Debbie Farrell

Debbie provides strategic guidance and coaching to help ExecuNet members land their next opportunity. This includes uncovering their unique personal value proposition and defining competitive differentiators to advance their careers. This also includes providing detailed feedback for improving a member’s personal marketing collateral—well beyond their résumé.

Leveraging her experience coaching leaders and executives in the private and public sectors, her expertise includes organizational and individual assessment, succession planning, executive and leadership development, competency assessment and development, employee engagement, strategy deployment and execution, process and continuous improvement, and change management. She has worked both within companies as well as consulted to organizations to align competency design and leadership development to achieve strategic initiatives.

Debbie brings a singular focus to helping executives identify their unique value-add and business impact. Her deep experience includes companies within pharmaceutical and biotech industries (Pfizer, Genentech and Amgen), financial services (AIG, UBS, American Express, and MassMutual Financial Services), consumer packaged goods (Elizabeth Arden, Nestle Foods, PepsiCo, and General Foods), and service providers (Stream Global Services, Deloitte & Touche and Bowne & Co.).

In addition to ExecuNet, Debbie is the Principal of a small boutique consulting company specializing in high potential leadership development.

Debbie is a certified facilitator of Business Acumen 101™, Clark Wilson 360° Feedback, Hay-McBer®ECI™, Myers-Briggs (MBTI®), HBDI™®, and is a COPC® Quality Coordinator. She earned a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA from New York University. Her most recent role was Director of Global Leadership Development, responsible for mid- and executive-level development of several thousands of global leaders in 52 countries.

What People Have Said About Working With Debbie

  • “I have known Debbie in various capacities for over 20 years and consider her a friend as well as a business associate. Debbie has always demonstrated the highest level of quality and integrity. She designed and delivered several leadership programs when I was in charge of leadership development at AIG. The programs were well designed and constantly modified to reflect changing conditions. The quality of her delivery was superb. She acted as an excellent coach as she helped our trainers through a rigorous certification process.” –George Hathaway
  • “A few days in one of Debbie’s workshops is rejuvenating: you leave feeling great, full of new ideas, insights and tools to lead a team, manage people, and work effectively in a corporate setting. Debbie collaborates with clients to develop, tailor and deliver training interventions that incorporate each company’s unique environment, challenges and values. Utilizing a broad range of information from 360 assessments to role-playing and simulations to thoughtful discussions about developing corporate strategies, Debbie brings energy, insight, wisdom and uncanny “right-on” intuition in order to create meaningful sessions for each client. She makes the entire process a truly collaborative, enjoyable and growing experience from the planning stages right through to the delivery. She is a pleasure to work with – I recommend her wholeheartedly.” –Holly Kramen
  • “Creative, excellence and personable are adjectives that best describe my working experience with Debbie. She is a visionary forward thinker who keeps accountability top of mind. It is always a pleasure to work with Debbie.” –D.A. Abrams

You can contact Coach Debbie through the Career Strategy Group.

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