Dr. Zawislan has thirty plus years of teaching, consulting, and coaching experience in both the private and public sectors of law, management consulting, education, and nonprofit. She has worked for organizations including Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Ernst & Young, University of Akron, Institute for Educational Renew at John Carroll, and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Deborah is president of Connexions llc, a professional development firm that supports executives and managers in developing and exhibiting leadership presence. A member of the International Coach Federation, she holds the designation of Professional Certified Coach. She believes in “cura personalis” (care of the entire person) and is a certified spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition and registered yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance. Deborah is the author of forthcoming book “Connexions: Creating a Culture of Learning and Respect".