About me

Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership

Dr. Donalisa Stinyard is a retired Army veteran turned coach entrepreneur. She has a master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotions and a doctoral degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership. During her doctoral journey Donalisa discovered her passion for leadership and helping women. Her dissertation examined the influence of adult women mentors on the leadership development of adolescent girls from a post-adolescent perspective. It was during this research she learned about the female “voice” and how it can be lost during adolescence. However, it wasn’t until years later that her studies evolved into her own coaching practice, Evolution U Coaching.


In 2014, Donalisa desired to discover more meaning and fulfilment in her life. It was in November 2014 when she discovered iPEC (Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching). She then started her journey to becoming a certified professional coach. In February 2015, she left her job as the executive director of a non-profit organization to finish up her coaching certification. She graduated in July of 2015 with her certification in coaching and Energy Leadership Index-Master Practitioner.


Donalisa’s personal mission and “why” is to help women value their own voice so they fulfill their purpose and share their gifts with the world.


When Donalisa isn’t coaching, she is with her family. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Gregory, and their chocolate lab, Bella. Health and exercise is one of her many passions. On the weekends, you can find her at Cross Fit, road and mountain cycling, and yoga.

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