Biography of Deborah A. Balut

Deborah A. Balut is an Executive Coach and Management Consultant, with over 20 years corporate experience. She has coached individuals and teams throughout the organization from entry level professionals to executive management.  She has provided consulting services to companies on a number of organizational issues. Her efforts have helped individuals, teams, change agents, and leaders achieve visible high-quality results for themselves and for their organization.

Throughout her career, Deborah has been acknowledged for her dedication to the personal and professional development of her staff.  She continues to bring this dedication to her coaching clients. Deborah’s areas of expertise include change management, operational improvement, leadership development, career transition, business and personal development, strategic thinking, and work-life balance. Deborah’s clients are drawn to her high-spirited nature.  Her enthusiasm is contagious and her energy is motivational.

Prior to starting her own practice, Deborah was an Executive with Amerada Hess, a Fortune 200 integrated oil and natural gas company headquartered in New York City.  As a change agent for the organization, she championed organizational development initiatives, performed strategic planning, developed and executed transition plans, and built high performance business teams. Prior to joining Amerada Hess, Deborah spent eight years in a leadership role with Coopers & Lybrand where she worked on operational improvement initiatives for numerous multinational Fortune 500 companies. Deborah’s client base offered her a variety of industry perspectives. Known for her results oriented style, she supported many high profile clients. Recognized as a self-starter with a forward-looking vision, Deborah was asked to transfer to Warsaw, Poland to assist organizations in developing their presence in Central Europe.

Having lived and worked abroad, Deborah experienced first-hand the challenges one faces as a result of cultural change and diversity issues. In addition to working with organizations internationally, Deborah has enjoyed working with individuals from numerous cultural backgrounds.

Deborah is a trainer and a speaker.  She has developed and conducted training programs on leadership development topics and operational improvement initiatives for her clients. She has made presentations on organizational effectiveness to regional organizations and national conferences. Deborah has also designed and conducted workshops focusing on work-life balance. 

Deborah is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE).  She received her coaching training from Corporate Coach U International (CCUI), the largest business coach training program accredited by the ICF. Deborah holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Seton Hall University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from Rider University.

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