Your Moment of Truth
Your Point of Power
Is in Knowing You Have a Choice
Staying Where You Are or
Living the Life of Your Dreams
Authentic, Engaging, and Edgy
Ted-X Speaker, Author, Radio Host
Health & Wellness Coach,
Lifestyle Consultant Specializing in Weight Management,
Certified Canfield Trainer in the Success Principles
Certified Yoga & Mindfulness Instructor
Certified Instructor in the Burdenko Method of Water Therapy
is an Extraordinary Coach.
Donna has over four decades of motivational leadership in the wellness industry
and has been 'Coaching' long before 'Coaching' became trendy.
Her first book:
New Shoes, a Journey of Self-Discovery,
is available on Amazon
Make Your Inner Dream an Outer Reality
Donna Mitchell founded Lifestyles, Ltd., a Health & Wellness Consultancy Company in the Cayman Islands in 1997, after a long, prestigious career with global giant Weight Watchers.
Donna has resilience, courage, and faith, pioneering in new works even after facing sudden and tragic losses - multiple times.
She is a captivating speaker and trainer, with over 4 decades of inspiring others in healthy living and success in all areas of life.
Donna empowers others to impact their own lives for positive change.
Perhaps you have met Donna somewhere along your path?
Donna's Story. After successfully losing 87 lbs., Donna enjoyed a 21-year exciting career with global giant Weight Watchers culminating in the top job as Area Manager in the Maritime Provinces of Canada (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island).
Remembering the trauma and drawbacks of being an overweight teenager, and passionate about helping children, Donna extended her range of influence, and took summer sabbaticals (for 6 years) to work with Weight Watchers Camps for Children and Teens in the U.S. and Canada.
Then, tragedy struck with a personal loss that catapulted Donna into a separate, and shattered, reality. Moving as far from the East Coast (Newfoundland) to the West Coast (Malibu, California), Donna left everything behind (career, family, country) in order to find meaning and purpose. She worked for Weight Watcher Adult Spas in Malibu for two years before embarking on her soul's journey to healing.
Part of that healing journey included her role as Camp Co-Ordinator for the British Columbia Lions Society for Child and Adults with Disabilities (1990-1993). Working alongside hand-picked counsellors, Donna and her staff offered world-class residential summer camping experiences giving home caregivers an opportunity to rest and take time off.
In a series of synchronistic events, Donna became a key player in the launch of Weight Watchers in the Cayman Islands in 1994. As Area Manager, Donna solely, and successfully, ran the operation expanding to train local people as Lecturers. She eventually extended Weight Watchers to the sister island of Cayman Brac.
Desiring to be Master of Her Own Destiny, Donna founded her own lifestyle consultancy company, Lifestyles, Ltd., in 1997.
Weight Watcher subsequently ceased operation in the Cayman Islands.
Listen in to Donna's TedX talk
Slaying the Fear Giant
as she shares life experiences that shaped her destiny and story.
The "Mack Trucks of Life" Have Shaped Donna's Destiny
3 Epic Loves - 3 Tragic Losses
Influenced Her Life's Purpose and Passion
I Never Dreamed That Wearing a Swimsuit Would
One Day Be a Job Requirement
Testing the Edge
People always ask me what brought me to the island. Always, my answer is the same:
Fate Destiny Tragedy
Three Epic Loves...
Three Tragic Losses
Donna understands the impact of loss & grief, and has developed a deep understanding of the meaning of life. With keen instincts for survival, resilience, vision, and courage, she has had to start over again...and again...
These life-experiences flow into her compassionate mentorship and coaching of others.
"There's Nothing Like Death to Move You Out of Your Comfort Zone".
A writer at heart, a thrilling, heroic story of survival, of testing the edge, sizzles on the back burner...
Her second book...
It awaits time and opportunity.
Invite Donna to Speak at Your
Church, School, PTA, Fundraiser, Business
Participants in courses, coaching, presentations, workshops (fun-shops!), retreats, and on-line services benefit from Donna’s personal life experience, professional training, extensive reservoir of knowledge, inspirational methodology, and compassionate understanding.
Donna inspires and brings wisdom, warmth, humor, and results.
An Island Gal at heart, the water is my favourite place to be.
You will find me in the blue & turquoise sea of Grand Cayman, along the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, leading water fitness classes to locals & tourists or happily snorkeling the reefs.
I also became a Certified Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor
At the end of my first yoga class (2005)
I simply lay on the mat and wept.
I realized that I had not been taking care of myself...my deeper emotional needs.
Even as a Wellness Coach!
Life had thrown some pretty big 'curve balls' my way.