About me

Right now, what’s your reality?

You’ve either been in business for a while and are in the “ramp up” or “scale up” phase or you’ve recently taken the plunge from salaried employment to having your own business.

You really enjoy helping people, making a difference and having a greater purpose than the regular 9 to 5 job.

You want to live life on your terms, doing the things you love, spending quality time with family and friends and earning more than paid employment.

Right now, that’s not your reality.

Because you’ve realised that being in business is harder than you thought, it’s challenging, you’re wearing multiple hats, trying to squeeze more into your day and you’re not that great at delegating.

You find yourself trading time for money, experiencing boom and bust cycles financially, constantly busy and worrying about the next day, and working too hard for modest returns.

Sound familiar?

I help Professionals, Business Owners, and Leaders

I’m Deborah Kleinert. I’m a business mentor and facilitator.

I work with Professionals, Business Owners and Leaders. Many of them come to me after constantly repeating the same behaviour while wishing to achieve different results. We cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that created it.

I help Professionals, Business Owners, and Leaders:

  • Get out of their own way – adopt the right mindset
  • Become clear on vision and purpose
  • Think differently and strategically
  • Formulate plans to achieve goals
  • Leverage their time and perform more effectively in business and do the things that matter
  • Take action and create change to achieve successful outcomes
  • Build strong long term relationships that help overcome challenges and create new opportunities
  • Become a leader in the marketplace

My story

I have 18 years’ professional experience in leading multinational consulting firms, major corporations, boutique businesses (i.e. Deloitte, DMR Consulting, Telstra and The Coaching Institute) and my own practice.

I wanted more from my corporate career and after starting an MBA realised that I enjoyed helping people perform more than large corporates. I wanted to play a much bigger game.

I become insatiably curious about human behavior and performance to effect positive sustainable change and chose to invest in different forms of education.

I’ve since learnt from, and worked with, some of Australia’s best performance and business coaches and continue to invest in my business in Australia and overseas.

I’ve worked on numerous high profile multi-million dollar transformational change initiatives and coached and mentored hundreds of professionals, business owners and leaders, especially in service-based industries.

My greatest joy is helping people like you think differently, create sustainable results, and positively innovative and disrupt their marketplace.

See my approach

Find out more about how I work here.


Success stories

Deborah has been instrumental in the development of my business. Her innovative ideas, act now approach and constant encouragement has given me that extra boost I have needed in making my dreams a reality. Thank you Deborah!
Claire Markgraaff
I cannot tell you how grateful I am for your time Deborah; it has changed everything for me and I am finally ready to serve and get on with it! I've spent 20 years building brands from scratch from doing all the strategic planning to working with team members and suppliers to ensure the brand speaks with one voice and delivers on the promise across every touch point. Deborah made me realise that all the delays on getting myself moving were because I was not comfortable with my niche. Thanks to Deborah I've just come full circle. What I love more than anything is brand marketing, that's my niche. I see it all clearly now, how all the pieces fit together, my coaching skills, my obsession with leadership and walking the talk and my love for brand and the emotional connection that is at it's heart.
Eveline Vant Foort
Deborah has been coaching and mentoring me for over a year now to assist me to grow my coaching business. Deborah's supportive, insightful style enables me to gain maximum benefit from every session by cutting straight to the chase and challenging me to always reach higher. Through assisting me to gradually expand my comfort zone, my confidence has increased significantly, allowing me to reach out to many more prospective clients and therefore grow my business far more than I ever would have on my own. In my opinion the blend of coaching and mentoring works so well and I would wholeheartedly recommend Deborah to anyone who wants to achieve more in their business.
Kirsten Nicholl
Over the past year I used the amazing services of Deborah Kleinert. She was invaluable in so many ways and helped me start up my Sales Consulting business. Specifically, she helped me define my niche, develop my business plan, set achievable goals as well as stretches! She also was an incredible resource for helping me with the content for my workshops as well as a huge driving force for my on-line content courses. Her knowledge, commitment, and hands on help is second to none. If you are looking for a performance coach who can get you where you need to go, Deborah is without a doubt a gifted and knowledgeable individual that you must have on your side.
Paige Schwartz
Deborah was instrumental in my transition from account director to partner and ensuring that my first years of partnership were very successful. I strongly recommend her to anyone wising to succeed in business, professional partnerships and large corporates.
Richard Bridgart