The DEB Show

Top goal-setting – and goal-getting – expert Debra Eckerling chats with amazing, diverse personalities on The DEB Show. Topics include entrepreneurship, writing, productivity, marketing, social media, embracing change, work-life balance, self-care, and more. Debra’s goal is to give everyone the tools, inspiration, and motivation they need to figure out what they want and make a plan to get it. Debra is the founder of The D*E*B Method, which is her system for goal-setting simplified. She is also the author of "Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals," founder of Write On Online, and host of the #GoalChat Twitter chat and the #GoalChatLive streaming show. Music by BeepCodeMusic.
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Nov 17, 2022

On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling talks about Endurance with journalist Brian Fishbach, digital marketer Seth Goldstein, and external director of events Michelle Nicole McNabb.

Endurance is about setting boundaries, as well as finding systems that work for you in business and in life. Brian, Seth, and Michelle share their thoughts on endurance, motivation, and moving forward without burning out.

Nov 10, 2022

Do you consider yourself authentic? And how do you showcase your authentic self? On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling talks about authenticity with Ron Ben-Joseph, Ethan Beute, and Julie Riley. 

Ron Ben Joseph is a storytelling and speaking coach, Ethan Beute is the Chief Evangelist of BombBomb, and Julie Riley is the Social Media Manager at StreamYard. Ron, Ethan, and Julie share their thoughts on what authenticity is, how to tap into it, and more.

Oct 27, 2022

Even as in-person events return, virtual meetings are here to stay. On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling has a lively and informative conversation about virtual meetings with Innovation Women founder Bobbie Carlton; John Chen, CEO of Engaging Virtual Meetings; and virtual event designer Robbie Samuels.

Bobbie, John, and Robbie share their love of virtual meetings, networking, engagement, and more. Plus, they offer tons of tips for hosting, as well as attending, events online.

Oct 20, 2022

On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling talks about referrals and recommendations (aka testimonials and reviews) with Wanda Allen, Follow-Up Sales Strategies; Melody Johnson, My Course Creator; and Laura Leach, CEO & Career Coach, Meredith Consulting.

Wanda, Melody, and Laura talk about the differences between referrals and recommendations, as well as their best tips for giving, receiving, and tracking them. They also share how relationship-building fits into their business development and more.

Oct 13, 2022


On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling speaks with Erin Brown, Hot Red Carpet; business strategist Chad Nedland; and Sales Maven Nikki Rausch about Introducing Yourself. And that intro begins before you say a word, whether you are at an in-person or online event. 

Erin, Chad, and Nikki share their intros, along with what makes them memorable, as well as tons of tips for meeting people, making an impression, following up, and more.

Sep 22, 2022

On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling speaks with Julie Fry, Your Expert Guest; Liz H Kelly, Goody PR, and Anastasia Lipske, Access Speakers, about Getting Interviewed

Among other benefits, interviews are good for networking (Julie) and credibility (Liz), and also give you great evergreen content (Anastasia) to promote yourself, your expertise, and your business. 

Julie, Liz, and Anastasia talk about the value of getting interviewed, tips for preparing and making a good impression. They also share their favorite interview questions, which everyone answers.

Sep 15, 2022

On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling talks about Making Decisions with Fallon Cryer, Co-Founder of beedance; Business Growth Strategist Lisa Danforth; and Jack Griffin, Founder/CEO, FoodFinder.

According to the guests, decision-making boils down to being honest with yourself (Jack), taking a moment to pause (Lisa), and assessing the situation rationally and emotionally (Fallon).

Fallon, Lisa, and Jack share the best decisions they ever made, their philosophies on personal and professional decision-making, and so much more.

Aug 25, 2022

On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling talks about Breaking the Rules with guests John Chen, CEO of Engaging Virtual Meetings, Jennie Mustafa-Julock aka Coach Jennie, and Deanna Seymour, Host of "Eff That: Breaking the Rules of Online Business Podcast." 

John, Jennie, and Deanna talk about their backstories and attachment to the topic, as well as their thoughts on the value of breaking the rules, myths from the "info-crack" space, and more. They also share their own rules.

Aug 18, 2022

On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling talks about Winning with guests Ashley Merryman, "Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing;" Leadership Results Coach and Consultant Jeannette Seibly, and Kris Ward, "Win the Hour, Win the Day."

This conversation covers three sides of the "winning" coin. Ashley specializes in the science of winning, Jeannette's focus is on bragging, and Kris believes winning goes hand-in-hand with your quality of life we cover all three. Plus, Ashley, Jeannette, and Kris share their takes on winning - and some of their wins, tips for winning, and much more.

Aug 11, 2022

On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling talks about stepping out of your comfort zone with Innovation Women founder Bobbie Carlton and Killer Pitch Master Precious L. Williams. As Deb and Precious are part of Bobbie's Innovation Women community, the focus was on speaking, standing out, and being seen.

Bobbie and Precious share their comfort - and discomfort - zones, tips for standing out, their takes on the power of speaking, and more.

Aug 4, 2022

On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling speaks with Christopher Cherian, Founder & CEO, Gatherly; Rob DeCou, CEO, Lux Virtual; and Kate Paine, Standing Out Online, about Adventure. The three are adventurous, driven, entrepreneurs, which made for a fun and engaging conversation.

Chris, Rob, and Kate share their adventure stories and connection to the topic, as well as offer business advice, adventure inspiration, replacement words for "passion," and more.

Jul 28, 2022

Knowing who you are and what you do is one thing; being able to illustrate it to others is another. 
On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling talks about branding strategy with Rich Brooks, Keshia Butler-Thomas, and Marcia Macomber. 
Rich Brooks is a digital marketing consultant, Flyte New Media, and founder of The Agents of Change; Keshia Butler-Thomas is brand strategist, LCK Consulting Services; and Marcia Macomber is a website and graphics designer, Cornucopia Creations. 
Rich, Keshia, and Marcia share their brands and takes on branding, as well as advice on brand strategy, branding goals, and more. 

Jul 21, 2022

This week, I spoke with Bryan Kramer and Courtney Smith Kramer, co-founders of H2H Companies and PureMatter, about Authenticity. Working in the intersection of tech, creativity, and connection, Bryan and Courtney are authors, speakers, and consultants.
Bryan and Courtney talk about the evolution of authenticity and social media - and their connection to it - as well as how to be authentic, authenticity goals, and more.

Jul 14, 2022

When you have a purpose behind what you do, it's fuel, it's drive, it's magic. On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling talks about purpose with Charles Curtis-Thomas, Jr., PRAIS; business consultant Randy Sablich; and Brooke Schiller, Incite Partners.

Charles, Randy, and Brooke share the value of purpose, how purpose aligns with mission and vision, and tips for finding your purpose, as well as their origin stories, their own goals, and much more.

Jun 23, 2022

This episode of The DEB Show is all about getting moving … for work, exercise, and activity … and moving into action. 

Host Debra Eckerling dives into the topic with Investor Realtor Serena Bales, Author and Project Coach G. Brian Benson, and The Digital Gal Amanda Robinson.

Whether you help people move, like Serena, are constantly moving, like Amanda, or moving into action, like Brian, there are insights all around. Serena, Brian, and Amanda share what getting moving means to them, as well as their experiences, tips, and more.

Jun 16, 2022

Being your best productive self starts with getting organized, which is this week's topic. On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling speaks with Molly Beran, Projects By Molly, LLC; Deborah Thomas-Nininger, DTN Productions International; and Stacey Soleil, Follow Up Boss.

Molly, Deborah, and Stacey share why they love being organized … and how they do it, as well as why people find being organized a challenge, organization tips, and much more.

Jun 9, 2022

On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling talks about turning ideas into action with Christopher Cherian (, Melody Johnson (The Course Consultant), and Orly Zeewy ("Ready, Launch, Brand").

In a power-packed hour, Chris, Melody, and Orly share insights and tips for developing, launching, and sharing ideas. They also talk about why they love what they do, what stops people from starting, and more.

May 19, 2022

If you have dreams of starting or building a business, you’ve come to the right place! On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling speaks with Follow-Up Sales Expert Wanda Allen, External Director of Events Michelle Nicole McNabb, and Franchise Expert Phyllis Pieri about Building Your Business.

Wanda, Michelle, and Phyllis share their backgrounds, backstories, and why they love what they do, as well as tips for starting, amplifying, and building your business.

May 12, 2022

On this episode of The DEB Show host Debra Eckerling talks about Networking with Professional Networking Strategist Diane Darling, Marketing Consultant Jessica Gottlieb, and Founder of The Non-Sleazy Sales Academy Annie P Ruggles.

Diane, Jessica, and Annie share backstories, anecdotes, and their relationships with networking, as well as networking goals, tips, and much more.

Need to improve your networking skills? This episode is for you.

Apr 28, 2022

On this episode of The DEB Show, hot Debra Eckerling wraps up a month of #GoalChatLive “health” topics with a conversation on Corporate Health. Guests Jess Dewell, Managing Partner, Red Direction, and Lance Robbins, Director of Talent Acquisition, XWP, share their thoughts on The Great Resignation, what makes a business healthy – and unhealthy, and much more.

Whether you are the boss, a team member, consultant, or entrepreneur, there's always something you can do to improve company culture.

Apr 14, 2022
On this episode of The DEB Show, Nicole Iacovoni, Laura Khalil, and Emma Lyons join host Debra Eckerling to talk about money goals. 

Nicole Iacovoni is a Financial Therapist and Licensed Psychotherapist, Date Your Money, Laura Khalil is a High-Performance Business Coach, Brave by Design, and Emma Lyons is an Intuitive Money Healer, Experience True Self.

Nicole, Laura, and Emma have all faced financial challenges and turned things around; they are each on a mission to empower others with better money habits.
Mar 17, 2022

Communication skills are an asset to any business, industry, or specialty. This week on The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling gathers friends from the #140conf community – founder Jeff Pulver, along with Shirin Laor-Raz Salemnia and Hank Wasiak – to talk about communication.

Jeff Pulver is founder/curator of The VON3 Summit & #140Conf, Shirin Laor-Raz Salemnia is founder and CEO of PlayWerks and WhizGirls Academy, and Hank Wasiak is an Adjunct Professor at Marshall School of Business at USC.

The group discusses their relationship with communication, what they are passionate about – beyond and including the topic, tips for improving communication and dealing with breakdowns in communication, and much more.

Mar 3, 2022

How’s 2022 treating you? Are you making progress on your goals? Need a little nudge? This week, Host Debra Eckerling talks about how to March Forward with guests Sara Munro (Co-Host, #SocialChatter), Leisa Reid (Get Speaking Gigs Now), and Lew Sabbag (Publish Today Media).

Since the guests have backgrounds in communications, speaking, and analytics, the conversation has the perfect mix of skills, insights, and perspectives. 

Sara, Leisa, and Lew shared their backstories, purposes, and plans, as well as advice for making progress and marching forward.

Feb 24, 2022
On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling talks about Research with podcaster and author Polly Campbell (YOU, Recharged) and Stan Robinson, Jr., Digital Selling Trainer, Vengreso. 
The thing about research is this: you can research and you can be researched. Polly, Stan, and Deb dive into both sides of the research conversation. They also talk about authenticity, relationship development, and ways to avoid the research rabbit holes.
Feb 17, 2022

On this episode of The DEB Show, host Debra Eckerling talks about soft skills with librarian and author Eliza David; career coach Laura Leach, Meredith Consulting; and chief problem solver Tom Reid, author of "Sustained Leadership WBS."

We love soft skills: Empathy, problem-solving, leadership, listening, communication. But what does it take to develop them? 

Eliza, Laura, and Tom share their background and connection to the topic, tips for improving soft skills, and much more.

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