Deborah Tyson


Meet Debbie

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Early in my journey towards becoming a coach, I decided to take a retreat, away from my daily life, to get some clarity about my own personal and professional vision.  A colleague at the time expressed that she thought retreats were a little self-indulgent and counterproductive to the social justice movement I was a part of during that time.  After all, it was all about sacrificing yourself and working really hard, right?

Nearly 10 years later, the comment has stuck with me, but largely because my experience has taught me quite the opposite.

By taking care of our inner world and cultivating our own strengths, interests and passions — I believe we can change the trajectory of our world.  By living consciously and with intention, according to our values, we are each contributing our best and that is what will make the world better – for ourselves, for one another, for our families, for our careers and our businesses and for the planet.

Using a coaching approach, I support working parents, mission driven professionals and small business owners to design and create a meaningful and impactful life – both at home, at work and in the world. 

I’m a down to earth, genuine and compassionate person with a pragmatic and energetic approach to coaching.  I work with clients to design their careers and businesses and then follow it up with an action plan to make it happen, complete with practical tools and accountability. 

My professional experience includes 15 years working in the public and non-profit sector within the fields of education, social services and non-profit program management. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from Clark University, a Masters of Arts degree in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.  I am a Certified Professional Coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation.