Debra Close

  Sydney, NSW       Online Consultations

Women and Mothers are my speciality and passion. My mission is to help women do work they love, and to thrive in life.

Typical clients are:

  • Women wanting to change their career or industry to better suit their needs. They’d like a concrete plan for their career and next steps
  • Mothers who would like satisfying flexible work AND work-life balance 
  • Mothers re-entering the workforce after a period of absence and need confidence or don't know where to start
  • Women who would like to collaborate with a coach to increase confidence, set clear career goals, improve their performance at work, enjoy more wellbeing in life 

My approach is supported by the evidence-based field of Coaching Psychology. This means:

  • helping clients do work they love by applying their strengths in any job in any industry
  • an orientation to finding practical solutions for the future rather than focusing on the problems of the past
  • confidence, wellbeing and resilience are at the centre of creating a flourishing life
  • all of my coaching frameworks and tools are proven to be effective in scientific studies.

My coaching has been informed by a long-standing corporate career in management and marketing across a range of industries. I am a Senior Associate at The Positivity Institute. I am a Co-Founder at a boutique coaching consultancy for mums, a mother of two, and living a life with rewarding flexible work. 


University of Sydney , Masters, Coaching Psychology, University of Sydney , Coaching Psychology
Certified Leaderhip Effectiveness , Leadership Effectiveness Analysis
Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey , Certified Global Leadership Wellbeing
Certified Strengths Profile , Strengths Profile
Certified Mental Toughness , Mental Toughness


Career Coaching, Career Transition, Executive Coaching, Interview Coaching, Personal Branding/Social, Work Life Balance, and Return to Work

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