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Donna Schilder

Professional Certified Coach

Leadership, Career, & Business Coach

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

Donna Schilder

Career Coaching Testimonials

Coaching helped me grapple with a very complex set of issues and life events and gave me the direction…

Coaching helped me grapple with a very complex set of issues and life events and gave me the direction and guidance to start taking action, one step at a time. It gave me the means and the courage to not only get unstuck but then to keep going as I unraveled and learned and tried to figure out what was next. I have become more clear about my desired Career and life path and built confidence so that I am better able to sell myself. In addition, I gained a better understanding of how I learn and work, along with some tools to be more productive.

— T.G., Marketing Consultant

I began working with Donna more than a year ago with the purpose of developing a smarter approach to career and company exploration…

I began working with Donna more than a year ago with the purpose of developing a smarter approach to career and company exploration–I have been working for the same company for almost 30 years and am ready to change companies, jobs and industries. Donna began by reviewing the career exploration results from the past, then working with me to determine my values and desired business characteristics, then map these against potential jobs. The result was a focused set of jobs that I could begin exploring. Since our first meeting, I have made extensive use of the resources on her web site (more comprehensive than anything else I’ve seen) and have had quite a few informational interviews which have helped me not only hone in on what I like but revealed that there are some jobs I have no interest in doing. After each interview we discussed what happened and what’s next (e.g., after sending a thank-you note, it never occurred to me to occasionally check in with those I interviewed with when they had jobs I wasn’t interested in). One tool that I’ve used for networking is Linked In (LI). I used to think of LI as Facebook for business but Donna showed me how to strengthen my profile and use it more effectively (e.g., LI has helped me find people to have informational interviews with). Finally, Donna has helped me stay focused in my search, especially when she saw that I wasn’t spending much time on it. She encouraged me to track my weekly activities, then asked me at one point how much time I was willing to devote to this search. It was a nice reality check: to have someone on the outside challenge me to revisit the commitment to meeting my goal because at that pace (1… Read More

— Bill Zint
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Through my work with you as my Coach, I have gained clarity about my values

Through my work with you as my Coach, I have gained clarity about my values and and about what I want in my career and life. This clarity is empowering. It gives me a new framework for thinking about my career and personal life, and because of this I am more confident that the path I am on will lead me to happiness and fulfillment. Through your insights I also learned a lot about myself, the way I think, and the importance of self care. I am grateful to have had the chance to work with you and hope we can continue our work in the future.

— E.Z., Retail Fixture Designer

Donna stands out with her distinctive style and expertise

Donna has unique insights into the benefits and impacts of coaching professionals on how to utilise their LinkedIn Profile. On a one-to-one coaching basis and as a speaker, Donna demonstrates her knowledge, enthusiasm and practical advice as she enables professionals in presenting their talents, capabilities and experience. Donna stands out with her distinctive style and expertise, I would highly recommend her as a Career Coach to accelerate your career and networking reach using LinkedIn.

— Nicky Westhead, Transformation Specialist, Executive Coach
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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

People are noticing something different about me since I engaged you as my coach

People are noticing something different about me since I engaged you as my coach. They’re impressed by my resilience in facing career setbacks and my energy for creating a strong future for my career.

— K.B. Trainer Toyota

Donna is one of the most memorable trainers I ever worked with

Donna is one of the most memorable trainers I ever worked with – she is the ultimate professional (she has it all) & I would love a chance to work with her again. She has the ability to help you grow your career/life with a very special & positive manner + specific techniques.

— Jean Cheng, Implementation & Training at Applied Statistics & Management, Inc.
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Donna is a reliable and knowledgeable career coach

Donna is a reliable and knowledgeable career coach, who uses her vast resources to deliver work that is above and beyond expectation

— Lisa Casman, Resident Services Coordinator, Thomas Safran & Associates
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Donna is the neutral coach

Wow, Donna is great, I worked with her for a short time, but boy did I get results. I am looking forward to working with her again next year. If you need that “neutral coach” she is the one to help wade through the much and get to the good stuff, you will not be disappointed!

— Michele Oviedo, Human Resources Director at Easter Seals Southern California
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Donna’s coaching works miracles!

Donna is an amazing coach and came into my life when I needed her the most. She is a positive force of nature who helped get me back on track both personally and professionally. Working with Donna is helping me re-discover my passion and purpose in life. She produces great results in a very short period of time and keeps me accountable for the success I choose to create. Donna’s serene demeanor and kind, calming presence is a welcome relief in this chaotic world we show up to every day. Coaching works but more importantly, Donna’s coaching works miracles!

— Karen Blanchard, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A, Inc.
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Donna is Committed to helping the individual

I have had the pleasure of working with Donna, she is intuitive to her clients needs and committed to helping the individual prosper with their career, or personal growth.

— Nancy Rausch, Sales Associate at Hirtgrafx
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Donna truly cares about your success

Donna truly cares about your success. She is patient, motivating and dedicated. Check out her “step by step” guide for learning and utilizing Linked In. It’s a huge help.

— Jeanne Maguire, LAc, PhD, Doctor of Oriental Medicine & Licensed Acupuncturist, Age-less Acupuncture and Wellness Center
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Donna provides valuable insights

Donna brings a great deal of knowledge to the table, which allows her to work with her clients in many areas, personal and professional. As a career coach Donna provides valuable insights that allow her clients to help realize their goals both known and unknown.

— Tina M. Morrison, SW Region Fleet Assistant, BP
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Donna is a very personable coach who genuinely cares

Donna is a very personable coach who genuinely cares about her client and the progress s/he is making toward his/her goal(s). I hired Donna to coach me on finding my career direction. The assessments and exercises she had me complete were helpful in determining logical career choices for me. She was helpful in pointing out things that I hadn’t considered.

— Luke Gordon, Graphic Designer
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In a short period of time, Donna can help you get to the heart of the problem

Donna is a great coach who in a short period of time can get to the heart of a problem. She supported me through some difficult career issues with grace, warmth and strength. At the time I was ready to run but with her help I am now at peace with the problem and things have turned around! Her years of experience in HR, OD and training count.

— David Couper, Author, Consultant, Career Coach
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Donna helped me prepare for an important job interview

Donna has helped me in many ways, including preparing me for an important job interview. As a result of her coaching I was more confident during the interview, gave powerful & specific answers to the questions, and felt a sense of ease. Without her coaching I know that the interview would not have gone as well as it did, nor would I have felt as sure of myself. I am tremendously grateful for the coaching I received from Donna.

— Heather Backstrom, Ph.D. Ed.D., Human Resources Manager at JPL/NASA
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Donna provides excellent professional advice …

Donna provides excellent professional advice and guidance to help one navigate through today’s challenging job market! I absolutely recommend Donna to everyone.

— Christine Hurtado, Hospitality Industry
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Donna is an excellent Executive Coach

Donna is an excellent Executive Coach and has really helped me grow professionally over the past year. Her experience and wisdom have really helped shape my perspective and skills. I’m far more comfortable now navigating the landscape of my career. The most important thing Donna has taught is stronger communication skills. I would strongly recommend Donna for anyone looking to learn new career/life skills. The investment will pay dividends.

— Ryan Rush, Owner & Creative Director, Valor Collective (Men's Apparel Line)
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