Years in Practice

25 years +


Silver Spring MD 20910 - United States



Additional Expertise

Life Coach



I Believe

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" ~ Mary Oliver, The Summer Day

About Deborah Thornton

I'm a transformational coach who specializes in revealing the full spectrum of possibilities in life and leadership. Trained in clinical social work, Co-Active coaching and Great Story coaching, Co-Active leadership, and Mastering Emotional Resiliency, I have more than 30 years of experience working with a wide range of individuals and organizations.

As a Certified Professional Co-Active® Coach (CPCC) and Great Story coach, I help people transform their understanding of who they are and what they bring to the world and develop the emotional resilience they need to navigate these rapidly changing times.

As a Co-Active® leadership coach and Resiliency Circle facilitator, I help organizations clarify their vision and mission, develop emotionally fit leaders, leverage the diversity of their teams, and spark creativity and collaboration. 

My work is informed by six decades of life, extensive cross-cultural experience, and the process of recovering from traumatic personal loss. I am passionate about creating a more equitable and compassionate world, one deeply human connection at a time.