My why: This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no “brief candle” for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
George Bernard Shaw
Insight Assessments & Leadership Coaching
Self -insight is the meta skill of the century. If you are not sure how you show up in the eyes of others, I can help. I have assessment packages for individuals and teams.
Team Workshops & Group Coaching
Your team is as effective as the least effective individual. A third party perspective provides a radical change agent that will catalyze new energy on your team. I’m your radical outsider.
Wine Retreats & Custom Team-building Off-sites
We build leadership from the inside out. We have developed a unique curriculum based on the elements of a noble wine as a metaphor for the characteristics of a leader.
What people are saying…
The past has lost its power over me.
“Working on the 360º Life Map took a lot of the power out of some of the (negative) events of my life. God doesn’t let any experience go to waste. He can use it to help others and make a difference on the world.”
HCJ Healthcare Solutions
Learning to breathe again
I never knew the value of breathing, taking time to reconnect with who I am and what’s going on inside me. Learning about the soil that contributes to a healthy vine and how the pressing of the grapes makes the wine brings a whole new light on how leaders are made and how they’re formed.
Organizational Change Consultant & Coach
How the bleep?
To be honest, I don’t practice yoga on a regular basis, but I DO practice WINE on a regular basis, so I was already there with the wine tasting, but not prepared for how Donna’s connection between the wine making and MY own character development was powerful. And the connection with women around wine: amazing.
Senior VP, ICC
How The Bleep
Designing your own masterpiece
It’s special when you come across a remarkable coach like Donna. Donna has the coaching certifications to separate her from the pack, but what’s more is that she’s real, she’s genuine, and she’s deeply committed to helping women design their own masterpiece life.
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.
formerly Manager of Learning & Organizational Development
It is rare that you come across someone as talented as Donna. I have had the pleasure to collaborate with Donna on staff and leadership projects from development to execution, and Donna is versatile, impact-focused, and effective. Moreover, she naturally cares about the enduring results and this commitment has made all the difference.
Director, People and Culture
The MacArthur Foundation