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Donna Schilder

Professional Certified Coach

Leadership, Career, & Business Coach

(562) 434-7822 - Donna@DonnaSchilder.com

Donna Schilder

Business Coaching Testimonials

She is an Executive Coach who helps leaders be more successful

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
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Hiring you as my Business Advisor is the one of the best things I’ve ever done for my business

Hiring you as my Business Advisor is the one of the best things I’ve ever done for my business.  Through our work together I’ve become clear about what I need to do in my business to be more successful.  I know that I need to keep my eye on my Financials and not beat myself up about them when they aren’t as positive, but see it as a challenge to get better.  I know that I need to focus on building relationships with my customers and potential customers so that I get more business.  I used to think I was bothering people when I called on them to tell them what I have to offer and when I stopped by to see if they had any business for me.  I now know that’s the only way to get there business.  I’ve also learned that I need to hire and fire “right” so that I have the best people working for me.  I can’t be the best in my industry if I don’t have the best people working on my business with me.  With  you on my team, I know that I am on the right track to build the business I’ve always dreamed of having.

— B.R., Business Owner

First of all, your TV appearance was excellent!!

First of all, your TV appearance was excellent!! You were calm, inviting, kind, interesting, informational, natural, conversational – pretty much everything I would like to convey – I give you 5 stars!!

— H.H., Therapist

Wow! I felt like you were right there in my living rom

Hi Donna… I loved your TV show! You were so relaxed and natural..a true professional. Your conversation with the host was as casual as any conversation that I have ever had with you, only you did it on camera. Wow! I felt like you were right there in my living rom

— B.C., HR Manager

Having the accountability each week keeps me moving

Since I have started working with you I’ve stopped letting fear stop me from doing what I need to do to advance my career. The techniques we’ve discussed help me jump in and make calls and appointments. Also, having the accountability each week keeps me moving.” B.B., Manager, Aerospace Company.

— B.B., Manager

Donna, you are an extraordinary woman

I am so deeply appreciative of all of your assistance in getting me back on the road to having a successful business. Donna, you are an extraordinary woman. I value you so much.

— S.R., Entrepreneur

You have really opened things up for me

You have really opened things up for me. I thought I was resourceful, but you surprise me with all the perfect articles, resources, and information you’ve provided to me.

— L.H., Insurance Broker

Donna is a charming, organized, efficient, extremely competent individual

Donna is a charming, organized, efficient, extremely competent individual. She has an excellent rapport with people of all ages and her communication skills, both written and verbal, are phenomenal.

— Pamela Coca, Experienced Medical / Technical Writer and Trainer
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Donna has helped me to bring balance to my life

Donna has helped me to bring balance to my life in regards to my family, my business, and my own personal being.

— Carmelita Pascua, Independent Associate, USANA Health Sciences
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Donna is Professional, Informative, And Approachable

Donna delivered an excellent training session for the American Society for Training and Development. She was prepared, professional, informative, and approachable.

— Jean Franzblau, Seminar Leader/Training Videos/Instructional Design, Jean Franzblau Consulting
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Donna is very resourceful and mixes intuition with observations

I had no expectations of what a coach would be or bring into my life but the results have been phenomenal. Donna helped me sort out my ideas and get clear on my motivations. What she has done in two months is what would have taken me years on my own. Donna is extremely personable but maintains a professional attitude. She is very resourceful and mixes intuition with observations to clear a path for you to see. Simply great subtle work. I couldn’t imagine a better person for anyone seeking help in sorting out where they stand and where they would like to be.

— Nicolas Zart, ACC, Certified Professional Coach, Owner, Tap The Source
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Donna is a talented and dedicated business coach

Donna is a talented and dedicated business coach. She skillfully combines coaching and consulting and helped me take my business to the next level.

— Lauren Klein, Wealth Manager and Financial Advisor, Klein Financial Advisors, Inc
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Donna was fantastic at creating the space I needed to explore

Donna was fantastic at creating the space I needed to explore what was missing in my life as I started my own business, and helped me formulate a plan to get those holes filled. With Donna, I developed clarity about my life which has lasted many years beyond the year I worked with her. I count her as one of the reasons I am so happy in my life right now.  At the time, I needed a coach who was gentle and caring while helping me with everything from self-esteem to time management.

— Tara Gupta, Ph.D, Biomedical Scientist & Creative Coach, University of Pennsylvania
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Donna’s knowledge of how to increase your business is outstanding

I have attended Seminars run by Donna. Also she was a guest speaker at Women Lawyers and her knowledge of how to increase your business is outstanding.

— Maxine Barton, Independent Law Practice Professional
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She really knows her stuff and helps her clients know theirs

I took several classes from Donna and was in a networking group with her. She really knows her stuff and helps her clients know theirs and work toward their goals. I would love another class with her.

— Barbee Heiny, Web Designer, Creative Imagery Solutions
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Donna helps you to clarify exactly what your goals are

Donna helps you to clarify exactly what your goals are and implements a action plan for you to achieve them while keeping you focused on what is most important.

— Dominique Graham, CEO - E Z Sleeves
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Working with Donna has been an amazing experience for me.

Working with Donna has been an amazing experience for me. Not only did she help me meet some personal challenges, she has given me some amazing ideas to increase my business and help focus my efforts to ensure I’m creating the life I want. I highly recommend her.

— Michele Wierschem, President Of Metaforce
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Donna is very efficient

“Donna is very efficient with our time so that I get the most from my Coaching Sessions. She keeps me on track so that I continually move forward in Marketing my business and implementing improvements to my business. And she seems to have all the answers.”

— Bruce Lissak, Landscape Designer & Consultant at Rancho Los Alamitos
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Donna is one of the most positive, affirming person.

Donna is one of the most positive, affirming people that I have ever met. Working with her, has helped me find the best in myself. She has helped me to look at the smallest things in life, with a positive and grateful viewpoint. In the 6 months that I have worked with her, my sales have increased by about 40% and I am much, much happier.

— D'Vorah Mariscal, Broker Sales Executive at BenefitMall
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I was introduced to Donna Schilder because of her known success working with senior clients

I was introduced to Donna Schilder because of her known success working with senior clients who needed to find new purpose in their lives and for the benefit of their adult children whose lives may have become overshadowed by caregiving issues. She has contributed a new dimension to the support services I can offer to clients. In addition, I have used Donna as a business coach for my sole practice. She has pushed me into opportunities with techniques which were previously uncomfortable for me. Her guidance has been empowering. Donna’s optimistic personality is infectious.

— Anne Lucas, Geriatric Care Manager, President of AHL Services, Inc.
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When I came to you, the Sales and Marketing…

When I came to you, the Sales and Marketing techniques I learned in other programs weren’t sinking in. When you asked me questions, helped me explore how to use the techniques specifically, and had me role play each type of situation, I made great breakthroughs. It’s amazing!!!! I’m closing the sales more! I really saw results! And the great thing was it didn’t take long to see results!!!

— J.H., Sales Professional

When I first came to coaching…

When I first came to coaching, I was blocked.  I thought:  “I’ll never get ahead.  I’ll never figure out what I want to do.”  After working with Donna, the world of possibilities opened up to me.  Now I am attracting people and opportunities into my life that I never knew existed.  I used to be afraid to take risks, but now I know where I want to go and I take steps every day to get there.  I also know I don’t have to be in a rush.  If I just keep moving down my path, step by step, I will get there.

— K.J., Graphic Designer and Pet Masseuse Sales Coaching

Donna is amazing! The positive energy…

Donna is amazing! The positive energy she exudes is matched only by her passion for what she does! If I had thumbs they’d both be way up!

— S.S., Small Business Guru

I was suffering in silence, now…

I was suffering in silence, now, after working with you I have taken back control of my life. Now I don’t let it all just happen to me. Coaching really works!!!

— T.J., Independent Consultant

You are so good at what you do…

You are so good at what you do. You hone in on the exact issue that is holding me back and help clear it out. I’ve signed up for a lot of expensive programs that were called “Coaching,” but they weren’t one-on-one and they expected me know what I wanted to work on. I didn’t know what the problem was. These programs didn’t help me. In just a few sessions, you helped me see what the problem was and how to overcome it, and gently pushed me forward toward my goal. Thank you Donna!

— D.S., Entrepreneur

Now that you’ve coached me…

Now that you’ve coached me, I can see how valuable coaching is. When I didn’t have support, it made it harder for me to complete my projects. It was like I was out on a limb ALL BY MYSELF. With coaching I have someone to bounce ideas off of and that makes me smarter. There’s an exchange of ideas, that makes them stronger. I say something, then you give me input, then I come back with a stronger idea, and you give me input again.

This process has really helped me build my confidence. I am now able to do things I wouldn’t have done before that will make me a success. To create success it’s crucial to surround yourself with good people that want to help you achieve your goals. With you as my coach, I have someone on my side who is unbiased and just wants me to succeed.

— D.G., QVC Product Entrepreneur

Many people put on their “game face” or work face…

Many people put on their ‘game face’ or work face, but it is obvious that your personality is your life’s work to bring the positive approach to people and their businesses. Many people put a smiling face on their business cards (particularly realtors, who do tend to be optimists), but your smiling face on your website and newsletter is who you truly are and that is your calling card for success. I was going to say secret to your success but it is the opposite of a secret. You truly walk the talk of your business which is to positive, warm, caring and in tone and balance with yourself.

— Michele Patterson J.D. Employment Lawyer
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Donna helped me refocus and initiate…

Donna helped me refocus and initiate action and change in the essential areas of my business. She isolated my strengths and coached me to exploit those areas where I would best serve my company. As is the case so often in the face of serious challenges, I was paralyzed by doubt and uncertainty.
Donna helped me take proactive steps to regain control and initiate needed change. It has provided great relief and reduced my level of anxiety. We’re not out if the woods yet, but we are taking positive steps to change the current situation.

— T.B., Small Business Owner

Working with Donna has been an amazing experience…

Working with Donna has been an amazing experience for me. Not only did she help me meet some personal challenges, she has given me some amazing ideas to increase my business and help focus my efforts to ensure I’m creating the life I want. I highly recommend her.

— M.W., Consultant & Trainer

Today’s coaching call was a huge GIFT for me…

Today’s coaching call was a huge GIFT for me. I turned around and had 2 coaching calls – and I always seem to coach better after our calls.

It’s amazing how flexible, intuitive, granular or 40,000ft up in the air, you can be – at exactly the right moment. Many coaches can do one or the other but not dance so beautifully in between them all. Thank you for helping me navigate such an important time in my life, Donna.

— S.C., Executive Coach

Donna very efficient with our time so that…

Donna very efficient with our time so that I get the most from my Coaching Sessions. She keeps me on track so that I continually move forward in Marketing my business and implementing improvements to my business. And she seems to have all the answers.

— B.L., Landscape Architect