Our compassionate, accomplished coaches fuel a high-powered system of support, guidance and accountability that runs 24/7 through our programs and services.
We’re equally adept at hand-holding and butt-kicking, we bring a vast array of relevant credits to the table, and we will stoke the fire of your vision right up to the finish line.
Get to know each of us and see for yourself how this Creativity, Ownership, Balance, Action and Leadership Training team can help you achieve YOUR most important goals.
Founder and CEO, COBALT Coaching
Deborah is the creator of Productivity for Perfectionists,™ the bestselling author of She Made it Happen, and a certified Master Practitioner of Transformational Neurolinguistic Programming. A career artist who walks her productivity talk, Deborah has written, conducted and performed music for over 300 broadcast and theatrical productions, including Jersey Boys and Miss Saigon on Broadway, Cirque du Soleil’s IRIS in Hollywood, TV shows Sesame Street and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and national commercial campaigns for Old Navy, Capital One and Geico. She has toured sixty cities with Cyndi Lauper and sixty weeks with Mamma Mia! and released two solo albums as singer/songwriter Deborah Marlowe, reaching #25 on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales Charts with her pop anthem Mirror. As part of these productions, Deborah has performed on The Tonight Show, The Late Show, the Tony Awards, The Today Show, and twice at The White House. She is an award-winning speaker, a former Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music, and a cum laude graduate of Princeton University.
Project Manager / Director of Partnerships
Jill McCarthy is the founder of Adventure Bright LLC, where she offers coaching and consulting services to help both teams and individuals to uncover talent, maximize potential, and meet their desired objectives. She makes it her mission to organize chaos, create effective communication strategies, and build strong relationships.
As a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Jill takes a positive approach to challenges. She emphasizes aligning individuals and teams to overarching goals to establish clarity and eliminate confusion. This approach assists growing companies in developing and refining repeatable processes that weave together organizational units and their functions.
Jill’s perspective has been shaped by two decades of experience in the Employee Benefits arena, giving her a deep understanding of HR Management and Employee Engagement. Additionally, she has delved into research as a resident of the House of Beautiful Business. Her most recent project was working to identify the Ingredients of a Beautiful Work Life.
Jill’s partnership with COBALT is especially resonant as she is a graduate of Deborah’s VIP Mentorship Program and a recovering perfectionist herself! She has an insider’s perspective on COBALT’s client journey and thrives in her leadership role building COBALT’s expert team, facilitating top-tier partnerships with industry leaders, and igniting COBALT’s consistent client success.
Composer, artist, educator and filmmaker, Sharman has an eclectic background. She has performed in concert halls including Radio City, Lincoln Center, Meadowlands Arena and the Hollywood Bowl, co-wrote Here’s to the Band for Frank Sinatra, and served as composer-in-residence for musical programs in schools across the US. She recently co-wrote, produced and edited Does the Band Eat, an Amazon Prime film release. Sharman came to COBALT as a client after identifying her own procrastination and perfectionist habits, and ultimately fulfilled a lifelong dream of creating and sharing her own program called Live Your Bloom. Through her performances and as a COBALT coach she helps others to bloom like never before.
Dr. Randy Kamen
Dr. Randy Kamen is a psychologist, life coach, educator and author. Her bestselling book, Behind the Therapy Door: Simple Strategies to Transform Your Life, helps readers effectively manage their minds, become more resilient and connect deeply with others. Her aim is to help people embody their inner wisdom and leadership skills in both the personal and professional arenas.
Dr. Kamen pioneered new territory in mind-body medicine at Harvard’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Boston University’s School of Medicine. She trained faculty, staff and students to manage stress, pain and psychosomatic disorders while simultaneously improving resiliency, communication and leadership abilities.
She leads global online programs, workshops and retreats for corporations, hospitals and academic institutions. Dr. Kamen weaves together positive psychology, mind-body medicine and leadership training in her unique systematic and transformational approach.
For more than a decade Dr. Kamen has served as a part-time faculty member at Harvard Medical School and before that Boston University’s School of Medicine. She has appeared on television, radio and in major print and online publications including her own website DrRandyKamen.com
Dr. Kamen presents workshops and seminars in corporate, hospital and academic settings and in the media.
Michelle is a psychotherapist, teacher, writer, and lover of movement, play, and expressive art. She specializes in working with gifted and talented (GATE) children and adults struggling with anxiety, trauma, creative quandaries, and difficult life transitions. In addition to her private psychotherapy practice, she is an advocate for social justice and equity in community mental health care, and teaches trauma informed clinical practices and Community Resiliency Model (CRM) trainings to clinicians and community stakeholders throughout Los Angeles County and beyond. She also serves as a clinical skills teacher and supervisor at the Southern California Counseling Center.
Before being called to her current vocation, Michelle enjoyed a twenty-year, globe spanning career as an aerialist, singer, choreographer, performance artist, and physical comedienne. Her special combination of inter-disciplinary skills garnered her invitations to work with renowned artists such as Peter Sellars, Guillermo Gomez Pena, Danny Elfman, Debbie Brown, Stefan Haves, Sarah Shelton Mann, and Aerosmith.
Michelle brings the same sense of play, risk, flexible thinking, and kinetic curiosity developed in her first career to her current work as a psychotherapist and coach. Her mission is to foster a safe space in which individuals and communities can explore and unravel outdated patterns, create their own unique path toward their chosen goals, and expand their wellbeing in mind, body, and spirit.
Caroline Garnet McGraw is an author, speaker, and coach who helps women who are great at doing what they’re “supposed to” do start doing what they’re MEANT to do. She’s the creator of A Wish Come Clear, an online community of thousands trading perfectionism for possibility. Caroline’s first book, You Don’t Owe Anyone: Free Yourself from the Weight of Expectations will be published by Broadleaf Books in 2021. Her writing has been featured in major publications including The Huffington Post, Momastery, and Women For One, and she’s given two popular TEDx talks on perfectionism.
Sarah is a former ad-tech executive with over fifteen years of experience in leadership development and innovative team-building. Although she knew she was putting her all into a demanding job, it wasn’t until her daughter became ill that she realized she was living a life to please others. Sarah called her boss on a Saturday, quit her job and spent three months learning how to sleep again. She now coaches individuals to overcome a life of people-pleasing and burnout. Her clients have started nonprofits, left corporate jobs to travel the world, started businesses, and much more! Sarah recently authored her first book, entitled Not Alone: A Parent’s Guide to Navigating Mental Illness. She is active with the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) and works with high schools and colleges to bring awareness to serious mental illness in teens. Sarah is an ICF Certified coach, author, speaker, pilot wife, mom of four, and Mimi to two. She lives on the Space Coast in Florida.