Staff of D.L. Griest and Associates

Debra Griest

Debra L. Griest PhD

Dr. Griest is the President of D.L. Griest & Associates, an executive coaching and organization consulting firm based in Cleveland, OH. She has nearly 30 years experience working with various types of private sector and private sector organizations. She has provided executive coaching and consulting services in the aerospace, professional services, healthcare, manufacturing, and government sectors.

Dr. Griest began her career with NASA Lewis Research Center where she the leader of the training and organization development function and served as an executive coach and internal consultant. She has been an independent consultant, working throughout the US and Canada, since 1994.

Dr. Griest specializes in executive coaching, team development, and change management. In the course of her career she has coached over 200 mid and senior-level leaders who were seeking to enhance their ability to lead their organizations. She has worked with numerous large and mid-size organizations as they have implemented extensive change initiatives. She has also helped HR organizations develop their capacity for executive coaching and internal consulting.

Dr. Griest is an active member of Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village, Ohio. She currently serves as Board Chair for a Christian non-profit organization, Building Hope In the City, which seeks to support renewal of urban neighborhoods through creation, support, and revitalization of ministry efforts. She is also Executive Director of Seeking Stillness Ministries which promotes spiritual development by sponsoring Christian retreats and providing spiritual direction.

Debra is married and enjoys outdoor activities, the arts, and cheering on her favorite sports teams.

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