Corporate Coach • Business Consultant • Speaker • Writer
Live Your Life
DStar Coaching and Consulting helps guide ambitious, corporate professionals of any age at any stage, through the process of self-discovery to create sustainable personal growth and make meaningful life changes.
“It’s nearly impossible to blaze one’s own path while following in someone else’s footsteps.”
– Glennon Doyle
Hi, I’m Donna Star.
This is my story…
“You don’t spend enough time being my mom.”
I will remember this moment for the rest of my life.
My son said this to me when he was about five years old. You would think that, despite stopping me dead in my tracks, I would have made the changes in my behavior that his comment was begging me to do. NOPE.
I did leave my job for a bit to see if the grass was greener elsewhere. IT WASN’T. So, I went back to my former life. My old habits crept back in. And everything was fine. But it wasn’t.
It took me years to get my workaholicism under wraps. It took my children looking in my eyes and telling me that my life was not normal – imploring me to be more present.
Now, I use the teachings, lessons, and skills that carved my path to help you shape your future. Success is an inside job. Only you can choose to look inward and do the work.
How I Help
As a corporate coach and business consultant, I partner with professionals at all stages of their careers as they transition, grow, and evolve. We’ll work from the inside out, helping to develop your true confidence and establish an unshakable belief in the power of yourself.
Regardless of your career stage, we’ll navigate your challenges in life and at work (they are one in the same).
Feeling isolated in your professional life? Group classes focus on the power of a supportive peer community.
For teams who want to function at their best, we’ll address mindset, leadership, team building, and more.
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What My Clients Are Saying
Founder & CEO
"Donna, you are truly a STAR. Thank you for helping me to believe the impossible. I will always be truly grateful for your commitment and advice that actually carried me through some of the most scary, exciting and challenging times!"
CEO & Founder
"Working with Donna is a true delight and a transforming experience. If you are looking for a coach to get you to the next level while challenging your self-beliefs, Donna is your answer. Her business experience, empathy, emotional intelligence, and positivity is unmatched."
"I worked with Donna before, during, and after a major career decision. Throughout my journey, she was supportive and objective by listening and giving me valuable tools and perspective. Her coaching style is friendly and encouraging--exactly what I needed. Highly recommend!"
Sr. Marketing Mgr
"Working with Donna over a few months completely changed the trajectory of my career and reignited my drive--during a pandemic, no less! She has a talent for asking direct, insightful questions, and her methodology retrains your thinking and sharpens self-awareness."
"After a 40-year career trajectory, I suddenly found myself unemployed during COVID. She coached me back to confidence and to my dream job. She is no-nonsense and an outstanding pragmatic coach that will get you on the RIGHT TRACK!"
"Donna Star is an inspirational coach, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to enhance their leadership skills. She is a great listener, and I felt she truly cared about me personally as she shared in the joy of my successes."
Sr. Vice President
"Thank you for being such a terrific coach, advocate, challenger, thought partner. You bring unparalleled insight, intuition, and deep expertise to your work. You can see the big picture but zero-in on the heart of the matter. Anyone who is lucky enough to work with you will be better for it."
"Through my work with Donna, I have a better understanding of my strengths, weaknesses, and beliefs about who I am. Coaching has made me a better mom, better wife, friend, and daughter. I speak my truth now, and without doubt or overthinking, and I am showing up as my most authentic self."
Global Employer Brand Manager
"In just two months, Donna helped me find clarity, regain lost confidence, improve my executive presence, tell my story in a more compelling way, and land an awesome new job. She is a great listener, extremely self-aware, and an empathetic champion."
"Everyone should have a coach who believes in them as much as Donna Star believes in me! Her approach to career coaching provided the spark to reignite my sense of who I was professionally. She quickly became a trusted confidant and I am so lucky to have her in my corner."
Thoughts & Musings
From the Blog
I write on topics ranging from tips to enhance your work/life, the Great Resignation, my own personal stories, and new Program Announcements.
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