Thank You.

My career came to a close on September 15, 2022. PIHRA North Orange County was kind enough to invite me to make one last presentation called The HR Retort: Document, Document, Document. It focused on teaching leaders to keep good notes and was well received.


The decision to retire was not easy. It was the right thing to do, however, as I continue my journey with stage four colon cancer. My treatment has gone well. Other than a certain amount of fatigue, I have had few side effects. It is now time for me spend my time with family and friends who have offered so much love and support over these many years.


I started working in 1971 as a Personnel Trainee. In 1988, I published my first book with my mentor and friend, Lee Paterson. The book launched a career as a trainer, speaker, executive coach, and author. It was an incredible experience that took me all across the United States, and to several countries in Europe, and Asia. I am deeply indebted to all who made it possible and to those who participated in hundreds of programs along the way. I am very fortunate to have had a career doing what I loved doing and to have had so much support along the way.


While I am retired, I still enjoy talking about leadership and HR. Feel free to give me a call at 714.293.9156 or send an email to Please keep in touch. Let me know if I can help you in any way.


With appreciation,



About Mike Deblieux

Mike worked with workplace leaders individually and through public and in-house seminars. He was recognized as a Blue-Ribbon Speaker by the American Management Association and as a Distinguished Instructor by the Univeristy of California Irvine Extemsion. The Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) recognized Mike with their HR Excellence Award. His seminars and 1.2.1 Leadership Development engagements were rated highly and often referenced years later as meaningful development opportunities by participants.

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