Debby Neely

Leadership Coach and Leadership Development Facilitator

Debby Neely of Neely Coaching & Training LLC is a results-focused credentialed coach with many years of proven leadership training and coaching success. She works with both formal and informal leaders to support them in realizing their potential. 


Debby spent 30 years in a Fortune 50 company, including roles in leadership and as a leadership coach and leadership development facilitator supporting all levels of leadership. She now provides these same services for all types of organizations from corporations to small businesses to non-profit organizations. Debby believes that leaders need a safe space to work on themselves and become the leader they are meant to be. She knows that to truly make progress; leaders need to focus on their whole selves. 


Debby is proud to be a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation. She received her coach training through Corporate Coach U. After gaining over 500 hours of coaching experience and receiving a successful evaluation, Debby earned her PCC credential in 2013.


Debby has 15+ years of experience facilitating workshops and dialogue sessions. She is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and has experience debriefing assessments, including 360 assessments, to support leaders in identifying the learning gained from the feedback and creating action plans to get them to results.  


Debby is the founder of the 2911 Group Inc, a faith-based non-profit organization designed to equip young women with tools, information, encouragement, and support to face life’s challenges and maximize their potential.  Their events focus on self-confidence, self-esteem, leadership skills, and social responsibility.  


In June 2022, Debby realized a dream and published the best-selling book, The Word on Coaching, with two fellow coaches. The book was written to support leaders, whether they have the formal title or not, to realize their full potential because Debby knows that leadership can be hard.


Debby holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland.


Fun Facts About Debby:


Her favorite quote: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou
She loves movies where there is adversity and they never give up. Movies where people are kind and lift each other up. Movies like Hoosiers, Erin Brockovich, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, and Dreamer.
Since she was little and read all of the books in the Nancy Drew mystery series, she has always loved settling in with a good book.
She is a reiki master.
In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her rescue pup, Bentley. He is 5 lbs of adorableness, affection, and trouble.

more about Debby

What She's been Up to

Host Casey Clark, the founder of C Clark Consulting, interviews Debby to learn more about what it means to thrive, how she is using her business in creating an impactful legacy, and what has tried to get in her way. Listen Now

Sass Magazine

Check out Debby’s articles on a variety of topics in Sass Magazine. Sass Magazine is a publication in the Frederick and Western, Maryland region that focuses on professional women—their careers, personal lives & families.

Are you on track with your goals? Check out these tips from Debby Neely of Neely Coaching & Training LLC and Alissa Locke of the Money Mentor Group.

In this virtual panel, moderator Debby Neely of Neely Coaching and Training talks with three women in our community who have made successful career pivots. They’ll talk about their individual career journeys, the steps they took to make their own shifts and lessons learned along with way.

Expanding diversity in the workplace boosts imagination and innovation. Teams that see the same thing in unique ways are more likely to have better viewpoints. In this episode, executive coach and author Debby Neely and host Barbara Fitch will discuss how DEI has affected the post-pandemic workplace and talk about strategies organizations are adopting to increase inclusion. Listen here.


Additional Certifications:

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certified