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Meet Donna

Here’s the “official” bio:

Donna Steinhorn is an Executive, Mentor and Life coach with more than 30 years of corporate and business experience. She divides her time between her one-on-one clients, developing and leading conferences and workshops, and multiple projects. She is also the co-founder of Serendipitous Events, which produces the invitation-only Conversation Among Masters and CAMalot annual events, and co-founder of the non-profit Coach Initiative whose mission it is to be “the central gathering point where professional Coaches can volunteer their experience and expertise in support of global projects that focus on the betterment of the human condition and uplifting the human spirit.”.  She’s also a board member of the Transformational Leadership Council, founded by Jack Canfield so leaders of personal and organizational transformation could support each other in their contributions to the world.  Donna holds both ICF (International Coach Federation) and IAC (International Association of Coaching) credentials.  She can be found blogging at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/donna-steinhorn

And here’s what I say about me:

As a leader, a coach, a serial entrepreneur, and a human I am passionate about everyone having the success and happiness they want in their life. In fact, often I want more for you than you want for yourself…And I KNOW you can do it! Very few things make me happier (other than my amazing family and friends, travel, cooking, books…) than your having an “aha!” moment, or a breakthrough week.

My clients tell me that I have an uncanny knack (I call it intuition and really hearing what they are and aren’t saying) for getting to the core of their needs and then helping them clarify what they really want and how to go about getting it. Of course, there’s more to coaching than that. But the bottom line is that I can do the same for you…by being direct, nonjudgmental, intuitive, insightful….and oh yes…I have a sense of humor too. That always helps, don’t you think?

Who is the real Donna?  I’ve been married to the same man for over 40 years, and together we have two great children. We live and work side by side (yes…it really is possible to do this if you stake your territory and declare your boundaries) in our NJ shore Victorian carriage house, where I work with my individual clients on the phone or Skype from my office overlooking the courtyard where horses and carriages once reigned. (So we can work together no matter where on this planet you are!)

I have always believed in living life in the fullest and happiest way possible, never tolerating boredom, mediocrity, or other people’s assessments of what I “should” be doing with my life. It has worked for me…it can work for you.

I’m am the former Executive Vice President of Coachville and past Dean of the Thomas Leonard Coaching School.  I also co-produced a TEDx for several years.  As you can imagine, I’ve learned the art of balance and juggling.  The key for me is that I LOVE what I do!

My client list has included executives from International Paper, Prudential, Boys and Girls Clubs, Morgan Stanley, Carnival Cruise Lines, International Institute for Learning, The Federal Reserve, New York University,  Darden, McKesson and the State of NJ.  In addition to working with executives, I’ve worked with politicians, celebrities, individuals in the midst of/ or post divorce, empty nesters, up-and-coming managers, and people in all stages of life looking to take action on their relationships (business and personal) careers and lives.

Passionate about creating positive change in the world, I’ve sat on the boards of the Red Cross of Monmouth and Ocean County NJ, Family and Children’s Services, ORT, Hadassah, and the Junior League of Monmouth County NJ, as well as acted in both leadership and advisory capacities to several non-profit organizations and coaching-related companies.   I’ve frequently served as an advisory board member to startup organizations including Compass Life Coaching.  I’ve also c0-produced a TEDx and I’m currently working on a film festival. Life is never boring!

Prior to coaching, my experience includes Human Resources (Training and Employee Relations), Corporate Communications, Editing and a series of entrepreneurial ventures…some successful, some not.
Often happily juggling multiple roles, I’ve learned how crucial it is to embrace change and create inspiring, sustainable environments for success.

I believe that loving what you do and integrating work and life are far preferable to work-life balance.