DIY: Workshops, Group Coaching, and Books


I lead The D*E*B Method workshops for community groups, organizations, and businesses to help members define and plan their projects.

Workshops-types, held both online and in Los Angeles, include:

In the workshops, participants  formulate a mission statement, set short- and long-term goals, prioritize the goals, and create a plan to set themselves up for success.

Goal-Setting is not just for January. It is a year-round process. <<<<<<<


Group Coaching Online

Group Coaching can help your company, internal project team, startup, or non-profit jump-start a project or keep it in motion.

Don’t have a team? Put together a group of friends – writers, experts, entrepreneurs – to work on your projects, and I’ll provide direction for goal-setting, structure, strategy, troubleshooting, and accountability. After our initial session, we’ll meet on a regular basis to help you stay on track.



Coming Soon

  • Our “private” Facebook group – Goal Club – has daily prompts, plus weekly and monthly accountability threads to help you stay on track.

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Dennis WIlenI’ve worked with Debra at print and online publications for over a dozen years. And as a professional editor (and writer, and producer, and editor) I am skeptical of self-proclaimed “experts” — especially those offering advice about creative endeavors — but Deb’s insights have helped me immensely. She knows what works.

Her book Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write & Promote Your Blog could only have been written by someone who has been there and done that.

Deb’s book, her Twitter chats, and her newsletter have changed the way I approach my writing, music, and video projects, and I’m better at my work because of it.

She has become a treasured advisor and a personal role model. Thanks, Deb.

Dennis WilenLos Angeles

When I set my sights on being a serious writer with attention-deficit, I had trouble focusing and felt overwhelmed. I found Deb’s Facebook page, Write On! Online and began following her posts and podcasts. Every Sunday she’d tell us to post our weekly goals, then at the end of the week, did we meet them? If not, why? Deb has a positive, enthusiastic, infectious energy that has made a difference for me as a new writer. By following her posts and listening to her podcasts, I’ve developed the self-discipline to stay on task, complete them, and remain focused. She helped me break down the novel writing process into bite-sized pieces that moved me forward each day, no matter how small the task. I’m now revising two novels that will be published within the year. If you want to be a published author, Debra Eckerling will get you there!

Lois SimensonWriterEagle River, Alaska

LAX Coworking has had the pleasure of hosting two of Debra’s presentations in our space and she never disappoints! Debra is engaging, positive, and a must for entrepreneurs trying to set goals and take the next step in their business ventures. LAX Coworking is proud to have her as a contact and friend because she is absolutely fantastic!

Sandra SaldañaLAX CoworkingLos Angeles

Debra helped each member of our group kick of the New Year right with her goal-setting workshop. She led us through thoughtfully designed worksheets that helped us think about where we want to be and how to get there. She also had great answers to our questions on how to be more productive and overcome obstacles to our goals.

Her workshop served to bring together the participants as we learned about each others’ goals and dreams, a great and unexpected benefit. I highly recommend Debra’s services as a coach and workshop leader.

The most ambitious and audacious goals need a road map, and Debra’s insight and direction is unbeatable. Whether you take her upbeat and fun workshop or want the extra personalized project management, Debra’s spot-on guidance and insight will help you turn your big ideas into reality.

Tara CoomansPresidentPoodle Mafia

More Books by Debra Eckerling:

Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write & Promote Your Blog

There are many reasons to start a blog. Usually it’s because you have something to say. More and more people, however, begin blogging to grow their business.

Before you sell any product or – especially – a service, you need to establish yourself as an expert.

Prospective clients and potential customers naturally turn to those who know their industry, and the best way to show you know your field is by sharing your knowledge on your blog.

Write On Blogging will show you how to plan, write, and promote your blog.

Purple Pencil Adventures: Writing Prompts for Kids of All Ages

Do your kids love to write? Are your kids creative? Want to encourage them to hone and expand their writing skills?

Purple Pencil Adventures are writing prompts that encourage kids of all ages to tap into their creativity, while practicing and improving their writing. These exercises are written simply with lots of room for interpretation, so all ages can benefit.

The book includes tips on journaling, general and seasonal writing prompts, extra credit assignments and more.

Purple Pencil Adventures are designed to inspire joy, creativity, and a love of the written word.

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