Debbie Stovall

Occupation: Strategist, SuccessRealities, LLC

First Car: '68 Chevy Impala

Favorite Restaurant: The Palm, Atlanta, GA

What are three things most people don't know about you?

a). I have watched ABCs General Hospital since 1972
b). I’m a member of the Economic Freedom Coalition
c). I play the coronet.

What's been your greatest adventure in life?

Marriage - defining closet space does not happen once, but every day - and it is an adventure 365 times a year.

What's your best childhood memory?

A trip to Disney World with my Mom, Dad and Grandma - we had a BLAST!

If you could have a conversation with a person of your choice, past, present or future, who would that person be and why?

Author/philosopher Ana Rand.  Her work, “ Atlas Shrugged” is a timeless depiction of our society and how delicate it is.  I would love to know ‘who is John Galt?’

What's the hardest thing you've ever done in your life?

Getting married, changing jobs and moving within a two week period.  I don’t recommend it!

Tell us about your favorite hobby.

A six year, on going, project - Maxwell - my border collie.  Anyone who has had any experience with a border collie knows that they are not just smart, but scary smart.  His first 6 months of life at the Stovall house had a nightly ritual of play, go out and go to the basement for bedtime (my husband set the rule before Max’s arrival that ‘no dog will sleep in my bed’.)

One evening, I was too tired to finish the routine and take Max downstairs - Tom was too tired too - so I said, ‘oh just let him stay - we’lll see how it goes’.  Saturday morning, no issues and we were well rested.  I went to the basement to get something and Max followed me - he picked up a toy from inside his crate and carried it upstairs.  I smiled and continued with my task - Max came back down the stairs, picked up another toy and carried it upstairs.  For the next 10 minutes I watched Max move his prize possessions into our lives and into our bed - FOREVER.

What are you currently reading? What is your favorite book?

  1. Honeymoon by James Patterson.
  2. Atlas Shrugged by Ana Rand.

Is there a particular place or thing you want to see?

The Pyramids.

If you could give $10,000 to a charity, what would that charity be and why?

Defeat Autism Now - 1 in 166 children are diagnosed with Autism and it is treatable.

If you weren't on the professional services career track, what would you be doing?

Homeopathic Medicine.  Treating the cause of an ailment is better than treating a symptom.  These members of our medical community are assisting patients that have been so over medicated; it is very likely the medications are making them sick.  Preservatives in vaccinations are believed to be a root cause of the astronomical increase of Autism in our children.  There are things we can do with Homeopathy to help prevent and treat childhood diseases without endangering our children’s health.

What is the path that led you to Professional Services/Consulting?

Friends recruited me from a large IT organization into a Professional Services organization and an ERP software company.
What advice would you give to a recent graduate who just took a job in professional services?

Never say ‘I don’t know’... say ‘I will find out’.