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Debbie Robins
Debbie Robins was named one of the top leadership, executive and culture coaches in the country in 2009. She is a change catalyst and trained CCO: Chief Culture Officer. She has deep roots in the entertainment industry where she produced six films, ran two major companies and was a VP at Disney.

Debbie believes in creating wealth across all verticals: financial wealth, creative wealth, a wealth of health, emotional wealth, mental wealth, philanthropic wealth and spiritual wealth.

Debbie is affiliated with the prestigious Rockport Institute of Career Change and Counseling in Washington, D.C., lauded by Bill Clinton as pioneers in the field, and further trained by Marshall Goldsmith, considered the #1 thought leader in the field of leadership training.

Debbie is the recipient of a Masters degree in applied Psychology from the University of Santa Monica in Los Angeles, California.

A world-class professional, Debbie has extensive expertise in helping clients attain sustainable professional success. Debbie believes that success is "an inside job", inside your psyche and inside the four walls of your company.

Debbie is a go-to person for advice and has appeared on ABC (The Job Club, GMA Health), NBC (LXTV, Chuck Scarborough) and Fox News (The Strategy Room). She has appeared on national and syndicated radio shows (Joan Hamburg, Joey Reynolds, Ask Missy, Dr. Nancy, The Doctors); and is a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.

Debbie’s first book, Where Peace Lives, enjoys endorsements from Deepak Chopra, Gore Vidal, Maria Shriver, Arianna Huffington, Penny Marshall, Jane Seymour, Debbie Ford and more. Her second book, Shovel It! Kick-Ass Advice To Turn Life’s Crap Into The Peace And Happiness You Deserve, came out in November 2009 and hosts a celebrity chapter including many of Debbie’s Hollywood and C-Suite friends: Deepak Chopra, Rosanna Arquette, Julia Ormond, Sandra Bernhard, Peter Schlessel/ President Graham King Productions, Carolyn Bivens/former commissioner of the LPGA, CCO Dan Burrier/CIO Ogilvy/Mather, music phenom Daniel Powter, top environmentalists, Nobel Peace Prize winners and more.

Her books are an organic extension of her passion to help people make the choices that will give them successful lives and the ability to impact the world.

For over twenty years Debbie was an established Hollywood film and television producer. She was President of Roland Joffe’s Warner Brothers company, a producing partner with director John McTiernan and Donna Dubrow, a producing partner with director Penny Marshall, and a Vice President at Disney. She produced Calendar Girl, Amanda, Fat Man And Little Boy, The Right To Remain Silent, The Challenger, Samaritan; The Mitch Snyder Story and Boner the Dog, working with such talent as Paul Newman, Martin Sheen, Cicely Tyson, George Segal, Jason Priestley, Dennis Haysbert, Kieran Culkin, Laura San Giacomo, Amanda Plummer, Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Bernhardt, Robert Loggia, LL. Cool J, and more. She has overseen the development and production of numerous other television and film projects.

Debbie graduated cum laude from Kenyon College. She is married to film director/writer Hubert de La Bouillerie and resides between New York City and Los Angeles

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Entries by Debbie Robins

Bravo Netflix's No-Jerk Rule!

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 1:21 AM

I recently read an article in The Wall Street Journal entitled "The Workplace Evolves From Sunbeam's 'Chainsaw Al' to Netflix's No-Jerk Rule." It started on an excellent foot by using the verb "evolve." Then it progressed into an un-evolved series of questions and statements.

Printing the query: "How Tough...

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Global Business Leaders to the Rescue!

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 9:11 PM

Let's face it: We are living in a time that is upside down economically, environmentally and psychologically. The disparity between rich and poor is grave. Our planet is suffering; too hot, too cold, there will soon not be enough water. That is fact, not fiction. And, despite the creation of...

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Danger of Hierarchy in a Fast-Moving World

(1) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 4:59 PM

My conversation with Dr. John Kotter, one of the foremost authorities on business leadership change in the world and Director of Research, Kotter International as well as Professor of Leadership, Harvard Business School.

John, you and I both know, based on extensive data and the work we do daily (boots...

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Quality of Life Is The New Money

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 1:07 PM

There is a radical new undercurrent enveloping the global business community. I reference it this way: Quality of Life is the new money. Those CEOs who get ahead of this trend will prosper; those that don't will suffer the consequences of a work force getting fed up with stressful business...

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CEOs: Phil Jackson Created a Dream Team -- You Can Too!

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 5:26 PM

At 21 years old, I was lucky to find a mentor, that person whose unique wisdom helped guide my life in productive, powerful and positive ways. My mentor said to me early in my professional career:

Deb, if you want to get ahead in life, find someone who is creating...

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Chief Culture Officer Buys Success

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 5:54 PM

The Only Constant Is Change.

Today, the one constant you can anticipate in business is change. Need proof? Just look around. Companies can rise and fall in under twelve months. Adored global brands can be wiped out in less than four years, leaving them worthless to their investors. All the...

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Can Spirituality and Big Business Tango?

(2) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 7:50 AM

It is with great pride and excitement that I have once more accepted the invitation of LOHAS 2012 (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) to dialogue with some of the world's top business leaders attending their premiere gathering of thought leaders at their 2012 conference in Colorado this year...

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CEO's: Low Trust Factor? Grab Your Parachute!

(3) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 12:50 PM

My good friend and PR guru, Eric Bovim (Eric and Tom Pernice are the founders of Gibraltar & Associates, one of the preeminent and innovative public relations firms in the country) and I were discussing Harris Interactive's new data. We'd like to take you on a...

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CEO's, Consciousness and Culture -- It's a Full-Time Job!

(4) Comments | Posted December 14, 2011 | 9:37 PM

While our political systems stagnate, corporations are being given an opportunity to step forward to rebuild a foundation for world peace and prosperity. Much of our future well-being lies in their hands.

The organizations boldly meeting this clarion call are adopting consciousness and culture as their star batters. Their...

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7 Questions That Can Change the World

(8) Comments | Posted November 7, 2011 | 8:06 AM

For me, the singular question that lies underneath everything that is happening right now -- from Occupy Wall Street to the brutal famine in Somalia -- is: WHAT KIND OF WORLD DO WE WANT TO LIVE IN?

Those of you who know me well know I do not engage in...

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Great Leaders Weigh In on Leadership

(6) Comments | Posted June 14, 2011 | 1:50 PM

Leadership is an extremely important commitment. That is why there are so few truly great leaders on the planet at any given time. Great leadership hinges on a dedication and commitment to learning -- the type of learning that demands a willingness to traverse the divide between success and failure....

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Honesty at Work: Tell the Truth and Be More Productive

(7) Comments | Posted January 24, 2011 | 5:27 PM

Business leaders around the globe are begging their teams to tell the truth -- to challenge ideas in meetings, to answer difficult questions with candor and to rock the status quo.

The challenge is that telling the truth isn't easy. Psychologically, it demands certain conditions: feeling safe, feeling supported,...

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It Takes Human Contact to Create Success!

(9) Comments | Posted December 7, 2010 | 10:34 AM

If you made a list today of your top 25 business relationships and asked yourself, "How much full-on human contact have I had with these people this year?" we (Frank Wagner and I -- Frank is also a top leadership and executive coach, an expert on leadership behavior) think you'd...

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What Does 'Be the Change' Mean Today?

(1) Comments | Posted October 6, 2010 | 4:59 PM

I recently met a group of people involved in producing an event called Leaders Causing Leaders, who are as passionate about the importance of leadership, and leader "shifts" (shifts, as in consciousness) as I am. They read my last blog entitled "CEO's -- Here's One Four...

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CEOs: Here's One 4-Letter Word You Need to Start Using

(22) Comments | Posted September 14, 2010 | 8:45 AM

And that four-letter word is LOVE. Love is the value proposition most CEOs still don't get. ROL (Return on Love) will radically and rapidly increase your ROI (Return on Investment). When CEOs the world over take the word love out of their closet and use it as their primary driver...

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CEO's, Don't Spend Your Time Being Average

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2010 | 9:30 AM

With a combined 30 years in the field of executive and leadership coaching (plus five books), Stephen Miles (a Vice Chairman at Heidrick & Struggles) and I are challenging all CEO's to kick mediocrity in the pants and make the cultural changes that will allow your people to be exceptional.

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Women: 7 Tips on How to Get Ahead (PHOTOS)

(10) Comments | Posted July 21, 2010 | 12:30 PM

Welcome to a series of blogs I will be writing with my colleague and friend, Stephen Miles. Although Steve's credentials could go on for pages, he is, in short, a renowned thought leader, C-suite (CEO and COO) coach, and global expert on succession planning. Together, we have a combined 30...

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Women Beware! Know the Possible Dangers of Feminine Care Products!

(2) Comments | Posted June 21, 2010 | 9:10 AM

I am blessed with the good fortune of knowing Sheila Hollender, one of the co-founders of the company, Seventh Generation -- an iconic business that has courageously and positively been impacting our world for over 20 years. At Seventh Generation, "they know your home is your world" and have steadfastly...

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7 Tips to Ensure A Less Toxic World

(4) Comments | Posted June 9, 2010 | 8:00 AM

Hard to believe that our nation's "Toxic Substances Control Act" has NOT been amended, updated or improved since its inception in 1976.

I guess our repeated exposure to toxic chemicals isn't high on our government's list of urgent issues. Perhaps it's time to change that perception. Particularly now as momentum...

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Why Unplugging and Recharging Will Help You Make More Money

(4) Comments | Posted May 13, 2010 | 9:04 AM

Let's be honest. Making money isn't easy. It takes passion, time and focus. Lots of it!

One of the major reasons individuals and organizations fail to create sustainable wealth is that they haven't built rest, relaxation and recharging into their money strategy. Big mistake. Here's why.

Have you...

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