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"When individuals grow, companies grow." - Debra Bednar-Clark

No matter where an employee is in the workforce-whether they're just starting out, an emerging manager, a growing director or an executive-developing leaders at every level within the organization to achieve extraordinary outcomes and face today's constantly changing workplace dynamic has never been more critical than it is today, both for ambitious purpose-driven individuals and trailblazing companies who want to move their businesses forward.

To address the challenges and create lasting effectiveness, Debra specializes in applying her unique 'The Works' Method to empower individuals at all stages of their careers through one-on-one coaching, group workshops and enterprise-wide speaking engagements.

Ultimately, people want careers they love at companies that support them. Any one of these programs will empower them to achieve that-and more.

  • One-on-One Coaching

    I work one-on-one with clients to create a highly customized program directly tailored to an individual's needs, from leadership development to leadership presence coaching. This hyper-personalization is ideal for digging deep to the root of workplace challenges, addressing real-time obstacles and aspirations, and designing action plans that will get results on a timeline that works best for the individual.

  • Group Workshops

    I work with small groups of up to 10 people at a time to develop an educational experience containing several key themes specific to their learning requirements (to be customized to each group). I make sure each participant gets the most out of their experience by first teaching key principles, then putting the theories to work through personal exercises designed to grow each individual.

  • Interviews, Webinars and Videos

    I create customized programs that teach key principles and highlight examples of leaders who embody these principles so employees can learn how to bring their whole self to work for themselves and/or the teams they manage for greater engagement, retention, fulfillment and business growth.

  • Organizational Consulting

    I partner with HR and business leaders to launch processes and programs that create workplace cultures that attract, support and retain top talent.

Results you can count on

After completing one of these programs, you can expect participants to act on their development and use it in the workplace to advance the business in the following ways:

  1. Bigger Impact

    Employees will holistically understand and connect their strengths, skills, passions, goals and personal style in a way that allows them to deliver better performance for a project, initiative, opportunity or challenge.

  2. Higher Retention

    Employees will see the possibilities to expand and grow within their existing organization by having a greater understanding of the importance of self-development, asking for what they need and creating a career development path that excites them.

  3. Greater Innovation

    Employees will have the confidence to share their unique ideas, experiences, perspectives and insights to contribute to new ideas, initiatives and approaches. They’ll feel empowered to make bold choices, as well as test, learn and scale where they see opportunity for business growth.

  4. Leadership Growth

    Employees will feel empowered to take responsibility for their decision making and overall success, regardless of their level or title, and by doing so will move the business forward while inspiring those around them to do the same.

Praise for DB+co

  • To say DB+co has helped me clarify my vision and build a road map to success would be an understatement. Debra has done so much more than streamline my thinking, organize my goals, provide me with business acumen, and help me hyper-focus on my dream. Debra has given me the confidence to do it.

    For any woman looking for a mentor and coach to help take her career or dreams to the next level, I cannot recommend working with DB+co highly enough. With Debra’s guidance, you will craft the most authentic life for yourself possible. As a client and protégée, I speak from experience.

    Julie Obradovic Entrepreneur
  • Debra is one of the best mentors who encourages open and honest conversations. Not holding anything back meant we were able to get to the root of the issue quickly and develop solution to tackle them. She not only encouraged me, she also shared practical tips and strategies to help me achieve my goals. This was the best part of the session as I was able to see tangible progress after each session and build on it further. Although our sessions were conducted via VC, they felt like cozy, in-depth fire-side chats.

    Anni Tankhiwale Global Client Partner, Facebook
  • Debra has challenged me to expand my thinking and move beyond my comfort zone. She’s a one-woman whirlwind: helping to buff and shine current ideas, while also encouraging new ones and throwing out old, tired frameworks. I feel sharper, more engaged, and just all-around better when I’m around her. When it comes to professional women, she has an uncanny sense of what is needed, and brings her own complete package to every table–style, substance, confidence, comfort with oneself, and wit. Not an easy combination to live up to— and live, every day— but Debra does it with grace.

    Regan Solmo, Executive Managing Editor W Magazine
  • Debra is a leadership ninja! She enabled me and my team to thrive as leaders by leveraging what makes each of us unique, inside and out! As she helped Editorial & Sales leaders evolve, she enabled our business to experience unprecedented growth which helped each of us to understand that organization growth is inseparable from individual growth

    Lucy Kriz, Publisher & Chief Revenue Officer W Magazine
  • Your impression on others? It starts with what you're wearing and the confidence you show doing it. How you feel about yourself, is paramount. If you need help defining your personal style and bringing that to life, from your outfit to your work product, Debra will do it. And, the confidence and joy you will feel catalyzes great joy and transformation – personally & professionally!

    Victoria Montgomery Brown, CEO and Co-Founder Big Think
  • Debra is truly an inspiring coach! I was at a crossroads in my career and was feeling the weight of the world while also trying to juggle the demands of a young family. Through Debra's guidance and voice of reason, I was able to not only take my career to the next level, but also able to find the space I so desperately needed to thrive as a mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. This investment in myself will continue to pay dividends!

    Katherine Buck Chief Transformation Officer, Big L Enterprises, Inc.

Individuals

“Great substance paired with great style opens doors and creates opportunities.” - Debra Bednar-Clark

The most successful and fulfilled people in life have a consistent trait. They know how to OWN who they are which gives them a distinct advantage because their entire pursuit is authentic, not false. They act it. They wear it. And this stands out.

The path to help know + show your authentic self is not taught in schools, management training and rarely provided as feedback from managers. You’ve likely had access to either career books & coaches or style books & stylists but there hasn’t been anything that brings these two worlds together, until now!

Debra is unique because she offers leadership, career & personal style coaching so you can lead with your whole self. No two individuals are alike so we work with you to design a customized program that meets your needs.

  • career coaching

    A series of 1:1 sessions designed to get to the core of who you, what you want and how to make it happen. Popular goals include: increasing impact & influence, receiving more respect and credibility, preparing for a new role or chapter in your career.

  • style coaching

    A three-step process to create and curate a personal style that is aligned with your goals, ambition and what makes you unique. You’ll meet with DB, create your style profile and then receive a customized and shoppable digital lookbook based on your wardrobe needs.

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