The story so far…
With my husband Duncan and son Mani, Summer 2017
I gained a lot more from this experience than I expected. The ponderosa pine literally held me as I cried and the termites entertained me. I can still see the look of pure love from the deer that graced my site, and I learnt more about the flow of life from that small creek than I had kayaking any river.
I also really got how one way my love affair with Nature was – Nature gave, and I took.
John also introduced me to the work of Paul Hawken who had just written The Ecology of Commerce. I could now see how business can be a vehicle for positive change and that this was my path.
Fast forward over 20 years, I’ve co-founded and exited a technology business and I’ve been involved in several other tech-related start-ups, both here and in America.
In 2014 I founded Love and Care Ltd, to apply my skills in technology and business with my love of the environment. I’m also currently the part-time Strategic Advisor for TrustaBit, a California based company developing a flight disruption management solution, harnessing the power of blockchain and smart contracts to improve the customer experience; part-time Business Advisor to The Formary, focusing on their Used to Usable textile reuse programme.
I was recently a Fellow with Cohort 4 of the Edmund Hilary Foundation – you can read more about my story here.
Qualifications and memberships
Henry the tuatara – at Invercargill Museum. Tuatara’s are born with an open third eye.
- Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from 2001 to 2006 (approx).
- Reiki Master – 2006.
- Way of Nature – Student since 1996; Guide in-training since 2015.
- Graduate of the Constellation Facilitator Learning Programme (2014-2015) through the Human Systems Institute.
- Member of Sustainable Business Network
- Member of Blockchain NZ
In addition to WoN, discovering Family and Relational Constellation Therapy in 2012 has taken things to a new level in terms of understanding and healing her own “stuff” and empathy for others peoples lives. It furthered her understanding of how we hold memory in the body and how healing is more than a cognitive process. She undertook extensive Constellation Facilitator training with Joanne Chartrand and Dyrian Benz in Santa Barbara in 2013-2014, and with Jane Peterson in Portland, 2014-2015, with a particular interest in what this method offers to business organisations.
Deborah is also a reiki master and is open to other healing modalities. Deborah has a strong community of healers and teachers in her life and is enthusiastic in supporting others find what works for them in the plethora of resources available. “Each has their own path”.