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About deb Maes, M.A. Comm.

I support leaders in business and community, both locally and internationally, to develop who they are and broaden their impact. My natural ability to inspire individuals and motivate teams, creating remarkable results, is often revered by the directors and CEOs of the companies with whom I work.

I’m renowned for success in: unlocking human potential, providing quality leadership programs and developing effective communication strategies, which comes from having conducted thousands of coaching sessions, supporting hundreds of people to transform their lives.

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Professional Experience

2014 - CURRENT

Founder | Head Coach

The Compelling Leading system is dedicated in serving the ‘greater good’ of the planet by supporting Global Influencers as they develop deep wisdom utilising ‘compelling’ characteristics.

2022 - CURRENT

University Associate

Working alongside the Director of Masters of Advanced Leadership, in the school of medicine at UTAS, Deb is one of the consultants and facilitators in the Professional Practice Pathway.

2015 - CURRENT

Founder | Master Coach

debMaes - The Leader's Coach focuses on working with busy Professionals who are doing well and want to achieve more with less stress and lead balanced and fulfilling lives. Leaders who want to make real systemic change and lead others to leadership - 2nd Order Change Agents.

2019 - CURRENT

Founder | Chair

Regional Unlimited is a volunteer, not-for-profit organisation, focused on 'future-proofing' regional communities, through community based leadership development, utilising vital projects as the context.

2018 - 2022

Leadership Development Coordinator Zonta International | District 24

A highlight, along with developing a customised Leadership Development Program, was leading a leadership workshop at the International Convention in Brisbane as part of Zonta International's centenary celebrations


Director | ZONTA Club of Tamworth

A key Leadership role in the organisation, working alongside the International organization to engage all club members in the vision ‘to build a better world for women and girls’.


President | Tamworth Business Chamber

Set out strategic objectives and assisted the subcommittees that support, promote and aid the development of the region.

Founder | ImagineMore Excellence Coaching
A multi award winning coaching practice, first in bringing mindset coaching to regional NSW.

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Master of Arts Communication

2009 - 2012 | University of New England

Grad Dip Psychology

2009-2012 | SUE KNIGHT (INDIA/UK)

NLP Master Trainer, NLP Business Practitioner, Coaching for Coaches Intensive

2008 | INLPTA

NLP Practitioner


NLP Master Practitioner


Certified Team Coach Foundations

2004 – 2005 | ACAP

Grad Dip Applied Psychology

2004 - 2006 | LRCCS ANGLICARE

Grad Dip Counselling Studies - EIT

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Silence: The Hidden Path to Success, Freedom & Happiness

This book points to modern science for the understanding of the ancient practise of silence, and shows how you can become an unshakeable island of calm amidst the storms, noise and challenges of life. With a collection of simple exercises in the latter part of the book, silence is an any-moment practise you can start right now.


Through My Eyes: From Struggle To Joy

How do you overcome abuse, poverty, and depression to become a thriving success? One of Australia's most sought after transformational and leadership coaches, Deb Maes, shares her story.