Donna Coles Cleveland, Ohio
Leadership Coach, Executive Coach
MA, Author "Lead Or Someone Else Will: A Coach's Guide to Leadership", Marshall Goldsmith Leadership Coach, Korn Ferry Leadership & 360 Coach
“Significantly closing the gap between the professional you are today and the professional you envision to become” summarizes the impact of Donna Coles' leadership coaching. Senior leaders from a full range of industries attest to Donna's eclectic and direct approach. Her approach measurably solves clients' challenges and swiftly boosts individual and organizational productivity.
Donna continually participates in continuing education focused on leadership topics. As a result, Donna has consistently delivered decades of organizational results for leaders and their teams alike. As a Director, CEO, H.R. Generalist, Consultant, and Leadership Coach, Donna's approach and unique tool kit significantly contribute to leadership growth for her clients.
With experience in leadership roles, Donna understands stressors that leaders face every day. While offering empathy that comes from experience, and accountability as a catalyst for change, Donna's coaching optimizes how leaders face their day-to-day challenges. Her years as an educator sharpened her instructive communication skills, and helped shape her ability to cultivate each coaching session to be genuinely transformative and a worthy investment.
Through formal training with some of the most distinguished certification programs in the industry, Donna has become the coach she is today. In addition to co-creating an individual action plan for success with each client, Donna builds leaders' self-confidence, helps them connect to their values, and helps leaders develop trust in stakeholders' organizational commitment and intentions for success. Her clients describe her as reliable, energetic, committed to their success, and as an implementer of cutting-edge strategies.
Rising leaders also enjoy learning from Donna's expertise by viewing Donna's videos on her YouTube channel.
9 reviews (3 verified) (4.89)
I had a very positive experience. I was looking for very specific coaching , she was able to use fit my need and cater to that .Dilupa
Donna is a supportive coach! She listens, understands and provides great action items. She WILL hold you accountable. I highly recommend her!Terri
Donna is great! She is supportive and to the point. Truly understands her clients and assists them to see the work that needs to be done.Terri D
I’ve worked with Donna Coles for a number of months. I began working with Donna to improve my leadership skills and improve my people skills such as learning to collaborate with subordinates. Donna Coles has also helped me improve my planning and goal-setting skills and my ability to stick with a new idea despite the roadblocks. She asked targeted questions to help me clarify my niche in my industry. Her coaching has been invaluable.John, Engineer, Morrisville, NC, 2019
Donna Coles has helped me expand my approach to employee group difficulties that were occurring within my organization. Ultimately, I’ve improved my engagement with employees and I am better able to motivate them to reach the organization’s goals. In order to accomplish those goals, as its CEO, I needed to get stronger in reaching win-win outcomes. And there are other improvements from coaching, such as becoming a better listener. With Donna’s coaching I’ve learned how to more quickly diffuse organization-wide uncertainties. I lead my organization’s greater respect for differences.Anthony, CEO, Greensboro, NC, 2019
I’ve worked with Donna Coles intermittently for a number of years and continue to work with her today. She is a genuine and knowledgeable coach. She helps me sort out issues with my business and helps me focus on what’s important. As a result, I see situations more clearly. She gives great advice and consistently helps me move my career, my business, and my life in the right direction. I trust her knowledge.Will, Business Owner, Cleveland OH, 2019
We hired Donna to make a general assessment of our company. Her communication skills are superb and she used them to quickly familiarize herself with our business and staff. I was pleasantly surprised by the enthusiastic reception she received from the entire staff. In a matter of only a few days she understood our business and identified several areas for improvement. We have implemented most of her recommendations. Our staff has embraced the changes and built upon them. Donna has the experience to recognize problems, the knowledge to suggest practical solutions and a remarkable ability to break down all barriers to communication.Daniel, CEO, Houston, TX, 2013
Donna Coles has been my professional coach for the past 5 years. Over that time she has coached me through starting my own business and ultimately landing a key leadership role at a top 5 hospital in the US. She plays a vital role as I continue to grow my influence at my organization. Currently, she is helping me refine my leadership skills, expand my impact by more effectively utilizing resources, and refine/prioritize my career goals.Dennis, Manager; Cleveland, Ohio, 2016
Thank you Donna! Within 15 minutes of my first coaching session with you I experienced immediate clarification regarding my business and the direction that I want to take. We are just getting started with our sessions but I can already tell that you give the “tough love” that some of us need as we embark on our entrepreneur journey. Thank you. I look forward to more insightful and productive sessions with you!Andrea, Business Owner, Huntington Beach, CA -- 2017
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