Deborah Guy

Your Fearless Life & Livelihood Coach

I work with Career Professionals and Founders to help them get, and stay, out of their own way as they navigate opportunities for growth and personal leadership development. Overcome any challenge with clarity, confidence, and momentum.


All Career Transitions and Founder decisions are ultimately personal decisions.

Deborah is Your Coach for the Personal Side of a Professional Life.

GET CLEAR. MASTER FEAR. MOVE FORWARD.


Create the Personal Life and Professional Success Your Soul Intended.



You’re smart and successful, and to the outside world, everything looks fine. But on the inside, you know somethings gotta' give.


If you want to create more:


- confidence in your ability to handle the opportunities that are headed your way.


harmony and balance between a sucesssful professional life and a rewarding personal life .

- opportunity to pivot or transition into more satisfying career path.


and you want to do it in far less time and with far less procrastination than attempting to fudge your way through it on your own.


Let's have a conversation.

GET YOUR SHIFT TOGETHER

Older woman smiling
Man Wearing Beige Overcoat Inside Train
Businesswoman Looking at the Sticky Notes on Glass Window

GET CLEAR

STRATEGIC INTERVENTION

Tackle the issue at hand. What situation is zapping your energy and taking up too much bandwidth? Get Clear on what you want going forward, for yourself, for your professional and personal relationships, and for your career.

MASTER FEAR

FEAR MASTERY COACHING

Identify the patterns impacting your ability to cope with shifts in your personal and professional life and keeping you feeling stuck. Create sustainable practices that transform fear into confidence.

MOVE FORWARD

PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS CONSULTING

Create sustainable habits of highly successful people at work and home. Up-level time management and leadership skills.

Signs it's time to reach out ...

  • You're actually looking for another position or career but not gaining any traction and having difficulty troubleshooting the obstacle.
  • You’re beginning to feel like you've put what you want or know you need to do on the back burner for too long.
  • You're wondering if you'll be able to bridge the gap you feel between what is expected of you now vs. what may be expected of you in the near future.
  • You're current way of working is already impacting the quality of your life, and you want to create and be held accountable for putting some less stress inducing boundaries in place.
  • Everything and everyone else seems to get prioritized over your personal goals and dreams..
Snow Covered Trees
Woman CEO Working in Hotel Room

PRIVATE COACHING AND CONSULTING CAN HELP YOU:

  • Discover what matters deep down at the core so you can determine where you want to spend your energy.
  • Attain clarity around priorities, so you know what you need to say “no” to and “yes” to.
  • Create realistic and achievable milestones and leave you feeling energized and motivated in a healthy way.
  • Feel accomplished and successful as you move towards achieving the balanced life you deserve.
  • Wrangle that nasty inner critic and tap into what supports you.
  • Experience deep self-discovery and awareness that will serve as an inner compass for you now and in the future.
  • Uncover and understand your strengths and how to leverage them in a way that supports your performance.


Let’s take the Next Step Together.

Step 1.Let’s have a conversation.

We meet discreetly and confidentially via zoom to ensure we are a match. We'll spend up to an hour together to discuss your current situation and challenges. Get answers to your questions about me, my training, my background, and how we would work together based on your objectives. If we both feel we are a match we take the next step.

Step 2. Complete an Agreement

The agreement will outline the key points of our relationship in writing: confidentiality, fee, and the expectations of both parties. I don't believe in locking you into anything. It’s pay-as-you-go. Month by Month. My contract clearly states that if you want or need to suspend coaching with me at any time, inform me in writing and my retainer fee will be suspended immediately.

Step 3. We Create a Solid Foundation

Each session is tailored to your specific situation and goals. Not sure what your goals are right now. You just know that what you are doing is not working? No worries, we’ll figure it out together. You'll leave each session relieved and exhilarated.

Step 4. We'll establish key milestones

We will establish key milestones that are realistic, attainable, and tailored to your personal and professional bandwidth. Prepare to have your socks knocked off in the best possible way.

Step 5. We'll Meet Twice a Month

We'll meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th week of each month. You choose what you want to focus on. Based on our conversaion, we'll also choose what action you want to take between our conversations. You are the expert and director in your life, and I will work to connect you with that during our time together.



Step 6. Closing Celebratory Session

Our Closing Celebratory Session is held when you decide that you have achieved all that you wanted to in partnership with me. We’ll celebrate every success you’ve create along the way (there will be many), explore what is next for you, and ensure you have all the tools and skills that you need to continue your journey from a place of freedom.

Welcome!

My Mission:

To help all that work with me to get out of their own way and on with living the life their soul intended.


Your Work + Your Relationship with Yourself and Others + Your Contribution to the World =

​Your Life


Work that You Enjoy + Healthy Happy Relationships with Yourself/Others + Contribution that Resonates = Your Best Life and a Life You Love!

"For every million people hacking at the leaves of a challenge there is one chopping at the root. Deborah is that one in a million." Wendy Perkins, MSW

You've come to the right place!

Hello, I'm Deborah Guy.

In our work together, I am focused exclusively on helping you to get out of your own way with clarity, confidence, and success.


Let's tackle those pivotal areas of your life, business, or career where you feel underwhelmed with your own progress yet increasingly frustrated with the situation at hand.


​We'll partner to co-create and execute a results-oriented plan of action that creates momentum toward your life and livelihood goals, even during turbulent and uncertain times.


  • Set a clear vision for this next phase of your life.
  • Create meaningful goals and action steps.
  • Actively work toward them, knocking down obstacles as you go.
  • Shift ways of being that no longer serve you.
  • Honor your feelings while acting on your commitments to yourself.
  • Reflect on and celebrate your progress and your success.


I See You.

​You're feeling frustrated and, at times overwhelmed with items in your life that have been on the back burner for too long, and you're procrastinating the very things you know you need to address. You cringe to think of your last half-hearted attempt. It may even be career related.


​Let's do something about that.


If you are sick of wasting time on doubt, hesitation, second-guessing, and inner critic anxiety.


If you are tired of the endless stream of stuff, you're allowed to pull your attention in every direction but the most important ones to you personally.


If you know that 'times a wastin' and you want to create momentum and concrete results.


If you're ready to finally bridge the gap between how you are currently showing up for yourself and how you want to show up so you can move forward with confidence then...

Deborah's Bio

Gain Clarity

Deborah is intuitive, compassionate, precise, fun, and results-oriented. Her skills enable her to quickly help her clients identify and overcome obstacles to gaining career strategy clarity, execution and life/work balance. Her approach will help you eliminate excuses and get results while increasing confidence.

Master Overwhelm

Fear shows up whenever you step outside of your comfort zone, and that can happen anywhere between contemplating a change, planning your career pivot, preparing to market yourself, preparing for your interviews, negotiating your benefit package, creating success on the new job, right on through creating a more satisfying work/life balance.


As an experienced and certified fear mastery coach, Deborah is uniquely qualified to coach her clients in navigating their journey.



Stands as a Witness for the Life you Say you Want. A Partner in your Progress, with the Best Tools at the Right time, and a Champion for Your Success.

She understand the journey through overwhelm, frustration and heartache, divorce, abandonment, depression, life threatening illness, disappointment and self-sabotage. She knows how to help her clients gain clarity about what they want, identify what's getting in their way, and how to overcome the understand what it takes to master your fears, intentionally create your life and career and to have the impact you desire.

Use this time to connect with what is most alive in you, overcome blind spots and bring forth your very best year. Enjoy far more meaningful success in your life, and career. As an award-winning trainer, recognized leader and coach, Deborah brings an open, logical mind and a warm, curious, and helpful heart, to all her work. She never forgets that there is more to life than 'the job'. That the work we love and relationships we cherish are the stuff of a happy life. She never lets her clients forget to give place in their life for fun and growth and forward movement always.

Deborah's Experience

A recognized and trust professional in Coaching Industry

Since starting her own practice in 2006, after a career in Financial Services, she has excelled at helping her clients successfully navigate life and career transitions from the moment it is just a thought through the work of establishing a strategy to bring an effective transition into reality and seeing it through.


Formerly based in New York City and now in the Washington D.C area, Deborah deeply understands the impact ,that the whirlwind of city living can have on professional goals, personal goals, and relationships.

Proven Leadership:

Past Director of the Corporately sponsored Courage to Succeed Mentoring Program working with select Executives nationwide. Ongoing community work helping to support youth and young adults to develop self-government and personal leadership skills through mentorship, program development and serving in leadership and Board positions.

Full Trained and Credentialed:

A Certified Fear Mastery Coach, Certified Career Coach, Business Coach and Co-Active Coach. Deborah also has trained in a wide variety of coaching models, including narrative coaching, personal leadership development, and personal finance coaching. She has conducted classes in interpersonal and relationship communication at Cornell University. As well as coordinated and conducted workshops in Personal Effectiveness and fear mastery techniques throughout the East and West Coast.

Business World Knowledge

From clerking at an international commodities firm at 19, to assisting with Equities Research for a Fortune 100 company in her 20s, to Analyst, Trainer, Manager, Consultant, Vice Chairman's Program Director at another Fortune 100 company in her 30s and retiring at 38 to raise her family and start her own business, Deborah has had the blessing of working with, and learning from, the best of the best. She knows you know your business and profession and is there to help you better understand yourself so you can get out of your own way, and create more success professionally and personally.

What’s at Stake, if you continue this way?

If you are here, you are probably a successful professional, business owner, leader, or entrepreneur seeking someone who will tell you the 'kick in the butt' truth that will serve you, not just one more voice telling you what you want to hear. That combined with compassion that you never wanted; but know you desperately need and you'll be on your way to creating the balance you and your workplace deserve.

DISCREET & PRIVATE SESSIONS


  • We connect for a minimum of two (2) sessions/per month
  • Sessions are 50 minutes (in person, via telephone, or zoom)
  • Unlimited email and text support in-between sessions
  • Session recordings available for download and replay
  • 100% mobile friendly dashboard for tracking progress, connecting with Deborah, scheduling appointments, etc,
  • Sliding scale option available if finances are a barrier to coaching


Schedule a

Chemistry Session.

Results

Results

Life and Career Balance: Changed My Life


I have found my time with Deborah to be invaluable. Her insightful coaching has helped to change my life. Today, I feel worthy, empowered, and free. I know that everyone is on their own journey and mine is just beginning. She is caring and it shows in her coaching style. She is a cheerleader and unconditionally supportive. I cannot say enough how valuable her guidance has been. I highly recommend her services to anyone who is looking to find their way to a better life. Christina G. Faculty, Howard Community College

Results

Life and Career Balance

It just works. Whether it's Deborah's integration of support and being direct or her ability to get to the root of a matter and address it directly, she's clearly talented in the field of coaching and helping people both identify and achieve what they're looking for. If you're looking for results you found the right person.

Alexander Rand - Private Practice & Asst Professor Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Results

Life and Career Balance:


I appreciate Deborah's approach to coaching and her coaching style. Her approach was to clarify (through conversation and documentation) that I need to be open to questions and NOT be judgmental of those questions, but to be open to what the question is trying to uncover about me and my thought process. Her skill of question-asking is IMPRESSIVE. She asks the questions to force me to think and approach an opportunity from a different perspective, but most importantly......to answer the question for myself! - Rebecca Bowman, Director Customer Operations, Clorox Company

Results

Life and Career Balance:


Deborah is one of the best among all people I've ever worked with. When you really get to connect with her, you will find an incredible person with unique skills! Deborah helped me at a crossroads in my career while inspiring and motivating me to dream bigger. I credit her for helping me to understand myself and what was important to me. I am now at a great place where I am no longer afraid and challenge myself to the next level. - Nicole Huang , PMO Leader, Inovations Solutions Leader

Results

Life and Career Balance:


I reached out to Deborah in the midst of a professional crisis where I was feeling stuck. She responded quickly and calmly. Her skill guided me through the quagmire I was in efficiently. Within minutes, I had clarity and ideas about how to handle the next steps. Deborah asks skillful and thought-provoking questions that guide you to the answers about what is most important. I recommend her to anyone in need of clarity and guidance. - Ariel Wootan Murkling, Private Practice Therapist, Audacity Counseling, Provo, Utah

Experience and Insight


Deborah’s openness and extensive professional development experience were evident from my first interaction with her. Her career-building insight and ability to accurately forecast potential obstacles and needed adaptations have proven to be uncanny. I look forward to every session. Julio G . Int'l Business Law Attorney

Career Focus: Hightlight of my Year.


I worked with Deborah as a coach during a difficult period of professional transition. I am an entrepreneur and I was skeptical anyone would truly understand the situation I was facing. Deborah immediately did and continuously went above and beyond as my executive coach during this transition and beyond. Her guidance helped me grow as an individual and as a professional' - Joel Primus President and Founder - Naked, Inc. and Producer at Raising Global Citizens Film.

Career Clarity & Confidence


I've had the pleasure of working with Deborah during two key transitions in my professional career. Her support was invaluable.


She grasps complex business and interpersonal dynamics quickly and creates an environment for introspection and problem-solving with careful consideration of all parties ideal outcome.


Her grounded coaching approach is deft and never fails to help me create clarity around the next best steps for myself professionally that support my longer-term personal goals.


More recently she has coached me through a business restructuring.


Working with her has created the clarity and confidence that needed to take the next step that works to my strengths, develops my leadership skills and provides a winning scenario for both my clients and my business partners.


She is an excellent Executive Life and Career Coach and gets my highest endorsement. Todd. S. - Senior Marketing Strategist - Philadelphia, PA