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The Mystery of Memory: Telling My Truth, Standing My Ground, is the story of an incest survivor who struggled to find her voice and believe in herself despite having only wispy, murky memories of her abuse. After unearthing memories of being sexually molested by her father, Deborah spends decades struggling against her parents' invalidation of her experience, suffering from painful self-doubt in the process. Finally, she decides to become a detective to find evidence to conquer her doubts.
About the Author
DEBORAH HOWARD, Esq., M.S.O.D., President of Guiding Change Consulting, Inc. is a leading organizational consultant, professional certified coach, and author. She helps leaders and teams access their inner wisdom and tap into their creativity to bring about desired changes in themselves, their organizations and the world. Deborah is a member/former board member of the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, author of Repairing the Quilt of Humanity: A Metaphor for Healing and Reparation, and serves on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science (JABS). Her work with organizational leaders and teams includes: -Coaching leaders to live in alignment with their purpose and values, re-ignite their passion and bring out the best in themselves and others -Working with team members to strengthen their relationships and collaborate across differences -Enabling leaders to make strategic decisions to fulfill their organizational missions Deborah started her professional life as a lawyer wanting to create positive social change. She concluded she could make a greater difference helping develop work environments that are inclusive and just. This led her to earn an M.S. in organization development from American University/NTL after obtaining a B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law. Previously, Deborah worked for the Soros Foundation's Open Society Institute as Director of the Law School Consortium Project, supporting law schools and solo practitioners to meet the legal needs of low and moderate-income communities. Earlier, she was Director of Career Services at New York Law School, focusing on helping graduates of color and first generation law school graduates gain access to and succeed in the legal profession. Deborah served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the NYC Department of Law and an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska. She also worked in private practice in Washington, D.C. Deborah's experience also includes having lived, studied, and worked in Japan as well as working in Singapore and India. While an undergraduate majoring in East Asian Studies, she spent a year at Waseda University in Tokyo, where she studied Japanese language and culture, also earning her black belt in Judo. She returned to Japan to study law for a year and a half at Doshisha University in Kyoto, through a fellowship awarded by the Japanese Ministry of Education.