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The Spirit of Your Leadership

Just got off the phone with one of my favorite people. David would be described by many as a spiritual person, as many of my friends would describe me...even though he and
By : donna360 | Nov 30, 2017

The Soul of Your Leadership

When you think of the word soul, what does that conjure in your mind? Soul music? Soul food? A really good cup of coffee? Buddhists say your soul is the face you had before you
By : donna360 | Nov 13, 2017


Do you know the feeling you have when a word lights something up in your soul? I was listening to a new acquaintance explain why she made her current job change. She
By : donna360 | Oct 18, 2017

The Art of Failing Forward

Failure is a factor of any business strategy. It's a factor in life when we're taking the kind of risks that lead to significant growth. There are many ways we sabotage our
By : donna360 | Oct 9, 2017

Ready, Aim – Reinvent

Life happens, and then you’re 50. Really it happens well before then. We wake up one morning and find ourselves married. We wake up the next morning and find three kids in
By : donna360 | Sep 17, 2017

Watching for Team Members at Risk

Thanks for all the good wishes on my second official anniversary of 360º Life Strategies. It all started as a graduate school project and blossomed into a way to coach flourishing people
By : donna360 | Aug 8, 2017

Motivation and Your Culture

The topic of motivation came up this week and I've been ruminating in a really good way on how a fast-moving company can impart the secret sauce of motivation in micro learning
By : donna360 | Jun 29, 2017

Your Life Strategy in a Developmental Culture

Someone asked me last week why I write more on organizational culture than on life strategy. These are interdependent, but not exclusive. You can have a life strategy that does not fit
By : donna360 | Jun 27, 2017
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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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