Lori Forman, former Regional Director of Community
Affairs for Microsoft Asia, says:
"Debbi has completed at least
12 consulting contracts for Microsoft so far, ranging from orientation programs, to project development, to grant review.
Her work is of the highest quality of any consultant, always on time, and always cheerfully delivered. She brings not only
years of experience, but also stays abreast of the constantly evolving landscape of public private partnerships to help deliver
high-quality, innovative and results-oriented projects for the team.
Ratings of her work following
each exercise are at the top of the charts, including open-ended comments like "best facilitator ever" and "How soon can Debbi
come back?" Debbi also maintains the highest integrity in her work, being candid with those who retain her in the most constructive
Although a fantastic facilitator
who could be employed 365 days a year only in that role, Debbi's strengths in strategic planning and project design are the
elements we value most. I highly recommend Debbi for any work which needs these skills, looks to link various sectors together,
and particularly if doing all of the above in cross-cultural settings."
Kirk Talbott, former President and CEO of First Voice
"I have known and worked closely with Debbi for over five years. She has
been a Senior Advisor for Development, Board Relations and Special Projects and a highly valued and productive member of our
team. She has proven to be exceptional in several respects. She has a great deal of professional experience in
fundraising, board development and organizational management, as well as expertise in the field of non-profits and international
development. She has been instrumental in our most significant fundraising successes, has helped me navigate challenging
staffing and Board development issues, and provided invaluable strategic advice for our Board and organization.
Everyone on our staff as well as our Board of Directors considers Debbi
to be first-rate in terms of her wise counsel, work ethic and professional judgment. She is completely dependable,
has the highest level of personal integrity and consistently demonstrates equanimity even in the most stressful of situations.
She is a delight to work with and has a terrific sense of humor and a genuine and profound capacity for compassion and understanding.
In short, Debbi has been one of the most superb colleagues I have been fortunate
to work with during my twenty five year long career in international development. I cannot recommend her highly
enough and can only say that any organization that she joins or advises is lucky indeed to have her on the team."