Debra Schuler

From the earliest years of my career, I was driven to continuously improve my knowledge, skills and personal effectiveness and soon realized helping others do the same was my true calling. I risked leaving a promising marketing career at a prestigious management consulting firm in Boston to invest personally and financially in my passion for improving individual and organizational effectiveness. Cashing in my 401k at 29 years old, I purchased a Priority Management® training franchise to provide workshops, coaching and consulting on personal organization, planning, goal setting, time management, communication skills, and project management.

After three years, I discovered the path of Corporate Learning and Development and went on to spend the next 20 years as an internal practitioner specializing in leadership and organizational development for large, global technology companies. 

Today, once again as an independent leadership development facilitator, coach and consultant, I help individuals at all stages of life and career lead themselves with more clarity, purpose and intention to achieve greater fulfillment, joy and success personally and professionally. 

Onsite Workshop

Education and Professional Development Certifications

  • B.S, Management (Rivier College)

  • Organizational Psychology Graduate Coursework (Walden University)

  • Positive Psychology (Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health / Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar)

  • CoreThemes™ Career Consultant (CoreThemes, Inc.)

  • Project Management (ESI International / George Washington University

  • Commercial Art / Graphic Design (Butera School of Art)

  • Member, International Expressive Arts Therapy Association® (IETA)


Corporate Certifications


  • “Virtual Classroom Facilitation Mastery” (InSync Training)
  • "Insights Discovery - Personal and Team Effectiveness" (Insights)​

  • "Inside Out Coaching" (InsideOut Development)

  • "Performance-Based Hiring" (The Adler Group)

  • "Crucial Confrontations" (Vital Smarts)

  • "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" (FranklinCovey)

  • “Business Writing” (FranklinCovey)

  • “Time Management Fundamentals” (FranklinCovey)

  • "Professional Trainer" (Association for Talent Development)

Youth Development Certifications


  • "Girl Meets World" (Girls Leadership Institute)
  • "Life is Good Playmaker" (The Life Is Good™ Kids Foundation)

  • "Girls on The Run" (Girls on The Run International)