MEET DEBORAH WHITEHOUSE
Deborah is a business consultant and a coach. She helps people make change work for them- goingfrom a necessary challenge to a welcomed asset. This is transformational change, or change – not for change sake – but for her clients’ sake.
Deborah’s background as an entrepreneur, an executive and a leader in government is combined with her training in coaching, counseling and the development of organizations. This unique mixture of knowledge and talent in both business and soft skills gives her the edge needed to take people and businesses to their next level, by guiding them through transformational change.
As a coach, Deborah helps executives lead with vision and capture their full potential for their organizations. She coaches individuals so they can develop and realize their life goals.
As a consultant, Deborah can take a business from being at par or below par with their competitors to setting the bar for them. Her passion is to help both people and businesses perform better.
Deborah is a Board Certified Coach, a seasoned executive and an experienced business owner. Her services will provide you the best help you need to grow. Read and learn how you can get help at Coaching for Growth and Consulting for Growth.
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As your Coach, it is important for you to know me, for it is my background, expertise and the special qualities I bring to our relationship. This will help you make this important, life-changing decision. Here is some information about me – my ‘personal brand’, if you will – that will serve to highlight key areas of expertise and show the value to which I bring into your life, as your Coach.
Being drawn to helping people I chose an undergraduate degree in Social Science, setting forth my goal to become a helping professional. Later, I received my Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Working as a mental health therapist helping clients with life changes, grief and personal growth was very rewarding. To make more impact on the day to day lives of people, helping them to develop the skills and behaviors to manage their lives better, quicker and with laser focus, Coaching presented the perfect means to make such an impact. I trained for and received my coaching certification and became a Board Certified Coach, (BCC) from the National Board of Certified Counselors, accredited by the prestigious Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE).
My life has been shaped by the enjoyment and verve I have for both people and business.First, I am a life artist. Life coaching is a creative venture, one engaged in helping people shape a beautiful and more fruitful life for themselves. I have spent decades in schooling, reading, training and interning – then counseling, coaching and being coached so that I can bring to you my learning and life experiences. My background will help us form a bond of trust which leads to solutions based on real life experience. You will come to resolution much more quickly than you would on your own, or with a coach that’s new to the helping profession. You will also notice that I do have a ‘passion’ for helping others; it is my calling and I love doing it.
Business has also been a major part of my life so I also offer business-related consulting services. Working as an employee in private business, serving as a government official, and leading my own companies have been wonderful learning experiences!
Early on I sought greater work challenges and asked for the resources offered in workshops, seminars, travel experiences, so that I could grow and learn. I asked for and was promoted often; taking on the difficult projects, challenging situations and learning about the complex dynamics found in the work that many shied away from.
To be able to perform well in these situations, thankfully I received premier training. These experiences have built and shaped my capabilities as a solid, creative business consultant. You can trust me to have ‘been there, done that’ in many areas where you and your business require help getting ‘there’.
In addition to my work as a coach and business consultant, I also write, blog, mentor, volunteer, and speak on topics that inspire people to become better family members, partners, employees, and world citizens. This is my passion, purpose and joy.
I manage many happy roles in my life as a mother, daughter, family member and friend, who enjoys living near a lovely beach in Florida, where I am most creative. Active in local issues, the environment, the arts, and of course, humanitarian causes also keeps me busy. I invite you to “Like” me on my Facebook page when you have the time to stop by.
My experiences in growth and change have given me the skills to help you “be the change” you see in yourself or your business.To find out more about me, please read my full Biography.
See Deborah’s Full Biography
Deborah Whitehouse is a coaching and business consulting expert. She is a Board Certified Coach by the National Board of Certified Counselors, and holds a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling.
Deborah has many years of experience starting up and leading business ventures, and combines this expertise to provide unique value with proven results for her coaching and consulting clients. Deborah’s entrepreneurial tendency combined naturally with an interest in how businesses succeed. This led her to start her own infrastructure design consulting business with her partner, forming Whitehouse Engineers. At the same time she pursued her degree and became a therapist, focusing on clients in crisis.
Deborah built a reputation as a business leader and recognized expert in change, fueled by a challenging economy and her own personal challenges. In spite of the loss of her partner, the business grew. She accomplished much from helping her employees perform and by exceeding her clients’ expectations.
She was recognized for her leadership in the design and construction industry as a business owner. She provided 18 years of solid work and service to that industry and traveled nationally to promote her personal and business interests.
For her philanthropic work with agencies and with individuals in counseling, and for providing business guidance to start up companies, Deborah received accolades in her community and state. She served on Boards and spoke on managing change and dealing with conflict to associations and at events.
Eventually, Deborah transferred her broad range of skills into public service. She was appointed by the Governor of Florida as leader for the Capital Improvements Program for the State. Later, she continued her public service work in municipal government in south Florida, directing housing development services and social services.
Always working on parallel tracks of business and coaching, Deborah brought her blended expertise to the private sector and took a position with a Fortune 500 “Top 5 – Most Admired Companies”. As a senior executive and leader in programs, she was responsible for strategic growth initiatives. She led teams to integrate company operations, quality and culture through communications and training.
Again, using her blended expertise, she was also responsible for her company employees’ professional development in North America. She designed and delivered a national program and implemented employee empowerment strategies through coaching, mentoring and training employees. From this work, Deborah developed behavior- based strategies that are targeted and effective.
As a coach, subject matter expert and consultant, Deborah’s passion is to help people and businesses thrive every day as better leaders and world citizens.
- Masters of Science, Nova Southeastern University: Mental Health Counseling – (MSMHC) Magna Cum Laude
- Bachelor of Arts, University of South Florida; Interdisciplinary Social Sciences – Cum Laude.
- Institute for Life Coach Training – Credentialing Path for Professional Coach Credentials:
- Board Certified Coach – National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE)
- Frequent Blogger and Writer on Coaching and Business topics
- Chamber of Commerce – Small Business of the Year for two years – second showing
- State of Florida, County Schools System – Volunteer of the Year
- Mass Mutual Insurance Company – Leading through Adversity, National Award Program winner
Deborah Whitehouse, MS, BCC
Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida