Debra A. Woog (pronounced like “Vogue” magazine) coaches women professionals to accelerate their individual development and career growth with outstanding communications. For 25 years, she has successfully led clients to find new roles, create more fulfilling work life balance, and demonstrate productive, heart-based leadership. Via her coaching and speaking, Debra guides leaders, experts, educators, consultants and other creative professionals to align their leadership choices with their brilliance and unique definitions of success, so that they transform from feeling time-crunched and overwhelmed to joy-filled and at ease, in their lives and work.
Debra’s career path has included conducting research at Harvard Business School for an award-winning career development study, advising nine technology start-ups as Director of People Strategy for Cambridge Incubator, and directing admissions and career development for the MIT dual-degree program Leaders for Global Operations. The Boston Globe profiled Debra for her outstanding abilities to select talented candidates, motivate and develop employees, and resolve conflicts between people as well as between organizations. A sought-after expert, Debra’s work has also been featured in Forbes, Inc., and US News & World Report.
Debra earned her B.A. in Psychology and American Studies from Wellesley College and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. MIT Sloan recognized her leadership abilities by awarding her the Miriam Sherburne Scholarship.
She is trained as a mediator and an ombudsman. An enthusiastic vegetable-roaster and occasional painter, Debra enjoys spending time with her middle-school-aged son and daughter.