About Me

Hi, I’m Donna.  Thank you for stopping by my small space in the wide internet world.  It’s great to have you here. 


I am a wife to a one-of-a-kind man and mom to three gorgeous, energetic and curious kids.  Our lives are filled with birthday parties, lunchboxes, homework, meetings, spreadsheets, swimming lessons, family and friends.  We have full calendars and full hearts, but it wasn’t always that way.


For a long time after I first became a mom, I felt like I was drowning – trying to do it all and do it all well, constantly in search of the ever-elusive “balance” and beating myself up for not ever achieving it.  Recently, I’ve finally realised that “balance” does not exist.  It is not a thing.  Our lives are a melody of shifts, where we get to create the harmony and lean in when and where we need to.  It’s been a journey and it is still very much a work in progress, and that is why I’m here. 


I want to encourage and inspire you by sharing real stories and experiences from my journey towards a life I love, a life that makes me and my family happy and a life that is filled with what matters to me.


Join me on this journey – the more, the merrier!

  • Mom Shift

    Motherhood is my greatest blessing and my greatest challenge, because the most important work I’ll ever do will be within the walls of my own home.

  • Wife Shift

    Marriage is not always sunshine and roses. Marriage is hard work. Marriage is two uniquely different individuals finding their place in the world as one.

  • Lifestyle Shift

    Mind. Body. Soul.

  • Time Shift

    Each day we have 24 hours in which to live our best life. That’s 1 400 minutes and 86 400 seconds. No more and no less.

  • Leader Shift

    Let your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.

  • Growth Shift

    To be better versions of ourselves, we need to zone in on our purpose in this life, plot out how to live it well and then actually live it out with absolute intention every single day.


Sometimes we just need someone to chat to about where we are and what’s holding us back from who we want to be, where we want to be and what we want to be doing with our lives.  Sometimes we don’t yet know what those things are and that’s ok!


My coaching programme is designed to unpack all these things in a staged approached that helps you understand what matters to you, where you want to be, what you want to be doing and how to get there.  You CAN create the life you’ve dreamt about.  Maybe you just need a place to start.  Let me help you take the first step. 


Leading others successfully can only happen if we can lead ourselves successfully first.  The 8-part LeadHer Programme covers fundamental areas of leading self and leading others. 


LeadHer is a programme that helps unlock potential in individuals to consequently unlock potential in organisations.  I work with groups of up to 12 participants in eight monthly group sessions and one-on-one coaching sessions to unpack what leading ourselves looks like and how we then lead others well. 

What People Say

I’m a mom and a wife trying to survive the daily routine of life. What I love about this blog is that so many of the things I have been through or recently thought about I read right here! I can’t always put into words what I’m feeling or going through and reading this lets me sigh a huge one of relief, that what life throws at me is REAL and it’s OKAY! Brilliantly written and it speaks straight to me... where I am at!
Mom of 2
Donna’s blog its very authentic and her life experiences are real. It's very relatable as a working mom and wife. I like that it's very encouraging and gives a lot of hope to me. And I like the fact that it's written by a friend who I know and see do real life.
Working Mom of 3
Donna writes about real life stuff!
Mom of two
Grandmother of four

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