Organizational strategy

About The Plager Group

About our founder

Debbie Plager is a dynamic executive coach and organizational strategist with 25+ years of experience, including at the highest levels of Fortune 75 companies.

Known as a trusted advisor and partner, Debbie collaborates with leaders and teams to achieve marked change and sustainable business results. She applies people-centric strategies and her own pragmatic-yet-personable style to help clients set and reach goals, and to feel more productive and happier.

Often sought out to build organizational strategy and talent functions, Debbie is known as a deep expert, a results-driven pragmatist, and a relatable and compassionate human being.

Debbie Plager, The Plager Group

Working with Debbie

Known for her whole-person, client-centric approach, Debbie puts client success first.

Her consulting always considers your organization’s business strategy, ensuring all work aligns and supports it.

Her coaching always considers your professional and personal aspirations, balancing the right level of support with your own accountability.

Harnessing the power of purpose, she helps you achieve results by:

  • awakening awareness so you gain insight
  • identifying viable options for change so you can work with intention
  • creating meaningful ways to help you make an impact
  • ensuring sustainable support for change


Over 25+ years, Debbie has held increasingly responsible transformation and HR roles in consulting, financial services, non-profits, and tech. She has deep experience across publically traded, private, and PE-backed organizations. She is also an adjunct faculty member of the Master’s in Learning & Organizational Change program at Northwestern University.

Debbie Plager earned a master’s degree in Learning & Organizational Change from Northwestern University and a graduate certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching from Fielding University.

She is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and among the first coaches around the globe to receive the Team Coaching Practitioner designation from the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

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