Donna Karlin



Donna boasts a 35-year track record of helping people become remarkable. As the Founder and President of the No Ceiling Just Sky™ Institute, Karlin brings a 360-degree perspective to human evolvement through a dynamic, strengths-focused, full-circle approach to leadership development.

"We’re not just human beings, we’re humans becoming, always changing, shifting, adapting to new circumstances and challenges." -
Donna Karlin

No Ceiling Just Sky™ Institute

Founder and Principal

Bringing a 360° approach to human and organizational evolvement.
We will help you:
Dance with change;
Harness chaos;
Create something great;
Act on what's meaningful to you;
Make space for it all to happen, and
Give yourself permission to be unique.


A Better Perspective®

Executive Coaching & Training

We bring a 360° perspective to human evolvement; a dynamic, strengths-focused, full-circle approach to leadership development. We purposefully use the word evolvement because it's all about evolving into your level of excellence. Ask us about our proprietary Shadow Coaching® model.

Leaders; Their Stories, Their Words
Conversations with Human-Based Leaders

Leaders: Their Stories, Their Words is an anthology of one-on-one conversations held between Donna Karlin, global executive and leadership coach, and the different leaders she invited to tell their stories. Each leader was encouraged to share their personal history reflecting their transformative experiences. The stories of their amazing journeys de-mystify the experiences of seasoned and successful leaders.

And click here to download Donna's eBook, The Power of Coaching. Don't give up your day job, or should you?


This cutting-edge training is ideal for those coaches who are interested in moving from formulaic and procedural methods to being able to focus on their client's specific situation, need, 'Shadows' and opportunities and provide them with a unique and personalised service. You will develop your capability to engage in "real time", deep, and reflective, observational, shadow coaching.


There's a reason why Donna is in demand on 6 continents. She gets results and brings over 35 years of experience in multiple streams of practice to the table.

Donna Karlin has been called a pot-stirrer, thought-shifter, "partner-in-crime" and reality-checker. She's an international speaker, lecturer, author and world-renowned leadership coach (better known as 'The Shadow Coach®'). You will see Donna coach on the run with her clients through the halls of corporate headquarters, government departments and agencies, and political offices in many parts of the world.

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Keynote Speaker

Internationally recognized pioneer in the field of Leadership Coaching, Donna delivers idea-stimulating keynotes and breakout sessions that are highly focused and results-oriented, while remaining fun and entertaining.

Discover why organizations, businesses, associations and the technology sector selects Donna Karlin to keynote their conferences and meetings and provide coaching and training for their staff.


Founder and Principal of the No Ceiling Just Sky™ Institute

Bringing a 360° approach to human and organizational evolvement. I will bring to the table whatever is necessary to get you and your organization moving, growing and evolving.


President of A Better Perspective®

Executive Coaching and Consulting. Bringing a strengths-focused, full circle approach to leadership development. Why do leaders on 6 continents work with Donna? Because the unique model of coaching she has pioneered and her innate ability to shine a light on what her clients aren't seeing, helps people and their organizations evolve and become more of who they are.


Leaders Their Stories, Their Words

Conversations with Human-Based Leaders

Stories of extraordinary leaders; inspiring examples of people who, with passion, commitment, influence, and achievement, make their part of the world a better place. Leaders: Their Stories, Their Words challenges us to learn more about what’s important to us – how we can engage and express our values more powerfully.

Leaders: Their Stories, Their Words
School of Shadow Coaching®

School of Shadow Coaching®

Specialized training designed to meet current needs for the community of advanced, experienced coaches. Bringing our latest models, frameworks and Shadow Coaching® materials for post graduate-level learning. An ICF (International Coach Federation) approved training.

The Laser Coach®

I have a finite amount of time available to coach clients on the fly, in the center of complex challenges in chaotic times. Unlike most coaching sessions, shadow and laser coaching can be a matter of moments in time, where I coach on one thought, one moment in time that had just unfolded in such a way that when they're coached on it, they not only "get it" but it sticks. It's about illuminating the truth of the moment so they can turn their attention on what has to be addressed immediately.

It's fast, dynamic, powerful and, because it happens in real time, we create sustainable change.”

Listen to Donna in her 2 radio interviews

Interview  with   CUTV News  Radio  host  Jim Masters.

CLICK HERE to listen to Donna and Jim talk about what's new in her work.

Interview with CUTV News Radio host Doug Llewelyn

CLICK HERE to listen in on Part 2 of my
interview on CUTV News Radio with host Doug


Shape your future. Let's talk about how we can work together