Debbie is the founder and CEO of Jack Hammer, Africa’s largest executive search firm.
For more than 20 years, she has partnered with some of the region’s top corporations – helping them find great leaders for executive and board appointments. She is currently living in the US, extending Jack Hammer’s footprint to California.
Debbie’s latest start-up business, Virtual Coaching Partners, is a unique digital platform that uses AI to connect entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals with world class business coaches.
Her first book, “IntheFlow – Taking Mindfulness to Work”, was listed in the ‘Top 10 Best’ South African business books. Her next one, ‘Inside the Interview – The Secret to Great Hiring Decisions’, will be published in 2019.
Debbie also offers coaching programmes to leaders and entrepreneurs who are looking to exit, or delegate management of their businesses. She delivers keynotes and workshops internationally, on a range of topics.
She is a founding member of EO Cape Town, and currently serves as the global champion for Families of EO, 2019 to 2020.
Debbie’s style and vision may come from her somewhat unconventional background: In her ‘first’ career, she was an award-winning contemporary dancer and choreographer…whilst completing her law degree!
“Leadership provides daily opportunity for creative endeavour. I love being immersed in the ‘business’ of leadership, where mastery requires rigour and passion, and the demands for excellence are relentless. Almost as tough as being a dancer”.