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Donna Quarles Life Coaching  has completely helped me change my life…changing the trajectory in both my personal life and professional career.

Ever since I began working with Quarles Coaching, I have thoroughly enjoyed our meetings because of her positive attitude and how she listens and then provides great insight. I always find myself leaving our sessions with a new outlook on how to overcome any hurdles I had previously envisioned as impossible…and I now find

that opportunities I would not have had the motivation or foresight to pursue before, now seem within reach!

Simply put Donna makes me want to be a better version of myself. If nothing else, It’s good to know you have someone in your corner rooting for you to win at life.

Chris Kendal


I met Donna Quarles about 2 years ago. She introduced herself to me as a life coach. This was a term I was not familiar with. As she  enthusiastically explained what it is she does the first thought that came to my mind was ” I can’t afford this “. I was interested but just wasn’t at a place where I could think of that expense. Donna asked me a very simple question ” how do you know you can’t afford me “? And Can you afford not to try? These questions hit me like tone bricks and I was instantly moved to make an appointment, to try,  to make an attempt to do something different then I’ve ever done….  this proved to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Donna made her services accessible to me. After only one appointment I saw the value in her coaching. One of the most important things I’ve gained from working with Donna is having someone to be accountable to for my own dreams. Donna has held me accountable to the goals I’ve set for myself. This has kept me on track and helped me to continue make progress. She is focused on my future and my happiness. This isn’t about difficult issues to resolve from my past,  Donna is about helping me make my future all I choose it be. Helping me claim my greatness and be present and prepared for it! Donna has brought value and richness to my life and my business. She has guided me to information and practices that have improved my life overall. 

Mikko Hal

Chief Operating Officer, Quality Pro Maintenance LLC

Donna Quarles,  has provided me with more than I imagined from a Life  Coach.  When I entered into her practice, I thought it would be for a short period to address some issues I had at work and in my

personal life.  Little did I know that my challenges would far exceed anything I could imagine.  During

2014 I was diagnosed with Cancer as well as another totally unrelated health issue that resulted in neuro-surgery. She helped me to keep all oars in the water and learn to take care of myself; to do the basics like breath and relax.  One of her favorite sayings, “WB? – Why Bother?” –  has become my mantra when faced with decisions that really try me.

I’ve been with Donna for over 2 years now.  We were meeting monthly. I have been so inspired by

her effectiveness in my life I have decided to use my life experiences from the past year to help other

people that have faced major life/health challenges.  She is an inspiration and continues to inspire me to be my best.  That said I am now a Cancer Life Coach!!!

Teri D

I have been working with Donna for about 4 years. She has helped me achieve many goals and showed me how to get clarity and focus. Working with a life coach is one of the best decision I’ve ever made. If you are looking to accomplish your goals, I highly recommend that you call Donna and allow her to work her magic on you. Thank you so much Donna. Look forward to continuing with you.

Letitia Hanke-Ryzhkov

CEO/President, ARS Roofing, Gutters & Waterproofing

I first met Donna when she was doing a talk at a networking meeting. Her energy, her power, her strength and her wisdom came through her every word and I just knew I had to connect with her in some way. When she asked if anyone was interested in doing a 1-on-1, I immediately raised my hand and booked her for breakfast a few days later. While there are plenty of life coaches out there who can get you to talk about your issues, Donna puts the emphasis on action, and I like that. She lets you talk but always brings it back to, “ok what are we going to do about it?” Sometimes all we need is a guide on the side – someone to help us lay out and organize that plan of action; give us another perspective. What truly sets Donna apart is her ability to bring out your strengths, remind you of your greatness and unwillingness to let you play small. We all know we are meant for big things, and Donna has helped me to keep that front of mind. In the past year I’ve been working with her, I have launched a new business that is authentically me and fills my heart with passion and drive. She has helped me through a topsy turvy roller coaster ride at home and without her to validate my inner strength, I may not have made it through as well as I have. I highly recommend Donna and Quarles Coaching – you will never know how a coach can change your life until you actually work with one! Thanks Donna – from the bottom of my heart!

Niya Champaneria

BizMom Coaching

What can I say about Donna (Quarles Coaching)? Quarles Coaching has been a God send. Shortly after my sudden move to Vallejo, CA I realized that certain things were coming together for me and others were not. These thoughts left me with feelings of insecurity and stagnation. I wondered when would it be my turn for love and will I be stuck in this job when I knew deep down inside there was so much more that God has for me but how, and when will I be able to tap into it?  This is when Donna of Quarles Coaching and I crossed paths! Donna explained what a Life Coach does and I immediately became intrigued. I had no idea what this was about or if it truly would bring about the changes that I longed for but I was going to try it at the very least and boy am I glad that I did.

Through the last two years Donna made me look into myself and verbally express what I wanted and “write it down”, her famous words. I was held accountable to my words and my dreams. Writing them down etched them into the Universe, and I have seen all but two of the items that I wrote down manifest. My career changed, my attitude changed, my hunger for life changed, and I know that Quarles Coaching had much to do with it. Donna told me that a Life Coach will help you look through the windshield of your car versus the rear view. The past is done, it is over. Now walk into your future. That is exactly what I am doing now as a result of our two year life coaching journey. I am ever so grateful to God for allowing me the opportunity to be touched by an angel. Thank you Donna!


My name is Kimberly Zander and Donna Quarles has been my mentor for over 10 years. I first met Donna in 2003 when she was a corporate trainer for Trans Western Publishing. I was new to outside sales and heard that Donna was an excellent trainer. I was so impressed that I flew to Oregon to specifically attend her training course. She, of course, was amazing and my life has not been the same since.

Through Donna’s coaching I left the training session full of confidence ready to attack my new position. Within a year I was the top sales leader in my company. I am pleased to say that Donna has been coaching me ever since through the challenges that life presents. More than once I had doubts as to how to best move forward to meet life’s challenges, but Donna was always there for me, guiding me in the right direction. She always makes me feel like I can take on the world and succeed…and she is right!

I have experienced numerous challenges throughout the years, including divorce after over 20 years of marriage. Donna was there for me. During the divorce I was told I was a failure and could never make it on my own. Donna was there for me. With her guidance, I not only made it, but rose to be one of the top sales leaders in my company. Through her guidance, I was able to purchase my own condo, BMW, and provide a comfortable, loving home for my two children.

Today, I am now married to my soul mate and am happily living in Santa Rosa. I have achieved my dream of owning my own business, A Taste of Sonoma Gift Baskets. Donna has been by my side for the entire journey and I love her dearly.

Thank you Donna for a being a great friend, mentor, and for always being there for me!

Kimberly Zander

A Taste of Sonoma Gift Baskets

When I met Donna I was going through a challenging time in my life. I had recently become widowed and felt overwhelmed at the unwanted “freedom” I had all of a sudden, to do anything I wanted without being accountable to anyone.

My head was bursting with all of the possibilities and change in front of me, while at the same time trying to cope with the overwhelming grief.

She listened, and showed concern, but did not let me dwell in the grief or let me get paralyzed by those sudden changes in my life. Instead, she helped guide me in designing my new life, focusing and prioritizing my various projects, and helped work with me through the process of carrying it all out.

In short, she helped me regain balance and made my life manageable again.

She continues to keep me on track, celebrates my successes and most importantly holds me accountable.

She is so genuine and insightful…and has an uncanny knack for knowing just the right thing to say to empower you to get out of your comfort zone and move on towards your goals. It is truly motivational every time we sit down to talk.

I can’t imagine what I would have done without her. Her life coaching has made such a difference in the quality of my life.

Donna Scoates

Thank you. You have been a positive and motivating force in my life for several years now. Always living life with passion, your spirit and energy are contagious, and infectious enough that I know I can say I would not have the amount of success I have had so far in life, without you.

The “cream of the crop”, the very best, the true professionals are looking to get better in their fields, and with you in my corner I was able to sell more new business with my company this side of the country than anyone else ever had before. You are the very best, the “cream of the crop”, a true professional at what you can do with people and I haven’t seen anyone better than you! Thank you again.

Phillip Henry

Within several months of working with Donna, she helped me in innumerable ways. She has a way of getting to the issues behind the problems that we all face, and offering simple solutions and unbiased encouragement. Like all great teachers, she helps the student to help themselves. Donna has helped me to understand how my personality type operates in both my business and my personal life, and both are richer, more peaceful and more enjoyable because of her guidance. I thank you in advance for what you have done and the new direction God is leading you. Best of luck in your endeavors and may you have an unrealistic influx of new clients, because “it is your time”.

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”

Antoine Clark