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Donna Schilder

Professional Certified Coach

Leadership, Career, & Business Coach

(562) 434-7822 -

Donna Schilder


Hi, I’m Donna Schilder, MCC, BCC, Leadership, Career, & Business Coach.

My mission in life is to help people be more successful and happier, using the quickest, most efficient path possible. My clients experience amazing improvements in their productivity, time management, motivation, leadership skills, flexibility, goal attainment, creativity, stress reduction, and work/life balance.

I have had my own international Coaching practice since 2005 and prior to that, I was an independent Business Consultant for over a decade.

My VIP Coaching Clients have included Executives in large companies such as Boeing, United Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Toyota, Coldwell Banker, LBS Financial Credit Union, St. Jude Medical, Inc., Experian, Pall Medical, TESCO, Tesoro, Concordia University, and Ross Stores.




I also work with small business owners such as Physicians, Coaches, Business Consultants, Trainers, Financial Advisors, Therapists, Attorneys, Accountants, Public Speakers, IT Business Owners, and Small Business Owners.

In addition, one of my specialties is helping people choose meaningful work and do what they need to do to find it (e.g., implement the right Job Search Strategies, write a compelling resume, Network effectively, Interview effectively, follow up, and use Social Media to uncover opportunities).

I am a:

  • Master Certified Coach (MCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Board Certified Coach (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE)
  • Coach U Graduate


Master Certified Coach Board Certified Coach Coach U Graduate


I am also certified in:

  • MBTI® Certified / Myers-Briggs® Certified (through The Myers & Briggs® Foundation)
  • Everything DiSC® Certified (through Inscape Publishing)

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In addition, I am trained in the Thomas Kilman Instrument (TKI™) and Six Thinking Hats.

I also have a:

  • A Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring from California State University at Long Beach (CSULB)
  • UCLAA Professional Designation in Total Quality Management from UCLA
  • A Secondary Teaching Credential from Chapman College (Graduate Level)
  • A B.A. in English from UCLA


California State University at Long Beach UCLA Chapman University


I am also a member of:

  • The International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • The Association for Talent Development (ATD)
  • The Professionals in Human Resources (PIHRA)


International Coaches Federation Association for Talent Development Professionals in Human Resources


Prior to focusing my practice on coaching, I was a Training & Process Improvement Consultant for 15 years. Within my Consulting Practice, I helped my clients improve their Customer Service through Customer Satisfaction Survey Analysis, Process Improvement initiatives, Staff Development, Reward Systems, Performance Management, System Improvement, and focused Coaching.

My past Consulting Clients have included: PacifiCare (United Healthcare), Secure Horizons, Steelcase, Rockwell International, Northrop-Grumman, Boeing, Obstetrix, Medtronic, Biosource, El Camino Surgery Center, Bright Health Physicians, Infant & Family Services of Long Beach, State Farm Insurance, Purpose Driven Ministries, Soroptomists, The Junior League, American Society of Training & Development, PKI, Aerus, ETF Trends, Global Trends, Unisource, and Borg Warner Corporation.

Visit my LinkedIn Profile to learn more about my past positions held, at:

I am also the creator of the LinkedIn Video E-Course:  “6 Weeks to More Success Through LinkedIn” which all my clients receive as a gift when they sign up for Coaching with me.

Donna Schilder at LinkedIn Headquarters

Donna Schilder & Jill Hirz Jones at LinkedIn Headquarters

And I have had a variety of life experiences (from teaching English in China to walking on a Glacier in New Zealand), that have helped me cultivate an ability to see the world and approaches to life and business from multiple perspectives. Read More

Donna Schilder Climbing a New Zealand Glacier

Donna Schilder Climbing a New Zealand Glacier

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Donna Schilder, MCC Leadership Coach, Career Coach, & Business Coach





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