I am grateful to Dr. Donatto for her time, insight, and encouragement. The coaching experience with her was life-changing. She is warm, professional, encouraging, and challenging. I was both stretched and emboldened by her questions, assignments, and conversations, and I was surprised by how quickly I saw growth and change in my life. As a person that is usually governed by fear, I found that after a few sessions with Dr. Donatto, I was speaking out more at work and even stepped outside of my comfort zone to apply for a new job. Not only did I get the job with a salary increase, but I am in a place where I feel seen and valued. More importantly, I am able to value and see myself more clearly. Thank you, Dr. Donatto, for the gift of your time, discernment, and knowledge. I am forever changed.
At a pivotal point in my life, dealing with health issues and transitioning from fulltime work to possible retirement, I was BLESSED to have Dr. Donatto as my life coach to steer me in the direction that I believe is my God-given destiny. Not only did Dr. Donatto hold me accountable by helping me come up with realistic goals, she empowered me to establish parameters to break through barriers and develop strategies to explore all possible options. With her impeccable leadership and guidance, I now have more clarity, and I have neck-stretching expectancy as to what's next on the horizon.
My experience with my coach, Phyllis Donatto, was all that I expected and more. She was able to help me clarify my goals and walked me through accomplishment of these goals. She helped me to create a plan to keep me organized that is manageable within my lifestyle. This plan is easily adjusted and helps me to maintain the balance that I have obtained through the coaching sessions. She taught me a simple process for addressing any future concerns that may arise. I feel confident that I will continue to stay on track with the progress that I have made using the tools and techniques she gave me in our sessions.
"I was a new principal with a vision of where I wanted our school to be and grow but wasn’t sure how to make my ideas come to reality and chose Dr. Donatto of FTH Dimension Solutions. She brought the leader out of me. As a result, my school’s culture is now moving in a positive direction. I was impressed with how Dr. Donatto was able to give my administrative team a personality test and used the results to help us build a stronger team and school culture by understanding one another's strengths as we addressed areas needing improvement. With the help of Dr. Donatto, my confidence in being a leader skyrocketed. She is a change agent. My school’s culture transformed from teachers working alone to teachers working together and helping one another in different departments. PLCs no longer feel like a baseless requirement for our staff but actually as another awesome opportunity to meet and find ways to meet the needs of ALL our students. I appreciated that I was not made to feel that I was just another client or school added to her To- Do list. Dr. Donatto had a vested interest in the success of our school. She did multiple follow-ups to check on progress and even helped sub on a Friday when I had multiple teachers out. I recently thanked Dr. Donatto for discouraging me from quitting my job and on myself. On a scheduled visit, she saw a defeated leader, and she gave me the tools and wisdom I needed to realize that the process may not be easy but seeing the results will make it worthwhile. Holding all accountable, including myself, is the key to success and, of course, being INTENTIONAL with my actions."
"I was looking for someone to help staff build positive relationships and to support our SEL efforts. I chose FTH Dimension Solutions because I had worked with Dr. Donatto in another role and knew that she could provide the resources that my district needed. In addition, Phyllis is fantastic in relating to others!! She supported the team through professional development focused on impactful relationships. The team learned to work together, and the school culture improved. I would most definitely recommend FTH Dimension Solutions. Go ahead and contact her; you won't be disappointed!!”
“I was assigned to serve as the Social and Emotional Learning Coordinator for my district and was looking for support in this role. We interviewed Dr. Donatto. She had a wonderful interview. Dr. Donatto was very genuine, detailed, and well-spoken. We could see that she was very knowledgeable of the Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum and the DISC Leadership Styles. Our first semester results were awesome! We were able to provide professional development for district staff and the principals and assistant principals. We were also able to get an SEL Curriculum started with five schools in the district. It is great seeing students enjoy doing the SEL Curriculum. Our needs were more than met. I appreciated learning about the different leadership styles and getting to know more about social and emotional learning for students and staff. The feedback from the district and school levels has been great!
“Everyone should go through a training like this, HUGE EYE opener.”
“ Our team needed this!”
“This professional development truly identified my characteristics both, strengths and weaknesses. I was able to develop a plan of action to address the weaknesses to improve my leadership skills and school culture and climate.”
“The workshop helps you to realize your impact on others based on how you respond to situations.”
“Forced me to reflect on self-awareness and provided feedback and advice.”
“I see the benefit for all employees to complete this PD.”
“This training helped me to examine my emotional intelligence and make a plan to address areas that I can improve in.”
“This was a fun experience, getting to know team members and learning to work well and to build that team that is a family.”