Vision: A world of happy people full of purpose
and passion serving others authentically.
Mission: Provide coaching, leadership, and clarity
to transformational leaders who wish to experience their
optimal life so that others may do the same.
My Values : Family, Fun, Freedom, Health,
Wholeness, Compassion, Personal Growth, Peace
I have 20 years experience working with and within major
Fortune 500s including IBM, Applied Materials, Intel
Corporation, Gateway, and Sun Microsystems. I have served in
senior worldwide business development, worldwide sales,
marketing and sales management positions. As an entreprenuer
I started Choice Education and Karaba Consulting.
Professional Education and
Seeking work I was called to do, I completed a
professional coaching program with the Coaches Training
Institute based in San Rafael, CA and earned a master's
degree in transpersonal psychology from Naropa University,
Boulder, CO. Highlights of my educational experience include
interacting with extraordinary faculty and students, a
profound year of meditation training, a Vision Fast in the
Wyoming desert, a year long service learning project
coaching Miami University's LeaderShape students, and
completing Naropa University's Authentic Leadership Program.
I am also a member of the International Coach Federation.
Combining Business, Psychology and
Coaching to Support Authentic Leaders
I combine my Fortune 500 worldwide executive experience
with graduate work in psychology and professional coaching.
I am experienced with the unique set of needs that
individuals have at the top of the pyramid. My gift is in
drawing out the wisdom of others, stoking the fire within,
and challenging individuals to recognize their true nature.
I am honored to assist in individual and organizational
My approach to coaching is one of compassion and respect
believing that we all are capable of achieving anything we
can envision. I coach with curiosity and draw out the inner
wisdom of my clients. I am bold in my approach and coach
with a sense of humor. I listen actively and ask powerful
questions. The coaching environment is loose enough to
explore your wildest dreams and structured enough to uncover
actions needed to fulfill specific goals.
I encourage my clients to align with their true nature.
Accountability is important in this process because all too
often, I find, we put ourselves last. Sharing your goals
with a coach who is objective and outside the organization
gives you the freedom necessary to explore and act without
judgment and proceed with encouragement. In this safe space
you can clearly see your vision and make it your reality.
Coaching is a wellness approach to life. As your coach I
take a holistic view by first understanding your worldview,
including your values, passions, and vision then together we
determine the primary focus areas for our work together to
create what you want personally, professionally, and
organizationally. Life is a precious gift, leading is an
honor. I challenge you to be your best!
I am a free spirit, entrepreneur and authentic leader. I
enjoy life by creating my life purposefully. I have been
fortunate to have loving and meaningful relationships. I
understand tragedy and view it as a catalyst for personal
An adventure on my own throughout Europe and into Africa,
for almost six months in my 20s, exposed me to my own
culture from afar, and to different cultures and
perspectives. A vision fast in my 40s allowed me to
experience trust in the universe, feel supported,
interconnected, at peace, and inspired to do great work.
With a soaring spirit, windhorse energy, and a clear purpose
I happily put my heart and soul into my work.
As a mother I have sought balance in my career in order
to be present for my sons. I am grateful to do work I love
and to work with extraordinary individuals motivated to lead
and live with passion and purpose.
Body/mind health and fitness are a large part of my daily
practice, which includes meditation, a vegetarian diet,
yoga, reading, writing, and either walking, running, biking,
tennis, or swimming.
To schedule an introductory meeting call 505-954-1011
or email Donna.
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