Debra Bowles



Debra Bowles, former President and CEO of Blue Shield of California Life Insurance Company,  utilizes her twenty-eight years of corporate and senior executive experience to assist her clients in navigating changing business landscapes, building superior teams, and powerfully using their greatest strengths. Debra’s expertise includes profit and loss accountability at the CEO level and large-scale change leadership, encompassing organization redesign, restructuring and cultural transformation.  She is known for her ability to quickly identify and solve the myriad unexpected problems encountered in every turnaround situation.

As a senior executive, Debra also led a two-year company-wide transformation initiative resulting in a 15% reduction in administrative costs and complete redesign and realignment of customer facing business processes. Now Debra works with organizations including: CSAA Insurance Group (AAA), Recurrent Energy,  Apollo Group (University of Phoenix), Deloitte Consulting, Goodwill Industries, John Muir Health, Medley Health, Blue Shield of California, Visa Inc, and Walmart eCommerce. Debra’s ability to work with her clients from the dual perspectives of senior executive and leadership consultant has supported her client organizations through significant change with outstanding results.

Debra’s coach training is with the Coaches Training Institute.  She is certified by the Center for Creative Leadership and 5 Dynamics. She is also a member of the International Coaching Federation and holds a degree in Marketing and Communications from St. Cloud State University.

Debra and her family live in San Francisco and can be found at many baseball fields, from Little League to the SF Giants, year-round.