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Debra Sunderland

Debra’s genius is creating a clear vision for CEO’s and their teams – making that vision a reality. With decades of C-level executive and team coaching, Debra challenges leaders by inviting them to create a collaborative, vibrant, responsible, and joy-filled culture, which fosters highly desirable results. Her practice is shared in a diverse range of industries: hi-tech, wealth management, engineering, healthcare, marketing, startups, nonprofit, and more.

Debra specializes in awakening leaders to transform their upper limiting beliefs, sabotaging behaviors, and unconscious biases, moving them into sustainable excellence and self-awareness. She coaches through the tough and uncomfortable work of removing the blockages preventing leaders from fully living their genius, equipping them with the thoughts and skills to bring their goals to fruition. She challenges leaders to own their results in all areas of life, to be present in the here and now, stepping out of leading with reactivity and into conscious leadership. The CEO’s chief purpose is to raise up their teams to practice radical responsibility and curiosity. Organizations achieve their optimal outcomes when they shift out of drama and create win-for-all solutions.

Working with Debra is unlike any other coaching experience – elevating your life, your joy, and your leadership. The results are sustainable engagement, higher retention, authentic communication, deeper trust, team alignment, productive meetings, clarity, less stress and drama, purpose filled days, more clients and increased revenue. She fosters a culture of empowered leaders, in a uniquely transformative and strategic way, thus supporting her clients to truly live out their genius and goals.

Debra’s clients and their companies become the model of transformation, no matter where they are on their journey. She has been a prominent leader as a Vistage Executive Advisory Board Chair and board leader. Some of her clients include RMB Capital, UBS, Highland Solutions, Gamma Partners, Brindley Engineering, Esser Hayes Insurance, Mars, Inc., SESAC, PNC Bank, Nashville Public Radio, and the Nashville Lawyers’ Association for Women.

Debra graduated from NYU achieving an Inner MBA Mindful and a B.A. from Miami University. She is certified in The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, the Interactive9 Enneagram, Corporate Goal Coaching, and CTI Co-Active training.
Debra’s work has been featured on ABC News, NBC News Fox National/Local News, Crain’s Chicago Business, the Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun-Times. Her base is Nashville and Chicago and she serves the world.