As a MyNextSeason Transition Support team member, Debbie Dellinger supports clients in identifying, preparing for, and connecting to a variety of purposeful and fulfilling opportunities. Over the course of her career, she has worked 1:1 with hundreds of executives—offering not-
As a MyNextSeason Transition Support team member, Debbie Dellinger supports clients in identifying, preparing for, and connecting to a variety of purposeful and fulfilling opportunities. Over the course of her career, she has worked 1:1 with hundreds of executives—offering not-for-profit and board strategy, networking practices, and tailored research to achieve new goals.
Debbie has been instrumental in MyNextSeason’s evolution. She established an executive-on-loan program with nationally renowned not-for-profit organizations and launched a variety of tools to support individual client needs. She has cultivated numerous strategic relationships with consulting firms, incubators, and philanthropic partners, and established a portfolio of relevant internships for both college students and young professionals.
Debbie brings a passion built on decades of not-for-profit service to her role at MyNextSeason. Previously, she served as the Lay Leader of Education and Life Skills at the nation’s largest United Methodist Church, where she managed a volunteer program that continues to impact 2,200 children in the Kansas City Metro area. She serves on the Resurrection Foundation Board and is an advisor to the church’s “Crossroads” retirement offering. Debbie also spent five years as Board Chair of The Hope Center, a not-for-profit dedicated to developing healthy Kansas City communities. Before transitioning to serving not-for-profits, Debbie led a software development center for GE Consulting and supported federal benchmarks for Honeywell Information Systems.
Debbie is the author of “A Lens into Executive Retirement from the Spouse/ Partner Perspective” and a contributing author to “Living Into Your Next Season: Moving Forward After the Crisis of 2020.” She received a BA in creative writing, journalism, and psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Divinity at the Perkins School of Theology at SMU.