About Donna Sallee
How Coaching Changed My Life
At age 45, I found myself completely broken and feeling like an utter and total failure! I had failed at marriage and I had failed at relationships and friendships. I had fled a domestic violence situation seven years prior causing me to leave a six-figure income, all my possessions and file bankruptcy. A year prior to this point, I had suffered a head on car collision that shattered my knee and ankle which almost cost me my foot. I was financially broke, emotionally bankrupt and spiritually drained. Quite frankly, I was tired of putting on a smile and acting like life was ‘all good’.
The truth was that from a very young age, I thought a lot about my purpose on Earth. I wanted to know why God created me and what I was supposed to be doing with my life. As a very young adult, before social media and online searches, I would feel this strong discontentment every couple of months that would lead me to crying and searching for books on finding purpose, discovering passion and living destiny. Yet, after reading every book, I still felt lost, confused and alone.
Throughout my life, I continually struggled with self-worth and confidence, and I wanted so desperately to feel loved and accepted by others. I was a complete mess on the inside, but I had become a great actor on the outside. To add insult to injury, the only things I actually completed by the age of 45 were Army basic training when I was 20, and my Bachelor’s degree when I was 44. Outside of those two accomplishments, I honestly had no follow-through with much of anything in my life. I knew how to walk and talk successful while feeling like a consistent failure.
As long as I can remember, I wanted to help others. I loved speaking, teaching and mentoring which I had gotten to do most of my life through church, the military and other organizations I had the privilege to work with. Friends often came to me for advice, encouragement or to gain a different perspective of their situations, and even when I was at my lowest somehow, I found something to offer them that seemed to help.
So, after having gone through so much and still wondering why God bothered to leave me here after my accident, with tears in my eyes, I prayed, no, I yelled for some sort of direction, clue or gleam of hope. I began to notice what hadn’t been working for me. I started remembering life experiences from a young age, the incorrect meaning I assigned to those experiences and who I chose to become to protect myself. I could clearly see that I had unknowingly acquiesced to living by default; I had been living as a backseat passenger in my own life.
One day shortly after that breakdown and my new realizations, I was compelled to start searching online for something that could put me on a path to healing and recovery and found a 12-week masterclass and life coaching program that really resonated with me. Even though I was excited about my find, I quickly remembered that I couldn’t afford the program and was burdened with all of my past failures and lack of follow-through. Besides, I was working full-time, still recovering from my accident, completing my Master’s degree and wracking up an enormous amount of school loans. The funny thing is that this Masterclass and coaching program would not let me rest.
As I continued to ask God why would I find something I couldn’t afford, it became very clear to me that I couldn’t afford to stay in the same cycle. I couldn’t afford not to find a way to afford this program and hire this coach. After some very creative financing, I figured out a way to pay for the coaching program. For the first time in my life that I can remember, I made a very conscious commitment to complete this masterclass and give my all to the guiding of the life coach. By the completion, I had gained so much more than was promised and I came out crystal clear on my life calling. For the first time ever, I was never so sure of anything in my life.
I had no clue how I was going to find the money or time to invest in the training program to propel me into living my life purpose. Literally, I prayed, I journaled, I visualized, and without looking, the coach training program found me. Yes, I still had some tough paradigms, but continuing to work with a life coach and going through coaching training helped me to understand how to get clear on the life I wanted, what necessary action steps would move me toward that life and how to position myself to receive it.
Through my training to become a certified Transformational Life and DreamBuilder® Coach, I learned so much more than how to walk someone else through a program. I learned how to create continued and repetitive results in my own life. I learned how to stop rowing in the opposite direction of life’s current and work with the flow to get results faster and easier. I learned how to live a life I love.
If you’re ready to experience the same results as I did, and as many of my clients have, I’d like to invite you to click the link below to grab one of my complimentary Dream Into Destiny Strategy Sessions (valued at $250) where together we’ll get clear about what has been holding you back, what the life you would love to live looks like, the concise action steps you can take to align with your vision and how to get into the flow of life for continued, repeatable, abundant results.