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Energy to Lead

It takes energy to lead. For the past two weeks we've been talking about nurturing, which comes naturally but which is impossible if our cup is empty. We have to cultivate a
By : donna360 | May 21, 2018

Nurturing into the Future

When my eldest daughter left for college, her sister took over her room. Now when Caitlin comes home, she doesn't even have closet space. The nest has become uncomfortable. Nature reminds us of
By : donna360 | May 14, 2018

Nurturing in the Workplace

Do you remember the first time you fell and skinned your knee? There's moment when all time slows down and you're not sure if you're supposed to laugh or cry. Do you
By : donna360 | May 7, 2018


A music professor in college told Chris Tomlin that he'd never amount to anything in music. I remember the time my husband and I went to see him for the first time
By : donna360 | Apr 30, 2018

Brain Detox

I often wake up with a deluge of mental flotsam in my head - memories of conversations I'd rather redo or situations I'd like to rewrite. There's a virtual slideshow of grief
By : donna360 | Apr 23, 2018

Involuntary Leadership

We all know how LinkedIn posts any change in your experience as a new job. I just added to my profile that I'm the chair for local non-profit chapter for professional women...and
By : donna360 | Apr 16, 2018

Centrifugal Force of Doubt

Do you remember using the centrifuge in high school chemistry? It’s in physical force of spinning at a high velocity separates compounds in a mixture. When I was in high school, we played
By : donna360 | Apr 13, 2018

You Can’t Steer a Ship Unless you Have a Strategy to Put it in the Water

When the kids were little and my husband dreamed of owning a boat, he would take them to Bass Pro Shops and let them run around inside the boats on display, pretending
By : donna360 | Apr 2, 2018
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Donna Carlson, coaching people and teams to live and lead 360º

Donna is not only an excellent speaker but is also able to coach professionals to curate greater impact in their life and leadership. Her approach is multi-faceted with a mixture of science and business research lending to sustainable results. Carrie. D. ClarkConsultant and Business Coach,
Donna really leads the way in workshop facilitation and partnership to deliver the message of effective coaching and facilitation. Her experience and expertise is broad. Her professional presentation and inviting collaboration is truly outstanding. Angela K. Edwards, PhD.Coaching Practice Leader, Center for Creative Leadership
We found Donna to be a highly engaged expert in organizational culture and needs. She listened deeply to our needs and submitted a proposal for work that met and exceeded our parameters. Donna is a true partner and I personally found her to warm and collaborative. She has a high degree of integrity and is passionate about building strong relationships and bringing the best out of people in organizations. I would recommend Donna for any work that involves partnering to strengthen people and organizations. Leigha KinnearManager of Learning and Organizational Development,, Northwestern University

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