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Coaching Changes Lives

Updated: Jul 14

Through coaching, One True You, LLC clients are surpassing their limitations and achieving their personal and professional goals.

What Is Coaching? Coaching Can Set You On A Path To Greater Personal and Professional Fulfillment


We all have goals we want to reach, challenges we’re navigating, and times when we feel stuck. One True You, LLC specializes in leadership, career, and life coaching for executives in transition or nearing retirement.

One True You, LLC partners in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires leaders to maximize their personal and professional potential.


Coaching helps professionals to cope more effectively, reduce stress, and have more creativity and resilience. Coaching enhances confidence and leadership strengths.


Coaching is one of the most effective ways to navigate change. Coaching helps you to express your needs and desires and co-create steps for successful outcomes.


Coaching helps professionals get unstuck, move from fixed patterns and self-limiting beliefs to more open mindsets.


One True You, LLC coaching provides the support needed to help leaders navigate major life and work changes and create new results in life.


Read more about The Top 10 Reasons Why Coaching Matters now more than ever.


Professional Coaching Has The Power to Transform Individuals and Organizations - What Better Way to Discover This Than to Experience Coaching?


The year’s not over yet. You can still change the outcome for 2021.


Learn more about One True You Coaching and how to navigate your transition challenges and find fulfillment in your career and life.


Schedule a complimentary Clarity Call to talk about your needs and the changes you’d like to make. Select a date and time from the calendar that’s best for you.


Be Inspired by True Stories of Transformational Change


Beyond the testimonials and individual stories of transformation that One True You, LLC clients share, one larger story becomes clear…


Coaching Changes Lives


David Walter - Public Affairs Specialist, Milwaukee VA Medical Center

“I highly recommend Debbie as a life coach. While I went to her with the overriding goal of finding a new job with a better work-life balance, her holistic approach helped me not only in my job search but also in my personal life. I was in a high-stress job with my work-life balance totally out of whack when I started meeting with Debbie. She helped me focus on my goals and steps to take. With her help, I was able to clarify my wants and needs and set about making a change. It paid off immensely as I was able to secure a much better job and achieve the work-life balance I desired. In addition, she helped me find ways to improve my health and life outside of work.”

Gregg Koleno - Cross-Function Team Leader, IA Business Advisors

“The first time I met with Debbie she changed my outlook on my job search! She helped me to narrow my focus and it worked - within a couple of weeks I landed my dream job! The questions Debbie asks, get you to think deep and help you discover your goals and passions. After discovering your goals Debbie helps you put a plan together to achieve them! I would highly recommend Debbie for anyone in job transition or planning the future of their career!”

Bruce Gracz - Customer Engagement Manager, Vistex

“I have known Debbie for years. She is one of the most honest, sincere, and trustworthy people I have ever met. In business Debbie is straightforward and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend trusting her advice and recommendations.”

Nancy Stearns Burgess - Nancy Burgess Strategic Marketing, Inc.

“Thank you, Debbie! I wasn't sure what to expect from the coaching process. What I found is that you have profoundly enhanced both my life and my business by changing my mindset--a work in progress. I highly recommend One True You, LLC for anyone who is looking for more out of their life and career.”

Stephanie (Leese) Emrich - ServiceSpeaks Solutions Founder & CEO; Certified Guest Service Professional, TEDxSpeaker

”To be in Debbie's sphere for even a moment is transformational. Her spirit, calm nature & interpersonal skills impress. I would trust Debbie's instincts as a life coach, speaker and advocate in the journey of goal achievement. Plus, she is a joy to be with in an array of settings!”

Michael Kozlowski - Director, Strategic Projects (PMO), CORIX Group of Companies

“I am excited to share my experience about the services from Deborah Petropoulos. I was lost in chaos and just mentally blocked on what I needed to do in many aspects of my life and work. After some coaching sessions there was clarity on what I needed to do to reach my dreams. The benefits of working with a great life coach such as Deborah, is that she is an excellent listener and understands the challenges with relationships, raising kids, and work/life balance. With Deborah's coaching, I was able to grow my real estate business into millions of dollars in assets and services and be a better husband and father.”

Hazel Gayheart - Real Estate Agent, @Properties

“I have worked with Debbie over the last few years and have also attended some of her workshops and she is fabulous! A true professional that provides guidance, clarity, and is focused on making sure you meet your objectives both personally and professionally - I could not have asked for a better life coach! She has a very thoughtful and targeted approach. She meets you where you are at in your life to help you get to the next stage or through any transition professionally or personally. She is dedicated and makes sure that you are heading towards success but in a demeanor that is non-judgmental or harsh - it’s the perfect balance! If you follow her guidance and you do the work, you’ll have successful outcomes. I moved from an unsatisfactory and unfulfilling job to having my own successful business and time to do the things I enjoy most! I recommend her to colleagues, family, and friends! You will not be disappointed!”

Judi Thode - Ancient Oaks Foundation, Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce Community Impact Award Winner 2020

“Working with Debbie has given me the confidence I needed to lead our conservation non-profit to a new level. She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses and how to use them both in leading the organization. I don’t have a business background and her experience in the corporate world was invaluable in helping me complete some business-related tasks with which I was not familiar. Thank you, Debbie, for helping me move to the next level.”

Kathryn Duvall - Clinical Aromatherapist, ARCB Board Certified Reflexologist, BNurs (Hons) RGN, RHV, PgDip Pract. Research, Owner Blue Chamomile Reflexology and Aromatherapy

“I was very inspired by Debbie’s workshop where we covered so much ground in just an afternoon. It made me think about my direction in life and want to invite the good things that we had talked about. I continued the stepping-stones from the workshop with Debbie’s personal coaching which has really helped me to focus on moving forward with short and long-term goals and also coping skills for every day. Debbie uses professional coaching tools to structure her sessions but is always sensitive to personal needs and issues that may crop up, and adjusts the time spent to be exactly what is needed. She is always encouraging, kind and positive and also helps me to keep my own promises to myself on a personal and professional level. She provides relevant homework to support the session and always sends a comprehensive summary for referring to afterwards. I would truly recommend her coaching to anyone who would like to progress their self-development in a very holistic, professional and supported way.”

Susan Hanson – Finance Manager

“I really do miss talking with you. Our career and life coaching work together helped me through my career transition, provided guidance through challenges with my health and personal relationships, and inspired me to envision a new direction (and location) for my life. I was in the most stressful job of my entire career and feeling the effects of that in numerous ways when I ran into you while walking my dogs past your house. You happened to be outside, so we reconnected from our days working together in a women’s leadership network. I remember you gave me 2 or 3 insightful questions to ask myself, regarding my job. As I walked home, I had the most intense feeling that I needed to hire you! And so the relationship began. I really had no goals, just a general idea of where I might want to go, and needed help getting there. Your tools, guided exercises and homework assignments led me through the process of goal setting and defining the life I wanted to live. They were not always easy, but you held me accountable and a vision took shape. Part of that vision was moving to a warmer climate, which I had loosely planned for 5 years down the road. And I didn’t know if I could really even do that. Exactly two years after our coaching began, I made the move to Florida. I’m now living a life very close to that writing assignment of “a day in my life 5 years out”. Without a doubt, I would not have been able to do so without your guidance. Our coaching relationship benefited me in so many ways. It really has changed my attitude and outlook on life. On the road trip from Illinois to my new life in Florida, I picked up two magnets that say it all. One has the image of a map on it with the words “Create your own happy”. The other a dog jumping over a fence and inscribed “Live like someone left the gate open”. I look at them every day to remind myself how great life can be when you recognize that you have choices and act on them. It’s been 3 years since my move and I still have to pinch myself. I love the insight I gained and the new life that I’m living. Your coaching was a great experience and well worth the work. I will be forever grateful."

About the Author:

One True You, LLC Executive Life Coach, Deborah Petropoulos inspires successful outcomes. Deborah provides leadership, career and life coaching guidance to high-performing professionals experiencing transition challenges or nearing retirement. Leaders benefit from Debbie’s personalized coaching approach and her corporate leadership experience in Global Pharmaceuticals where she led, mentored, and developed individuals and teams at AbbVie and Abbott. Deborah Petropoulos is a Co-Active Coach accredited through the Coaches Training Institute and is an International Coaching Federation Member.

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