Online coaching program
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Zoom, Skype, or Phone. We'll speak one-on-one.
We'll speak within 24 hours, frequently immediately, even at night and on weekends. The initial call is up to 90 minutes, or as long as you want with the optional 3-hour add-on package. Use the extra time however you like. Hours never expire. Includes free in-between support via text.
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Masterclass to become your best self. Lifetime Access.
My most complete coaching program with Step-By-Step Actions to take to feel empowered, and become the best version of yourself.
10+ hours of coaching, 80 individual videos with private, personal & client stories, spread out thoughtfully in easy to follow actions, to keep you moving forward, accepting the truth about your ex, throughout My Best Me Action Plan.
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We'll meet in person over a meal or coffee,
for up to 3 hours, in New York City, Philadelphia, or any of the surrounding areas.
I'm fully vaccinated. We can meet outside if you prefer. I do have a car and can travel to meet you.
I provide a laid back, friendship/mentor meeting, so I can experience you as you are naturally, to give you the best advice for you. I'll listen to your situation and give you actions to help you move forward.
I have a lot of compassion for people. I've actually walked in many of your shoes. I fully understand feeling broken, and my intention is to help as many people as I can feel whole. I have studied psychology, and I'm NYU certified, however, I can promise you there has been no better teacher than my personal experiences.
You see, I suddenly lost my Mom as a teenager, when we'd had a difficult, complicated relationship. So I escaped to New York City with a modeling agency, in the 80s when Manhattan was a pretty wild place; studied acting, and human behavior, moved to Los Angeles for 6 years in the 90s, when "Me Too" was accepted as the casting couch. I was primarily selfish and broke a lot of hearts, until I had my heart ripped out at age 30, before "ghosting" was even a term and there was no internet to search for answers.
I realized that if I was ever going to have a healthy relationship I needed to know what that was. I had been in some toxic relationships, but I didn't know that at the time. effectively help you through this breakup because of the dozens of devastating breakups I personally caused and suffered through over those three decades — knowledge was the only thing that made me feel better so each and every painful experience further enriched my ability to help you. I’ve tried everything and I can tell you first hand what does and doesn’t work. As my long-term clients can tell you, the 100’s of people I have now coached since 2007, has made me even better.
By 2001, I had gotten so good at dating I was asked to be in a reality show called, "The Real Sex & the City". That lead to co-hosting a talk show about sex & relationships and by the end of that decade I was writing my first magazine column, had been through NYU and was now coaching others how to have better relationships. I published my book, Giving Up Junk-Food Relationships, and became the relationship expert for Good Morning America.
You're very easy to talk to and enthusiastic about what you teach.
New York, New York
"I was very confused before our conversation but now my situation is much more clear thanks to you! I can't wait to put all your advice into practice. I will reach out to you again should I need your advice in the future."
"I got engaged two weeks ago. Thanks for all your excellent insight over the years."
"I reached out to Donna and after just a first phone call felt deeply understood, which meant everything at that moment."
"I really want to thank you for all your help and support, and answering my emails and meeting me at random times etc. I realize I was able to achieve more with you in only 13 hours than I was able to achieve with all the other coaches I had worked with in 40+ combined hours of coaching."
"I wish I would of come across your advice earlier. I bet half the population are making these mistakes but don't know it."
"During 2017, I met and fell deeply in love with the man of my dreams. Not only was he extremely handsome, but he was also caring, compassionate, and an amazing friend. I couldn't have been happier. However, after four months, the relationship suddenly drifted and I sensed an unforeseen break-up headed my way.
Wanting to save the relationship, and thinking its demise was entirely my fault, I engaged Donna Barnes for guidance and support. Donna was absolutely amazing - she took the time to coach me about the status of the relationship, why certain events were happening, my emotions, and how to regain my strength when the relationship finally ended.
I found Donna's insight, feedback, and advice to be spot-on. I have since healed and I am now ready to date again, something I never thought possible several months earlier.
Donna's coaching was very valuable to me and I now consider her a close and great friend."
"Although my experience with a psychiatrist and other counselor were helpful, neither of them were able to show me which options truly existed, and how to make the right decisions. Donna always had the right advice, and as we all know, during a breakup we sometimes can't seem to keep it together. Donna made sure I didn't fall apart, she was available when I needed her which is priceless during a breakup (unlike the other counselors), and kept me moving in a positive, healthy, and happy direction."
"Donna is an excellent person and personal coach! She made herself available for me Just a few minutes after booking my emergency coaching! I suffer from anxiety and as soon as my ex reached out I went into panic mode. Donna was there for me within minutes and I felt instant relief!! Not only did she listen but she knew exactly what to say and do to get the results I needed! Thanks to her not only did I get my ex to chase me and regret the breakup but also helped me realize my worth! Piece of mind is priceless! I’m so happy I found you! Thank you Donna!! YOU ROCK!!