Job Title:

Founder, DRIVEN Professionals


Deborah Goldstein is a recovering restaurateur who founded DRIVEN Professionals to assist motivated professionals in reaching their career goals without sacrificing the abundance life has to offer. DRIVEN’s programming is designed to address the pandemic of stress, to build cultures of workplace trust, to promote intentional productivity, and to empower human capital to leverage the kind of corporate emotional intelligence that will lead to an engaged workforce.

Deborah is an Enhanced Practitioner of Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ), and brings that body of work to individual coaching and group workshops. C-IQ gives us the power to influence our neurochemistry and the neurochemistry of those we converse with IN THE MOMENT. Resulting strengthened relationships.

Deborah is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, and is a frequent contributor to Iris. She has been featured on Bloomberg Surveillance. She is also a GLG Council Member, sits on the Global Advisory Council of IMPACT Leadership 21, the NYC Leadership Council of BIAAG, and the Board of Directors at SEEK Safely.

Deborah rejuvenates her energy by dedicating herself to a robust exercise program and creating countless Fresh Market meals for friends and loved ones. She splits her time between NYC and Putnam Valley, NY, thriving in the stillness of her country home to contrast the intensity of NYC life. Balance is an aspiration, if not a perpetual reality for Deborah. She is grateful to manage a well-integrated life, often reminding folks that she is DRIVEN’s best student.