Do you wish your team worked better together?

About Us

Deb Terry
Deb Terry, PCC, Founder of Skillblenders

Deb has over 20 years of experience facilitating individual, group, and organization learning and leadership development. As a leadership coach, she has partnered with clients to leverage their personal strengths, understand the impact of their behavioral style, identify what they want to achieve and develop practical actions to meet their goals. She has extensive experience in coaching diverse leadership to become more effective in their roles. Her practical, co-active approach includes an understanding of the context of the organization’s culture and individual’s support system. She has coached people in the manufacturing, marketing, supply chain, information technology, healthcare and non-profit areas.

Deb has experience facilitating leadership development with emerging and mid-level talent In medium to large organizations. A key element of her approach to coaching and leadership development is based upon an understanding of the individual’s behaviors and how it impacts how they lead themselves and others.

Deb is a certified facilitator for proven programs that have contributed to the success of companies such as Whirlpool Corporation, NSG, Chassix, Lake Michigan College, and Ohio University. She has thousands of hours of hands-on facilitation in leading teams to success using:

The Five Behaviors of an Effective Team™
Everything DiSC®
DDI® (Development Dimensions International) Resources and materials
As well as other customized workshops

Testimonials For Skillblenders

  • Deb has supported multiple organizational needs of mine including new leadership team assimilation and building cohesive teams. I appreciate her partnership and thoughtful approach to provide a well thought out agenda that met the unique needs of the group. I continue to recommend her to others who have similar organizational problems to solve.

    Tara Human Resources Business Partner


  • Applying Five Behaviors of A Cohesive Team to drive results

    Want to take your group to a high performing, cohesive team? Facilitator Deb Terry goes beyond facilitating the conversation to actively guiding the group to what it takes for them to be a cohesive team.

    The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ is a unique learning experience that helps people discover what it takes to become a truly cohesive and productive team. The program materials include flexible facilitation with two options: the One-Day Facilitation Program or Three-Day Facilitation Program.

    A comprehensive, highly personalized, and accessible 37-page illustrated report that helps each person on the team, and the team as a whole, understand how they scored on the assessment and how to interpret their individual and team results. The profile includes an introduction, a section devoted to each of the five behaviors, a summary of the team’s strengths and challenges, tips, and suggestions, and a roadmap to help teams create an action plan based on their res


    Patrick Lencioni on Teamwork
    An Introduction to The Five Behaviors
    Microsoft Success Story with 5 Behaviors
  • Five Behaviors Personal Development

    This product was created to harness the power of The Five Behaviors™ across the entire organization. The Five Behaviors™: Personal Development solution teaches individuals to become better teammates by integrating Patrick Lencioni’s model at the organizational level. The goal is to completely redefine teamwork and collaboration. Personal Development was designed specifically to work for individuals; participants do not all need to be part of the same team. Rather, participants can carry the takeaways of this program from one team to the next, enabling a culture of teamwork. Learners at all levels of an organization can benefit from this program and adopt its powerful principles, shape behaviors, and create a common language that empowers people to rewrite what it means to work together.

  • Five Behaviors For Virtual Teams

    As a result of the word’s unexpected and sudden transition to working remotely, organizations everywhere are feeling the challenges that come with trying to support a cross-functional, virtual workforce. Keeping up with today’s demands means adapting quickly–but luckily, there’s already a proven solution.

    This new virtual learning experience can help organizations build and strengthen teamwork skills–from anywhere–to maintain cohesion and success. This robust experience includes an exclusive virtual event where you can learn directly from the best-selling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni on the behaviors needed for effective teamwork within your remote workforce.

    Three-Part Event:
    Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team: Personal Development Online Profile
    Five Behaviors for Virtual Teams Event with Patrick Lencioni on 8/19 11–12:00 noon ET
    Five Behaviors Follow-up Training Event facilitated by Deb Terry on 8/27 11-12:30 pm. ET