About what I do

  • Debra Oakaby

Hello I’m Debra Oakaby. I’m very pleased to meet you. Many people want to be the best they can be but it isn’t always easy, is it? Real life happens. Hopes and dreams get dashed. And handling change at work seems like an impossible dream. And yet whatever happens in your working life affects every other part of your life. It’s true, isn’t it?

I specialise in showing people how to access their own resourceful state and inner strengths, and use effective resilience building strategies in the workplace. Everyone on the planet is unique and one size does not all. Knowing which strategies would be most useful to them, means individuals are better equipped to deal with difficulties.

In my experience people are more capable than they think but somehow tend to limit themselves and miss opportunities. What if they knew how to handle change at work better? How good would that be for them, and the people around them?

Picture a hamster in roller skates. That was me once. No matter how many hours I worked it was never enough and I felt wretched. I struggled to get off the hamster wheel. Today I’m a reformed workaholic. In view of my experience I want to show other people how to manage themselves better at work and embrace change rather than fear it.

Fast forward several years. I’ve discovered I’m most passionate about is personal development, the thing I had been overlooking or ignoring for many years. Being predominantly a left brain thinker looking for logic I realised that this way of thinking did not hold all the answers.

The human spirit is indomitable and a person’s potential is unlimited. When someone is self-motivated they can achieve what they want and overcome obstacles in their way. We all know someone who is like this, don’t we? The secret is knowing how to tap into this phenomenal power that lies within each of us.

Debra Oakaby

You know what it’s like when you find out about something for the first time, you want to know more? Well I did just that. I retrained as a personal performance coach, studied career coaching and qualified as a NLP practitioner. Underpinning all of this was a solid track record of more than 20 years of HR experience working for large organisations in London. What did I do next? I combined my skills.

I provide a bespoke personalised service which is ethical, professional and educational. I am curious and care about the people I work with and the work I do. And people remember how they felt after working with me. Often they report feeling lighter because a metaphorical weight has been lifted. You could say I am a special kind of weight lifter.

Let me ask you or someone you know – would you like to switch on something inside of yourself that makes you feel resourceful, powerful and ready for anything that comes your way? Yes.

Then give me a call on 07906 007613 and book your free no obligation consultation.  Alternatively, use the contact form here.

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