About Donna Carlson

Photo credit: Wendy Pearce Nelson 

Your #1 asset is not the product you sell. The most important asset in your business is you. If you don’t take care of yourself, what do you have to give?

“I believe to have great impact in work and life, you must bring 100% of yourself to the game.” 

In the middle of  a master’s degree in holistic leadership development, I moved to what I like to call the “candy store of leadership learning” — The Center for Creative Leadership. My years as a strategic business partner at CCL proved my theory that all leadership is about people. Employees don’t leave jobs, they leave bosses. Do you think anyone wakes up in the morning saying, “What can I do to drive away employees today?” Yet that’s what we do.

Tasha Eurich says self insight is the meta-skill of the century. When we invest in self-awareness, everyone wins. And I mean everyone. I have proof that when you’re better at work, you’re better at home. My husband Jeff and I just rounded 27 years of marriage, producing three really awesome grown daughters and a hard-wired determination to equip the female leaders of our future. 

My goal is to connect tribes like eWomen, The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber, EllevatePolka Dot Powerhouse and The Association of Colorado Chambers of Commerce to cultivate a narrative of growth that will catalyze more people who bring 100% to the work and all of life.