Debora McLaughlin, PCC, CEC, CCC, CMC, LCMHC

Debora McLaughlin, PCC, CEC, CCC, CMC, LCMHC

Expert Overview

Don’t allow an increasingly complex healthcare system strain your abilities or squelch your passion for your work. As best-selling author, and Forbes contributor, ICF certified executive, career, and business coach, Debora McLaughlin and her team, empower physicians and teams to unleash their full potential, drive their visions and yield positive results, both in business and in life. Her clients excel in their career and have the time to enjoy their lives.

Client and Business Focus:

Coaching offers a skill set that complements your medical expertise. We’ve worked with senior leadership teams to identify and execute on their vision, supported action focus physician and nurse teams to innovate and deliver solutions within a newly merged health system, and built change leadership and culture change competencies in healthcare, insurance and technology organizations. Our clients report the following results:
» 45% increase in speed of decision-making
» 50% decreased in the high cost of turnover
» 45% increase in leadership productivity
» 70% increase in senior leadership alignment
» 75% reduction in conflict management
» 100% report improvement in leadership competency
» 100% increased impact and influence within the organization
» 500% ROI within 3 months of designing a new product
» Less stress, increased collaboration, creativity and time to focus on what matters

Who is Physician Coaching For?

  • CMOs looking to build collaboration to meet important objectives.
  • Physician leaders who wish minimize stress and experience a fulfilling career.
  • Healthcare CEOs who want to lead their organizations strategically and create alignment between departments.
  • Vice presidents of medical affairs (VPMA) who wishes to gain traction for his or her vision with multiple stakeholders.
  • Medical directors who want to overcome organizational gridlock so their organization experiences both horizontal and vertical creativity and innovation.
  • Healthcare leaders who need CME credits for self-directed learning.


Author, The Renegade Leaders, 9 Success Strategies Driven Leaders Use to Ignite, People, Performance, and Profits, Running in High Heels, How to Lead with Influence, Impact, and Ingenuity.
Forbes and NY Daily News Contributor
Cited in Wall Street Journal, Inc., Boston Herald and other media


Masters of Arts, (MA) Psychology, Career & Lifestyle, Certification in Multi-Cultural Counseling, Rivier University
Masters of Arts, (MA) Organizational Behavior, Clinical Psychology, Hunter College
Bachelor of Arts, (BA) Psychology, Franklin Pierce College

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Master Certified Coach (MCC) eligible
Certified Healthcare Leadership Coach (Center for Executive Coaching)
Certified Physician Development Coach (Physician Leadership Institute)
Certified Mentor Coach, ICF accredited Mentor Coach Program
Certified Executive and Career Coach, ICF approved Career Coach Institute
Advanced Coaching and Coach University Graduate
WBE WBENC Certified Women-Owned Business
WOSB Certified

Myers-Briggs: MBTI Interpretive, MBTI Personal Impact, MBTI Career, MBTI for Organizations, MBTI Team Report, MBTI Best Fit, MBTI Comparison Work Styles, MBTI for Healthcare
TKI Conflict Management
CQ Change Intelligence, Change Leadership for Leaders, Teams, and Organizations
Extended DiSC
Leadership Challenge Assessment (LPI)
Great Workplace Institute Assessment
Strong Interest Inventory
CPI-260 Leadership Assessment
360 Individual, Team and Organization Assessment
COF: Cultural Orientation Framework
Team Performance


Coaching since 2003, Debora possesses a family heritage in healthcare and in her previous work as a licensed psychotherapist within healthcare systems. Around her family table sits doctors, a nurse practitioner, dentist, ophthalmologist, an RN who leads a hospital’s EMR and neighboring physicians. Healthcare conversations are not only in her workplace but in her home as well. Debora understands the unique challenges of the healthcare industry, and she’s passionate about equipping health leaders to overcome organizational gridlock and foster resilience.

Her clients often get started with:

  • Professional Assessment(s): The CQ Change Intelligence system takes immediate inventory of your strategic assets, provides insight to blind spots and anticipates and removes barriers to success. Professional assessments for leadership, conflict management, emotional intelligence, 360 feedback and others provide individual and team insight.
  • 360 or Interviews/Employee Engagement Surveys: Gain immediate feedback to identify key priorities.
  • VIP Intensive: Spotlight and gain focus on a key area to determine priorities and to sort through distractions.
  • 90 Day Dash: Teams and leader move a goal forward with laser focus.
  • Strategic Planning: A Leadership conversation to gain clarity about goals, metrics for success and to co-create the solution that meets your desired budget, timeframe and outcomes
    She also offers Triage Coaching, a 3 month Leadership Accelerator, the L.E.A.D for Healthcare Professionals framework and Distinct by Design Culture system.