Deb Karstetter

Facilitator, Executive Coach
“Often, I’m starting with someone who is overwhelmed, stressed, and in a new role. Asking questions, listening actively, and developing a friendly rapport with that person helps us both reach our goals with confidence.”
  • TLE team member since 2014. Deb is our go-to for custom work that requires extensive business experience and knowledge. She often works with newly formed executive teams, or those that need assistance in being more effective. She has a deep commitment to helping women executives advance in their careers. She is often found leading our women’s leadership programs or addressing an audience of female executives. Deb’s varied career as an executive, board member and investor, provides her with a level of insight that is incredibly beneficial to our clients.
  • Experienced board member
  • Mentor of young entrepreneurs
  • Angel Investor in tech and life science startups
  • B.A., Finance, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
  • Continuing Education at Stanford Business School, Harvard Business School, Stanford Law School
  • Recipient of YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry Award
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