Deb Koen

Workshop: Presentations that Pop: Bringing Science to Life


Deb Koen, Career Strategist and Professional Development Coach, is a recognized leader in the field of career development. She conducts peak performance programs to develop individual and organizational potential. Along with having been a preferred presenter for The Wall Street Journal’s Executive Diversity Career Fairs, Deb coaches, consults and presents on career management, transitions, job search strategies, and women in the workforce. She regularly conducts leadership development programs for the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Deb brings her expertise and enthusiasm to each and every engagement to create innovative solutions.

Deb previously led the private nonprofit organization, Career Development Services, and she has consulted for numerous corporations and counseled in higher education. She is currently the account manager and career coach for Corning Incorporated, and senior consultant for HR Works, Inc. and for BadFish Consulting.

Deb is a co-author of Career Choice, Change & Challenge (Jist, 2000). She has been a columnist for The Wall Street Journal’s, for the business section of Gannett’s Democrat & Chronicle and for the scholarly scientific journal, Nature. She holds a certificate in nonprofit management from Harvard Business School and M.A. in Counseling from Colgate University. Deb also serves on the Board of Trustees for The Nature Conservancy. In 2016, she received the Corporate Enlightenment Award from Rochester Global Connections for her work with emerging leaders “for exemplifying the ideals of inclusiveness, respect for

diversity, global understanding and citizen diplomacy.”