Freddi Donner is a seasoned executive coach specializing in the power of communication and interpersonal skills to achieve professional growth and business development goals. Freddi founded Business Stamina in 2004 after more than two decades as a corporate marketing executive and successful entrepreneur. She is Past President of the International Coaching Federation and is an accredited practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment. She also holds a clearance to work in secure government environments.
Freddi had a very successful career (about 20 years) as a corporate marketing professional and business owner, and then, starting in 2004, as an executive coach, specializing in communication coaching. Communication styles can create and deteriorate teams in the workplace. She teaches clients how to improve connections, and decrease misunderstanding by the way they talk. Through her coaching, mental, physical and spiritual wellness remain constant themes with the understanding that one can not serve others well, if one can not care for oneself. Her interest in serving leaders and managers in high stress positions is no accident. Freddi herself had this responsibility and began to experience health problems related to the stress. As she began to explore solutions for mysterious pains, she discovered it was all related to stress; no other underlying causes existed. In her research around stress she found that most stress is self induced. Therefore, it can be mitigated with making different more deliberate choices in the way one thinks, acts and responds to their surroundings. By serving executives and managers in high stress positions Freddi can help hundreds of highly specialized professionals to function better, reduce stress, perform more effectively and improve team dynamics. Group training programs on communication skills, motivation, decision making, and life management are customized to the audience.
Individual services are open to all and can be done on the phone or in person.
Team Coaching Certification 2016
EQi 2.0 Emotional Intelligence 2015
Language and behaviors Profiling 2014
Chapter President, Truth@Work 2012
MBTI Certification 2011
ICF Coaching Certification 2011
The Center for Executive Coaching Certification 2010
Certified Master Practitioner of NLP* 2005
President, Board Member, International Coach Federation
Past Board Member, Reston Chamber of Commerce
Graduate: Leadership Fairfax Class of 2009
Volunteer: Career Network Ministry, McLean Bible
Past Chairperson: Health and Wellness Committee, Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce
Understand and appreciate differences
Business deelopment for the technical lead
Giving and receiving feedback
Solve problems faster using parallel thinking
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Freddi helps professionals discover the resources within to build personal presence and stamina at work. Her dignified, safe and convenient coaching methodology helps leaders and managers assess their personality types and communication styles, and understand how these characteristics affect workplace relationships and business success. Freddi’s candid and supportive coaching style helps clients use this awareness to build strategies for personal engagement and business development in a way that is comfortable and natural as they are effective.
As a veteran entrepreneur and executive, Freddi keeps the focus on practical, real-world objectives that turn everyday interactions into opportunities to advance business goals. What’s the best business networking approach for a given personality type? Which method of time and information management can complement a person’s behavior patterns and life experiences? How can a standout technician augment software expertise with the “soft skills” needed to manage people after – or in pursuit of – that big promotion? Through group and individual sessions, Freddi helps clients find these answers and leverage them for professional and personal success.
A thought leader on leadership skills, stress management, teamwork and related subjects, Freddi has conducted workshops for George Mason University, the Smithsonian Institution, the Society for Human Resources Management and other audiences. She has also presented at national conferences sponsored by Xerox and the International Facility Managers Association.
She is a Board President of the International Coach Federation Metro DC and leads the Community Outreach efforts.