Testimonials

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"I can’t say enough good things about my time working with Julie. From the beginning she has encouraged me to stop, think, and reflect, asking me what it is I want as a leader. In our work together we have been able to apply coaching to real life situations and this has allowed me to think about certain situations in a different way. 

 

The three most significant improvements I have been able to implement at work are to remember to set expectations both for myself and others on my team, be curious about why people respond the way they do, and to not take things personally. Utilizing these strategies allows me to be a more objective, approachable, and productive team leader. I am grateful to Julie for her time, energy, and coaching. I find myself incorporating things we discussed on a daily basis and know these tools will allow me to continue to grow and flourish as a leader."

 

– Rebecca Sherlock, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC, DNP Student, Villanova University

“Dr. Donley was my coach for 8 months. Through her coaching, I have grown as a person both professionally and personally. I have become more self-aware, confident, and assertive. She provided me with valuable feedback, tools and resources that have assisted me in meeting my goals that we identified together in the first couple sessions.

I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for a coach. 5 out of 5 stars to Dr. Donley, she is a genuine caring person whose knowledge is invaluable!”

 

– Crissy Auger, Program Administrator, Behavioral Health

 

“Julie has absolutely been the most influential, helpful, supportive, and meaningful person in my career and personally at this point in my life.  She challenged me to find the areas that stopped me from being my best self as a person and as a leader.  She never told me what to do and instead provided guidance for me to create a path and opportunities to change my thoughts, feelings, and behaviors on my own and helped me gain the confidence to ask for help from others in areas I was struggling with my own awareness… my interactions and experiences with Julie have given me this confidence in myself.  … Julie’s ability to shape the future leaders is second to none.  Julie, thank you again for everything you have done for me.”

 

– Jessica Mastrangelo, MA, LPC, NCC

“When I began working with Julie Donley, I was fresh out of nursing school looking for an entry level nursing position.  I had big aspirations to advance my career in nursing leadership but had no guidance of where to start.  Julie took me under her wing and helped enhance my learning by providing a solid foundation of coaching and gave me opportunities to test my skills in leadership in incremental ways.  This led to improved confidence and the decision to return to school and pursue graduate level degrees in leadership.  Through Julie’s coaching, I was able to accomplish much more than I would have without her.  I have been able to quickly and successfully navigate from an entry level nurse position to a Nurse Manager to a Director of Nursing and have been working on advancing my career even further.  I was excited to hear that Julie wanted me to write a testimonial!  Without her [mentoring and] coaching, I may not have been as successful as I am today in my career!  If you are someone looking for a coach to increase your success in leadership, I would not delay in booking Julie!”

– Jeff Di Guiseppe, MBA, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing 

 

“Dr. Julie Donley is an amazing life coach! I came to know her through a mutual friend and can say with the utmost sincerity, that she has changed my life! She coached me for several months, challenging me with insightful questions that made me look deep inside myself. Every day I continue to grow both personally and professionally. I no longer doubt myself and my abilities in any way.

When I first started working with Dr. Donley, I was not able to set boundaries or enforce them.  Having been the victim (and now a survivor) of abuse as a child and also as an adult, I did not know about boundary-setting or how to enforce them. She made me see that it is NOT okay to tolerate anything or anyone in my life that does not enhance it in any way.

 

One of the most valuable insights that I gained from working with Dr. Donley is that I do not need PERMISSION from anyone to live my life the way that I choose to live it. I no longer seek anyone else’s approval or validation on the decisions that I make. They are mine and mine alone.

Thank you so much Dr. Donley for helping me to live the life that I was born to live!”


– Andrea F., Group & Event Coordinator and Life Coach

“I worked with Julie Donley over a period of 9 months on leadership coaching skills. The experience that I had with Julie was incredibly influential on both my professional and personal life. Julie was able to change my thought process to be more present in the moment and more considerate of all options. She was also able to coach me on how to navigate crucial conversations in the workplace which has made an impact on my career in a positive way. Prior to working with Julie, I felt confident in my skills as a leader but little did I know there was much more for me to learn. I felt uncomfortable about having crucial conversations in the workplace prior to working with Julie and this discomfort was holding me back from achieving my full potential in life. My productivity since working with Julie has improved significantly along with my communication skills and my ability to meet people where they are mentally.”  

 

– Sean Forster DNP, RN, Thomas Jefferson University, Assistant Professor of Nursing  

“You keep me focused. Through your coaching, I am learning to be fully present and find the peace that I crave.”

– Nurse Manager, NJ

 

“Thank you for helping me to clarify what I really want in my life.”

– Manager, TX

 

“Thank you for being nonjudgmental and creating a safe place for me to express myself.”

– Manager, OH

 

“Great brainstorming session, thanks!”

– Coach, MA

 

“I feel as though I now have control over my destiny, that my life is not left up to chance. I can create what I want my life to be like. That’s what coaching does for me.”  

– Manager, PA

 

“Thank you for helping me think bigger and reach for more than I ever dreamed possible!”

– Entrepreneur, PA

 

“I stick more closely to goals and make the time to attain those goals. I also am much better at mentally stepping back and assessing my priorities when the tension and pressure (created by me) become strong. I don’t let people or projects affect me as personally as they used to.” 

– Mark N., Director of International Accounting

 

“…I believe using Julie as my coach was one of the best decisions I have made.  Coaching is a very positive experience, and it will affect you in ways you could never have imagined.”

– DS, Lawyer & Professor

 

“Working with a coach is like mining for a diamond.  I knew I had something valuable, I just needed to dig it out.”  

 Marchene Noel, Sr. Human Resource Specialist