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Deborah Crowe – Don’t Give Up, Make Today Great
9th August 2021 • My Worst Investment Ever Podcast • Andrew Stotz
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BIO: Deborah Crowe is an executive and business coach. She has more than 30 years of global experience in top Fortune 500 companies in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, leading and coaching C-suite leaders, executive professionals, teams, and businesses into a success.

STORY: Deborah’s dad got sick when she was 20 and died a year later. She had to quit school to take care of her sick dad, so she grew up quickly. Without the much-needed parental guidance on navigating adulthood, Deborah often found herself undervaluing herself, her intellect, and what she brings to the table.

LEARNING: Don’t give up on yourself even when you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Stay consistent.

 

“We get one trip around the sun; make sure you spend it wisely.”
Deborah Crowe

 

Guest profile

Deborah Crowe is an executive and business coach. She has more than 30 years of global experience in top Fortune 500 companies in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, leading and coaching C-suite leaders, executive professionals, teams, and businesses into a success.

Deborah started and has been the CEO of her company for 30 years and knows how to get to the top, hold that senior position, and balance career and family. In her coaching practice, she provides the tools, strategies, programs, and support to help create meaningful change in their lives.

Deborah’s expertise includes leadership development, change management, human resources onboarding, diversity & inclusion practices, assessing and integrating high-performance teamwork, increasing personal skills, resilience and agile behaviors, emotional intelligence, and disrupting habits from a cognitive standpoint.

Worst investment ever

Deborah’s worst investment was undervaluing herself, her intellect, and what she brings to the table professionally. This habit stems from having to become a responsible adult at a very early age.

Deborah’s dad got very sick when she was 20, and she had to quit school a year earlier to care for him. This huge responsibility meant she had to grow up quickly. A year later, her dad died. Deborah didn’t get the opportunity to get advice from her parents about how to adult. Her dad’s situation threw her in the ring with the ball, and she had to figure it out alone.

Lessons learned

  • Don’t give up on yourself even when you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Consistency will always help you get there.
  • If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will.
  • Always be open-minded and attentive because there are lots of signs everywhere every day. Just be tuned in and pay attention to see them.

Andrew’s takeaways

  • Life challenges only make you stronger. Don’t let them bring you down because you have a lot of value to bring.
  • Don’t give up on your friends and family because even when it appears like there’s just no hope, things can change. Take a break but don’t give up.

Actionable advice

When you can’t see that light at the end of the tunnel, open your eyes and your ears too. The message is already in your heart; you just need some quiet time to figure it out.

No. 1 goal for the next 12 months

Deborah’s number one goal for the next 12 months is to work with C-suite leaders interested in improving their mental health and general well-being.

Parting words

 

“Live every day like it’s your last because you never know about tomorrow.”
Deborah Crowe

 

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