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Meet Donna

Certified Leadership Coach

I have been a lawyer for more than 30 years.  I began my career as a litigator, then moved in-house and ultimately became General Counsel of several public and private companies. While I was driven to succeed and move up the corporate ladder, I often questioned whether my professional goals were in sync with my personal goals.  

I wondered: As a mother of two children, can I give them what they need while also trying to advance in my career. Would I ever be able to stop feeling guilty about being a working mom?
My “a-ha” moment came when I realized that being a mother and ambitious lawyer were simply part of my DNA.  I had to give myself permission to own the choice I made to have children and a career. I needed to stop being so hard on myself and embrace both of my roles as mother and lawyer.

I created Donna Edbril Coaching because I’m passionate about empowering my fellow working moms to let go of their guilt and have the careers they want. 

Let me be your strategic thinking partner and sounding board. I’ll help you advance your career by gaining influence while feeling confident in your choice to be a mom. 


Donna’s Professional Background & Education

  • Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certification Program

  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD

  • University of Pennsylvania, BA, History

  • Vice-President, Associate General Counsel, Avon Products Inc.

  • General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, WestPoint Home

  • Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.

  • Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Cache, Inc.

  • Managing Partner, Martin Clearwater & Bell

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