About Donna Carlson

Photo credit: Wendy Pearce Nelson 


Your #1 asset is not the product you sell. The most important asset in your company is your people. And the way you treat your people is the way you treat your customers. If your people are unhappy, that is a billboard to your customers saying, “You are not important!” I can help you attract and retain the people and the customers to create a thriving business.

“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. I have developed a passion to improve your people lens.

I’m a member of the John Maxwell Team and have DISC, EQ and CCL Benchmarks 360 certifications that we can using in your coaching or team workshop. I also think the enneagram is an amazing tool for deep self-insight, which as Tasha Eurich would say, is the meta-skill of the century. When we invest this self-awareness in being a better citizen of the community, 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 25 years of marriage, producing three really awesome nearly-grown daughters and a hard-wired determination to equip the female leaders of our future.

I’m doing this as a connector and catalyst with tribes like eWomen, The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber, EllevatePolka Dot Powerhouse and 4Word Women.