Hi! I’m Debby

I had an exciting and, all things considered, a successful career over the past 35 plus years. In corporations as a senior marketing and communications professional and then becoming a leadership and executive coach.  After a few turbulent years in an industry that was shaken by mergers & acquisitions, restructurings & downsizings, I departed the corporate world to start my own business.
I turned into a multiple entrepreneur: starting off with a Public Relations and Marketing Communications Business, to – most recently – as the founder of “I4I” (Influence4impact.com), an online community for coaches and service providers – that started out with 84 coaches from the start.
Overall, I have many years of experience in management, communications, public relations, sales training, and marketing. I’ve had the pleasure and to honor to support very senior executives and I’ve worked in the industries of IT, Medical Technology, Telecoms, and not-for-profit NGOs. I have served on the Board of Directors for organizations, NGOs and committees.. As of 2015, I sbusineet up business as an active coach, also serving as an instructor and manager of coaches in the personal development and training market.

If you are looking for a coach that has experience working within corporations that have a global workforce and thus, multicultural management, dispersed teams, culturally diverse customers and stakeholders, then we should have a chat! I learned hands-on about the complex operations and the challenges global leaders face when working in an international environment and you can expect me to come up to speed quite quickly.
In the 50+ different countries to which my work has taken me, I have learned a lot; about how the people and cultures make for a successfully running business; especially recognizing that the sum of the parts is where the hidden magic for all success lies.

I’ve had the pleasure to have spoken at universities and businesses from Las Vegas to New Delhi,  from Munich to Berlin.

My experience working as an Executive Coach and in leadership development is strongly focused on helping organizational leaders develop their collaboration skills – through communication and leadership-coaching skills;  those skills that contemporary businesses in the 21st century are striving to implement.

In my personal life, I love to spend time in nature and you may happen to reach me on the weekends as I am hiking the mountains and hills around my neighborhood here in the southern Bavaria Alps.

Short CV

Entrepreneurial marketing agency: doing everything from designing advertisements, writing copy, sending out the invoices and checking the bank statements … to cooking the coffee.

Operations Manager for US car rental company that was building up their business in Germany in a partnership (setting up local businesses and growing the market share was the objective here).

Customer Service Manager for Pan-European Electrical Engineering company that was pioneering design, fab and production in silicon structures.

Executive Assistant, Market Researcher, Sales Trainer and Executive Communications Director … marks the experience acquired over the course of 11 years for an international computer hardware corporation that quickly rose to being the #1 supplier worldwide.

Member of the Board as Marketing VP for a not-for-profit business association.

Entrepreneur serving as a marketing and communications service provider for smart and saavy tech start-ups.

Member of the Board of a sporting organization.

Internal communications leader for a multi-national global telecoms organization that was going through a difficult phase of a merger and acquisition with the ensuing restructuring.

Member of the Board of an NGO serving local community education projects.

COO, Managing Director and member of the Board of Directors of an academy teaching personal development skills to up-and-coming coaches, hypnotherapists and counsellors.

MY Services Offering

When we work together in our coaching, this is what you can expect:

  • Judgement-free questions
  • Thought-provoking conversations (but no advice-giving)
  • Encouragement
  • Practical learning experiences

When we work together in a marketing strategy consultation, this is some of the support that you can expect:

  • A review of your Business Model incl. evaluation considerations
  • KPIs: defining the ones that count, how to set-up the process, regular reviews, and using the evaluation to make progress
  • Marketing Plan: define goals, set-up the plan, review the processes, evaluate the efficacy
  • Practical deliverable assignments that are going to move you and your business forward

In business, my strengths are in Leadership Communications (reputation building and making an impact), Public Relations (content for targeted audiences) and  Marketing Strategy. I combine the education I have, with the years of experience gained in working in these professions into the trainings, coachings and consulting offers that support my customers and clients.

A break down of the work activities into the various areas of my focus, the work is split amongst these areas: Leadership Communications, PR Training for Coaches and other Professional Service Providers, Transferring Marketing Skills to Coaches and Professional Service Providers, and Marketing and Communications Consulting to Small and Medium Business Owners.



Public Relations Training For Coaches


Marketing Skills for coaches


Marketing and Communications for SMB Owners


My Certificates

An excerpt of the qualifications I have gained

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