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

Your company’s greatest asset is its human capital. The business world is evolving and conscious capitalists are bringing humanity into the workplace, transforming human asset management into a growth culture. High-performing teams cultivate the leadership and emotional intelligence of every member.

On the early side of complexity, everything you need to lead is already inside you. However, we all know that where humans are involved, there are no simple formulas that work. Whether you are an individual contributor or leader of a team, my job is help you create a paradigm shift that elevates everyone in your world. When you are better, everyone benefits — at work and at home.

Coaching programs include:

Self-Insight DISCovery Coaching – $550 including assessment, full report and 90-minute debrief.  There is a Sales Competency option useful for performance goals.

Success Insights – $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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