About Debra & Relationships at Work
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.
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.
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Living an agile life brings health, happiness, and longevity!
We work with professionals to strengthen their relationships with self and with important others at home and work.
Here’s the typical client who seeks our services:
- Leadership change impacting culture
- Legal professionals challenged in pivoting to alternatives to litigation
- Family-owned businesses facing generational transitions
- Teams and relationships in conflict
Transform lives by redirecting the MINDSET and grow your emotional intelligence for agile living .
Are you ready to leverage your mindset for change and growth?