Debbie Laxer, founder of Laxer and Associates has over 20 years of experience as a senior level HR professional with firms such as The Body Shop, RDU Airport Authority, Dress for Success, Triangle Leadership, the City of Raleigh, and Genworth Financial and has partnered with many small businesses in the Triangle area in all matters of HR, strategic consulting and coaching. A graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, Debbie has an MBA and an SPHR designation. Debbie also is also a certified business coach and an International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC). Her coaching clients include leaders at all levels who are smart enough to know they want to be better. Debbie’s supportive and straight forward style of coaching enables individuals to identify their inhibiting behaviors and help them move past them to become their very best. Her consulting skills allow her to brainstorm with clients so that ideas and solutions can be quickly generated. Debbie uses assessment tools to help identify behavioral tendencies and skill gaps so that clients can then lean into making improvements that are felt throughout the organization