Have you ever looked at an accomplished trailblazer and wondered how they got there? On this podcast, Deborah shares her story. Why she opened her boutique lighting design firm. How she spoke up and influenced changes in the profession, early in her career. How to become a reliable and trusted partner to clients and more.
Deborah has a unique contextual understanding of lighting from all perspectives; her career spans over 30 years in all facets of the lighting industry, including design, engineering, management, education, and manufacturing. Since establishing Gottesman Associates in 1999, Deborah’s creative, rigorous, passionate and client-driven approach have brought award-winning lighting designs to a wide range of satisfied and repeat clients.
An electrical engineer with an MBA in Real Property, Deborah has successfully worked on projects in many sectors, and has taught lighting at all levels to a wide audience from students at colleges and universities to senior architects.
Deborah currently sits on the international Technical Committee 3-59: The Integration of Daylight and Electric Light of the Commission Internationale de L’Eclairage (CIE).
This is episode two of Get in the Driver’s Seat! We’re telling stories about leadership moments in small to mid size professional practices. I’m your host, Sandra Bekhor, Practice Management Coach at Bekhor Management. This episode is also available in video format on YouTube.
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