“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

~ John Quincy Adams


Donna Ceriani is a Leadership Success Coach, Consultant and Speaker with more than 30 years of experience as a senior leader in technology.

She’s led teams across the U.S., Europe and Asia in the financial services, health care and technology industries. She’s most often recognized for her talent in bringing out the best in teams, inspiring them and helping them come together to accomplish something great.

Now, as founder of Success Compass, Donna helps leaders in technology accelerate growth – both for themselves and their organizations – while creating a workplace for their teams to thrive.

From her early career as a programmer to her last corporate role as Chief People Officer for a software company, she’s always been excited about creating new things. Whether it was creating a new system or shaping a new company culture, she could see what was possible. She inspired others to collaborate and work towards bringing the vision to life.

Now Donna brings this same passion to helping her clients achieve their vision. By approaching new challenges with an explorer’s mindset, Donna helps her clients navigate career choices, strengthen their leadership skills and engage their employees to get the best results possible. Her clients value her enthusiastic but pragmatic approach to achieving their goals.

In addition to coaching and consulting, she created Success Compass Academy to share with others her vast toolkit developed over the course of her work as both a leader and a coach. She believes that continuously learning to expand your own leadership toolkit is crucial to reach your full potential – and increase your impact as a leader.

Her passion for snowboarding, new travel adventures and continuous learning, has led her to 34 ski resorts, 34 countries and numerous certifications. Her certifications include coaching, personal branding, emotional intelligence, managing change and Myers-Briggs, just to name a few. And, while living in Asia, she even got certified in both pearls and feng shui.

Donna has a Bachelor’s degree in both accounting and information systems, has lived in Boston, Manhattan, France and Singapore, and is always counting the days until her next travel adventure.

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Donna has a Bachelor’s degree in both accounting and information systems. Certifications in professional coaching, Myers-Briggs personality type, emotional intelligence, change management and personal branding.

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