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Our clients tell us:

- "Deborah is one of my best coaching role models….an extremely bright and competent person and who naturally sees others from this same perspective."

- "Deborah helped me see deeply into problems and flesh out solutions in ways that added energy and life to the outcome."

- "I found essential resources and achieved more than I expected through coaching." 

- "Deborah Welch set the pace for my life to be richer than I could ever imagine."

- "Deborah guides you along a path of self-discovery, giving you the confidence to move forward without fear. This woman can change your life."

- "Deborah, I was given a raise last month and I must say that what has happened is worth more than money to me. You have opened doors for me and my company."

Deborah Welch, Ph.D.

Deborah Welch, Ph.D. founded Reflective Leadership Global which is her private coaching practice centered on reflective practices to forgive, renew, access wisdom, and grow our strengths. She has 25 years of experience in the fields of psychology and business management and coaches entrepreneurs and leaders in education, corporations, and non-profit foundation work. She is an innovator in virtual learning practices and co-founded the VSLLC (Virtual Servant Leadership Learning Community) program with Ann Mc-Gee Cooper and Virginia Gilmore. This is a peer coaching year-long program that allows dedicated leaders an opportunity to grow their strengths and get support. Since 1998 Deborah has been teaching and designing graduate level courses for Capella University and guiding doctoral dissertations.   She has authored several articles, a chapter in the book, “The Spirit of Servant Leadership.” And her first book, “Forgiveness at Work"is now published on Amazon.com.

Business Experience:

20 years of experience in psychology, business management and coaching.

  • 1997-Present: Founder, Consultant, and Executive Coach, Reflective Leadership Associates
  • 1995-1997: Manager, P.A. Parent Education Programs throughout Maricopa County
  • 1989-1994: Director, Northeast Services - Touchstone Community
  • Prior to 1994: Private practice as a psychotherapist, corporate experience (Fujitsu Microelectronics and California Federal Bank)


  • Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology, The Union Institute - 1998
  • M.A., Professional School for Psychological Studies - 1985

Faculty Member

  • Ottawa University
  • Capella University
  • University of Phoenix

Teaching and Curriculum design online (e-learning) and in residence since 1997 with MBA, Masters in Human Resource, and Doctoral learners in Organizational Psychology.  Sample of courses designed and facilitated:
Workplace Leadership Coaching, Value Systems and Ethics, Organizational Leadership and Behavior, The Learning Organization Theory and Practice, Advanced Facilitating Skills, Organizational Psychology, Vocational Psychology, Group Psychology, Contemplative Leadership, Management 2000.


2011: Forgiveness at Work: Stories of the Power, Possibility and Practice of Forgiveness in the Workplace. Available at Amazon.com

2010. Chapter in The Spirit of Servant Leadership.  Coaching for Servant Leadership

2004.  Transforming Leadership: The story of Robert Greenleaf. in The Systems Thinker.

1998: UMI Dissertations International. Reflective Leadership: The Stories of Five Leaders Successfully Building Generative Organizational Culture.

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