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Donna Schilder

Professional Certified Coach

Leadership, Career, & Business Coach

(562) 434-7822 -

Donna Schilder
Donna Schilder


Hi, I'm Donna Schilder, Leadership Coach, Career Coach & Business Coach. Welcome to my Coaching website. As a Master Certified Coach (MCC), I provide a place for you to stand back, assess situations, reconnect to your goals, and choose the best approach to achieve your desired outcomes. I have been advising Executives for over 20 years, and love working with intra-preneurs and entrepreneurs as well.

My goal is to help you move forward quickly and efficiently, while fostering deep learning.

I believe Coaching must address the whole person, so Life Coaching is part of the process with my Leadership Coaching, Executive Coaching, Career Coaching, Job Search Coaching, and Small Business Coaching clients.

Based in Long Beach, California, I serve Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Orange County & Southern California as well as international clients.

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5 Reasons to Hire Donna

1. COACHING EXPERIENCE: I have over 8000 hours of Coaching Experience accumulated through working with hundreds of clients, within a variety of industries including: Banking, & Financial Services, Insurance, High Technology, Consulting, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Fashion, Retail, and Aerospace. I have successfully Coached CEOs to front line staff and from people ages 17 to 72.

2. COACHING CERTIFICATION & TRAINING: I am a Master Certified Coach (MCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF), which means that I have passed written and oral Coaching examinations, been recommended by other Master Coaches, and have received the appropriate Mentor Coaching. There are only 650 MCC Coaches out of 22,000 ICF Members worldwide in 117 countries. I have also graduated from two Coaching Programs, instead of the usual one: Coach U and the CSULB Coaching & Mentoring Program.

3. BUSINESS ACUMEN: I am a process improvement expert and have worked as a Business Consultant for over a decade, supporting the Strategic Planning and Operations of every department in the organizations I’ve consulted for, from Human Resources to Engineering (supporting all types of departments in giving the best service and product quality they could achieve).

4. INSPIRATION: I am an innately encouraging person who will help you keep moving forward, even when the going gets tough. I am skilled at acknowledging you for your accomplishments and seeing your progress, and helping you learn to do the same for yourself.

5. CURRICULUM-RICH COACHING: In addition to my Process Improvement, Total Quality Management, and Business Consulting background, I have been a Trainer and a Teacher. Therefore, I have a deep toolbox of assessments, learning activities, analytical tools, inventories, assessments, and curriculum to draw from in customizing my approach for each Coaching client.


What People are Saying About Donna

I have learned new processes in my Executive Coaching sessions which have helped me to grow in my executive experience. I am amazed at the talent Donna has and how upbeat she is on a consistent basis. She is truly meant to be a Coach. She has guided me through some challenging situations. And, I’m […]

— Anne Wood, Customer Service Director

Thank you for helping me achieve the objectives I defined at the outset of our coaching engagement.   It wasn’t an easy process, however it was valuable. As a result of our work effort, I am a more effective leader now reaching strategic personal and professional goals. Coaching works!

— J. A., Instructor

I have been working with Donna for the last couple of months, and I absolutely have loved the experience! She is an Executive Coach who helps leaders be more successful. She is knowledgeable, positive, motivating, and a joy to work with!

— Daina Abele, Strategic Account Manager / Business Development / Sales Manager: With a Proven Track Record of Driving Revenue Growth

Our conversation this morning was so helpful!!! I had a fantastic, productive upbeat day!! I was truly in a great frame of mind, nothing wanting or pulling my attention. I was frustrated and you helped put everything in perspective with the perfect amount of truth, understanding and genuine care. You’re the best and honestly quite […]

— J.M., CEO, Consumer Products Industry
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