Spotlight: Debra Radish-Respess, Invisible Horizons Coaching and Consulting VP, Human Resources

1 - Where are you from, and how did you choose to live in Middle Tennessee? 
After vacationing in Nashville in 1990, in August, in 100* weather, I was bound and determined to make Nashville my home. I moved to the Nashville area in 1991 and have called middle Tennessee home since then (minus 1.5 years in Orlando, Florida).

2 - What is your professional background, and why did you become a coach?
Having been in corporate organizations in multiple disciplines, specifically, warehousing, logistics/distribution, supply chain management, information technology, and most recently as a human resources executive, coaching was a natural progression. I was called to coaching in 2017 and completed the Newfield Network program, which specializes in somatic.

3 - How did you choose your specialty area?
My passion lies with middle management in organizations. Supervisors, managers, and directors play a key role in profitability, productivity, culture, company brand, among numerous other things… I feel that this level within organizations has been neglected despite its direct and significant influence on profits, retention, customer satisfaction, etc., that I am called to work with this level within [any industry] organizations as an extension of the executive business strategy. 

Leadership coaching and team coaching/development are my specialties.

4 - What are the greatest challenges and greatest rewards of your career?
As the new business owner of Invisible Horizons, my greatest rewards are my clients’ “a-ha” moments and being a part of their journey of transformation.The main challenge, as a new business owner, is getting clients. 

5 - What is something that most ICFTN members would be surprised to learn about you?
I ride my own motorcycle and went on a 5,000-mile roundtrip honeymoon trip with my husband in 2012. We went to Yellowstone and camped with the gear we had packed on the bikes!

6 - How do you enjoy spending your free time?
I’m very active in our small country church – reaching our community for the Kingdom [of Christ]. We call it our “ROCK” ministry. I also enjoy spending quality time with family and friends.