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Donna Pearring, MS, PCC

Industry Experience & Specializations

  • Federal Agencies
  • Non-profit
  • Sales


Donna has over 25 years of practical business, managerial, and leadership experience in Fortune 500 companies, such as IBM and Siemens. Her areas of focus have been in leadership and team development, talent/performance management, training/facilitation, coaching and consulting, career coaching, process innovation, organization development, change management, and client and internal relationship building. Donna works with her clients to help them build their own self-awareness and the awareness of those around them. Donna is known for being open, honest and straight forward. She is committed to engaging in purposeful conversations to produce enhanced awareness, new insights, as well as personal, professional and organizational development.

Utilizing her 25+ years of practical experience, she is able to easily connect with her clients and relate to their situations. Having direct experience in working within organizations in various different capacities, to include sales, sales support, implementation, project management, operations and service, she is able to relate to challenges faced by organizations and their teams on a daily basis. Subsequently, she is able to incorporate both real life experience with organization development theory and tools into her coaching, consulting, training, and facilitation.

In addition to her work with private and public organizations, Donna also volunteers her services at non-profit organizations such as The Carpenter’s Shelter and The Women’s Center. She is focused on enabling women enhance their ability to develop their professional and life skills in order to lead a healthy, productive and financially stable life.

Donna has an M.S. in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University, and a B.S. in Psychology from Dickinson College. She received her coaching certification from Georgetown University and her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) accreditation from the International Coach Federation. Donna earned her certification as a Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC) from the Career Coach Academy. Donna is certified in the following assessments: Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI), CCL’s Benchmarks, FIRO-B and DiSC.

Donna has worked with various companies and federal agencies, to include IBM, Siemens, Coca-Cola Enterprises, IRS, USAID OIG, the National Science Foundation, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Social Security Administration, Department of Transportation, Carpenter’s Shelter, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, Falls Church Police Department, Arlington Police Department, Medstar Health, Dept of Health and Human Services, & Millennium Challenge Corporation.