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Achieve Your Healthiest Weight and Maintain There
For the Rest of Your Life...

With Ease
                         I Did It      So Can You!                  

Hi, I'm Donna, that's my story, and it's what I want for you,
Lifelong Weight Maintenance.

Read more about my extensive and proven methodology. 

 New Shoes - Healthy Lifestyle Design & Weight Management

Pre-Christmas Course - The Little Black Dress

              Imagine Your Own Personal Cheerleader and Life Coach 

(and Heaps of Support, Solutions, and Inspiration, as you Slide into Smaller Sizes and See the Number on the Scale Go Down!)


It takes time to develop the mindset, habits, skills, and character strengths to lower weight (and keep it off), and your success involves much more than a simple formula of diet and exercise. Emotional well-being, healthy, positive thought patterns, and overcoming self-defeating beliefs are part of the process.

I know this from my own personal experience (having lost a large amount of weight years ago) and a career in the field of healthy weight management that spans 40 years.


  It truly has been a journey of self-discovery, and I am thankful for what I am able to easily do today because of the level of strength and fitness gained from a lifetime of healthy living that began with losing 87 lbs. Today, I travel, swim, dive, hike, and continue to work with passion, and in very good health.

I invite you to your own Journey of Self-Discovery. It requires commitment and effort on your part as well as mine.  I promise you it will be Inspirational and Fun!


There are Four (4) Modules (four levels) in this personalized lifestyle improvement course; each module is 12 weeks. This course, in which you are designing a healthy lifestyle, unique to you and your preferences, and lowering weight, includes scheduled breaks for holidays and vacation, and offers flexibility for your unique needs.

New Shoes Premiere Course

4 Modules - 12 Weeks Per Module

1. Fresh Start - The Basics. (12 Weeks) Everybody begins with this foundational module which covers The Fundamentals of Organization in "The Food Department" - including meal planning, Lifestyle's Healthy Eating Food Guide, supermarket shopping, label reading, smart snacking, eating out, and more. 

2. Moving Forward - The Mind/Body Connection. (12 Weeks) In this module, connect the dots between what you think and what you feel. Learn techniques to change thinking patterns to positive, enjoy emotional wellbeing, and manage life stressors. 

3. Being A Finisher - Character Strengths for Success. (12 Weeks) With the guidance of the New Shoes philosophy (from Donna's book), begin daily lifestyle adjustments, and develop 12-character strengths) that bring you to achievement of your goal(s). 

4.  Lifelong Maintenance & Healthy Living. (12 Weeks) Our ultimate goal together is that you never have to go through the process of weight loss again; in this module, learn how to easily maintain at your healthiest weight, reset after a break, and become self-inspired and motivated, forever.  


New Shoes, Healthy Living and Weight Mangement Courses & Coaching are available as:


Private, Couple, Small Group, Parent/Child, and At-Work Wellness Initiatives

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With the proven New Shoes methodology, and Donna's book, journey to your healthiest weight step-by-step, and with ease!

Donna's been there and guides you in the design of a lifestyle plan personalized for you.  


for Every Lifestyle & Weight-Related Challenge

No strict diet plans!

Real food, no packaged products.

Learn how to eat healthier, be happy & feel satisfied. 

Maintain at a normal weight for the rest of your life!

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Imagine sliding into those smaller sizes at the back of your closet


seeing improved medical results



feeling the confidence and self-satisfaction that comes with taking action and feeling good about yourself

What You Can Expect from Private

and Group Courses & Coaching 


  • Donna's  Commitment to Your Success

  • Weekly 60-90 Minute Coaching Calls ​                                                                   

            with Follow-Up Summary Notes & Support Materials

  • PDF Excerpts (or published copy) of

            New Shoes, a Journey of Self-Discovery, Donna's book


                       ​plus the New Shoes App 

  • Lifestyles' Healthy Food Guide - flexible, adaptable, balanced, easy to follow.                   This is not a 'diet plan', it's a list of food choices. Select those you prefer.

  • Strategic Training Videos - Motivational, Educational, Informational 

                                 Fresh Start 1 & 2 - The Basics of Organization

                                 Mindful Eating

                                 Emotional Health & Well Being

                                 Overcoming Guilt

                                 Strengthening Personal Boundaries

                                 Creating a Positive Mental Outlook

                                 Managing Healthy Living During the Holidays

                                 ...and more

  • Weekly Food Journal Review by Donna

  • Meal Planning & Meal Prep Strategies

  • Coaching in Techniques to Minimize 'The Stress Response'

  • Life-Skills for Permanent Weight Control

  • 4 Course Levels Taking You from Start to Finish

  • Optional Walk n' Talk Coaching Sessions


           On-line group (and private) participants sometimes want to get together. Donna offers an option for a walk/talk session with instruction in proper breathing, walking from the core, and interval (burst training), followed by stretching. Maximize your walking results in a Walk and Talk Coaching Session. (Available in the Cayman Islands only, for now!)

     Your Coaching Also Includes:
  • Between Session Booster Emails & Inspirational Messages from Donna​

  • Downloadable Inspirational Podcasts

  • An Invitation to Donna's Private Facebook Group - Fresh Start

  • V.I.P. Status for Special Discounts for Courses/Webinars/Future Coaching


Private & Confidential Life Coaching for Everybody

 Including: Parent/Child Coaching

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Power Walk
Online Meeting
Young Dietitian

Private Coaching 

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Pre-Christmas Special

The Little Black Dress

9-Week Focused Course

Private Coaching


On Special Now for


Regular Price: $1,575.00

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Private Coaching

3-Month Module


12 Sessions



12 Sessions



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1 Year (4 Modules)

My most successful clients are those who commit to the entire     4-Module course.

(Both Private & Group Courses)

Start when you are ready.

There are scheduled breaks in the year (for holidays) giving you time to put things in practice and perfect your LifeSkills.

Group Options for Achieving
Your Healthiest Weight

On a Walk

Team Up With 2 Others in
"The Power of Three" 

Start an
At-Work Wellness Initiative

Pre-Christmas Special Course:
The Little Black Dress or Skinny Jeans

Invite Donna to Speak at Your Company,
Church, School, PTA, or Civic Association 

Not Sure?
Let's Chat.

Schedule a Coaching Call with Me at a Time Convenient for You.

It's Free. 

A 15-20 Minute Call Will Impact Your Life for Positive Change!


I promise that you will walk away with 1-2 gems to get started on your journey to a healthier you.

Schedule Your Call Here

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Down a Decade (or 10)
Anne has Reached Her Goal with On-Line Coaching.

She's Over 100lbs Down and Wearing Smaller Sizes

Down a Decade!

That's what Anne calls it, with each 10 lbs. down the scale. 


She is 10+ decades down (in less than a year) and at her healthiest weight.


Having fun on the journey was important for her, so we built in healthier versions of the foods she enjoys (sweets).


Now retired, Anne knew she had to reduce weight in order to continue her passion for travel and diving. She remains focused on her target with staying power through weekly coaching sessions and is committed to Finishing. Her vision:




Ease of Mobility

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Listen in to "The Test Dress"...
a True Story and a Measure of the Success That I Want for You!

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