Donna Marino

Donna Marino

Executive Coach


  • Executive Coaching 
  • Individual and Leadership Team Development
  • Burnout Recovery
  • Peak Performance Leadership

Dr. Donna Marino is a Psychologist and Executive Coach. She is an expert in helping high-achieving C-level leaders move from burnout to sustainable peak performance, create cutting edge work cultures, and increasing loyalty, productivity and efficiency in their employees. Her clients find themselves fulfilling their mission more effectively and experiencing greater health, happiness, and relationships while doing so. Dr. Donna has more than 20-years experience in human potential and transformational change. 

After years of working with high-achievers, Dr. Donna identified a collection of characteristics that when left unchecked, lead to burnout, high-functioning anxiety and high-functioning depression. She coined the term High-Achievers Syndrome™ for this condition and has developed a protocol for managing it, taking control and creating sustainable peak performance instead. 

Dr. Donna has brought her research and insights to the masses as a sought after speaker and author on conscious leadership, peak performance and burnout recovery.


  • Doctorate of Psychology, Clinical Psychology – American School of Professional Psychology
  • Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology – American School of Professional Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – State University of New York at New Paltz
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois as of January 27, 2005
  • Life Force Yoga Level I Certification (Yoga for Anxiety and Depression) with Amy Weintraub, January 2008
  • 200-hr Yoga Teacher Certification with Global Family Yoga, October 2010/li>
  • Certification in Positive Psychology Coaching with Dr. Robert Biswas Diener, August 2012/li>
  • Certification in Positive Psychology (10-month program) with Dr. Tal Ben Shahar at Kripalu, April 2013/li>
  • Clinical Hypnosis Certification: Completed September 2019 with PESI/li>