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Rochester, NY, 14607
United States

Deb Koen

Deb Koen, MA

Senior Consultant & Professional Development Coach

Deb Koen, BadFish Senior Consultant and Professional Development Coach, is a recognized leader in the field of career development and employee engagement. She conducts peak performance programs, facilitates personal effectiveness sessions and conducts focus groups to develop individual and organizational potential. Along with having presented for The Wall Street Journal’s Executive Diversity Career Fairs, Deb coaches, consults and presents nationally on career management, transitions, and women in the workforce.  She regularly conducts leadership development programs for the International Visitors Leadership Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  Deb brings her expertise and enthusiasm to each and every engagement to create innovative solutions.

Deb previously was president and CEO of the private nonprofit organization, Career Development Services, and she has consulted for numerous corporations. 

Deb is a co-author of Career Choice, Change & Challenge (Jist, 2000).  She has been a columnist for The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ.com, for the business section of Gannett’s Democrat & Chronicle and for the scholarly scientific journal, Nature.  She holds a certificate in nonprofit management from Harvard Business School, M.A. in Counseling from Colgate University, and B.A. from Utica College of Syracuse University. Deb also serves on the Board of Trustees for The Nature Conservancy and for Rochester Global Connections.