What we Offer
We at Relationships at Work transform people and companies from fear and conflict to peace and profits. We do that through our speaking, training, coaching, and mediating services and programs. All serve to bring the heart and brain together to help leaders and others create the psychological safety that people need to be productive and creative.
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Gustavo De La Fuente
Her many years’ experience in the arenas of leadership and mediation make her a credible professional. I highly recommend her expertise to business owners and executives. Read more
Judy Ann Foster
Dr. Debra Dupree is very knowledgeable and professional. A true expert in the area of leadership. I feel inspired and ready to move forward and take action with my business thanks to all the great information from her.
I've had the great opportunity to work with Debra recently. She is a true partner and expert in her field of work. Debra's skills in mediation and coaching are top notch. She has a lovely way of both connecting with people and driving sustainable and actionable results.
The buy-in Debra obtained from a staff previously divided by major conflicts was incredible to watch. Debra has the ability to see the real issues through the smoke screen. She has a wonderful ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with all levels of staff and also the Board of Directors. She gets action and results Read more
I would recommend Dr. Dupree to anyone who is seeking to improve the quality of their interpersonal relationships and a deeper understanding of how to know oneself and interact with others. Read more
Dr. Debra Dupree was very knowledgeable. She presented material in a clear, succinct and engaging manner with a great sense of humor. Time went by fast because it was fun!
Debra presented to our Vistage group through Mark Fingerlin. What she brought to the table were some fresh insights about how we communicate, how we react in conflict and the impact of our leadership style from a neuroscientific background. I recognized how I might be doing things in a way that actually contributed to some Read more
I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation for your presentation this past Thursday! Your charismatic presentation was both fascinating and an excellent experience that highlighted the various approaches to negotiating and the reasons for choosing them! Best of luck to you in your future endeavors!
Overall, Great Job! Good balance with individual activities and group/pair functions.
Debra was very knowledgeable on the subject and presented the material in a very concise manner. I really enjoyed the seminar.
The interactive portion of the class was incredibly beneficial. Very well presented!
People say change is hard. It is, but it is much more achievable when you have Dr, Dupree as your coach and mentor to guide you through the process. I was lucky to have Dr. Dupree, as an executive coach during a period where I needed to change my leadership style. I learned a lot Read more
Program Manager, CAL STRS
"I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed Debra Dupre yesterday. I even enjoyed the activities (which you know I am not a big fan of – introvert here). She was dynamic and interesting and kept me engaged! I hope that we get her in our Aspire program and if not, perhaps she Read more
Program Manager, CAL STRS
Seeing what drives others’ behavior and learning from that.
Looking into my own emotional intelligence.
Info on dealing with different people personalities. Speaker was excellent and intelligent. I really enjoyed her.
When in conflict, not judge the person in the way they act but try to understand what the person is really scared of.
How to deal with other co-workers.
How others perceive themselves vs. how I perceive them. I enjoyed the scientific data about the brain being included in the presentation.
Learning how to work with different spices. Training was very informative, enlightening and engaging.
Listen/Silent, the BEACH
I will definitely use a strategy recommended “How can I help you now?” I want to see if this will de-escalate a situation. The Brain lesson was an eye opener too!
Handling stressors. I enjoyed the training.
To review the handouts and materials. Dr. Dupree was a breath of fresh air. Her knowledge was inspiring. She provided us with tools to work on our weaknesses and improve our strengths.
Be more mindful of my own actions. Debra was amazing, kind, attentive, really liked her style and presentation.
Being aware of other styles/perspectives – being aware of my negative traits and how they come across.
Thank you very much for the classes you taught us Friday. I think this was the best training I have received through LSUSD. I will use this at work and in my personal life. Thank you again.
A. De La Peza
Thank you for all your help, guidance and support getting me to this point where I am now and looking forward to growing even more. With your guidance, I was able to state my position with “C” and leadership to come up with a fair commission percentage to say thank you, move on and be Read more
A. De La Peza Realtor
Thank you, Dr. Dupree! You are a delight to learn from! Your knowledge and experience in this area is invaluable!
C. Alejos HR Specialist
Once again, Dr. Dupree not only helped me understand this complex topic (ERTW Programs) but helped me ideate practices and processes which will make our district a better place to work and a safer place to be.
C. Alejos Human Resources
The interactive environment of Dr. D’s workshops is absolutely great. Not only do you learn a great deal from her stories and materials, the input from others is very informative.
P. Meadows Human Resources
Based on your advice I had a conversation with the Gunnery Sergeant that got us to a working peace, which gradually became a more cooperative working relationship. That alone is a powerful endorsement of your advice, but it gets better. That same Marine who I previously had such friction with recently referred his mother and Read more
Todd Swanson Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist, C2 Financial Corporation , CWO-4, USMC Reserve
Today’s advancing Supervisor, Manager and Leader often possess the technical knowledge to promote up in an organization yet often lack the people knowledge to manage and lead people effectively. Growing out of Dr. D’s doctoral dissertation on “The Psychology of Good Bosses vs. Bad Bosses, her 90-day Leading Consciously Now program is designed to expand the mindset and transform leadership styles to include the “people” skills critical for the success of today’s effective leader. Avoid the risky business of bad bossing before it puts you, those around you, and your organization at risk for lawsuits and costly downfalls.
Life happens! At some point, we may all be faced with a medical condition, or know someone close, while still trying to work. How we manage these changes in life circumstances, either as the employer or as the employee, can make a world of difference in how we get through difficult times. When our health is threatened…when our work is impacted…it creates a world of uncertainty and fear on both sides. Today’s work world is filled with various laws that protect both employee and employer rights when it comes to medical conditions that impact the ability to be at work, stay at work and perform the work. Navigating the interactive process (TIP) and through the maze of laws can be tricky. Fortunately, solutions are available.
The Agile Lawyer
“Reaching a goal starts with an understanding of the present situation.” Dive deeper through the world of Assessments to uncover your core communication style, how it shows up and how you impact others. Discover the behaviors that come across in conflict and you don’t even know it. Develop communication strategies that reflect your Emotional Intelligence and strengthens your leadership at every level.