Partnership & Process


I am a partner for creating new and desired outcomes.  I work with people who want to learn more about themselves and are ready to find their unique path to the goals and dreams they have in and out of the workplace.   I specialize in incorporating the brain based sciences into this work on individual performance and emotional intelligence, operational design, team dynamics, navigating life and work transitions,  growing resilience and confidence, and defining and cultivating a happy and fulfilling life. 

I have over 20 years of leadership experience with expertise in leadership, operations, developing teams, bottom line accountability, program creation, process development, public speaking and working with and through others to creatively find a path to the identified target.   I have been Coaching for 12 years and across many industries and on diverse topics related to personal and professional change.  I am certified in the neuroscience of leadership and have personally experienced the transformative power that comes with an understanding of the brain and the role in plays in all that we wish to do and be.  I work from the foundational goal of whole person self-actualization and bring evidence based strategies, content expertise, and real world application to each and every conversation and project. 

Those I work with experience results because I quickly simplify complexities into key areas of focus, and create an active, honest and credible relationship in which to explore obstacles,  trigger new perspectives,  identify focused actions, and surface new skills and insights that boost self-mastery, efficacy, performance outcomes, and overall wellbeing. 


  • Over 20 years of leadership and executive leadership experience.  
  • Over 10 years of brain based coaching, consulting, educating, and partnering toward what's next.  


  • Neuroscience of Leadership, Middlesex University
  • Certified Hudson Institute of Coach
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) - International Coaching Federation
  • B.A., Psychology, University of New Hampshire​

Advanced Training and Certification:  

  • Emotional Intelligence (EI)
  • Meyer Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) 
  • Renewing Teams in Changing Times
  • MBS Leadership Assessment 

Previous Roles:  

  • Director, Brain Health Center of a hospital based community brain health center
  • Chief Operating Officer for a physician owned multi-specialty group
  • Executive Director of two non-profit agencies
  • Director of Innovation for a multi-service line behavioral health organization.  

​​​Debra Raybold, Professional Certified Coach 

I partner with people on a 1:1 basis, in groups and with and within organizations on topics related to our work life, and our non-work life. 

I bring a comprehensive understanding of how the brain works, in depth training on people and change, and over 20+ years of leadership experience to your agenda.

I work in ways that leverage how the brain works, increase cognitive capacity, and shift the dynamics toward gathering what is needed to specify the exact and measurable goal, address the obstacles, evaluate the value, shift the mindset and takes steps toward the desired outcome.   

People work with me:

  • enjoy the insights and tactical applications and evidence from the brain sciences,
  • are ready to do the work to think in new ways about self, others, collaboration, and leadership, 
  • want to take new action toward different results, 
  • would benefit from a collaborative pathfinder toward the future vision for self, teams, and work products.

Those who work with me are promised:

  • Undivided attention, presence, and listening; both to what you say and what's between the lines.
  • Unconditional regard for your agenda, your risks and rewards, your unique outlook, and your vulnerabilities.  
  • Creative, action oriented, humor filled, communications that inspire new action.
  • Proven methodologies and brain friendly approaches to goal setting and navigating through change.
  • Tools and models to use in and out of work such that your experience builds your future toolkit.

Coaching is a methodology that:

  • uses conversation, questions, and discovery tools as a way to surface insights and information needed for what you want to achieve
  • believes that most compelling answers and actions are generated from within and through a whole person approach that includes the exploration of priorities, values,  life stage, goals, uncertainties, and challenges 
  • allows for meaningful consideration, planning, idea generation, sound boarding, learning, and path setting in a partnership designed singularly to uphold your agenda
  • ​can be likened to product development - and the product is you


Join others who are putting neuroscience to work for them!