When asked why she made the change from lawyer to Dine at Home Host, Deborah explains how her life was halted dramatically at the age of 45. “I spent eight months lying on my back, as a result of spinal surgery. In that time, I lost almost everything; my best clients, my husband and even some of my friends.” Deborah realized that she was very unhappy but saw an opportunity, “it was a catalyst – from here I could choose another path.”
She began casting the net, sending out her CV to different roles, but couldn’t find something that lit a spark inside her.
Then she came across a website that connected travelers with local people to provide dinners at their home. According to Deborah, “this was a ‘wow!’ moment for me. I am very social, love to cook and invite people to my home. I knew it would suit me.” Now she just had to encourage her daughter to help her. “I told her it wouldn’t be often, maybe once a month,” Deborah winks.