Debra Doroni is an organizational and leadership psychologist, executive and leadership coach, and leadership educator whose mission is to engage healthcare leaders and clinicians to create a more human-centered healthcare system. Through keynote speaking, individual and team coaching, and leadership education, she supports healthcare professionals to elevate their impact, improve their professional and personal relationships, success, and satisfaction and be leaders others want to follow.
Debra teaches leadership in graduate and continuing medical education programs at Harvard Medical School and the MGH Institute of Health Professions, where she served as faculty and Interim Program Director to develop and launch a new Master of Health Administration program in the School of Healthcare Leadership. For more than 25 years, she was a healthcare executive in large and small physician practice, academic hospital and for profit healthcare settings. Having been compelled in the aftermath of cancer treatment and professional burnout to transform her own professional and personal life, Debra has a particular interest in supporting clinicians and healthcare leaders to cultivate joy in their work, to thrive personally and professionally, and to promote the human-centeredness of their teams and organizations.
Debra completed her Doctor of Psychology in Organizational and Leadership Psychology at William James College, where her area of emphasis was the Neuroscience of Leadership. For her doctoral research she developed the Five Intelligences Model of Human-centered Leadership and Organizations: Self-intelligence, Relational-intelligence, Communication intelligence, Execution-intelligence, and Neuro-intelligence. Debra completed her coaching training at the Gestalt International Study Center and earned the Professional Certified Coach designation from International Coaching Federation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the College of the Holy Cross and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Boston College.
Debra is a volunteer coach and consultant for Empower Success Corps (ESC) New England, a not-for-profit consulting firm dedicated to enhancing the impact of nonprofit organizations by providing high quality, affordable consulting services, capacity building, programs, leadership support and coaching.
A native of the South Shore of Massachusetts, Debra resides in Wakefield, Rhode Island with her husband, James. In their leisure time, they enjoy adventure travel, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing with their dog in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, and exploring the US National Parks.
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