your life strategy coach

“I believe to have a real impact in work and life, you have to bring 100% of yourself to the table.”


Leader Insight

Everything you need to lead is already inside you. There’s no one formula to activating the leader within. It needs to be cultivated. It’s not my job to tell you how to lead. My job is to help you cultivate that leadership that’s planted in you and create a culture where it can thrive — at work and at home.

One thing I can guarantee: when you are better, everyone benefits.

Every coaching program I create is custom designed for you. It might involve:

  • people insights that can help you understand your self and the motives of those you want to influence
  • boss basics for first time managers or people leaders who want a greater ROI from their team.
  • reinvention or outplacement coaching for those making sense out of transition
  • strategies to lead from within, to exchange the hustle for a higher way of living by the values important to you.

We will co-create what you lead using one of these packages.

Six Week Life Strategy Launch – $1,500
We’ll meet six hours one on one, whether that’s weekly or in two or three intensive sessions. We’ll design what you need and a large part of this program you will complete on your own with a customized Life Strategy Design Journal

90 Day Life Strategy Journey – $2,500 six-month coaching program for mid-level leaders that includes insight instruments and addresses the fundamentals of successful mental and operational models, including the 360º network map to explode your business.

Team Coaching – is an option to debrief our insight instruments using the collective wisdom of a team to achieve quantum results.

Let’s talk about what will multiply your leadership and team success.

Life Strategy Design Coaching

The client we help the most is a mid-career, high-performing woman who is on the verge of burnout. She is a master of her craft, but struggling to keep all her balls in the air. Her family has asked her to start wearing a name badge and the dog doesn’t recognize her anymore. Okay, we’re getting carried away, but really, our clients are killing it at work but at risk of losing the rest. (Six month program starts at $5,000.)

Business Strategy Coaching

You know your business strategy better than we do, but we know how people work.  Our businesss strategy coaching focuses on the people side of your business.

Do you want to attract and retain more customers?
Do you want to attract and retain the right talent?

Let us help you design the right success strategies and tools for the people side of your business. (Starting at $1,500.)

Don’t just take my word for it.

Here’s what our customers have to say.

“It is rare 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.

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 of People & Culture, The MacArthur Foundation

“It has been my privilege to work with Donna Carlson recently on a project that I led on Academic Coaching. 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. I welcome any chance I get to partner with her in the future.”

Angela K. Edwards, PhD

AK Edwards Consulting and current Coaching Practice Leader for the Center for Creative Leadership

“Donna is a true partner and I personally found her to be 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

Learning & Development Manager, Northwestern University

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