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Meet Debra A. Van Cleve

Debra Van Cleve
Debra A. Van Cleve
President & Founder, Create Results Consulting
Author of The Clarity Effect
• Certified Management Executive Coach
Key Note Speaker
Expert Facilitator 

Organizational Effectiveness Strategist


  • The Six Types of Working Genius (Table Group/2021)

  • EQ-i 2.0 certified (MHS/2016)

  • Accredited Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team© Facilitator (Wiley/2015)

  • Certified Everything DiSC© Facilitator (Wiley/2015)

  • Certified Situational Leadership© II Facilitator (The Ken Blanchard Company/2009)

  • Certified Executive Management Coach (

  • Your Extraordinary Success Strategies (YESS) Trainer Certification (2007)

  • VnuLearning Certificate in Performance Consulting (2005)

  • Development Dimensions International (DDI) Certification (2003)

  • Achieve Global Zenger-Miller Training Certification (1999)

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Debra is the author of The Clarity Effect: Simple Leadership Principles for Creating a Culture of Purpose, Passion and Performance. Her passion is simple and powerful - Enriching the world by transforming businesses and improving lives through clarity. 
Debra specializes in supporting organizations to increase clarity and alignment of the company’s vision and strategy, drive team effectiveness and develop leadership qualities and skills.

This passion comes from her personal experience both in the corporate world and her consulting practice. As a leader herself, she made some of the same mistakes she hears about from a variety of business partners such as poor communication and the challenges of working in dysfunctional cultures that lack effective leadership, clarity, alignment and focus throughout businesses.


Debra believes that organizational excellence comes from leaders operating as a unified team to produce, prepare and communicate clearly and consistently the company’s vision and strategy. The vision includes values, purpose, structure, processes, direction and more. This requires fully aligning each department, team and individual to that vision. It demands the core leadership of the business commit to developing the vision, team unity, and leaders. Achieving a highly engaged culture, which in turn increases productivity and profitability, requires discipline, effective communication and consistent reinforcement and implementation of the company vision at all levels in the business.


Debra has found that many companies experience lack of engagement and business focus because of 

  • Unclear direction and values

  • Unclear purpose  

  • Inefficient processes and procedures

  • Team dysfunction

  • Lack of commitment 

  • Lack of accountability at all levels in the organization

  • Ineffective and boring meetings

  • Deficient leadership skills

Debra is laser-focused on how to effectively and consistently support businesses, leaders, and teams in creating organizational health that leads them to victory. Let’s face it, it is much more fun to be a part of a thriving, aligned company that works together in unity to achieve personal and professional results.


Thus, Debra enjoys partnering with companies to help build strategic clarity, develop leadership strength and drive team health all designed to enhance organizational effectiveness and inspire the win! 


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