A Better Perspective Leadership Coaching and Consulting

Leadership Coaching, Consulting & Training


Are you already successful and know you can achieve more but aren't sure how?

Are you a senior leader wondering what to do next?

Are you a rising star or high potential who wants to continue to evolve into your leadership?

Are you diving into the deep end of each day with enthusiasm and anticipation?

Is your organization continuously reinventing to stay ahead of the curve?

And in a climate of having to do more with less, are you doing great work, attracting the best people and retaining them?

If your answer was "Yes!" to any of the above, you're in the right place.

Be remarkable

Do you realize you have the capacity to create opportunity every day? 'Be remarkable' might be a simple statement but seriously are you waiting for someone else to give you permission to be great?


Who are we?

Donna Karlin

I'm Donna Karlin, Founder and President of A Better Perspective. We are a Leadership Coaching, Consulting and Training firm 

I have a 34+ years track record in helping people become remarkable.

We bring a 360° perspective to human evolvement; a dynamic, strengths-focused, full-circle approach to leadership development. We purposefully use the word evolvement because it's all about evolving into your level of excellence.

Some of our remarkable results have been:

  • Working with TED Fellows and other fellowship programs, helping them formalize ideas into mainstream projects that change the world. 

  • Supporting leadership in the Emergency Response Centre for the H1N1 Pandemic.

  • Working with leadership teams of a Fortune 100 company to integrate people and systems through multiple aquisitions.

  • Consulting with solo-preneaurs, helping them set up a business model that supports their new practices or businesses.

  • Getting a high tech firm ready to pitch a platform to the auto industry, worth a multi-million dollar contract to them.

  • Working with senior leadership to revisit and reinvent systems to enable the immigration of refugees.

  • Helping reinvent the playbook of how government works in the USA.

  • Helping to set up task force teams to seamlessly shift in and out of being on call with no burn-out.

  • Identifying top performers to create balanced, powerful teams for a Fortune 100 company.

Read on

Why hire us?

Great question!

You should hire us because:

  • We are pioneers in leadership coaching and its application.

  • We have a proven track record for helping people (and organizations) become remarkable.

  • We can help you attract and retain the best talent because you're leading them the way they want to be led.

  • We are experts at co-creating the strategies and leadership competencies that guide your organizations through the best of times and out of the worst of times.

  • We have programs and tools that will help you evolve.

  • We are a small organization and tailor our work to meet your needs. Basically, we partner with you, teach you a lot of what we know so you feel coached 24/7. NOTHING is cookie cutter about our work in any way shape or form. This is not formulaic; it's customized for you in real time.

No matter how great you already are, if you're ready to be your best, let us know. We'd love to take a deep dive with you.

Do you want to do everything in your power to be remarkable in your job? Discover your innate core values, your wired-in Human Operating System™


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When it comes to business and other lower-risk settings, leaders rarely think of using real-time coaches. Some of today’s companies provide their leaders with call-in advisors who discuss what happened yesterday when the leader faced a challenge and didn’t do all that well. but few provide real-time coaching. This should change.” - Patterson, K., Grenny, J., Maxfield, D., McMillan, R., & Switzler, A. (2008). Influencer. New York: McGraw-Hill, p. 188..


Leaders: Their Stories, Their Words - Conversations with Human-Based Leaders is an anthology of conversations Donna had with extraordinary leaders who impact the talents, strengths, and achievements of those they inspire. The leaders who grace the pages of my book, come from a cross section of professions; education, journalism, media, profit and non-profit business, military, government, defence and philanthropy. Each of them has a different style of leadership and different professional passions. Leaders: Their Stories, Their Words


“These stories of extraordinary leaders are inspiring examples of people who, with passion, commitment, influence, and achievement, make their part of the world a better place. As important, these human-based leaders all have created an environment that enables, empowers and motivates those around them to do the same. ” - Barry Bales, Director of Governor’s Executive Development Program, LBJ School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. Click here to read more of the first wave of reviews. 

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"The gap between where you are and where you want to be is filled by what you choose to do in the time available to you; every conversation, thought, choice and decision."  - Donna Karlin

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