Debra A. Woog (pronounced like “Vogue” magazine) created MBA Navigator when she saw her MBA classmates and colleagues craving relevant tools to accelerate their individual development and career growth.
Over the past two decades, she has successfully coached hundreds of clients to achieve their unique definitions of success, including admission to top MBA programs, development of fulfilling careers, and creation of Brilliance-Based® leadership.
Debra guides clients to understand and communicate their brilliance, explore and evaluate their options, and align their professional and personal choices. Ultimately they transform from feeling time-crunched and overwhelmed to joy-filled and at ease, in their lives and work.
Debra’s own career path has included conducting research at Harvard Business School for an award-winning Organizational Behavior book, evaluating applicants to the MIT Sloan MBA program, and directing admissions and career development for the MIT dual-degree MBA program Leaders for Global Operations. A sought-after expert, Debra’s work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Forbes, and US News & World Report, as well as other local, national, and international publications.
Debra earned her B.A. in Psychology and American Studies from Wellesley College and her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. MIT Sloan recognized her leadership abilities by awarding her the Miriam Sherburne Scholarship. She is trained as a mediator and an ombudsman.
An enthusiastic vegetable-roaster and occasional intuitive painter, Debra enjoys spending time with her high-school-aged son and daughter. She’s also a voracious reader and sometimes knitter.
“Debra, you listen very well, you know people very well, you have this innate sixth sense, and you’re empathetic. I feel I can be honest, tell you where I have weakness, and you fill in that weakness or void. My weakness was writing. It’s not an effort for the client. You just fill in those gaps w/out making it difficult. You do it in a manner that makes the whole thing pleasant and it works. You accomplish the goal of doing what we set out to do in a way that’s not stressful for me. I wouldn’t have known where to start. You have a mature, strong core that has a universal understanding of how humans are; that’s the great thing. You seem to customize your methods and approach around each person’s quirks. That kind of tailoring to individual needs is what the information age is crying out for.” — Career Changer