What People are Saying

“Debra helped each member of our group kick of the New Year right with her goal-setting workshop. She led us through thoughtfully designed worksheets that helped us think about where we want to be and how to get there. She also had great answers to our questions on how to be more productive and overcome obstacles to our goals. Her workshop served to bring together the participants as we learned about each others’ goals and dreams, a great and unexpected benefit. I highly recommend Debra’s services as a coach and workshop leader.”

Megan Sweas, Journalism and Women Symposium Regional Captain, Southern California


“Debra helped me jumpstart a complex side-project website that was on the back-burner for about 6 months. I’m highly motivated, but was too busy working on client projects and other existing businesses to get yet another side project going. Within a few weeks of in-person meetings and email exchanges, I had a solid plan. Within a month the project was live and in production. If you need help getting a project moving, I highly recommend getting help from Debra and her company, Guided Goals.”

Steven Swimmer, Swimmer Media & Nowster.com


“I recommend Deb as a goal coach if you want to get your book out for the world to enjoy! Within the first hour of working with me and my writing partner, Debra brought awareness and focus on our project’s strengths. We also realized areas where our visions of the book were vastly different. These conversations were important to get us off on the right foot. Debra pushed us from merely discussing the book to actually writing the first chapter within days of our conversation.”

Kristin Ammerman

“Debra’s been a huge help, not only in improving my writing but in having confidence as a writer. She’s easy to work with, is great about setting goals and works at my pace without allowing me to become complacent. I would highly recommend her services to anyone who wants to work on their skills as a writer.”

Joe Marchelewski


“Debra is the single biggest reason my latest book is over 2/3 completed! She helped me create the book outline, set goals, and holds me accountable during out weekly meetings. I am thrilled to be working with Deb, and recommend her to anyone serious about writing a book!”

Blake Jamieson


“I always knew I had a book buried deep inside me, hiding behind the layers of fat, muscle, and blood coursing through my veins. When I met Debra Eckerling, I allowed my book, the book I was meant to share with the world, to come out of the closet, just like I had. Thank God, Debra inspired me to once again breakthrough my false beliefs about my ability to write. I’ve since become known as an international blogger, the go to guy for coming out with a twist of humor, and have been inspiring humans, regular old humans, to step out of the closets that hold them back from living their most authentic lives! She’s a task master who might be mistaken for Christian Grey. But make no mistake, Debra challenges you to step into your 50th shade of grey so that you can become the next E. L. James in your own right.”

Rick Clemons


“It’s been very helpful to talk to Deb every couple of weeks. She’s given me good advice and clear next steps that I could accomplish. I’ve gotten positive results (and saved a lot of time!)”

Stephanie PalmerGood in a Room


“I met Debra Eckerling two months before I lost my job and started working with this incredibly smart, strong, creative woman two months after losing my job. Since then, Debra has helped me cultivate my business and re-wire my brain. Through various brainstorming exercises, her podcasts, and moral support I was able to create a hyper-focused passionate blog, digital presence, and successful business. I do what I love, I’m working on projects for companies, non-profits, and individuals I enjoy and respect, and creating a life that I never thought possible.”

Stephanie Belsky


“I have been talking for the past year about writing my own book. It wasn’t until I met Debra at a networking event in June 2012 that I realized she would be the perfect person to help me with the process. When I saw how she works, I instantly hired her to walk me through the process. In less than 120 days my book went from a dream to an Amazon best seller. Debra was amazing at focusing my efforts on the most important parts of writing my book. If you want to write your own book, I highly suggest you sit down with Debra and consider hiring her to walk you through her plan. She’s amazing.”

Josh OchsMedia Leaders