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Deborah Martin



Fife Lake, MI 49633
United States
T: 231 879 4178
F: 231-879-4843




Deb Martin, Transition Coach


In March of 1996, Deb began her coaching practice, Portage. She has attracted an international clientele of leaders, high achievers, entrepreneurs, coaches and visionaries. Deb is extraordinarily intuitive and passionate about all things wild. She spends as much time as possible getting to know herself better and testing her limits in the wilderness. She gives Mother Nature credit for being her first coach. Her style is to guide clients toward their own truth using compassion and fun. In addition to her regular coaching sessions, Deb combines her intuitive abilities and her passion for nature to offer what she calls Wilderness Adventure Coaching. Deb maintains a practice of approximately 24 clients.

Profile and Credentials        

Deborah Martin is a graduate of Coach University and a Coach University Professional Mentor Coach. She is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is an ICF Master Certified Coach. Deb is also a founding member of Coachville, the worlds largest coach training organization, and a founding member of The International Association of Coaches. Deb holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Education and a Masters Degree in Career and Technical Education. She is currently a student in Coachville's Schools of Coaching, including their Graduate School of Coaching and Certified Mentor Coach programs.

Philosophy and Comments        

One of Deb's favorite back-county activities is portaging her canoe from one lake to another. She loves the discovery process. “The portage itself is as much fun as getting to the next lake.” Thus, Deb believes any transition must be driven by a value that reflects the core of who you are. “When you get to the who, the what and how happen naturally. Once you've defined the goal or outcome, hold it very, very lightly and focus on the process instead. Gratitude for the process may take you down a path you can't yet envision and leave you much more open to the insights that will come your way.” Deb says you can still have goals and make plans, but be curious and make space for surprises. “Intuition is blocked when we practice either/or thinking. These surprises/insights will perhaps move you away from the original goal but can lead you to something much, much better.” Deb believes that we all can dramatically simplify our lives. She says that many clients come to her wanting to do something, in order to have something, in order to be somebody. Deb says, “Be somebody first and the doing and having are natural outcomes. The more you discover the truth about who you are, the more you'll get what you want.”

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