Coaching


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Who I work with

You're a rising leader.

  • You don't know where you're going, but you know you need to grow.
  • You know exactly where you're headed and want to feel more confident in your skills as a leader.
  • You're considering a leadership role and don't want to lose your identity and expertise in your chosen craft.  

 

You are your own boss.

  • You're a small business owner, freelancer, independent consultant, or entrepreneur.
  • You want to grow or optimize your business.
  • You need perspective and mentorship.

 

You want to develop your team.  

  • You want to improve your team's leadership skills and capacity.
  • You want to develop high potential leaders so that they can move your organization forward.
  • You want to increase your team's influence and effectiveness across your organization.

Many of my clients don’t fit the traditional leadership profile–white, male, heterosexual–which means they need to work harder to fit in, be seen, be heard, and taken seriously. While I work with a diverse group of clients from all backgrounds, I especially invite women, people of color, and LGBTQ folks—for whom merely showing up is not enough—to work with me.

 

How this works

I use a unique blend of storytelling science and gestalt psychology to help you uncover the core story of what drives you. Using that story as a blueprint and a guide, I then help you co-create and realize a plan for how to optimize your career and get where you want to be. I work with my clients on-line or at my Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York office. In addition to weekly or bi-weekly sessions, you've got unlimited email and text access to me for check-ins, sanity checks, or anything else that might come up.

While no two engagements are the same, this is generally what you can expect from working with me:  

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Month 1: Find your story

First, you need to be clear on who you are, what you want to accomplish, what drives you...and what doesn't. What we uncover will guide you in your everyday—and in our work together. 

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MONTH 2: MAP YOUR JOURNEY

Together, we identify strategic, actionable, measurable goals for where you want to go and what you want to do. Then we create an adaptable plan of action to get you there.

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MONTH 3: BRING YOUR STORY TO LIFE
 

Get on track and, most importantly, stay on track. Make an impact. Make a change. You guide us, I hold you accountable and keep us on track.

My work with Donna left me in awe of her keen sense of narrative and her ability to hear and reflect my story in a cohesive, actionable way. She’s a thoughtful, gentle guide, and I learned so much from my time working with her. I highly recommend her coaching practice!
— Genie Gratto, Senior Director, Marketing Communications & PR, AnitaB.org
 
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"My work with Donna left me in awe of her keen sense of narrative and her ability to hear and reflect my story in a cohesive, actionable way. She’s a thoughtful, gentle guide, and I learned so much from my time working with her."

— Genie Gratto, Senior Director, Marketing Communications & PR, AnitaB.org

 
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"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