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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

Training great managers. It’s all about Life Strategy.

I've spent 25+ years leading from the middle of organizations, from boutique to global. My training experience includes some graduate education and some excellent leadership development research, but that's not where I
By : donna360 | Mar 16, 2018

Coaching. It’s all about the shoes.

How do you choose a coach? I'm convinced it's all about the shoes. If you like my shoes, you'll probably pick me as a coach (even the guys, I promise) because shoes
By : donna360 | Mar 16, 2018

Designing a High Performance Life

Have you ever driven a high performance race car in second gear for a little too long? What happens? You can hear the engine straining. That car was not built to coast
By : donna360 | Mar 13, 2018

Mental Wellbeing

Part of the well-being-as-strategy equation is something we would rather not talk about – mental illness. My mother was in and out of mental institutions, so the term conjures mental images from
By : donna360 | Mar 6, 2018

3 Minutes of Mindfulness

Training a group of brilliant executive vice presidents last week on the insight and mindset for great leadership, I had an epiphany. We started day two with a three minute meditation. I
By : donna360 | Feb 26, 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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