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Nell Derick Debevoise

Founder & CEO

Nell Derick Debevoise is a facilitator, advisor, coach, and author, with the purpose of wrangling ideas and people to make work healthier, fairer, and more joyous for all. In addition to her leadership of the Purposeful Growth Institute, Nell is a Partner in PurposeFused, designing and facilitating leadership development programs and advising leadership teams on integrating purpose to improve their teams’ performance and impact.

Debevoise has studied adult learning, intercultural dialogue, entrepreneurial finance and strategy at Harvard, Cambridge, Universita di Roma, and Columbia and London Business Schools, and lived and worked on 4 continents. She is the author of the International Best Seller, Going First: Your Invitation to Find the Courage to Lead Purposefully and Inspire Action and a Senior Contributor for Forbes Leadership. Through this theory, experience, and diverse collaborations, she has seen that purposeful leadership is the path to equity and justice.