Meet JoAnne

Hello and welcome to Donner Coaching, LLC.  Congratulations on taking the first step toward creating the rest of your life. 

It’s not always easy to take set out in a new direction – creating a new life after a major life change.  It could be getting settled in a new city away from the support of family and lifelong friends, the need to redesign your life after the end of a marriage, ending your career and feeling lost about how you will fill up your days, or the anxiety of starting a new relationship and desperately wanting this one to work. 

Or you could be stuck in a rut, clamoring for clarity, focus and motivation. 

Whatever unique challenge you are facing in your life, it would be my privilege to guide you on that journey and help propel you to new found life satisfaction and purpose.

I welcome the opportunity to learn more about you.  Here is some information about my life that tells you about me and my commitment and qualifications.  My goal is always to provide you with coaching services that will empower you to create the kind of life you have always dreamed of living.

Here’s some information regarding my coaching commitment, qualifications, life experience, and community involvement:

JoAnne Donner

Professional Dedication and Client Commitment

As a coach, I am dedicated to the well-being of my clients.  I am truly interested in your story, your goals and dreams, and your quest to identify the strategies and solutions that will transform your life.  I approach your coaching experience with the full focus of my professional training and life experience, devoting my energy on you as you explore your options and create a renewed life where decisions, communication, creative self-expression, and challenges are handled with ease and confidence.

Life Experiences

I have survived and thrived during a myriad of challenging life transitions including the unexpected relocation from my midwestern hometown to the southeast, a divorce after 35 years of marriage and the building of a new life, the evolution and redefinition of life-long friendships, and the progression of a career that has included magazine writing and editing, media consulting and public relations, and the founding of a firm where I served as a divorce mediator, divorce coach, and mediation coach.  Each step of the way has led to life-affirming changes that have broadened my horizons and taught me more about myself and about life.  Navigating these varied life transitions has given me a deep understanding of how to transform life-altering challenges into self-discovery, fulfillment, and awareness. 

Education and Qualifications

JoAnne is a Magna Cum Laude (first in class) graduate of the Master’s Program in Conflict Resolution at Kennesaw State University, a graduate of Kent State University, and a member of the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame for Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio.  She is named in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the Registry of Business Leaders, Who’s Who in the Media and Communications and Personalities of America.  She is a member of the Golden Key International Honorary, and has won numerous regional and national writing awards for published nonfiction magazine articles.

She has received professional certifications in the following areas:

(CPC)     Certified Professional Coach

(CDC)    Certified Divorce Coach

(CDFA)  Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

(CDPC)  Conflict Dynamics Profile Consultant

Community Involvement

JoAnne has been active in Atlanta’s charitable community, donating her time to many worthwhile causes, especially those assisting the elderly and the developmentally-disabled. She has been a corporate sponsor, board member, and past Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Visions Anew Institute, an organization that supports and educates individuals and families in the divorce process, and she also contributes volunteer time to The Link Counseling Center, a nationally-recognized facility for psychological counseling in Atlanta, Georgia.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

This “Get-to-Know-You” conversation is a chance to briefly discuss your unique situation and see how coaching can impact your life.  In this initial consultation, I look forward to hearing about what prompted you to look into coaching and what you hope to achieve in your coaching sessions.  I welcome the opportunity to share the benefits of coaching with you and to discuss how the coaching process can lead to positive change in your life.