“Deborah Salas is a deep listener and intuitive guide who has helped bring more clarity to some of my internal self-talk and behaviors that were getting in my way as a manager and co-worker. I am impressed with how quickly we could get to the root of some of the challenges I was facing and then found effective strategies to untangle them. I saw tangible results and progress with the goals I set for myself in the leadership coaching I did with Deb.”


Deborah has been a management leader in organizations ranging from corporate high-tech to non-profits for over 30 years. Along with her expertise in social work, she has extensive experience in organizational management, community building and using a power/privilege lens while working with diverse communities and individuals. Over the past six years she has focused her energies on facilitating conversations to deeply explore emergent issues and reach common understanding from divergent points of view, along with coaching leaders towards a more inclusive leadership.

As a coach, Deborah uses the enneagram along with the star model of coaching as catalysts for a deeper understanding of self. Her leadership and life coaching are based on connecting to our body intelligence to strengthen our abilities to understand and remove barriers that inhibit us from growing and reaching our goals.

Deborah lives on Vashon Island in Washington State with her husband and two dogs. She thrives in the outdoors and spends her free time hiking and camping. She prides herself on being a life-long learner who is filled with curiosity about people, places and new discoveries. She identifies as a social type 7 on the Enneagram.



  • Master’s in Social Work, University of Washington, School of Social Work


  • Certified Deep Coaching Practitioner, Deep Coaching Institute*
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Accredited Professional (AP) through IEA

*The Deep Coaching Certification Program is a registered trademark of the Deep Coaching Institute.

Contact Information

Location: Vashon, WA