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Debra Oakaby is an accredited NLP Practitioner and Coach, with a HR background spanning more than 20 years. She was instrumental in achieving three investors in People Awards for a former employer.

She specialises in showing people how to shift their mindset with her resilience building strategies. And enables them to feel confident and courageous by facing their fears. She believes this is the key for turning things around.

Debra does this with highest-integrity mind-changing interventions, personal performance coaching and more than 20 years of HR experience working with people in challenging situations in London. This means she works more quickly than you can alone.

Debra offers a free telephone conversation. You can also work with her in the following ways. Book a two-hour personal breakthrough session - get clear on what is holding you back and discover what you could do to resolve it. Take a DISC online personality assessment - find out your predominant personality style and how to make self-improvements with a personalised report delivered swiftly to your inbox.

If you want to build your resilience and learn how to bounce back from setbacks stronger then this bespoke resilience building programme is for you. Bring to light valuable inner resources that you might have forgotten about or didn't know you have, learn and practice resilience building strategies, develop your self-belief and confidence and create a dynamic plan to propel you forwards. Your programme is delivered through 1-1 coaching and tuition, guided meditation and NLP techniques, with regular accountability calls, handout notes and a reflective exercise.

Fast forward several years and many hours spent studying personal development, Debra now enjoys helping other people unlock a wealth of inner resources to support them against knockbacks.

Start rebuilding your life now by booking a free consultation. Call Debra on 07906 007 613.


  • Think Clearly Coaching

    NLP and Performance Coach
    1 - 5 Employees 2019 - Current
    Think Clearly Coaching

    Started my own business called Coach Me Smart providing career coaching and designing and running workshops and more recently coaching courses for work.  I have now updated my business to incorporate my NLP skills and it is called Think Clearly Coaching.  I have more than 20 years' HR experience and 3 Investors in People awards under my belt.

  • Wandsworth Council

    Head of Personnel (Leisure and Amenity Services Department)
    100+ Employees 2000 - 2011

    Responsible for a providing a comprehensive HR service to managers and staff providing frontline services.  Included employee relations, training and development and recruitment and was a member of the senior management team.

Education History

  • Personal Performance Diploma

    The Coaching Academy
    2011 - 2012

    Completed the Diploma with a Distinction.  Undertook a number of pro bono coaching sessions with members of the public, with good results.

  • Employment Studies and HRM

    London Metropolitan University
    2002 - 2003
  • Human Resource Management

    University of North London
    1999 - 2000
  • Social Science

    University of Westminster
    1991 - 1996
  • NLP Practitioner

    The Coaching Academy
    2018 - 2018

Clubs and Associations

Member of the Association for NLP Professionals

Age UK

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development


Interests and Hobbies

Writing Haikuus




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