Deb’s most recent executive coaching and consulting practice has focused on leadership and emotional competency development, career development, mentoring, and strategic change management. She is a Board Certified Executive Coach and consults to private, public, and nonprofit organizations. A sample list of organizations with which she has worked includes Alcoa, Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Municipal School District, Ernst and Young, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Fifth Third Bank, Goldman Sachs, KeyCorp, McKinsey & Company, Roadway Express, and J.M. Smucker. Prior to her academic career, Dr. O’Neil was a Senior Consultant with Citibank in New York.
Deb’s research is focused on the processes that assist individuals and organizations in being effective, successful, and productive. She has published articles on career, leadership, and organization development in such venues as Career Development International, Consulting Psychology Journal, Human Resource Management, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Change Management, Journal of Managerial Psychology, and in numerous edited volumes.
Deb serves as an Associate Editor for Career Development International and on the Editorial Board of the Organization Development Review. She is also the current Chair of the Organization Development Education Association (ODEA), an international consortium of schools and programs whose purpose is to advance and enhance education in the field of OD.
Deb holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, a Master of Science Degree in Organization Development/ Human Resource Development from The American University, and Bachelors’ Degrees in Journalism, English, and Secondary Education from the University of Rhode Island.