Debbie Scola


Debbie powers successful careers and businesses by getting the best out of people and unlocking their potential. As an industry thought leader Debbie provides innovative people strategies designed to generate exciting opportunities and solve problematic challenges. Her approach is tailored to your needs and helps transform organisational and personal performance. She delivers bespoke solutions ranging from individual development, to taking control of a whole HR function and giving leadership and direction, re-aligning it with the core business strategy.

Debbie helps businesses nurture their talent using proven development techniques that align individual and business ambitions, delivering better business outcomes.

Debbie is a people and organisational development specialist in Human Resources, coaching and mentoring. Her passion and expertise are in developing organisational and talent-related solutions, including facilitating individual and team growth, planning and implementing organisational change, and developing new processes, programmes, and learning initiatives.

Debbie has had several national and international HR Director appointments and works as a consultant for various high profile brands with 2000+ people, delivering major change projects, including, News UK (publishers of The Times, Sunday Times, The Sun and The News of the World), Pernod Ricard, Heineken, Virgin Media, Lebara, Flybe, and Butchers Petcare.

Coaching and Mentoring: Debbie believes that coaching is a valuable management skill in today’s dynamic environment, in which a manager’s key responsibility is to help others to be more effective. Debbie specializes in developing bespoke programmes for helping people improve their leadership style through providing specialized one to one coaching or mentoring guidance, to help them achieve both their personal and professional aspirations. Drawing on her experience as a senior leader.

Debbie offers transformational bespoke coaching programmes for people who are going through a transition, reviewing their career aspirations, helping them decide what their goals are and building a plan to achieve these. Assisting them to meet their potential and play to their strengths.

Debbie believes that coaching focuses on future possibilities and not past mistakes As a coach, she helps individuals unlock their inner potential and act as their critical friend. She is an intuitive listener, she quickly develops warmth and rapport that builds inner confidence in the people she coaches delivering commercial results, developing the ability to lead or achieving promotion. Debbie ‘s approach is results driven, grounded in practical action and utilizes the core strengths of the individual.

Firmly focused on the belief that leadership authenticity is essential, Debbie works with senior executives on what they want to do differently and then supports them to discover, within themselves, how they can achieve it. Strategy is nothing without action, and that’s something that Debbie has a firm grasp on.

Debbie’s coaching style is warm, inquisitive, informal and pragmatic, Debbie builds trust and confidence quickly with her coachees to build strong natural relationships with them. Through caring and probing she takes the clients to a place of reflective thinking which leads to transformational change.

Embedding Values and Behaviors as organisations continue to look for a performance edge, there is increased focus on fostering aligned values. Debbie has a proven track record in making these values meaningful and actionable, helping employees focus on what matters most, to build loyalty and effectiveness. Debbie believes in the value of diversity and creativity is needs to be unlocked in all organisations and helps them get the most potential of individuals and groups. Through offering a series of facilitated interventions that enable growth and strategic alignments that lead to transformation.

Specialisms include

  • Executive coaching for directors and business leaders
  • Leadership and management development programmes
  • Providing interim group HR leadership
  • Mentoring of HR talent, and middle management
  • Maternity coaching, return to work support
  • Diversity and Women only training
  • On boarding, first 180-day development -enabling you to get the best out of your new recruits
  • Facilitation of transformational creative workshops, board events, management forums
  • Career /life style transition coaching
  • Outplacement support – including interview skills, networking, use of social media.
  • Mentoring for HR professionals and management
  • Culture and diversity facilitated events
  • Board and team facilitated sessions

“My experience across large organisations and SME’s has demonstrated one key consistency -that relationships are key to every successful business, regardless of size or industry. I believe that no business is made in a vacuum, and the way you interact with clients, employees, co-workers and other leaders is what truly drives your business performance.”

Debbie has over 20 years’ experience and her qualifications include NLP: Practitioner (2002), ADRG Accredited Workplace Mediator (2010), Association for Coaching Accredited Foundation Executive Coach (2015). Predicative Index Analysist and Administrator.

“I would highly recommend working with Debbie to any professional at any stage in their career. Debbie’s very approachable yet highly professional style of coaching will assist anyone in analysing their career and developing their future plans to secure their personal objectives.” Lee McConnellogue Director and Accountable Manager, Aviation Services