About Debra & Relationships at Work

Dr. Debra Dupree

What She Does

Relationships at Work

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About Dr. Dupree

I go looking for people in trouble. “Why?”

One is that we have plenty of it today amidst the COVID-19 virus. Lives lost, jobs evaporated, and financial crisis abounds.  Times are shaky and people need support and resources!

Second, 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 influence a change in mindsets with intention.  My goal is to help people get back on their feet and redirect their lives and redirect their mindsets.

My father and grandfather ran a family business in the Midwest, buying and selling dairy cattle, reputable and influential throughout the region—and, NOT!   The community visibility spoke volumes and put us in the limelight when least wanted. But they were leaders and I learned a lot by watching the dynamics of the good, the bad, and the ugly!

The other piece of my upbringing is that 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 squelched emotions. Ultimately, the family business didn’t survive.

My early exposure to the dynamics of a family-owned business taught me a lot, particularly around leadership, the consequences of mismanaged communications and the conflict generated between family and business relations.

Even with this upbringing, I’ve faced my own hardships…closing down a business in the 1990’s, helping employees find new jobs, major loss of contracts, financial devastation from 2008, subsequent short sale of my house, starting all over while raising a family as a single parent – struggling to make ends meet, AND the death of six family members in the last 10 years.

Today, we are living in a crisis never before seen that requires new courage, curiosity, compassion and commitment.  I made it through the prior two decades of financial crisis and health disasters and am dedicated to help you do it too!

I work with my clients to map out new frameworks for living and working for stronger performance in all walks of life!  Now, more than ever, showing up with influence to lead others requires collaboration, conviction and change,

Together, we can turnaround how to manage up, down and all around.  The world demands innovation on how to grow our people and businesses strong again and we’re in this together!

I’m Debra Dupree, the MINDSET Doc, founder and president at Relationships at Work, Inc.

About Relationships at Work


Showing the world that MINDSET matters in making a difference and getting back on our feet!


Our goal is to Influence 100,000 minds worldwide through keynote speaking, podcasts, workshops, webinars, meeting facilitation, mediation, articles and books available at your feet or in the cloud.


The power of connection, the gift of perspective, personal accountability, growing out of adversity, resilience, proactive not reactive, acknowledge for PEAC performance.

Today’s organizations are facing many challenges as we try to regroup and survive COVID-19.  We had problems before but now we have a whole host of new problems facing us in unprecedented ways.

Emotions are running high along with FEAR of the unknown. When will business reopen?  When will life stabilize?  What does the new normal look like?

One of the many gifts the team at Relationships at Work, Inc. brings to organizations is how to lead consciously now in ways that involve both the heart and brain.  We need this more than ever to create psychological safety to boost morale, productivity, and security by putting employees first – this will fast-forward in restoring the bottom line.

To help organizations accomplish this, Relationships at Work is offering existing clients a free 45-minute webinar on “STAYING INSANE IN AN INSANE TIME: Living with the COVID-19 Pandemic” throughout April through June…let’s take back 2020!

Take advantage now…CLICK here to schedule your COVID-19 Stress Management Workshop via ZOOM.

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Our clients represent organizations who want to transform people into peace and profits.  Why? Because living a life of happiness at home and work brings stronger results than living a life in conflict!  How do we contribute, what makes us fulfilled, and where do we want to grow?

Here’s who we work with:

  • Organizations facing leadership change
  • Reorganization that disrupts roles and responsibilities
  • Business partnerships facing power struggles
  • Family-owned businesses faced with conflicting roles
  • Teams in conflict
  • Co-Worker relationships challenged and not getting along

We bring turnaround strategies—how to be successful with others up, down and all around—by redirecting MINDSET and growing the emotional intelligence of leaders and followers in how to manage human behavior.  Today’s COVID-19 Pandemic presents even more challenges to businesses of all sizes as we work together to regroup and reopen…staying sane in an insane time.  Courage and compassion will be even more compelling as we move forward.  Is your leadership up for the transition?

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