic changes that emerge on the professional landscape after age 50. I've worked with a full array of specialists in psychology, adult learning & development and change management to create a full-proof model for successful reinvention. I invite you to explore this site for flexible coaching options tailored to your availability and budget.
Let's begin your journey together. I look forward to meeting you.