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·Executive Coach, Career Counselor, Career Development and Talent Management Consultant

·Author and recognized subject matter expert in managing generational differences

·M.A . in Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas

·Certified Professional Coach

·25 years experience in training and development, sales education, and executive coaching

·Global corporate experience with leadership development consulting for organizations of all sizes, from Fortune 50 Companies to mid-size and small businesses.

Debby is Director of Development Services with Career Partners International (CPI) Twin Cities, where she is an executive coach, career counselor, and career development consultant.She works with clients to assess their skills and strengths, clarify career goals, create personal marketing strategies, and make “best fit” career moves.Debby also designs and facilitates career development programs and advises clients on Talent Management strategies.Debby’s partnering approach to coaching and talent management consulting helps leaders to:

·Identify and leverage personal and professional strengths

·Clarify passions and goals, and find “best fit” career options

·Develop capabilities by identifying performance gaps and strengthening skills

·Identify, brand, and market their value proposition

·Create real-world plans and execution strategies for positive growth for individuals, teams, and businesses

One of Debby’s research and presentation specialties is managing across generations.Her book, Work With Me:A New Lens on Leading the Multigenerational Workforce, was published in 2008.She is also co-author of the ReFirement Workbook (2004), and Nation Building:Realizing the Dream Through Strategic Planning (2003), produced for the Banff Centre for Leadership.

Work experience

Training and Development Specialist

Ethan Allen Incorporated

Regional Training Specialist for Ethan Allen Inc.  Worked with store owners, managers, and interior designers across the upper midwest to improve product knowledge and selling skills. 

Nov 2009Present

Director of Development Services

Career Partners International Twin Cities

Adjunct Faculty, Masters of Organizational Leadership

St. Catherine University

Academic Advisor to graduate students in St. Kate's Masters of Organizational Leadership program for their Leaders of the New Millennium coursework. 


Leadership Insitute Instructor

St. Catherine University
Instructor and Coach for several programs in the Leadership Institute, Leaders of the New Millennium and Act 3.
Jun 2006Nov 2009

Sr. Consultant

PDI Ninth House
Facilitator of a wide range of leadership development programs, executive coach, and subject matter expert on generational differences in the workplace. Co-author, with Lora Alexander, of Work With Me: A New Lens on Leading the Multigenerational Workforce.

Training & Development Manager, Marshall Field's


Sales Education Consultant

Marshall Field's
Lead sales training specialist for the Department Store Company, a part of Target Corporation. Worked as Manager of Big Ticket Selling during this time, was promoted to Sales Education Consultant. Responsible for creating and delivering sales training programs for all levels of the company, along with motivational speaking and product knowledge training. Focused on commission sales areas of the company; Furniture, Interior Design, Personal Shoppers, Electronics, and more.

Published Works



Northern Illlinois University


University of St. Thomas