Let’s get you out of your head and out of your own way.

 

Using a unique blend of storytelling science, design and visual thinking, and gestalt psychology, I help people rewrite their stories and get on track toward meeting their career and business goals. We unearth narratives that hold you back and shift focus to those that propel you. 

Work with me to get clear on where you’re going, why, and how and get there in a style that feels powerful and authentic to you. All of that is a story—your story, your purpose, your journey. It’s one that you don’t just tell, but live with deliberate care and intent. You’ve got this. And I can help.

Who I work with

I work with creatives, designers, technologists, and entrepreneurs—especially women, LGBTQ, and underrepresented leaders in tech—who want to make a difference at work, in life, and in the world at large. While most of my clients are director-level and above or run their own business, I don't care if you manage a team or not. I work with leaders—people who pave a paths, makes ripples, and move people (and yourself) forward and to action. You can manage a team or be a team of one.

How this works

My approach is simple. Together, we establish goals and metrics for success, then develop a plan to get you where you want to go. Then we make things happen. No assessments, no values exercises, no rigmarole—just experiential, experimental, and organic progress toward your goals.

We meet twice monthly for 3 or 6 months to start via Zoom, phone, or in my office in Brooklyn, NY. In between sessions, I’m yours when you need me via email, text, or phone. I wish it was more complicated. But it really is that simple.

I keep my prices reasonable so whether you work at a startup or tech behemoth, nonprofit or or Fortune 500 company, whether your company is paying or your are paying your own way, we can still work together.

 
 
 

What you get

 
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Perspective

Get out of your head and see what you can't see on your own.

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Mentorship

I've either been there, or I can help you find the right people to talk to.

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Guidance

You guide us, and I keep us on track.
 

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Access

While we work together, I'm accessible whenever you need me.

Accountability

Did I mention that I keep you on track?

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Realized potential

You already have the stuff. I'll help you see your strengths and how to use them.

 
 

What my clients say

On paper, my career was moving forward. In reality, I felt unsure of where I was going and how I could continue to grow professionally. Donna has been vital in helping me articulate my goals, focus on what I need to achieve them, and work through any obstacles.
— Linda Romano, Director of Digital Communications, St. John's University
I started working with Donna because I felt stuck, alone, and like I was drifting as I tried to shift my consulting to a new focus. Working with Donna has transformed how I run my consultancy; I’m more confident, I feel like I have tools to get myself unstuck, and I don’t feel alone. And, best of all, I landed a project in my new focus area.
— Susan Robertson, Independent Web Consultant
After being heads down in startups for a few years and getting a few promotions I found myself progressing but not in a specific direction. Working with Donna has allowed me to find more focus and direction in my career. I have taken on new habits of problem solving and testing methods that have produced new tactics I use on a daily basis.
— Andrew Gauer, Creative Director, Blast
Before working with Donna, I found myself stuck and stagnant. I had a difficult time producing action in my side project. I hesitated for over 3 years to hire a coach because I hadn’t found the right one for me. I was drawn to Donna’s design thinking, use of visuals, and her career path and experience in working with successful companies, products, and challenging problems. Donna helped me to see blindspots that I had not seen. I wear many hats: a designer, an entrepreneur, and now a new mom. Donna guided me to discover the beauty and power in all three of those roles, not separated, but one.
— Stephanie Jeong, Co-founder, Wake The Wolves
I began working with Donna when I realized I was stuck, unsure of what step to take next in my profession. Donna’s inviting and accepting approach has allowed me to open up and have confidence and courage about building the next phase of my career...one that puts me in the center. I not only feel more self worth, efficacy, and confidence, but I have a clearer understanding of what it is I’m passionate about doing and how to begin to use that passion to make career decisions moving forward.
— Elisabeth Hubert, Independent Consultant
Donna’s the best at what she does, and you only truly understand that after working with her.
— Ajay Rajani, CEO, Core Labs
 
 
 


Want to learn more? Let’s chat.

The best way to see if working together is right for you—and me—is to set up a time to chat. Grab a time below, answer some questions, I’ll get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that we’re meeting, and we’re good to go.

Your answers don’t have to be perfect. I just want you take a few moments to think about what brings you here and what you want to get out of working together. Your answers will help us frame our initial conversation so that you and I get the most out of it.