Trained originally as a Biochemist & Food Technologist, Debra spent the first 7 years of her career working in Sales & Marketing in Global companies such as GSK & Roche.
She then moved into GM & CEO roles in private business. Industries included Engineering & Construction, Travel & Tourism, IT & Software, Advertising Agencies & Cars, both retail & wholesale environments. She was responsible for up to 220 staff.
With all of these roles she took stagnant or flatlining businesses back to growth.
She also studied for an MBA to combine academic knowledge with real-life experience.
She left to start her 1st business – a text, mobile app & marketing agency. This was successful & encouraged her to amalgamate & take ownership of a 2nd business based around software & application development. This company first soared & then failed spectacularly. She knows what it’s like to celebrate success as well as worrying about paying the bills each month & keeping everyone motivated, even in times of adversity. When she put the company into receivership, she knew it was a tough but right decision.
Going back to Corporate for a few years to rebuild, she headed up a large team at an Insurance Co.
Corporate life got the better of her & she left to join The Icehouse, one of the Top 10 incubators in the world, to coach their clients – from start-ups to established businesses.
She started her 2nd business, which she has been running since 2009. Debra has been the generalist coach in the business, supported by specialist coaches & has worked with over 500 companies.
She was a member of EO for 3 ½ years & currently owns 2 businesses.
Debra is passionate about working with Business Owners & Leadership Teams to help them achieve their professional & personal goals. Combining her 25+ years of leadership & management experience, 10+ years of coaching, qualifications plus the EOS model, tools & system, she brings a unique mix of experience, curiosity & structure to help.
My business has been established for over 22 years & we have 32 staff. We had grown significantly over the first years but growth had stagnated and we felt stuck. In working through the EOS tools with Debra and my leadership team we finally had a clear vision of what we’re working towards, what that looks like, and how we’re going to get there. Our team understands and is now held accountable and we are achieving the results. I finally took a long break from the business – in EOS month 9!
Justine Parsons, Visionary, Your VA
Well facilitated to produce an environment of trust, openness, honesty & to be ‘comfortable being uncomfortable! 2-3 Simple takeaways that will keep us focused (Rocks) & we have a tangible process for moving forward & improving the business.
Kane Metcalfe, Visionary, OTEL (After Day 1 of the EOS Process – Focus Day)
I have never been so impressed by a facilitator. Debra Chantry-Taylor was professional, confident, and displayed such respectable humility towards us. EOS has changed the way that we run our business and we are now achieving goals that we never thought possible.
Candice Nicholls, Integrator, Prep Plant Based Meals