"Words are a form of action, capable of influencing change."
—Ingrid Bengis

creativity coach


About Deborah

Deborah is a life and creativity coach and writer who resides in Maryland with her husband. She earned a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from the University of Maryland and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Florida. She founded 32 Poems Magazine, a nonprofit corporation and semiannual literary magazine, that publishes established and emerging poets.

As your coach, Deborah promises to:

Deborah draws on her experience as a teacher of creativity and writing, ten years of corporate experience, and training as a coach with the Newfield Network to every coaching session. She has taught at the University of Florida and currently teaches creative writing at George Washington University. Her memberships include: Associated Writing Programs, DC Web Women, Women's Information Network, and the International Coach Federation.

Deborah's poems and book reviews have appeared in The Bloomsbury Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Georgia Review, New England Review, Quarterly West, Talisman Review, and elsewhere. She's written articles for a variety of email newsletters on the topics of book promotion and pedagogy. She was a finalist for the 1999 Discovery/The Nation prize, a Tennessee Williams Scholar in Poetry at the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and has been awarded residencies to the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

She is available as a guest writer for your newsletters or guest speaker for workshops, conferences, classes, etc.