Debbie Goodman

CEO | Entrepreneur | Dancer


Debbie is Group CEO of Jack Hammer, a global group of executive search, talent advisory and leadership coaching companies. For more than 20 years she has partnered with some of the world’s most progressive companies, NPOs and VC-backed disruptors, in the USA and Africa, to help them find great leaders who drive growth and impact.

“Entrepreneurship and leadership provide daily opportunity for creative endeavor. I love being immersed in this ‘business’, where mastery requires rigor and passion, and the demands for excellence are relentless. Almost as tough as being a dancer.”

New Book: The Living Room Leader

Lead, Hire and Engage the Best Teams, during Covid and beyond

Around mid-March 2020 or thereabouts, many of us became Living Room Leaders (or Bedroom/Kitchen/Garage Leaders), having to figure out new ways to manage, motivate, hire and engage our teams. With no road map, no ‘best practice’ guidelines, and no ‘how to lead remote teams RIGHT NOW’ training manual.


Debbie’s keynote presentations are geared for entrepreneurs and leaders. Topics include ‘Taking Mindfulness to Work’, ‘Love the Cow’, and ‘Inside the Interview’.


Debbie offers one-to-one personalised coaching to entrepreneurs and leaders who are at key pivot points in their entrepreneurial journeys, or careers.


A collection of articles, news and personal insights on life, work and leadership. Read the latest from Debbie.

Success Stories

“Thank you for rocking the Mindfulness Masterclass this morning, and for skilfully facilitating- whilst remaining human, relevant and easy to identify with. It was fantastic.”

Helene Lindsay, Head of Customer, Red & Yellow Creative School of Business

“I would like to thank you for your great presentation. It took me time to absorb and reflect the key points and I must say I love it! Will be happy to know where I can buy your book as I want to buy if for my EO board here in Israel.  I think they deserve to read and adapt your great perspective. Thank you again!”

Lior Nabat, (former) EO President, EO Israel

“A huge thank you from all of us at SAVCA for your support and valuable contribution to making SAVCA 20/20: Hindsight. Insight. Foresight. a reality. The positive feedback has been overwhelming and your session has been so well received – there has been a request for more exposure to you / your organisation.”

Tanya van Lill, CEO, SA Venture Capital Association