Throughout Deborah’s time on our board I found her to be consistently providing advice through a thought provoking questioning style which not only challenged but also offered support and guidance.
Given the opportunities that were presented to Deborah through her extensive network our organisation benefited from her ability to connect our organisation to other stakeholders around the city.
I would have no hesitation in endorsing Deborah for any Non Executive role as she would be an asset to an organisation.
“Deborah is very passionate about the projects she works on. I have been lucky to work with Deborah over recent years where she was instrumental in assisting not only with the development of my company plans but also my personal development. Deborah is able to provide a fresh perspective to challenges and utilises her experience to assist others, she listens carefully to business challenges in order to provide suitable solutions. Deborah has strong networking skills which she is committed to developing to assist her practical knowledge in a range of business disciplines alongside ensuring others develop successful connections. Deborah is a pleasure to work with and I would not hesitate in recommending her or endorsing her as a Non-Executive Director.”
Being a performer, you constantly have to break your own boudaries and overcome nerves. Deborah has taught me a great confidence building skill that has really helped in beating those nerves and in making me feel more at ease when performing. The techniques that I continue to use are a massive help.
Singer, Guitarist & Songwriter / Saint Raymond
Deborah is without doubt a 'Consumate Professional'! she applies her personal values to her world of work in every way. I describe Deborah as diligent, industrious and incredibly resourceful. She has an infectious enthusiasm for work and an amazing loyalty to those she works with and for, and i would say Deborah is entirely dependable, a strong team worker, she prefers to lead than be led, and she has true discretion in the highly confidential nature of her role.
Commercial Manager / Innovate Foods
I cannot recommend this workshop highly enough.
As busy business owners, we work day and night in our business and rarely take the time to evaluate our goals and visions.
This workshop really had a 'WOW FACTOR' for me. It allowed me to take stock of what I am doing and more importantly what I would like to achieve. It was a superb session to gain clarity and focus ahead of the coming year.
Deborah's approach is outstanding, she is very welcoming and organised. She injects an element of magic into what she does. I came away from this workshop feeling highly motivated, clear and focused. I would urge anybody in business to take the time to attend this. No matter what line of business you are in, it is a highly worthwhile workshop to attend. I will look forward to attending other workshops by Deborah Labbate. She brings out the best in people, you really cannot ask for more. Thank You Deborah for helping to give me focus and clarity, I believe this will help my business to reach new heights.
Managing Director / Blend Social
Deborah partnered with us at Baldwins to deliver a series of 'working 'lunch' style workshops to our clients and contacts. The content was thought provoking, and delivered in Deborah's inimitable direct style it captured the attention of all attendees. I would recommend Deborah as a speaker and look forward to working with her again in the future.
I had been invited to speak in front of a hundred people at a pharmaceutical conference in the US. I'm used to making presentations but for some reason this one had me literally paralysed with fear. I had a total block and couldn't think rationally, or prepare properly for the talk. I spent an hour with Deborah the day before I flew to the US, and she taught me a simple technique which I put into practice straight away. On the day, I was looking forward to the talk rather than dreading it, and I know I delivered a fantastic presentation because of the feedback I received afterwards, along with the business leads! The technique is a powerful confidence-booster and I know I'll use it forever. Thank you Deborah!
Operations Manager / 3M Health Care
My commission to Deborah was to engage with young, aspiring managers and leaders in order to offer a range of appropriate development models that could enhance their personal and professional ambitions. Deborah embraced this challenge introducing a range of techniques to my team managers. Understanding their personal ambitions and areas for development, Deborah provided managers with opportunities to better understand their roles as team players, including the positive impact from emotional intelligence.
Feedback from my team has been positive, as they appreciated the opportunity to dedicate time for self-development. Deborah's personable style allied with a broad professional skill has helped my management team to constructively develop themselves as effective managers and leaders.
Chief Inspector / Nottinghamshire Police
I think the sign of someone who is good at what they do is they make something that is difficult appear seamless and easy. Deborah is definitely in this space as a coach and mentor. I've known Deborah for nearly 2 years and she takes the time to understand you as a person, using her real-world experience to guide you on your journey, whether this be through tips on how to focus on what's important or making decisions, providing a sounding board and generally making it "less lonely at the top".
Deborah is rare in that she really cares about people and is selfless in understanding "who" you are and helping you “become who you will be”. She is also one of the few people that is more positive than me, a true positive optimistic realist, trying to bring out the best in all. Deborah uses a combination of what I would call coaching by osmosis as well as sharing tips and tricks to help get you where you need to be. I've learnt a lot from Deborah and hope to continue to for many years to come.
Co-Founder / Buying Butler
I can highly recommend Deborah’s work. She has been mentoring me for the past twelve months and the results have been considerable. I run two businesses in the UK and a third in Eastern Europe , so demands on my time are very high. Deborah has helped me refocus and manage my multiple objectives and put them in order. She is also very good at helping at relationship building and clarifying values which become the most effective way of driving behaviour and achieving results. I have been very pleased with the outcome.
Managing Director / Airospring Medical Ltd