Executive Leadership eXcelerator® Coaching Options

We want to work with accomplished leaders and executives like you who need a higher trajectory and an acceleration boost for your branded value and expertise.


You realize (and we do) that being an "influencer" and "thought leader" has more value when it is a label earned—and not claimed as so many others think. 

Without a repeatable system and reliable process to move you forward in the ever-changing workplace, you’re in trouble.


There’s more noise in the corporate environment than ever before — and it’s only getting more difficult to be heard and get noticed for your influence on the strategic direction of the organization. 

Donn offers four different leadership coaching/mentoring programs below depending on where you are in your career and what your exact needs are.

"Want to get great at something? Get a coach."

How do we improve in the face of complexity? Atul Gawande has studied this question with a surgeon's precision. He shares what he's found to be the key: having a good coach and mentor to provide a more accurate picture of our reality, to instill positive habits of thinking, and to break our actions down and then help us build them back up again.


"It's not how good you are now; it's how good you're going to be that really matters."  

Not Sure Coaching or Mentoring is for You or Can Help You Get Unstuck?

Donn asked Manchester United Women's Soccer Team Captain Katie Zelem and All-Star NFL running back Ricky Williams about the importance of having mentors — even at the elite level of performance. Coaches and mentors played a huge role in their individual success.

The behavior change itself is the value mentoring delivers. Put another way, successful behavior change is a leading indicator of financial value.

Coaching Options

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You don't have to be a CEO or other corporate executive to afford high-impact mentoring/coaching access. With the 90-Day 1:1 Executive Leadership eXcelerator Coaching Program, you can have access to Donn's insight and expertise as a positioning and influence strategist, leadership brand platform catalyst, and success expeditor.

This intensive program is a trusted-advisor experience for fast-track, high-achieving leaders who feel their capacity to lead with clarity and influence needs a higher trajectory and more acceleration (or "exceleration"). Donn works with no more than 8 individual clients at a time in this program, so you get focused attention. Contact Donn for details.

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Donn's Executive V.I.P. Program Intensives are your passport to proven influence and persuasive language strategies, clearly focused professional growth tactics, and personalized implementation guidance for directors, executives, and C-Suite leaders.


Donn offers quarterly Executive V.I.P. Days and Executive V.I.P. Team Days as options to best suit your needs. Use V.I.P. days to chart out your leadership goals and objectives — or that of your executive team — over the next four quarters. Contact Donn for details. 

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One year of UNLIMITED 1:1 coaching via Zoom for new leaders
Only 10 spots available at 50% off normal annual fee


Donn has cracked the code on how to create a solid, proven system that bundles a focused strategy with a reliable, repeatable process for growing a leadership platform.


His programs have helped leaders in many industries sharpen engagement skills, enhance authority positioning, expand circles of influence, and increase conversions with other decision makers to get heard, get seen, and get epic results for their leadership trajectory.

This annual program fills up fast...space for only 10 new coaching clients! Now's the time to start building and expanding your leadership influence — especially at 50% off the normal rate! Download details. 


Sometimes you just need a one-off coaching session. No hand-holding; no shoulder crying. With the Leadership Growth Consult & Action Plan, you can quickly gain total clarity about the BEST path forward for your leadership with a laser-focused and customized strategic assessment, hot seat private session, and action plan.

You can now tap into the same strategic assessment process Donn uses to get fast results with his highest-paying clients without spending $15,000 — in fact, a tiny fraction of that. 


If you need an outside perspective, new clarity, and a plan for taking your leadership and personal brand to the next level, then this is for you. You get a thorough strategic assessment and a 90-minute hot seat action planning session to help you get a higher trajectory, greater "exceleration," and build major momentum quickly.


This is a proven 9-step process that delivers customized insights and immediate action steps for you. Download details.

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"Stacking the Deck" Online Group Coaching Program  

Over Donn's 33-year corporate and government career, he has reviewed more than one thousand résumés and cover letters and interviewed hundreds of candidates for a variety of technical and non-technical positions. Sadly, most people still don't understand how to influence a decision maker or even the hiring process itself to move forward faster in their careers. Stacking the Deck is about ensuring that your approach positions you as the only choice for the offer.


Donn captured the most effective strategies and tactics that successful candidates used to get hired and promoted, which first appeared in his award-winning books, Confessions of a Hiring Manager Rev. 2.0, and Strategic Career Engagement. He now offers those approaches in this five-week group coaching/mentoring program conducted over Zoom. For new leaders and managers.  Download details.


Self-Study Programs


Coming Soon: "Stacking the Deck" Self-Paced Digital Course

If you prefer to learn at your own pace, then the "Stacking the Deck" Self-Paced Digital Course is just for you. This is the same program as the online group mentoring but with 8 separate units consisting of 4 videos in each unit, along with any necessary downloads, questionnaires, and worksheets. The Self-Paced Digital Course does not include coaching/mentoring calls with Donn.