" Haven’t worked with a female consultant before. My company is already successful. In the time I’ve had Dr. D as my Coach I've been able to ease up some & enjoy my successes.
Bottom line I have to control everything. That said I've been known to go down some bad rabbit holes to get away from my stress. After a loss I realized stress was killing me. She showed me how use to use Emo Intel to restructure my work/life habits. I don't stay calm but I can get calm which is major.
I have ADHD. She understands how to work with my (I wanna say) Gifted Mind but I'm in the minority on that!
I have time for family now and that’s worth gold. "
...TL, Redondo Beach CA
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" I'm glad that I have the opportunity to write about my experience with Dr. Dona. I have a legal background and am an entrepreneur with a medium size business.
I started seeing Dr. Dona when I was dealing with the after effects of a major stressor in my life, but I continued seeing her as my Personal Coach and Business Consultant because her feedback was, and is, very valuable to me. I tend to ask her to be "the voice or reason" in my life.
Her style is friendly and comfortable. In my opinion, Dr. Dona's strength is that she comments, not only listens. In my sessions we have a dialog, a real conversation. I am not doing all the talking. She gives me thoughtful, thought provoking comments, not just the classic "...and how does that make you feel or what do you think you should do?"
I tend to be action oriented. Dr. Dona works with my style and helps me to stick to the action plan we created. She offers practical suggestions and helps me weigh my ideas and options. I always feel that I am an active part of the solution.
If you are looking for a knowledgeable, well balanced approach that leaves you firmly in charge I would definitely suggest Coaching with Dr. Dona. "
...AT, Brentwood CA
“ Dona, thanks once again for the clear, concise and organized summation of our business situation.
This has indeed served as a platform and, as you put it, a linear process and progression of the matter at hand.
Your intelligence & diligence with that wonderful touch of humanity and personalization are so rare and priceless today.
It definitely sets you in an elite league of your own.
...LC, Newport Beach CA
" Pandemic year from hell. Lost my dad, Got divorced.
I have a small, lucrative online business which is soaring because of COVID. I'm finally able to expand but my emotions are raw, all over the place too distracted to focus. Dr. D says my life is leaking.
I have a therapist for my feelings mostly grief and anger and he's great. He's the one that actually suggested that I get a Coach and referred me to Dr. Dona. What a relief! She's my touch stone and keeps me on track accountable to my goals. Her "sardine technique" is amazing. Simple but helpful. I'm happy to recommend her if you're looking for a Professional Coach with a great personality! "
...CS, Encino CA
" Frankly, I've sampled different therapists and coaches over the last 20 yrs of building my business and family. Some were good, some better than good. Pet peeve for me is when they act like a stone. I need interaction. I already know what I think. I want to know what they think.
I don't want to hear that the answers are already inside me. Really? Then why am I paying you? Thank god she doesn't say that. Overall I usually benefit from someone with an objective perspective who isn't trying to please me.
I came to Dr. D to fill up my tank with new emotional intel skills. Frankly, I've never had a Coach with a memory like hers. She recalls situations and people I talked about only briefly quite a while ago. Obviously she's not just nodding, but listening and keeps it straight in her head.
Her sense of humor make it easy for me to open up. I like the confidential nature, because I have shared some crazy s***t with her. No judgement.
I would give her 5 stars for knowledge and dependability. Another 5 for communicating the way that works for me.
...ST, San Diego CA
" I work in the Industry. Haven't won an Oscar but proud to say I have been nominated. I have people. Dr Dona is my person for Coaching. She coaches me across several areas, some professional most are personal. Aside from her skills she's available in the evenings and even on Sundays. Works for me! Try her. You'll like her. "