July 06, 2020 in Blog Posts, Career Development

Laser-Focused Coaching: Meet the Coach! (Part 3)

Deb K
Deb Kennedy

Meet Deb Kennedy, the latest featured coach in our "Meet the Coach" series. Deb serves as one of half a dozen volunteer coaches in CCYP's new Laser-Focused Coaching Program.

Deb Kennedy is an executive coach and leadership development specialist working with individuals and teams to develop strategies for successful careers and balanced lives. She leverages her 25+ years of corporate and higher education leadership experience to help managers and executives optimize their professional presence and skillset to achieve positive and successful results.

As a coach, she partners in a straightforward manner to enhance career potential and smooth transitions while considering the whole person and the passions that drive excellence in life and work. Her approach is grounded in experience in several industries and professional training in leadership and coaching.Prior to becoming an executive coach, she was the founding Director of Executive Education at Bentley University where she launched the business unit and excelled in designing innovative leadership development and business programs for corporations and small business partners as well as teaching Global Strategy. As a former General Manager in the energy industry she led finance and marketing business divisions. She is a seasoned leader with proven results in creatively launching new business units, redesigning existing processes within established operating units, and looking for new solutions.

Deb’s depth of experience in strategy, finance, marketing and leadership development provide a broad and unique perspective to her coaching practice. She has a tangible understanding of the challenges of leading organizations through change and shaping strategies to make progress.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Executive Coaching – Leadership, Teams, Presence, Politics
  • Career Coaching – What’s Possible and What’s Next
  • Women’s Leadership
  • Onboarding Coaching
  • Professional Presence and Brand
  • Strategic Thinking and Value Proposition
  • Team Development


MBA, Babson College, Wellesley, MA BSBA, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching - Certified Coach – CPC International Coach Federation – Associate Certified Coach Conflict Dynamics Profile Certification, Center for Creative Leadership Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile Certification, Center for Creative Leadership

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Ready to tackle a specific issue or challenge - personal or professional - that's holding you back? Sign up for a Laser-Focused Coaching session using our confidential sign-up form here!

Participation in Laser-Focused Coaching is FREE for CCYP Members and available to non-Members for a suggested donation of $5 per session. Want to learn more? Read up on our Laser-Focused Coaching Program and how it works.