About Debra Barrath
My name is Debra Barrath. I have 34+ years of experience in health care - in the USA, Canada and South Africa - as a registered nurse, strategy consultant, policy advisor, and senior leader in healthcare. That expertise became the platform for my work as an executive coach to support other leaders in their ongoing growth and development.
I have been coaching healthcare leaders since 2014. I am certified as a professional coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF), and as a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Executive Coach for individual and team coaching. My LinkedIn page offers more detail.
I work with people who are committed to excellence in the health systems, community organizations, and communities we serve. My clients have a vision for the future of health and health care. They are motivated to improve health care and how professionals and staff relate to patients, families, communities, and each other. They are passionate about transforming their organizations by creating innovative health programs and services and ensuring high quality service delivery.
Communication and connection are important to me! I connect with people through coaching, public speaking, group facilitation, and collaborative planning processes so that I can understand their priorities and needs and can work with them to develop relevant action plans that honor their values, address their priorities, and ensure their effectiveness.
I thrive on diversity. I am a global citizen and I love the diverse ideas that come from the intermingling of new perspectives. One of my passions is bringing international perspective to my work -- and listening for what is unique and interesting about each of the people (or groups) with whom I work. I have worked in the USA, Canada, South Africa, and Kenya to lead teams, develop programs and service delivery models, facilitate workshops, and deliver presentations to improve quality of care, strengthen leaders and professional networks, and improve health workforce development, recruitment and retention.
Please explore this site and let me know if you're interested in a coaching session. I look forward to hearing from you!