Hi, I’m Debra Dupree with Relationships at Work. I actually go looking for people in trouble. You might ask “Why?” Well, I share my story because it’s relevant to what I do today and why I am so passionate about working with people like you to dig deeper and go beyond. My early exposure to the dynamics of a family-owned business taught me a lot…particularly around poor communications and the conflict generated between family and business relations…and significantly influenced what I’ve grown up to be.

My father and grandfather ran a family business in the Midwest, buying and selling dairy cattle, influential throughout the region…and, NOT!   The community visibility spoke volumes.  And, I grew up on the younger end of 9 children, to be seen and not heard.   With a combination of German and Norwegian heritage, we didn’t deal well with conflict much less express real emotion.   I saw my fair share of damaged relationships, lost opportunities and a lack of voice to speak up.  Ultimately, the family business didn’t survive.

So, for years I’ve been fascinated with makes people tick…at work and at home.  I became a therapist…a mediator…a professor and doctor of psychology…and now a public speaker and author.

What do I do today? I help people recover from the drama and trauma and discover how to move beyond their troubling past.  We uncover those emotional pains that get in the way of true success and happinerss.  We map out a plan for a whole new way of “being” for stronger performance at work and at home!  Together, we turnaround how to manage up, down and around at home and at work.

“Managing 360:  Up, Down and All Around” evolved out of my 2014 doctoral dissertation that explored the psychology of good bosses versus bad bosses and how they evolve.    Today, I work with leaders at all levels…entrepreneurs, small business owners, and managers/leaders at the enterprise level on how to grow themselves and their companies by building psychological safety.


Take a journey with me as your Relation “Ship” Doctor and I’ll safely navigate you through the journey of discovering how bad bossing, bad behavior and poor performance can be transformed into unbelievable opportunities to strengthen performance and profitability while also increasing personal happiness.

My name is Dr. Debra Dupree and I’m the president and founder of Relationships at Work, Inc.

– Helping Professionals Master Their Relationships – 

Call me when you see anyone not effective as a leader…together, we can turn that around…take advantage of a complimentary 15-minute consultation!

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