360º Life Strategies

strategies for women to step into their calling with courage, clarity and confidence

Coaching…it’s not just about the shoes.

But, woman, when you have those shoes on, you can change the world. It can be exhausting, though. Right? Integrating work, life, faith … and being good at all of it… really creates stress, doesn’t it? I’ve been there. One day I was leaving a meeting downtown, running to my car before the meter ran out,  … and I had an epiphany. 

Women running in high heels. That’s who we are.

We’re running companies, teams, families and households. Chief, cook and bottle washer without a good example. We learned about leadership from a perfume commercial that told us we can bring home the bacon, but somehow in picking up speed on the career highway, YOU got left behind…and you need a strategyThis is not just about your work life; you can’t bring 100% to work if you don’t bring your whole life to the table.

If you’re done being last on your list…



Training… it’s always about the shoes.

What’s the deal with the shoes?  I talk about shoes as a metaphor for your personal brand, which is at the core of most people problems at work. I help teams get the best out of their people by coaching managers to really know and see their natural talents.

The key to great people is seeing how great they are.

Enough about employee engagement (which still hovers around 60%). It’s not increasing the % of people engaged in your mission, it’s about designing a strategy for all your people to give 100% of their creative, intellectual and emotional energy to the work.

When your people learn to bring their whole game to the table at work, you are giving them the gift of a happier and more rewarding whole life.

If you’re done managing behavior issues, training responsibility and finding creative ways to motivate,

LET’S GET your team BACK!

Retreats…it’s nothing about shoes

You won’t see many shoes at our wine and yoga retreatsWe need to slow down to go faster, so we have designed an experience just for working women to take off the high heels and rest, connect with other high-performing women, and restore focus on what’s really important in work and life.

It’s in the crushing, the pressing that a noble wine is formed.

We use the character that winemakers look for in the most noble wines to talk about what forms character in us.

Being action oriented, we also drink a bit of wine, guided by a Master of Wine who understands the metaphor and knows you plan to leave with a strategy for getting the harmony, symmetry, complexity, finesse and elegance you need to be fully present in your life.

If you feel crushed…
If you are being pressed…
If you need a strategy to breathe…


Nominated for Business Leader of the Year by members of the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

Connecting, Leading, Supporting Women

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.

Landi Spearman
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.

Meredith Masse
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. 

Cassandra Shepard,
Executive Coach

True Partner

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 Kinnear
formerly Manager of Learning & Organizational Development
Northwestern University


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.

LeMinh Hoang
Director, People and Culture
The MacArthur Foundation

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Overcoming complexity in your leadership

This is the third article in this month's series on lessons from the vine. What kind of vines do you have block the doors to your life and career? Don't you love using the words idiot and complexity in the same line? The things that make life complex are the times...


I teach people to design strategies to create harmony between all the elements of life, yet on a busy day that's full of appointments and good things, the very first thing to go is my yoga practice. What you get from me on these days is an imbalanced Donna, heavy on...

What does harmony have to do with leadership?

Harmony is one of the five characteristics of a fine wine we are studying for the New Wine Mastermind Weekend in November. What comes to mind when you think of harmony? An orchestra? A symphony? A choir? A boy band? I think of what I can hear, but how do I associate...

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