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         "To provide partnership in walking with deaf and hearing
         individuals, families and groups in their journey of leading
         enlightened, meaningful and purposeful lives in their

                                                                     —Deborah S. Mayer


Your Coach
Deborah S. Mayer, president and owner of Crossroad Solutions Coach, entered the coaching field when as a deaf parent, she saw how effectively and quickly her deaf child enthusiastically responded to coaching techniques by a Parent Coach over traditional counseling approaches.

Deborah is a professional Master Certified Coach (MCC) with training in leadership coaching at Georgetown University and Adler Professional School of Coaching-Arizona and is recognized
by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Deborah coaches one-to-one and leads interactive workshops and retreats on life, transition, leadership , transformation and motion development for both deaf and hearing communities.

Deborah is a certified chair yoga instructor and leads yoga sessions, both live online and in person.

Through the Crossroad Solutions Coach Training Center, Deborah teaches an online live video and in-person accredited coach training program (ACTP) for deaf professionals and interested individuals. Her coaching certification and accredited training program are recognized by ICF. Also, she is a member
of the international Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO).

Deborah demonstrates a remarkable commitment to her clients’ growth and achievements. Deborah is a local and national educator, facilitator and a strong advocate for deaf children's and adults' rights.

Deborah has a bachelor's degree in deaf education from the University of Tennessee and a master's in deafness rehabilitation and counseling from New York University. She holds professional certifications in rehabilitation counseling and rehabilitation administration from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counseling and the Post-Employment Training-Administration of Programs Serving Individuals who are Deaf, Late-Deafened and Hard of Hearing program (PET-D) at San Diego State University. Deborah is certified as a Deaf Mentor in Illinois and Parent Advisor in Missouri trained in the SKI-Hi Curriculum.

Professional experiences include director/counselor in programs for deaf/HOH students at Lehman College and LaGuardia Community College, both in NYC, and outreach specialist for Relay Missouri. She provided MCPO/PEPNet with consulting, informational and training services. She taught graduate rehabilitation counseling courses at Maryville University in
St. Louis, MO and professional coaching courses at
Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.

Deborah loves family life, learning, traveling, cooking, dancing and beach walking.

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