Deborah Goldstein is a recovering restaurateur who founded DRIVEN Professionals— a consulting and coaching firm that supports organizations in inclusion initiatives, alleviating workplace stress, and empowering individuals to realize their leadership potential and optimized productivity.
Current DRIVEN clients include Morgan Stanley, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, XO Group/, RSM, Dorsey, Marriott, GLG, Elliott Management, Stroz Friedberg and Fidelity.
Deborah is a Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) certified coach and applies that body of work to her one-on-one coaching and group workshops. C-IQ gives us the power to influence our neurochemistry and the neurochemistry of those we converse with in the moment, resulting in strengthened relationships.
Deborah is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and has been featured on Bloomberg Surveillance TV. She is also a frequent contributor to the business blogging website Iris as well as the women’s lifestyle website The Three Tomatoes. She is a GLG Council Member, sits on the Global Advisory Council of IMPACT Leadership 21, the NYC Leadership Council of BIAAG, and the Board of Directors at SEEK Safely. She is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Deborah rejuvenates her energy by dedicating herself to a robust exercise program and creating frequent Fresh Market meals for friends and loved ones. She splits her time between NYC and Putnam Valley, NY, thriving in the stillness of her country home to contrast the intensity of NYC life. Balance is an aspiration, if not a perpetual reality for Deborah. She is grateful to manage a well-integrated life, often reminding folks that she is DRIVEN’s best student.