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Donna Schilder

Professional Certified Coach

Leadership, Career, & Business Coach

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

Donna Schilder

Leadership Coaching Testimonials

Donna brings a great many paradigms to bear in customizing a coaching engagement

“Donna brings a great many paradigms to bear in customizing a coaching engagement. She is very energetic, informed, patient and pragmatic. Her process is truly transformational. The path Donna created for me was exactly what I needed to move my career where I wished it to go.”

— M.S., Vice President, IT, Banking Industry

You can’t put a price tag on the benefit one receives through Coaching

“You can’t put a price tag on the benefit one receives through Coaching. Working with you as my Coach helped me believe that I can lead at the top of an organization and to trust myself and my leadership skills more.

You created a sense of trust that I don’t have with most people so that I was able to talk about things openly. This allowed me to work on how I interact with people who are a challenge for me to interact with and find new, more successful ways to work with them. And helped me realize that not everyone is going to understand where I’m coming from, and that’s ok. You were a partner to help me see things differently in my work and in my personal life.

You also helped me negotiate the terms of my new job and successfully navigate the transition from one company to another. I found working with you as my Coach to be extremely helpful.”

— Strategic Planning Director, Oil Company

I am seeing great benefit from Executive Coaching.

I am seeing great benefit from Executive Coaching.  I am also noticing that the other leaders who are working with Executive Coaches are able to have more productive conversations with me and that they are changing for the better.

— L.C., Technical Manager

My experience with Donna’s executive coaching was outstanding…

My experience with Donna’s executive coaching was outstanding. She brought clarity to challenging situations and aided me to develop new skills and insight into myself and those who I work with. Thank you Donna

— Rick Lester - Toyota Dealership Service Workforce Development and Training Manager; Specializing In Educational Partnerships
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Working with Donna has helped me become less permissive with my staff

Working with Donna has helped me become less permissive with my staff and hold them more accountable, create more clarity when assigning work to my staff, delegate more, and be more decisive in handling performance issues. In our work together I have also learned to stay more neutral when handling conflict and better manage the speed of change in the organization. I found Executive Coaching very helpful.

— Executive Director, Nonprofit

Donna’s coaching work with me was incredibly beneficial…

Donna’s coaching work with me was incredibly beneficial not only as an additional resource, added perspective, and support for execution of my action plan, but she really helped get to the core of the matter and provided great feedback.

— C.Y., Director of Sales, Fortune 100 Company

I have only worked with Donna for a few months and already the insights I have received have helped me break down roadblocks…

I have only worked with Donna for a few months and already the insights I have received have helped me break down roadblocks that have held me back for years. She is insightful and supportive, but more than that, she helps you discover, reason, and feel. She intuitively knows when a topic needs pushing and that is what I am most grateful for. Initially I would think I’m talking about something, but she would help me discover that the issue was something else entirely.

I already feel like I’ve grown by leaps and bounds and look forward to working with Donna to continue breaking down the barriers that have kept me from growing my business and my personal brand to its full potential.

— Vikram JadhavClick - Co-Founder at Kite
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I have learned new processes in my Executive Coaching sessions

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 sharing what I’ve learned with others so that they, too, may benefit with the wisdom Donna imparts.

— Anne Wood, Customer Service Director

Thank you for helping me achieve the objectives I defined

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

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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Our conversation this morning was so helpful!!!

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 brilliant.

— J.M., CEO, Consumer Products Industry

Donna is an Excellent Executive Coach

Donna is an excellent Executive Coach with a vast professional experience who transforms her client’s careers and personal lives with her creative passion.
Her ability to embrace each client’s case and abilities to help them succeed at his maximum potential is impressive.
My personal experience with her services could not be better, and I will continue to benefit from her coaching.
Highly recommendable for any professional who wants to take his/her career to new higher levels!

— Eduardo Montano, Sales & Marketing Executive
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I’m so glad I engaged you as my Leadership Coach

You make big problems into little problems and you make little problems into no problem. The enlightenment you bring me pulls the weight off my shoulders. I’m so glad I engaged you as my Leadership Coach.

— T.L., Pharmacy Director

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 provides great coaching and inspires change

Donna provides great coaching and inspires change. I have enjoyed my time working with her and wish that I could spend more time so much so that I have recommended her to others and will continue to do so.

— Erin McGinnis, MBA, Project Manager, Entrepreneur
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Donna desires change in people

Donna desires change in people. And through the use of timeless principals and her passion and charm, she’a able to get it from employees and managers. I was super impressed with her ability to take people where their managers wanted them to go, with a smile!

— Cory Halbardier, Director, Commercial Sales at Hanwha Solar
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Donna knows to create space, silence and immediate rapport

Donna knows how to create space and silence and immediate rapport, despite me being in another country with a different culture. Merci beaucoup

— Emma Haley, Associate Certified Coach, Executive / Career Coach
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Donna is One Gifted Coach

Donna is one gifted Coach, – – able to see the forest AND the trees, and help you optimize both. I’ve worked with several talented business coaches and find Donna to be uniquely remarkable at helping me grow as a person and as an entrepreneur. She has my unconditional recommendation!

— Sherri Dettmer Cannon, Executive Producer, Co-host at Art of Participatory Leadership
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Donna is an excellent coach with proven results

Donna is an excellent coach with proven results in a very short period of time. Her skills range from life coach to corporate coach and she is an expert at helping to develop LinkedIn profiles and more. Donna is a pleasure to work with and an excellent value at a reasonable cost!

— Gayle Darby, MAM, Leadership Development Manager at Toyota
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Donna Is a Very Talented Coach

I’ve had a pleasure of knowing Donna for a number of years and she was instrumental in helping us launch a coaching program at Dale Carnegie. Donna is a very talented coach and I’ve recommended her on many occasions to people who are looking for someone with great, positive energy and genuine care for people. Donna has a great gift for honoring people and making each person feel special. I am honored to know her and have her as a part of my professional network!

— Dave Stachowiak, Leadership Trainer, Innovate Learning, LLC
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You offered the best coaching I could ever imagine and more!

Donna guided me through the process of self-discovery, which led to the revelation of several deep rooted facts about me that I was myself unaware of.  These deep-rooted beliefs were holding me back from making the leap to assert myself as a leader.

Donna also guided me through the process of changing these perceptions, all the way equipping me with tools to make me more confident.  Donna, thank you for your patience in listening to me and for guiding me at every step. You offered the best coaching I could ever imagine and more!

— K.K., Lean Engineer

Through the Knowledge and Support I’ve Received Through Coaching

Through the knowledge and support I’ve received through coaching I’ve become a more confident leader. . . . Having someone to talk to who is unbiased is invaluable.   Coaching has helped me understand what I do well as a leader and what I can improve.

Throughout the week I save up situations that don’t go smoothly and we review them to look for better decisions, language, and approaches.  We often role play, which helps because I’m learning by doing.  It’s specific, one-on-one learning for the specific skills I need.

— Virginia Zart, Operations Manager, Global Trends / ETF Trends
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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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I’m great at making goals and lists, but I get…

I’m great at making goals and lists, but I get stuck.  Now with you as my coach, I keep moving forward.  I step back and think about what I need to do, what is really critical, and then I have a productive day.  I also make sure I get the rest I need.  I’m glad to be living a more balanced and focused life.

— M.H., Owner of Infant Family Services Company

What makes you special as a coach…

What makes Donna special as a Coach is all the resources she provides.  I could never have put my hands on all the information and articles she provided to me to support me on my journey.

— J.F. Project Manager

Working with Donna Schilder as my…

Working with Donna Schilder as my Coach has helped me organize my time, keep me focused and productive, and create motivation for me to get my projects done. She has helped me organize information that would normally overwhelm me. I usually get lost in the details, but Donna helps me plan my projects and break them into portions that I can handle. She also gives me valuable feedback. I have been much more productive since I’ve been working with Donna as my coach.

— B.F. , Social Work Supervisor & College Professor

Again, thank you for the terrific…

Again, thank you for the terrific coaching session. I’ve made so much progress towards my career change, and I owe it all to you! I see myself starting a new job this Spring. But more importantly, the change in my attitude has been like night and day. I often repeat some of your phrases whenever I feel my brain getting into a bad loop – those words just bounce me right out of any negative thinking!
I am grateful to know you. The Leadership Coaching I’ve done with you has been a life changing event for me. I’ve learned things that I would not have learned on my own. I would have just kept doing things the same way. I wouldn’t have recognized how to become a better communicator. I took the Dale Carnegie Class, and you’ve helped me really apply what I learned there. My coaching sessions with you helped me to learn more about myself and learn how to do what needs to be done to improve myself. I am now more confident and better able to build good relationships with others. Since 80% of a person’s success comes from Human Relations skills (as I learned in the Dale Carnegie class), I know I will become more successful because of the work we have done together. Coaching really helped me recognize and focus on what’s important!

— P.D., Engineer