As a career transition coach, Deb Mitchell draws upon the experience gained from years of leading, coaching and mentoring others for top performance; through issues and crisis; across career challenges and opportunities. Her experience as both a corporate communications executive at Cardinal Health, L Brands and Wendy’s, and, as a consultant at Dix & Eaton, has given her deep experience across industries, corporate cultures and organizational dynamics. Through the years she has worked with individuals looking to navigate change, build a network, and develop a professional brand and profile. Today Deb helps individuals work through major career transitions by bringing focus, clarity and new direction to the critical, non-financial aspects of successful second (or third or fourth) acts. Utilizing assessment tools such as the Life Options Profile and the Birkman method to determine readiness for major career and life changes ahead, the process takes a holistic view toward life and career planning. Having personally found coaching extremely helpful, she finds purpose in helping others face the future with enthusiasm and confidence, based on fresh perspectives and intentional planning.
Deb has been deeply involved with the community throughout her career, currently serving on the Board of the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, and has chaired several committees, including the Keyholder, Evaluation, and Gender by Us committees. She has also been a Board member of the Friends of WOSU, Columbus Museum of Art, Mid-Ohio FoodBank and the Capital Area Humane Society. She was on the boards of Dix & Eaton, a strategic communications firm, and a start-up company, Vitality Distributing.
Deb received a BS in Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) and an MBA from Ohio University and has attended executive education courses at Wharton and Columbia. She is certified in the Birkman and Hogan assessments and as a Retirement Options coach.