Leadership success is a journey lived everyday rather than a destination. I work with senior leaders to assist them in gaining the skills and confidence to play in the leadership sandbox – everyday!Read More →
She Knows ShiFt!
Career transitions may involve moving up (a promotions), over (a move to another organization or even a second career), or out (your retirement)! The change is happening external to you and the transition is the powerful shiFt happening inside of you! Coaching around career transitions can set you up for sustainable success!Read More →
Keynote Speaking Engagements
Leadership teams function successfully if they are able to bring the strengths, competencies, and skills of individuals together. I inspire leadership teams to be greater than the sum of their parts!Read More →
Successful performance as a leadership team demands a focus on organizational outcomes and team function. I work with leadership teams to support their ability to maintain high performance!Read More →
She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on despite the fear.
- Harper Lee
Debrah’s insights as an experienced physician leader, with her background as an accomplished clinician and Executive Coach, make her both relatable and effective. She asked thought-provoking questions that helped me clarify my goals and priorities, and she gave me valuable action items for “homework” that ultimately led to a successful career transition in a timeframe I would never have believed possible! She helped me recognize the importance of “taking stock” of my skills, strengths, and aspirations in taking the leap into the unknown from a clinical career. She gave me the confidence to become the person I always knew I could be.
- Dr. A.M.
Working with Dr. Wirtzfeld as my coach during my career transition was a truly transformative experience. Her guidance and support were invaluable in helping me overcome the challenges of entering a new role. Her deep knowledge and expertise in negotiation, communication, and stakeholder engagement empowered me with the confidence I needed to secure my ideal job. Dr. Wirtzfeld's personalized approach to coaching made me feel valued and inspired me to reach my full potential. I am truly grateful for the experience and highly recommend her to anyone seeking a coach who truly invests in their success.
- Dr. M.D.
Debrah asked thought-provoking questions that spurred me to confidence in successfully navigating leadership opportunities and career decisions! I have gained invaluable insights and perspective about myself: my skills, my values, and my goals. I so appreciate her expertise - Debrah is direct, approachable, wise, and empathic. Thank you, Debrah!
- Dr. P.S.
Working with Dr. Wirtzfeld as a coach has been incredibly impactful to my ongoing development as an emerging physician leader. In particular, she is highly skilled at guiding me through critical moments of self-reflection, and supporting me in staying accountable to my goals. She has a wonderful ability in her coaching style to make me feel understood without being directive. I feel that I have been successful in moving through a major role transition with better clarity and purpose thanks to our coaching sessions. I would highly recommend Dr. Wirtzfeld as a coach, and I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to work with her!
- Dr. C.N.
I took Debrah's course, Confidence in Professional Women. It was life changing. I became aware of how my environment affects me and how I can better respond to it. My newfound confidence has empowered me to move my career in the direction I want, and has helped me acquire the skills to do so. It has also given me more insight into interactions in my personal life.
- Dr. M.N.
I have learned a lot from and enjoyed working with Debrah on personal coaching. During our coaching sessions, she helped me develop concrete ideas that I could implement for my own improvement. She was available for questions and quick to reply. It's been a pleasure to work with Debrah in her coaching and leadership capacity! I would highly recommend using her services for Executive Coaching.
- Dr. E.T.
I have had the distinct pleasure to work with Dr. Wirtzfeld. She has been my executive coach for the last 2 years. Over this time, Dr. Wirtzfeld has helped me clarify my career goals and identify the path forward to achieving these goals. She does this in an open, curious, compassionate manner, that has led me towards self-discovery and the pursuit of opportunities I had never before considered!
- Dr. S.H.
Dr. Wirtzfeld has been a very effective coach for me! Her background in medical leadership helps makes our sessions very relevant to the world I work in. She provides an opportunity for thoughtful reflection of leadership strategies, as well as helping me to refine what my goals are. I highly recommend her to any health care leader.
- Dr. A.H.
I completed two one hour preparatory sessions over Zoom with Dr. Wirtzfeld to help me prepare for my CARMS interviews in Cardiac Surgery. Working with Dr. Wirtzfeld was very helpful and certainly improved my interview performance. I successfully matched to my program of choice. Practicing with her was realistic and provided me with confidence that I carried into my interviews. Her insights helped me to best present my story, thoughts and feelings to my interviewers. I would recommend Dr. Wirtzfeld's services to those students wishing to improve their interview performance.
Women need to shift from thinking "I'm not ready to do that" to thinking "I want to do that - and I'll learn by doing it.
- Sheryl Sandberg