The Flow Mindset Specialist
Action Adventure Athlete, Trainers' Trainer, Artist, Shamanista
Exploring her potentials to death defying moments as an action adventure athlete in the remote wilderness gave Donnamarie the focused awareness, kinesthetic and emotional acuity to distill the pure essence of mindsets, and achieve flow states in the blink of an eye.
She’s invented a process to optimize leadership, performance, creativity and fulfillment with Flow States & Mindsets That Matter™ on Demand.
She guides women and men compelled to change the world and-or share their personal genius – to step into their extraordinary self to do what matters, especially when it counts the most. She's canoed over 2,000 kms of whitewater rivers, skied about 10,000 kms, done 29 sports so far and expert in 6. And along the way, she's reinvented herself in 27 different positions across 15 job sectors.
Donnamarie believes the beauty in what we love is how we feel and when we feel on our game - in the zone, in our Flow States – we feel magically alive.
As an international trainers’ trainer, coach and educator for groups and individuals for 10+ years, she's worked with government and private organizations from start-ups to multinationals such as UCI-FRAM Group and Honeywell International.
She works internationally through virtual 1:1 training, in-person individual intensives and workshops. You can also connect with her about adding a Flow Mindset component into your upcoming event, adventure or rejuvenation retreat; or providing an energizing keynote about growing our Flowfillment.
Check out Donnamarie's Press and Full Bio .
If you would love to:
- Maximize your leadership, creativity, and performance but aren't able to consistently get on your game or in your zone
- Grow your business but need to find the time, energy and laser focus
- Enhance the deliciousness in your life with more relaxation, fun and adventure but feel guilty about taking time off
- Heighten your awareness in a way that leverages your efforts and improves results
if you are:
- Already on your mission and looking for a way to step out of comfort zones, into invincibility zones above overwhelm, fear and distractions
- Dreaming of bringing your vision to the world or having your own business but are wondering if you've really got what it takes to get out there, get known, or don't know where to start
You're in the right place.
Flow mindsets make everything easier!
In The Beginning...
Whew, I get overwhelmed just thinking about all that.
I really wanted to figure out what mindsets are all about though, because I knew they are the keys to exploring your potentials, and experiencing happiness and freedom.
I invested tons of money and a couple of decades into learning mindbody science and healing, spirituality, and consciousness practices; plus high tech sports gear. I deeply desired to understand the relationship between one’s inner and outer game, and experience true fulfillment. I chose action-adventure sports and wilderness exploring as a way to do that with measurable results.
I loved sports as a kid and my dreams of becoming an Olympic figure skater were crushed when I was 14. I had to wear a body cast (collarbones to hips) for grades 9 to 11 when I was diagnosed with scoliosis, plus I already had braces on my teeth. Being ambushed with emotional harassment in middle and high schools and physically restrained as an active, adventurous teenager — on top of my frustration with the politicking and hidden agendas of coaches — catapulted me into the outdoors where none of that stuff could hold me back on my quest for accomplishment and self-fulfillment.
Nature taught me:
- When you're outback skiing, jump off a ledge and knock yourself out, it's not the snow's fault. It indicates your perception or alignment were off.
- When you’re in a perfect moment in a remote stunning location standing beside a tree and you’re upset about something, it’s not the tree’s fault. It indicates you're missing the moment of Now.
- When you stay your course paddling through breathtaking rapids, biking down extreme rock faces in Moab and survive the undertows of the Mexican Pipeline...it indicates you're on your game and in your zone because your mindset game is strong.
This is the essence of Mindsets On Demand™ training.
OUTDOORS I COULD EXPERIENCE PURE NATURE and pURE ME — PRACTICE PURE MINDSETS and flow.
Hey there, I'm Donnamarie.
I know about navigating challenge and change, reinventing yourself, doing what matters, embracing possibilities and potentials, and upping the adventure-fun factor in life. I’m an only child who moved around a lot with my zoologist dad and registered nurse mom. By the time I was 15, I had moved 8 times — attended six schools in two countries. I had to handle a lot of big changes from a young age.
Being continually introduced to new people, places and things always had me expanding my comfort zones. This process grew my curiosity into an intrinsic quest for adventure, propelling me to reinvent myself and excel in 27 different positions across 15 job sectors, live in 20 locations, move more times than that; while pursuing my love of sports, art, nature, self-awareness and spirituality.
Having the right kind of mindsets at the right time and creating new Flow states has connected me to amazing and extraordinary experiences ... and like Seth says "...create a life you don't need a vacation from".
- Self-guiding and whitewater canoeing over 2000 kms of rivers in the wilds of the Yukon.
- Co-founding the first Waldorf Kindergarten in northern Canada.
- Working at a remote camp in grizzly country...carrying a shotgun and balancing on a log to cross a river from my 'tree house' to work every day.
- Surviving being a hostage for an afternoon during guerilla warfare in Guatemala — when my son was 4 — then sleeping in a tent at the foot of the rumbling Fuego volcano with gunfire close by.
- Curing myself of life threatening asthma to cats in 45 minutes, after suffering with that for 26 years.
- Home-schooling my son in grade 1 — he learned math with card games, leaf cutter ants and a stop watch... now he’s one of the youngest finance executives in Vancouver.
- Being recognized as a top corporate trainer at a multinational firm in Mexico.
- Practicing shamanism — one of the coolest vision quests I've done involved taking medicine drums into a lava tube under Mt. Shasta and wading through a metre of volcanic ash to get to a cave.
- So far I’ve done 29 sports and expert in six.