About Debbie Phillips
Founder, Women on Fire®
Debbie Phillips is the inspiring founder of Women on Fire®, and also an author, coach and podcaster.
A pioneer in the field of executive and life coaching, Debbie founded Women on Fire in 2003, as a membership community to extend inspiration, strategies and support for women’s successes. She’s conducted more than 125 interviews with inspiring women ranging from Gloria Steinem and Vanessa Williams to Carly Simon and Judy Blume.
As an author and podcaster, Debbie’s credits include the two-book series Women on Fire: 20 Inspiring Women Share Their Life Secrets (and Save You Years of Struggle!)
Most recently, she is co-hosting the podcast “Secrets of the Better Halves” with Dan Mulhern and Markos Kounalakis where the focus is on how powerful couples manage life together in an intimate partnership.
Debbie also created and co-developed Vision Day®, a strategic planning day and program that has helped thousands of people live the lives they’ve dreamed of.
Prior to becoming a coach, she was a reporter for the Columbus (Ohio) Citizen-Journal; deputy press secretary to former U.S. Senator John Glenn during his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination; press secretary to former Ohio Governor Richard F. Celeste; and executive-in-charge of U.S. Health Productions Company, which featured the internationally syndicated television health and lifestyle show “Life Choices.”
Debbie has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in public administration from The Kennedy School at Harvard University.
She considers, however, her greatest education and experience to be the pain, joy and growth from the ups and downs of life, love and loss.