Debra Condren Ph.D. is a business psychologist, author, speaker, executive coach and career advisor on a mission to inspire people to make the contribution they were born to make—and teach them how to earn what they are worth doing meaningful, challenging work.
Dr. Condren is the founder of Manhattan Business Coaching, a New York and San Francisco-based firm that advises CEOs, executives, and leaders how to laser in on and leverage “What You Need When You’re the Boss.”
She also founded the Women's Business Alliance, an organization that has served as a motivational think tank for 3,500 women over seventeen years. The U.S. Small Business Administration recognized her work with a "Women In Business Advocate of the Year" award.
Dr. Condren interviewed 500 women for her national bestseller book, Ambition Is Not A Dirty Word: A Woman’s Guide To Earning Her Worth and Achieving Her Dreams (Random House/Broadway Books). Grab your complimentary MP3 or CD “Unleash Your Most Ambitious Dreams” plus receive free “Break It Down, Debra! Updates On Ambition + Life” at: www.AmbitionIsNotADirtyWord.com.
Dr. Condren has coached over 5,000 clients—men and women—including: executives of start-ups, small-, mid-, and large-cap companies; professionals focused on performance and career development; small business owners and consultants; budding entrepreneurs; and college-bound students and recent graduates. Her partial client list includes testing-based executive coaching, organizational and leadership development work, selection assessment, derailment turnaround, and succession planning coaching with individuals and groups from the following companies or organizations: Google, Roche/Genentech, 3M, Stanford University, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Siemens, Medtronic, Chevron, Sprint, American Red Cross, YWCA, Whole Child Initiative (a Dr. Jane Goodall and Marion Wright Edelman project), Immigration and Naturalization Service, City of San Jose, Federal Reserve Bank, Children’s Hospital and Research Center, T. Rowe Price Associates, Pacific Bell, Hewlett-Packard, Coldwell Banker, Incyte Genomics, and many others.
Dr. Condren’s speaking engagements have included: New York Women’s Agenda, New York University; Columbia University’s Women in Business; Boardroom Bound and Women’s Initiative Pipeline Diversity Training, Harvard Club New York City; Fordham University M.B.A. program; Women’s Campaign Fund, Parties of Your Choice, honored guest speaker, multiple years; Women’s Financial Association of San Francisco; Women Who Launch; over 300 live Women’s Business Alliance events; numerous keynotes and motivational presentations for private and publicly-traded companies.
In addition to writing a weekly career column that ran for three years for Metro New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, Dr. Condren's advice has been featured in major media outlets including: New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, BusinessWeek, Inc., Fast Company, Entrepreneur, ABC’s Nightline, CNN, Oprah and Friends Radio, NPR's Morning Edition, Forbes, Fox Television National News, Goodhousekeeping, and numerous national radio appearances.
A new empty nester – with three recent college graduate children plus multiple newly-on-their-career-path nieces and nephews floating in and out of her orbit – Debra currently divides her time between New York, San Francisco, and St. John, USVI.
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