Debbie Phillips, a life and executive coach since 1995, says she’s never met a woman through the years who didn’t have the spark of a great idea or a desire she wants to share with her family, community, or the world.
With that in mind, Phillips began coordinating events where women could connect, share what they’re excited about, and encourage each other. In 2003, she launched Women On Fire, a coaching organization designed to foster what Phillips considers the three keys to success: inspiration, strategies, and support.
This year, she’s kicking off a national tour of Women on Fire Days and Columbus is her first stop.
“Columbus is certainly the heart of it all in my life,” she says, noting that she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at The Ohio State University, worked as a reporter for the Columbus Citizen-Journal for six years, and served as press secretary for Gov. Richard Celeste for five years.
Columbus’s Women on Fire Day will be held at Franklin Park Conservatory on Sept. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Phillips will be joined by six-time Emmy Award winner, author and stand-up comic Janette Barber, the event’s keynote speaker.
“If you have a dream, we want to help you take it to the next level,” Phillips says.
She will share her insights, take questions from attendees, and help them craft a plan they can put into practice immediately to achieve their goals.
Several local business owners have registered for the event, including Elizabeth Lessner of Columbus Food League (formerly Betty’s Family of Restaurants); Stephanie Brenneman of Liberty Tax Service; Carrie Saba of Saba Holistic Health Counseling; Jessika Ferm of J.Ferm LLC; Debra Jasper and Betsy Hubbard of Mindset Digital; and Karen Eisenbach of NeedlepointNet.com.
The cost of the event through today is $347 per person; after today, the cost is $397.
To register for Women On Fire Day, visit WOFretreat.com.