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Life Coaching

Discovering New Doorways to Your Fullest Potential

In our careers as well as in our personal lives, everyone at some point runs into hurdles and roadblocks. That’s when we become “stuck.” Because the boundary between personal and business is a blurred one, a coach is the only profession trained to work with all the interconnected facets of you.

What Is a Coach?


It doesn’t matter where you are in life now. There is always a desire for more success, stronger career satisfaction, a better salary, closer relationships, a deeper meaning to life. It’s our human nature to desire higher aspirations and attain more; and we all struggle with how to achieve what we’re looking for.

Like athletes and performers, you may realize that you need someone to help you set goals, define needs, discover new doorways, and remove emotional blocks to excellence. No serious athlete or performer would expect to progress without one. So why should you?

A Life Coach does what an athletic coach or performance coach would do — only in a more comprehensive way. A coach challenges you to take the time and effort to discover what succeeding in life means to you. A coach is like your partner in helping you live the life you know you can accomplish personally and professionally.

A good coach guides you toward unlocking your brilliance! She brainstorms with you and helps you hold yourself accountable for your life — to make sure you actually live up to your fullest potential.

How Can Donna Bird’s Coaching Services Benefit You?

If you find yourself stuck at a dead end in your personal life or career, coaching combined with therapeutic counseling may open up blockages to success, so you can reach your fullest potential. Blending traditional coaching techniques with complimentary modalities such as EMDR and Hypnosis, Donna takes a potent and effective approach to providing her clients with the tools they need to become successful at whatever they strive for. This approach to Life Coaching can help with:

  • balancing your mind–body connection to stay healthy and successful
  • removing personal and business blocks
  • transitioning careers
  • juggling caretaker, mother, and wife roles
  • minimizing test anxiety
  • sports achievement
  • life transitions
  • divorce management
  • women’s issues
  • eating obsessions and disorders
  • health problems
  • preparation for bar exams/admissions
  • preparation for state and national licensures
  • helping women business owners compete in a male-dominated economy
  • starting your own business

Once you have identified your goals, then having a coach at your side is like having someone help you build a bridge across some daunting obstacle. The task becomes so much easier and quicker if you know you don’t have to do it alone.

Phone and in-person coaching available. Please contact Donna for details.

Donna Bird’s Background and Credentials

Donna possess a unique and varied background, with a strong personal goal of helping individuals improve their lives by means of personal counseling and/or coaching. Her training as a counselor and coach blends with her work experience as a business owner/entrepreneur and her various life experiences in such a way that she can offer her clients new perspectives from multiple points of view.

This flexibility has been enhanced through her work as an EAP coordinator and manager in the government sector for over 20 years. During that time she experienced a long stint as a single mother raising three children. She learned how to successfully balance career, college education, and family life. She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work. She also has National Certifications in:

In addition, Donna has been trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Thought Field Therapy (TFT). She has counseled people ranging in age from 7 years to individuals well into their 70s.

Donna’s experience and education allow her to be helpful to individuals in any developmental stage, and those who are undergoing a period of life transition.

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A good coach guides you toward unlocking your brilliance!

  Donna Bird, LCSW, CCH  
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Hypnotist

Holistic Therapeutic Approaches to Change


phone: (518) 584.0698 • email: healing@nycap.rr.com