“A client recently called me the
Ignitor of Joy and Kickassness.”
How I can help
When you don't know your own true power you'll seek it outside yourself. When your power comes from within you empower everyone around you.
Who I work with
My clients are people who want to achieve great things and love their life while they're doing it. They include new and seasoned entrepreneurs, executives, actors, producers and practitioners.
Many are starting something new and feel overwhelmed by all there is to do. Some have already achieved their goals and are ready to take it to the next level, but aren't sure how. Others have arrived at where they wanted to be and are thinking, "Is this all there is?" Something deep is missing.
What they all have in common is an urge for things to be better – in their relationships, businesses, bodies, minds and souls.
If you want more success with less stress we can do this.
Who I am
I’ve been helping people achieve success in their careers, satisfaction in their relationships and peace in their bodies for more than a decade. To help clients get what they want most in life, I use a unique combination of business brains and body wisdom.
As a coach, I draw from my experiences in an award-winning career in socially responsible business and impact investing, as well as my Masters in Leadership and Training. I have a unique way of blending this with my studies in yoga, tantra, Continuum™ and Somatic Experiencing™. I create practices and action steps that fit each client’s personality and lifestyle while supporting their individual strengths and overcoming personal challenges.
“Sometimes we could all use an outsider’s perspective to put things into context. Debra was always there to give that context. I could always count on her to break down the biggest decisions into the simplest most bite sized pieces, and to help me make small moves along the way to achieving a larger goal.”
GLENN HOWERTON - ACTOR & WRITER
“Working with Debra has changed my life. Within four months I paid off $10,000 debt and had a savings account for the first time in my life. She helped me see what I really wanted from my career. I can work from home and travel. I went to South America, Europe and Texas while we were working together - in the past, I’d only had two weeks vacation. It was life altering to have travel become part of my work and how I live.”
ELIZABETH GROJEAN - FOUNDER, BALOOLIVING
“Thank you for your impact on my life. My co-workers noted that I’ve really changed and grown. Your support was truly invaluable. Now when I feel myself feeling less confident or focused on myself I have the tools that allow me to break that cycle.”
STEVE LIM - PRODUCER & HOST, BUZZFEED
“I so cherish the opportunity to be working with Deb on bringing my whole self to my work. This coaching is transforming my life; my relationships are stronger, my work quality has elevated, and when facing the daily grind, I’m fortified with better skills and tools to navigate it all. Deb quickly earned my trust in this deeply personal and vulnerable process of examining where my blind spots are, while standing boldly in my strengths.”
STEPHANIE ALLEN - VP PROJECT PLANNING & PARTNERSHIPS
“Debra has helped me through many challenging transitions in my life. One of her many strengths is her ability to see through the clutter of your thoughts to help you gain clarity in whatever it is you are facing. Her recommendations are clear, concise and practical and I’d recommend her to anyone looking for support in creating and sustaining the life they want.”
JILL LATIANO HOWERTON - PRODUCER
“Her work has been transformative to me by helping me access the resources of my body, mind and soul in very powerful, yet tangible ways. Debra Joy combines her natural intuitive talents with the vast array of skills she has learned through years of courageous and dedicated training to offer others personalized support and guidance.”
NANCY MURPHY - WRITER & PERFORMER