Clients * Testimonials
Trusted advisors to over 150 brands.
DEBORAH’S COACHING HOLDS ME ACCOUNTABLE TO WORKING 'ON MY BUSINESS', MATERIALLY INCREASING MY PRODUCTIVITY. SHE IS ON POINT, ORGANIZED (ALWAYS!), ENERGETIC, FOCUSED, AND SMART, WITH BUSINESS ACUMEN THAT I HAVE LEARNED TO DEPEND ON. SHE PITCHES AT JUST THE RIGHT PACE AND SPEED FOR MYSELF AND OUR TEAM, AND HAS BECOME INSTRUMENTAL TO OUR SUCCESS.
Samantha Dorsey, GM, McEvoy Ranch
DEBORAH LED A ROBUST PROCESS THAT WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN CATALYZING A SOLID BUSINESS AND OWNERSHIP SUCCESSION FOR THIS LEGACY OREGON BRAND. HER APPROACH TO STRATEGIC PLANNING ACCELERATED MY ABILITY TO MOVE TO EXECUTION BY ENABLING BUSINESS AND OWNERSHIP TEAMS TO ENGAGE IN AN ESSENTIAL STRATEGIC DIALOGUE AND SET OF DECISIONS ABOUT THEIR FUTURE – LEADING TO MY HIRE AS DAVID ADELSHEIM’S SUCCESSOR.
Joth Ricci, former CEO, Adelsheim Vineyard.
'DEBORAH PLAYED AN ESSENTIAL ROLE IN ADVISING US THROUGH A MAJOR REPOSITIONING OF OUR BUSINESS. HELPED GUIDE IN 6 MONTHS WHAT THE OWNER HAD BEEN LOOKING TO ACCOMPLISH OVER THE LAST 6 YEARS. WITH HER PROVEN AND HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS; AND HER EXTENSIVE WINE INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE, DEB GAVE US THE CONFIDENCE AND TOOLS TO DEFINE AND ACCOMPLISH STRETCH GOALS – ESSENTIAL TO PROFITABLE GROWTH OF OUR BUSINESS. IN AN EVER MORE COMPLEX AND COMPETITIVE WINE INDUSTRY, WHERE SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES MUST CONSTANTLY CHALLENGE THE FOUNDATION OF THEIR BUSINESS MODEL, SHE IS A CHANGE AGENT.'
Steve Thomson, CEO, Cristom Vineyards
'In a rapidly changing world, they are one of the best at developing strategies and a financial plan that translate to success.'
Rob McMillan, Sr.Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank
'They gave us the courage, capabilities and the tools to break through.'
Tim Wallace, CEO, Benziger Family Vineyards
FAR EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS! GOT DONE IN 3 MONTHS WHAT WE COULD NOT ACCOMPLISH IN 3 YEARS. PLUS YOU BELIEVED IN OUR SUCCESS, WHICH GAVE US CONFIDENCE.
Sean Callaway, CEO, Easton Malloy
THEY EMBODY ALL THAT IS BEST ABOUT OUR WORLD, WORK TIRELESSLY TO MAKE IT BETTER BY WORKING CLOSELY AND SUCCESSFULLY WITH OWNERS; SEEKING SOLUTIONS TO THEIR MANY, UNIQUE CHALLENGES; WHILE MENTORING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS.
Greg Ralston, Co-founder Lavinea; (former) CEO, Chateau Montelena, Evening Land
Having an executive coach to lean on for guidance throughout this past year has given me more confidence during an essential inflection point in my business and leadership. Deb is not only an experienced coach but also a tremendous business advisor, and these combined qualities have made her highly effective for me.
Gretchen Boock, CEO, Wine by Joe
With Deborah’s coaching and guidance, you will develop the capacity to achieve in three years what you set out to accomplish in ten. Once I found in Deborah someone I could trust, we went from running 6 months behind in sales, to sales now outpacing production – after to putting in place the right leaders, the right practices for our business model.'
Tom Gerrie, G2 Proprietor/ VP Winegrowing, Cristom Vineyards
'THEY HELPED ME RESTRUCTURE, ALIGN MY TEAM, VET GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES MORE ROBUSTLY; DEVELOP A TARGETED AND COHESIVE GO TO MARKET STRATEGY – WITH LESS RISK AND MORE UPSIDE.'
CEO, Foodservice business
THE ENTIRE PROCESS WAS EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-EXECUTED ... CHARACTERIZED BY PROFESSIONALISM, QUALITY INSIGHT AND RECOMMENDATIONS, AND FULL BREADTH AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE COMPLEXITY AND CHALLENGES OF OUR NICHE ... A MARRIAGE OF PASSION AND EXCELLENCE.
Nick Perdiew, CEO, Vinesse Online
I RECOMMEND SCION AS A KEY RESOURCE TO ANY GROWING WINERY BUSINESS SEEKING TO MANAGE TRANSITION AND IMPROVE PERFORMANCE.
Tony Stewart, CEO, Bacas Family Estates.
I CONSIDER HER ONE OF THE TOP CONSULTING PROFESSIONALS. HER ROFESSIONALISM AND KNOWLEDGE REMAINS VIRTUALLY UNMATCHED; SUBJECT EXPERT ON ISSUES RELATED TO THE WINE INDUSTRY AND BEYOND.
Jim Anderson, The Cypress Group
…. SUCCESSFUL LEADERS DIFFERENTIATE ON HOW FAST AND WELL THEY APPLY GAME CHANGING IDEAS ... AFFORDING TIME TO THINK CREATIVELY AND PEER-TO-PEER ADVICE HAS HELPED ME BECOME A MORE CONFIDENT LEADER, ACHIEVING BETTER RESULTS.
Eileen Crane, CEO, Domaine Carneros
…THE OPPORTUNITY IS TO LOOK OVER THE HORIZON AND SHARE INNOVATIVE THINKING ABOUT ISSUES AFFECTING THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR BUSINESSES.
Pete Seghesio, CEO, Seghesio Family Vineyards