A collaboration between Deborah Blake Dempsey of Human Being Human, LLC. and

Betty J. Woodman, Ph.D., of Betty J. Woodman Consulting, LLC.

Next Level Partnership combines Deborah’s Personal Mastery Model and Dr. Woodman’s Business Culture Alignment to

strengthen women’s abilities to navigate power dynamics and build cultures that empower everyone.

Deborah Blake Dempsey, MS, ACC, is a Life Strategist and the CEO of Human Being Human, LLC. 

For more than 28 years, Deborah advised and provided financial and process improvement insights to C-Suite executives, Department Chairs, and Doctors during her healthcare career at top academic medical centers throughout the US including Yale University and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization. Today, she helps people explore their potential and make positive changes in their personal and professional lives that align with their self-defined values and vision. Deborah is deeply committed to lifelong learning, promoting social justice, overcoming fears, and pursuing her curiosities which often lead her on unexpected adventures.

Deborah has a Master of Science degree in Psychology.  She is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified integrative and holistic life coach, writer, and speaker specializing in Personal Mastery & Leader-Shifting. 

Betty J. Woodman, PhD

Betty Woodman, PhD,  is a Transformational Leadership Coach and the owner of Betty J. Woodman Consulting, LLC.

Dr. Woodman works with professionals to develop their most powerful leadership style and create cultures that empower everyone. Woodman especially focuses on strengthening the power of effective partnerships and breaking the cycle of reactive power dynamics. Through a career as an engineer, software sales rep, technology executive, and professor, Woodman has seen the universal value of trust-based, high-integrity, collaborative connections.  

Dr. Woodman’s business experience and research led her to develop the Proactive Power Path and Culture Alignment Frameworks. Roots of the Proactive Power Framework can be traced to the course approach described in her Men’s Studies Press chapter, “Shifting Views,” and her relational integrity programs reflect the research of her thesis, “Passionate Entanglements,” and dissertation, “Sustainability Mindset.”  Previously she taught business ethics, leadership, marketing, sustainability, philosophy, and interdisciplinary courses as a lecturer at the University of New Hampshire and the University of Maine, and as a graduate teaching fellow at Emory University. Woodman has a Ph.D. in Applied Ethics from Emory University, degrees in engineering and philosophy, and certificates in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and sustainability leadership. 


Deborah Blake Dempsey’s personal mastery model encourages individuals to cut through their self-perceptions by exploring their unique strengths and capabilities and meaningfully impacting their personal and professional lives.  Deborah helps clients achieve transformative growth and rediscover their true selves by aligning their actions with their self-defined values and vision.

Personal mastery means pushing up against your resistance and fears and betting on yourself, your efforts, and your possibilities so that you can transform your life into a vision that matches your values and desires. Leader-Shifting is getting at the root of who you are, what matters to you, how you connect and communicate, what inspires your thoughts, what moves your emotions, and what determines and motivates you into action. It is how you define integrity, why you take your stances, and how you interact with the people in your world.


Dr. Betty Woodman’s business culture alignment illuminates power dynamics and effective ways to respond to challenges while strengthening your most powerful, personalized leadership styles.

Dr. Woodman’s business experience and research led her to develop the Life Alignment and Business Culture Alignment Frameworks. The roots of these frameworks can be traced to the course approach described in her Men’s Studies Press chapter, “Shifting Views.” Her relational integrity programs reflect gender socialization themes from her thesis, “Passionate Entanglements,” and dissertation, “Sustainability Mindset.”


Unleash Your Power to Grow & Prosper 

Dive into an intensive masterclass tailored exclusively for women, exploring the principles of personal mastery and power dynamics. In a world that often demands much from women — juggling roles, responsibilities, and aspirations — it’s essential to find a space where you can reclaim your power, potential, and purpose.



Do you want your work teams to be high-functioning and cohesive?

Sometimes things break down: tensions arise, information isn’t shared in a timely fashion, feelings of competition undermine our good work, and people behave poorly. This series addresses productive uses of power to support effective, cooperative teamwork.

Exploring the influence of social pressures, including gender norms, sheds light on our behaviors, such as why men and women may stay silent in the face of unhealthy power patterns. From this perspective, you can design effective ways to speak up together, building workplaces that empower everyone.

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