I have been blessed beyond imagining with a lifetime of learning the art of conscious living, relationship and leadership. Through out my journey, I have also experienced the mysterious touch of grace over and over; that invisible hand that heals, uplifts and bestows gifts that evoke profound awe and wonder.
It is my passion and purpose to share the wealth that has filled my life with YOU and to support you in also living in happiness, harmony and deep fulfillment.
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD, CARE FOR ALL CONNECTIONS, LIVE IN GOD”S GRACE are the pillars of my life and are a daily balancing act of self-responsibility, consciously co creating with all of Life, and being blessed and guided by the Divine Source Within.
I have had the privilege of sharing these practices with people from around the world in both their personal and professional lives. From teenagers just getting started in life to seniors preparing to die, from couples longing for true heart-felt intimacy in their relationships to singles on a profound, soul-searching path of awakening, from beginners to healers and leaders in the field of transformation, from homemakers to boardroom power brokers, I have witnessed first hand the amazing, life altering changes that happen when even simple practices like breathing consciously and listening from the heart become a way of life.
The leaders of our world have a special place in my heart as they are being challenged in extraordinary ways to help guide our businesses, governments, places of education and worship to new, more inclusive, flexible and heart centered cultures and practices. The global community is changing at the speed of light and those at the helm have a pivotal role to play in the direction we are all going. I am committed to supporting those of you who are called to these all important positions .
The leaders of tomorrow, our precious children, are the greatest inspiration for the work I offer. More and more children are conveying to us both the overwhelming distress of coping with the imbalance in our world and also the brilliant potential of what it means to be human at this stage in our evolution.
I am guided to offer meditation to you dear children, and consciousness coaching to your parents, teachers and community members so that we may all be the mentors and guides that you need us to be. You are the light of our world and the bringers of a hope filled tomorrow. May you and your families receive all the love and support you could possibly need to flourish and contribute the mastery you have brought with you.
Please see my coaching and mentoring page for more information about the core practices that are the foundation of my work. They are profoundly effective and I am certain, can support you in creating healing, breakthroughs and quantum leaps in your life journey.
One deeply fulfilling and fun offering is officiating your wedding and conducting blessing ceremonies for special events, life transitions and spaces. Helping you create a beautiful, meaningful and joy filled ceremony that perfectly expresses and celebrates your unique love story lights me up with great gladness. Please go to my Weddings and Blessing Ceremony page for more information.
I live in the magnificent Pacific Northwest. Playing, hiking, swimming and simply being in nature are my favorite ways to be in JOY. Meeting new people, finding kindred spirits in unexpected ways and making friends with soulmates in fur are magic moments that show me that all is right with the world even when appearances would try to prove otherwise.
If you are in search for some support in your life, to help in re aligning with your center and life purpose or some break though practices for your personal and professional relationships, please be in touch. Enjoy exploring my pages and posts and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
May the blessings of love and grace touch you today.
For those of you would want a more traditional career track here is my resume.
Donna Grace MacLeod
808 212 8694
1991 – present
Owner – Graceful Living Coaching, Classes and Retreats
Private client coaching, relationship coaching, leadership coaching offered through out United States and Canada
Custom individual and couples retreats – three to thirty days
3, 6, 12 month mentorship program providing in depth training in conscious living and leadership practices
2001 – 2002
Center for Optimal Health, Dr. Ann McCombs
Provided facilitation sessions to patients as part of holistic healing protocol
Consulted with staff to improve staff relationships and organizational culture
1995 – 1998
The Nickelson Group Consulting
San Luis Obispo, California
Designed and co- led Leader One leadership Intensives – a three to five day group program in conscious leadership practices for the Automotive Dealership industry
1991 – 1995
Work and the Human Spirit Consulting
Designed and co-led the five day Executive Development Intensive for CEO’s and Vice Presidents of Fortune Five Hundred Companies
Team and individually facilitated individual executives and their spouses in leadership and holistic lifestyle program designed to bring more heart centered visionary leadership and balance to their companies and personal lives.
1993 – 1994
Kripalu Leadership Center
Designed and led the Empowered Leadership five day program
for business, non profit and entrepreneurial leaders
Coached individual executives and leaders
Managed marketing, sales and program registrations
1991 – 1992
Sheraton Princeville Resort
Prince Golf Course and Spa
Designed and led yoga and meditation classes for resort guests
1980 – 1990
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Managed the following departments for our three hundred guest and three hundred staff residential holistic education facility: Guest Reservations and Registration, Guest Programs, Dining Room and Menu Design, Human Resources, Staff Education.
Designed and led experiential three to twenty one day workshops for up to one hundred people in the following subject areas : Transforming Stress, Self Esteem,
Conscious Relationships, Meditation, Vision Questing, Inner Quest Intensives, Expanded Self Intensives.
Co Designed a cutting edge transformational modality called The Wave Work
Taught the Wave Work to three hundred staff and many hundred guests.
1978 – 1980
Ontario Ministry of Corrections
Probation and Parole Office
Bellevue, Ontario Canada
Probation and Parole Officer – one hundred client case load
Provided case supervision monthly meetings with clients.
Provided the Provincial Court with Pre Sentence Reports
Created and Led an education program for young offenders called Save The Youth Now Group ( STYNG) which brought young offenders to the Millhaven maximum security penitentiary to meet with life sentence prisoners.
Four-Year Honours’ Bachelor of Social Work Degree
Kings College, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training 200 hours
Kundalini Yoga Training, (advanced pranayama and meditation) 200 hours
Kripalu Mind Body Health Training 200 hours
Polarity Therapy Training 50 hours
Kripalu Yoga Therapy Training 200 hours
The Wave Work Facilitator Training 200 hours
Bikram Yoga Training 50 hours
1980 – 1994
Private Mentorship in Advanced Conscious Lifestyle and Leadership Practices
1987 – 1989
Private Mentoring in Psychic Awareness and Energy Healing
2001 – 2013
Private Mentorship in Advanced Western and Vedic Astrology Life Guidance System
Ongoing workshops and seminars in the following areas and with the following teachers:
Family Constellations, Conscious Dialogue, Gestalt Therapy, Focusing, The Ennegram, Human Design, Reiki, Shamanic Journeying and Soul Retrieval,
Deepak Chopra, Marion Woodman, Thomas Moore, Jack Kornfield, Marianne Williamson, Barbara Handclow, Barbara Marx-Hubbard, Bert Hellinger.
Swimming, hiking, biking, and being in nature; animal communication and rescue; floral design; home entertaining and party and event planning; meditation and yoga, helping the new children who are here to be the change agents of our world.