Donna is a life coach, and transformation Strategist

I am a life coach, transformation strategist, and lover of people




Her motto: Change is a natural disrupter, leverage it to create your next greatest opportunities

Passion. Enthusiasm. Inspiration. Leadership. BOLD ACTIONS. These are the words that

immediately come to mind when you think of Donna Barr. Her practical, focused way of taking

action in her own life, as well as inspiring action in the lives of others is what led her to create

her signature coaching program BOLD ACTIONS(BA). It is an effective and positive life and

business transformational development program that positions individuals, and entrepreneurs

to be empowered, and resilient as they create positive outcomes in both their life and business.

BA begins with self-awareness and ends with bold actions, to drive positive change. She

believes in order to deliver your desired life and business outcomes, you must master the three

C’s (Clarity, Courage and Commitment). Her signature business program Unleash your Business

Blueprint is designed for those who view their business as their life work and calling.

She brings over 20+ years of corporate experience as an IT professional and leader and 5 years

as a 6-figure CEO of the Positive Deviant Group. Ms. Barr is an international speaker, Amazon

best-selling author, and Life and Business Coach. She is a certified Project Manager

Professional (PMP), and a Gallup-Certified Talent/Strengths Coach. She has a BS degree in

Computer Science from Winston State University, and an MS in Information Systems and

Technology from John’s Hopkins University. But what Donna believes is, that none of her

formal education, compares to her degree in life, gained from transforming some of her most

difficult challenges into her greatest opportunities. She is married to her ideal husband Edward

Oakley, and they have a beautiful integrated family of 7 adult children and 7 grandchildren,

whom she considers the best part of her life story.

Loving and Supportive


When we navigate the emotional charged space between loss and redefining life, we need a safe and loving container. As an experienced life coach, I provide my clients a loving environment with no judgement in order for them to heal.  I create the space for super women /men to take their capes off. I have the tools, strategies, experience and understanding to help you create the life you were always meant to live.  It's your time to  get a renewed sense of self and to experience bliss in your life. 

Taking the Steps


Committing to what you desire to create in life  is just that – a commitment, and it’s a big one that will take a lot a dedication., awareness, patience and practice.   My commitment as your  life coach is to provide you with love, accountability, understanding, guidance, encouragement, and support. Why, so that you can have the life you say that you want.


Tools you need to flourish in life and business

I want to empower you to be your best self in all areas in your life.   I provide friendly and constructive advice and guidance to help you reach your full potential.   Practical strategies and tools are incorporated in all sessions.


Take responsibility for your Life

As your life coach, I will support you in taking courage and fully owning your life story.  We always start in the mirror, and create a no blame environment.  I will help you realize your life  goals and provide you with a roadmap to not only reach them but experience  bliss.


Prioritize your time, energy and resources

I know you are busy, and life itself creates an opportunity for competing priorities.   Leaders  often prioritize your work over your life happiness.  Your life and transformation is my number one priority.  I know first hand the impact of persistent negative emotions on  your health,  well being and overall happiness.  Your life can be stressful.  I want  to support you in keeping it a priority.  I want to give you the advice, guidance and tools you need to maximize your life and get results.



What can a life coach do for me?

A life coach can support you in finding and staying on your path.  By building a relationship with my clients, I can help you stay motivated and inspired, helping you move toward your long-term sustainable life goals.  I support your happiness and purpose.


What kind of commitment do I need to make?

Every client jointly signs a commitment contract with me.  I set the terms of the commitment contract to fit your individual and business goals and plans.   There will be an investment of your time, energy and money required.   It's well worth it.


How do we get started?

The first step is to schedule a discovery session.  In that session, we will get an idea of how well we work together and what our next steps should be from there.   Schedule your free discovery call today.