About

BA LLB; Entrepreneurial Growth Forum (London Business School); Associate Coaching Certification

Debbie is Group CEO of Jack Hammer, a global group of executive search, talent advisory and leadership coaching companies. These include: Jack Hammer USA (which focuses on disruptive and emerging industries), Jack Hammer Africa (Africa’s largest executive search boutique), Virtual Coaching Partners (an online leadership coaching platform) and  OntheBLOCK (executive search for blockchain and crypto). 

For more than two decades, she has been helping boards and CEO’s – from large established companies and NPOs to VC- backed start-ups – with their most important people, leadership and talent decisions. After all these years, her highest excitement comes from working with some of the world’s most progressive leaders, cultivating amazing workplaces where everyone thrives.

Debbie currently acts as Advisor to CoinFund (a blockchain VC fund), and to Rebel Girls (a global multi-platform girl-driven edutainment company); she also coaches founder-CEOs who want to accelerate their leadership skills as their companies scale and grow.

She describes herself as a reluctant writer, who procrastinates horribly! Her first book (on team culture), “IntheFlow – Taking Mindfulness to Work”, was listed in the ‘Top 10 Best’ business books. Her next one, “The Living Room Leader – Leadership Lessons for a Hybrid Future”, has finally launched…after much writing and re-writing.

As a serial entrepreneur, her background is somewhat unconventional: In her ‘first’ career, she was an award-winning contemporary dancer and choreographer…whilst completing her law degree.

Debbie Goodman-Bhyat

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