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

The greatest leaders of our time realize that the way to attract, engage and retain talent involves building a culture that encourages employees to bring their whole self to work.

Authenticity is at the core of this experience and organizations that can best align with this ethos will gain a leadership edge.

DB+co’s approach to leadership development is built upon empowering individuals to reveal and apply all their talents so they can experience a higher level of impact, fulfillment & success and their organizations can thrive.

Our programs are for companies that want to be trailblazers in business by optimizing an individual’s skill set, strengths and passions with the needs of the business to create a diverse and innovative work culture built for lasting effectiveness.

  • organizational consulting

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

  • workshops & group coaching

    A series of customized modules that enable in-depth learning, application and discussion among participants. Modules can be delivered over a 1/2 day, full day or series of days.

  • 1:1 coaching

    A series of 1-hour sessions for executive and emerging leaders that allow the coach and employee to apply principles to real-time business challenges.

  • interviews & video series

    A platform that highlights women within or outside the organization who lead with their whole self to yield success, growth and fulfillment.

Speaking Engagements

Debra's experience leading high-performing teams, working for iconic leaders, and establishing a new standard for what it means to be a modern female leader, has made her one of the most sought-after speakers about whole-self leadership and why it matters in today's competitive landscape.

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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.


“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!

DB+co is unique because we offer both career & personal style coaching so you can lead with your whole self. No two women are alike so we work with you to design a customized program that meets your needs.

  • career + leadership 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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