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Deborah Preuss

Deborah Hartmann Preuss, CPCC, ACC

Owner and Certified Life Coach at abiggergame.today

Bringing joy back to the work of leading change!

Deborah helps leaders rediscover their own satisfying balance, resonant values, and clear personal vision. She offers live, online life-coaching sessions, customized to challenge and strengthen each person’s unique gifts. The result: change agents that shine – they become more relaxed and confident, tackling their challenges at home and at work with renewed energy.

Deb knows, from her experience as a Scrum Master, Agile coach and trainer, how it feels to be “out front,” – it can be hard to get grounded feedback and encouragement while leading the charge. So, since 2010 she’s been coaching Agile coaches and change leaders, testing and XP leads  – and also mentors, managers, parents – and anyone who dreams of making good things happen, personally and professionally.

Deb is a skilled facilitator, in-the-room and online. She creates magical learning spaces, full of curiosity and vulnerability, daring and celebration. You may have already enjoyed her hosting in an online MasterMind, Retrospective or LeanCoffee at CoachingCocktails.com.

Deb is a long-time contributor to the Agile community; in 2008 she co-created theAgileCoachCamp unConference meme, which has since run 100 times on four continents. More recently, she’s collaborated with German colleagues to create the online version of an Intervision peer-coaching format for Agile Coaches. She also teaches basic coaching skills for all team members, and helps facilitators deepen the art of “holding space” in her online Open Space workshop.

Deb’s committed to her craft: she is a Certified Professional Co-Active coach (CPCC) and an Associate of the International Coach Federation (ACC). She’s also studied coaching with Newfield Network, ORSC, Emergent Essence Dynamics and Coaches Rising. She’s Canadian, and speaks three languages – sadly, not Portuguese!

Deb lives with her agile coach husband Ilja Preuß (rhymes with “Rejoice!”) in Karlsruhe Germany. She invites to meet up with her for coffee if you’re passing through!