CLIENTS

Spitfire Strategies, Inc.

Strategic Communications Consulting Firm
Organizational redesign; CEO/COO alignment

“When Deb started with Spitfire, we were having growing pains. . . . [She] took a startup and helped us successfully reach middle age.”

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Powderhouse Productions

Media Entertainment Company
Executive coaching; organizational development; management communication intensive

“Debra Howard is a true change agent, a gifted consultant who literally transformed our company.”

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Surdna Foundation

Private, Grantmaking Foundation
Executive coaching and team development

“Working with Deb is transformational.”

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Dew Motorcars, Inc.

Exotic Car Restoration Company
Executive coaching

“Hard work and Deb's straight talk resulted in positive change in both my professional and personal lives.”

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World Resources Institute

Environmental Think Tank
Executive coaching; executive team restructuring

“She is perceptive about people, organizations, and process, clear and direct in communicating what she sees, and effective in developing practical solutions.”

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Population Action International

Policy Advocacy Nonprofit
Restructuring to add new COO position, hiring training, and onboarding

“She listens to us, she helps us figure out what we're trying to solve or do, she gets to the root of the problem, and then she gives us really wise counsel.”

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Vermont Department of Health

State Agency
Small-group presentation

“Deb uses thought-provoking questions and straightforward, practical advice to provide clarity in challenging situations.”

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Yellow Wood Associates, Inc.

Community and Economic Development Consulting Firm
Hiring and interviewing training; competency interviewing

“[Deb] helped us choose the very best people for our team and, even more important, has absolutely prevented us from making what would have been some very bad hires.”

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Global Water Challenge

Water and Sanitation Nonprofit
Team coaching and retreat facilitation

“Learning about our own work styles from the Myers-Briggs, FIRO-B assessment, and some one-on-one time with Deb was immediately helpful.”

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