As a Coach

I truly enjoy working with people, creating space for change, facilitating shift moments, and getting my clients into action. It is all about awareness and empowerment. My clients take big leaps in their life and careers with coaching. Becoming a Coach was a beautiful evolution through several previous careers. The common thread with each of these stepping stones was one of creating receptive environments for opportunity and growth. I am a graduate of the Core Essentials Program with Coach U, accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). I also hold an MFA from Eastern Michigan University. One definition of Coaching that is definitive for me — “Coaching is love in action, in a professional way.”

My Clients…..

My clients are inspired people interested in developing into their best selves, willing to put the work into creating more abundant lives. Together, we explore possibilities for making inner shifts and taking powerful new actions.

What I Love

As a fifth generation Michigander, I love the forests of northern Michigan and the Great Lakes shoreline. When I’m not off exploring, you can find me enjoying my community, at Espresso Royalle Cafe having coffee with friends, seeing a movie at the Michigan Theatre, cooking something delicious in my kitchen or working in my studio.

My true loves are my family, daughter Melina and her husband Joe, son Brendan and his wife Amy. Four (adorable!) grandchildren. I’m married to Jim, and we with our sweet dog Fox in a river north neighborhood in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I am the oldest of seven children, and love our big, noisy, frequent family reunions.

Family also includes many others, former students from around the world, who came to live with us, and became part of our family. From Ukraine, Tajikistan, Italy, Mexico, Russia, and New Zealand, it has been a deep pleasure to follow their growth and to see the good they have done in the world.

Connect with Me

I love working with people, meeting them where they are and coaching them forward. I would love to get to know you, let’s connect! Contact me today!


“I highly recommend Deborah Campbell as a Personal Coach. She has helped me target areas of growth then encourages and strategizes ways for me to push through any barriers. The accountability with Deborah has helped me stay on task and reach new heights.” K.A.

“Deborah challenges me to identify barriers and confront obstacles so I can be more productive and aligned with my deepest goals. Her insights along my journey are invaluable.” R.C.

“I have made so much progress, so much faster, because I have a coach.” K.M.

“I went into the studio this morning and saw possibilities, instead of a nightmare.” S.K.

“Deborah listens carefully to my short term and long term goals, creates a strategy and helps me stay focused.” A.Y.

Get your free coaching session today! Schedule here.

What is Coaching?

“Coaching is a catalyzing relationship that accelerates great performance. Through dynamic conversations,and through tools, exercises and my resources, clients find purposeful direction.

Coaching is a working partnership with my clients, in a thought-provoking and creative process. One that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential. This is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. As your Coach, I will honor you, the client, as the expert in your own life and work. I believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, my responsibility is to:

  • Discover, clarify, and align with what you want to achieve
  • Encourage your self-discovery
  • Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
  • Hold you responsible and accountable

This process will help you dramatically improve your outlook on work and life, while improving your leadership skills and unlock your potential.”

Take the first step now. I offer free coaching sessions, a one hour dynamic conversation packed with information and resources. You’ll walk away with a solid plan to transform your life, business, relationships or career. Let’s get started!  Click here.   

“Deborah challenges me

to identify barriers and confront obstacles so I am more productive and aligned with my deepest goals. Her insights along my journey are invaluable.”

Rosemary Collins, Business Owner

“Deborah is an energetic, engaging and skillful listener.

“Deborah is an energetic, engaging and skillful listener who is always fully present when we meet. She challenges me to confront obstacles and identify barriers in my practice so that I am more productive and aligned with my deepest goals. Her insights along my journey are invaluable.” ”

Amy | Project Manager at the University of Michigan and Professional Artist

“Deborah listens carefully to my short-term and long-term goals

and sets a course of strategy including time-tables to carry out my plans and keep it within a structure and focus.”

Nancy Wolfe | Educator, Professional Artist

“She challenges me to recognize my worth

I love Debbie! She is kind, insightful and honest. She challenges me to recognize my worth, identify obstacles and pursue my goals. She treats me as if I am already the person I hope to be. She is a rare find and a joy!”

Heather Suffron, Business Owner and aspiring ESL Specialist