Led by Debbie Orbacz, our team has extensive, diverse backgrounds in consulting and business development. They are inspirations to the future leaders they coach.
Debra S. Orbacz
Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Debra Orbacz’s combination of experiential leadership knowledge from a world class organization and the latest research and theory on leadership development provides Orbacz Strategy clients with measurable results. Debbie focuses her company’s priorities on long-term client relationships, short-term projects with permanent results, and coaching executive clients who rely on her guidance and counsel regularly.
Debbie had an award-winning career at FedEx where she served many roles, including Managing Director of Operations in their flagship hub operation. Debbie has a strong cross functional background in supply chain management, operations, and strategic and tactical planning, with her analytical and organizational skills putting her in great demand for strategic consulting roles. Debbie has successfully developed and led large teams through the planning and execution phases of many projects over her career. After leaving FedEx she held a senior position at Booz Allen Hamilton with a focus on building a new business unit. This experience gave her a window into the consulting industry that supported her establishing her own firm in the spring of 2009.
She is called on often to design and deliver programs for a variety of initiatives across all industries. She is a sought-after role model who understands business and the tough decisions that leaders must make. She is sought out often not only as a coach, but as a speaker to share her tested and collected vision of leadership best practices and proven developmental solutions. With Debbie’s background she is frequently called upon to advise on various women’s initiatives and to coach women executives as they prepare for greater responsibilities.
In her corporate leadership roles she has mentored and coached hundreds of people, helping them to achieve their goals. Her years of experience coupled with her professional training have proven to be a perfect combination that delivers maximum benefits for her consulting and coaching clients.
Debbie is an established blogger and an expert affiliate partner and contributor of articles on business and leadership related topics for the W2WLink.com website, a global online network for women business leaders.
Debbie holds a BBA Summa Cum Laude from the Byrd School of Business, Shenandoah University. She completed her leadership coaching certification through Georgetown University’s International Coach Federation ( ICF) accredited program. She completed Georgetown University’s Executive Leadership Certification Program and holds certifications for various assessment instruments through The Center for Creative Leadership.
She is on the Board of Trustees of Shenandoah University in Northern Virginia and is on the Board of the Library of Congress, Asian Division Friends Society; she is the Chair of Strategic Alliances for Women in Technology and serves on the Co-Chair Committee for the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia.
Ms. Orbacz is an avid golfer, traveler, skier, and gardener and also holds a private pilot’s certificate.