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Donna Schilder

Professional Certified Coach

Leadership, Career, & Business Coach

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Donna Schilder
Donna Schilder

Leadership Coaching

Hi, I'm Donna Schilder, Master Certified Coach (MCC). Welcome to my Leadership Coaching webpage. I am a LEADERSHIP COACH with over 20 years of experience advising Executives and Leaders.

Leading is a tough game. It takes drive, perseverance, and resilience. You get knocked down from time to time, and having a Coach to talk you thru the politics and personalities can help you bounce back faster.

And, as your Leadership Coach, I will help you access your power and deepen your influence, so that you are able to step up when the game calls for it.

Through our work together, you will gain clarity about your goals, design meaningful action steps, and get to the core of what's holding you back. The result will be accelerated Leadership growth, that makes a difference for you and the BOTTOM LINE.

I Coach Leaders in Long Beach, CA, where I'm based, and also serve Orange County & Southern California, including: Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and Irvine. And I Coach Leaders throughout the U.S.

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Benefits of Leadership Coaching

Coaching is for Leaders who want to be the best they can be and achieve beyond their wildest dreams.

Do you want to increase your impact as a Leader?

Recent studies show Business Coaching and Executive Coaching to be the most effective means for achieving sustainable growth, change and development in the individual, group and organization (HR Monthly). My experience as a Change Agent (Business Consultant, Process Improvement Facilitator, Trainer, and Teacher) bear this out.

I have found Coaching to be the most effective personal and professional development tool available.  Coaching creates exponential human growth because:

  • It is tailored to the individual and their needs
  • It integrates into the client’s daily schedule so that they are able to apply the skills and principles learned to real life situations
  • It includes timely feedback
  • It is executed over time, which allows for implementation, reflection, and adjustment of new actions and behaviors


Coaching creates lasting individual growth, that positively impacts everyone in the organization.

A leader's growth impacts the entire organization

Leaders who engage me as their Coach self-report greater success in:

  • Effectively determining strategic direction for their companies or departments
  • Communicating their vision
  • Managing their peer relationships
  • Motivating their staff
  • Delegating effectively and holding their staff accountable
  • Focusing on the priorities
  • Managing their time
  • Increasing their productivity
  • Breaking out of their comfort zone
  • Increasing their own Coaching skills (I believe that the best way to learn to coach effectively is to be coached by a skilled coach)


They also report greater job satisfaction, career management, and work/life balance.

Businesses and corporations who engage me to Coach their Leaders, benefit from their Leaders having greater:

  • Productivity
  • Motivation
  • Energy
  • Creativity
  • Desire to Communicate with Others
  • Tolerance for Change
  • Flexibility
  • Resilience
  • Health


These positive changes result in greater Leader retention and a stronger bottom line.

Here is a podcast interview that I did where I discuss my leadership philosophy and the mission of Glacier Point Solutions, Inc.:
Donna Schilder’s Leadership Philosophy


There is a great deal of evidence that shows that the return on investment (ROI) for Coaching makes it well worth the investment.  The Manchester Study showed an ROI of almost 6 times the cost of Coaching.Leadership Coaching

Alastair Robertson, Manager of Worldwide Leadership Development for Accenture has said, “Employers are shocked at how high their ROI numbers are for coaching.”  Having a Management Coach helps leaders create the right priorities, take the time to examine the big picture, and anticipate and prevent problems.

And employees at Nortel Networks estimate that coaching earned the company a 529 percent “return on investment and significant intangible benefits to the business,” according to calculations prepared by Merrill C. Anderson, a Professor of Clinical Education at Drake University (Psychology Today).  Don’t believe it?

Here’s a tool to help you Calculate the ROI you will receive from Leadership Coaching.

Many top Corporate Leaders believe that the Coaching process is invaluable.

The CEO of Google states that everyone should have a Coach:Watch the Video

Watch the Video

Here are some articles that support the efficacy of Leadership Coaching for Executives:


I love working with Senior Leaders to help them be the best leaders and people they can be.

I am also certified and/or trained in Everything DiSC, Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, and the FIRO-B and use these Assessments in my Leadership Coaching process.

 Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument FIRO-BDiSC Assessment


I hope you will consider engaging me as your Coach or engaging me as a Leadership Coach for your Executive Team.  To do so, please



What People are Saying About Donna

“Through our Leadership Coaching work together I made progress toward all of my initial goals for Coaching. I now spend more time building relationships with my peers, staff, and superiors, which greatly benefit me in my work. I have set aside time for strategic thinking and have used most of the strategic thinking tools you provided to me to shape my strategic thinking activities. I recently sent my thoughts from one of those strategic thinking sessions to my boss and it was very impactful to our business. I am also stronger at inspiring, recognizing, and encouraging my staff. And Coaching changed the way I look at myself and others in a positive way and impacted how I interact in meetings. I now do planning before most of my meetings and find that I am more successful at getting what I need for my department and in influencing others. I also found documenting my Leadership Vision to be a very impactful activity and it led me to document the path I needed to follow to step into being the best leader I can be. I found your encouragement and ability to make me feel safe to be who I am, very helpful in our Coaching process and found Coaching to be everything I hoped it would be and more.”

— B.M., Marketing Director

“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. 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 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
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