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Debbie delaCuesta, LCSW, BCC
Personal, Executive Coach and Trainer
As an executive and personal coach, Debbie delaCuesta has the unique skill and experience to support and invite individuals and teams into the depths of their own personal and leadership potential.
Debbie works with individuals, leaders and teams interested and sometimes challenged in developing their leadership skills along with discovering their own unique contribution. Her commitment to a supportive and dynamic coaching relationship allows for deepening self-awareness facilitating greater leadership capacity and vision. This coupled with her knowledge of adult development; her clients are inspired to see and embrace their greater potential, the wisdom and courage necessary for transformational leadership.
Debbie continues her work as a licensed psychotherapist in California, having been in private practice for over 30 years. She specializes in personal healing and development as well as leadership coaching, with an emphasis on adult development and transformation. A graduate from UCLA in Social Welfare, she has over the last 10 years pursued training and certifications in Adult Development and Executive Coaching. She is a Board Certified Coach in addition to being certified to debrief the Maturity Assessment Profile. She holds a faculty position with DeepChange.com and is affiliated with the Center for Leadership Maturity. She teaches classes and presentations on Self Development including Healing the Self, Developing The Self at the Integral Theory Conference in 2015.
WHY I DO WHAT I DO
I have always been drawn to self-discovery and teaching. My own journey of self-awareness and healing in my early 20’s opened me to the opportunity and experience of working with others in the healing arts. I was perpetually intrigued with human development and transformation which led me to continually explore evermore deeply the fields of psychology, philosophy and wisdom traditions. Integrating the teachings and wisdom of these thought leaders pushed and pulled me into new opportunities. And in 2008 I discovered the theory and teachings of Adult Development, researched and pioneered by Dr. Susanne Cook-Greuter. It was truly a transformational moment in my career. It allowed me to see and work within a framework that reframed challenges and tensions from “pathologies” into actual opportunities for transformation. It forever changed the way I worked in my psychotherapy practice as well as opening me to the fields of Personal and Executive Coaching. I have always felt honored to work closely with another, to share the journey to one’s essential and unique self. I am inspired by the work of Adult and Leadership Development, it seems to hold the next great need and step for the leaders of today and ultimately for humankind.