Debra Desmond, SPHR

Debra Desmond, SPHR

Organizational Learning Consultant at Advocate Health Care

Greater Chicago Area
Professional Training & Coaching

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Debra Desmond, SPHR's Summary

Debra Desmond is a certified Executive Coach, HR/OD Consultant, Leadership Development professional Trainer/Facilitator, and Public Speaker

As an Executive Coach, Debra is a sounding board and Trust Advisor to corporate and entrepreneurial executives and middle managers. She offers insight and perspective into the behavioral and developmental shifts required in interpersonal, relational aspects of clients' professional and personal lives. Debra’s work helps clients deepen their self awareness and identify clear developmental goals that enhance the value in their roles. This involves facilitating conversations and interpreting clients’ suggestions about what and how to change while also encouraging the discipline needed to sustain it positively. Debra engages executives in powerful conversations to improve organizations’ competitive advantage by helping them improve their own leadership capacity, deepening their learning, resulting in decisive decision making and compelling movement. Clients state they experience the deepest appreciation of themselves from the various assessments Debra is certified to administer. Here they view their natural competing conflicts and sources of stress that limit them. Executives who have worked with Debra have solved problems by strengthening their emotional intelligence competencies, built and repaired relationships, prioritized, dealt with burnout, made career transitions, and pushed projects to breakthrough levels.

This methodology has also made Debra an in demand Career Coach who helps executive and middle management clients develop a plan of action to find the job they want and determine how to land it. She is the Executive Coach Writer of articles for as well as an Expert Author of Ezine articles on the subject of leadership.

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Executive coach, Leadership development, Strategic planning, Thinking partner, Building emotional intelligence skills, Crucial Conversations certified, Teambuilding effectiveness, Certified in DISC, MBTI, Human Synergistics M/I, EQ & 360 assessments, Career Transition Coach, Organizational Development, Project Management, Talent Management, Employee engagement & retention, Speaker, Trainer, Group facilitator, Client relationship management

Debra Desmond, SPHR's Experience

Organizational Learning Consultant

Advocate Health Care

July 2014Present (4 months) Downers Grove

Leadership Development Consultant

Advocate Christ Medical Center

February 2011Present (3 years 9 months)

Executive Coach / Career Coach

Real Perspective Coaching

2009November 2012 (3 years)

Manager Workforce Development


May 20052009 (4 years)

Strategic Executive Recruiter

Neumann Homes, Inc.

September 2004May 2005 (9 months)

Executive Director

Quick Leonard Kieffer

May 1998August 2003 (5 years 4 months)

Group Manager

Cook Associates

19901998 (8 years)

Operations Manager/ Real Estate Manager

Mobil Oil Corporation

19841990 (6 years)

Debra Desmond, SPHR's Skills & Expertise

  1. Leadership Development
  2. Talent Management
  3. Career Counseling
  4. Organizational Development
  5. MBTI
  6. Talent Acquisition
  7. Organizational Effectiveness
  8. Recruiting
  9. Employee Engagement
  10. Executive Coaching
  11. Coaching
  12. Personal Development
  13. Leadership
  14. Public Speaking
  15. Career Development
  16. Emotional Intelligence
  17. Employee Relations
  18. Management
  19. Succession Planning
  20. Executive Search
  21. Human Resources
  22. Performance Management
  23. Team Building
  24. Staff Development
  25. Strategy
  26. Sourcing
  27. Change Management
  28. Employee Benefits
  29. Program Management
  30. Workshop Facilitation
  31. Interviews
  32. Onboarding
  33. 360 Feedback
  34. Organizational Design
  35. Employee Training
  36. Management Development
  37. Performance Improvement
  38. Conflict Resolution
  39. Career Management
  40. Workforce Planning
  41. Culture Change
  42. Executive Development
  43. Employer Branding
  44. Job Analysis
  45. Training Delivery
  46. CRM
  47. Training
  48. Personnel Management
  49. Resume Writing
  50. Entrepreneurship

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Debra Desmond, SPHR's Education

Behavioral Coaching Institute

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