Coaching Services

Do you have goals that you’ve been working on for years? You know the ones. They are the resolutions you make every New Year. They are the promises you make to yourself every birthday. They are what you think about before you go to sleep at night. You dream about all the happy things that would happen in your life if only you could …

You’re not alone. We’ve all been there. Here are some examples.

  • Have you been trying to lose weight, but keep losing and gaining the same 10 pounds? So you figure why bother.
  • Have you been searching for a new career, but can’t seem to cut the ties to your old job? So you go to the office day after day, and keep telling yourself that someday you’ll get out of there.
  • Have you always wanted to start your own business, but you think it’s too hard or you don’t have enough money?
  • Do you want to take your dream vacation, but you won’t go until you have the perfect mate or the perfect bikini body?
  • Are there things you want to do that you keep putting off until you lose the weight, or have enough money, or take another course, or find the time, or [fill in the blank with your excuse].

Then your answer is: YES, YOU NEED A LIFE COACH.

Private Coaching Package
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What is coaching? How does it work?
A life coach will show you how to finally accomplish your goals. And if you don’t know which goals to work on first, she’ll help you figure that out too. She won’t pass judgement on your goals, but she will hold you to task.

Life coaching is about removing obstacles, things that are interfering or keeping you from your goals. A coach does not give you answers or advice, we help you find your own answers and keep you accountable until you achieve success.

It’s like Dorothy with the ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz. She always had the ability to go home, she just needed someone to help her find the way.

What can coaching do for you?

  • See yourself as the lovely, smart, and worthy woman that you are.
  • Feel younger and healthier than you have in years.
  • Think positive thoughts about your self and your future.
  • Show up as your ideal self now, no more waiting.

“Life coaching is founded on the premise that your past need not equate to the future.” ~ Curly Martin, author of The Life Coaching Handbook


Choosing a coach is a very personal decision. Here’s a little about my background and how I work:

I studied life coaching at Achievement Specialists, founded by world-renowned author and teacher Curly Martin. Martin is the bestselling author of The Life Coaching Handbook. Her school is based in London, England and has trained thousands of men and women in her method of coaching. I took the full diploma course (Levels 1 to 7) accredited by International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring (IAPC&M) at Level 7.

In my coaching sessions I have worked with students, business professionals, new mothers, therapists, entrepreneurs, and artists. Our successes have included weight loss, getting promotions, getting into graduate school programs, starting businesses, preparing for motherhood, starting a YouTube channel, publishing your first book, recapturing lost creative endeavors, changing careers, and more.

I’m also the author of The Big Book of Mediterranean Diet Cooking, the Flexitarian Cookbook for Beginners, and A Year of Graceful Living.

Donna DeRosa

Here are the many ways you can work with me:

Write your before and after story

Free Consultation

Book a free 15-minute consultation. I call these Breakthrough Discovery Sessions. It’s an initial conversation to see if we are a good fit to work together.

private coaching with Donna DeRosa

Private 1-Hour Coaching Session

Book one (1-hour) private coaching session with me, Donna DeRosa, via Zoom or telephone.

When you’re not sure what type of coaching you need, book one 60-minute discovery session to see if you enjoy working with a coach.

You can then choose to move on to more individual coaching sessions, or you can book a package that is tailored to your specific needs.

Your private sessions can be on topics such as lifestyle design, YouTube or blogging coaching, or your personal transformation.

Let’s make that future you’ve been dreaming of happen together.

Book a session today to take that first step to your new life.

private coaching package with Donna DeRosa

Private Coaching Package

Book 4 (1-hour) private coaching sessions with me, Donna DeRosa, via Zoom or telephone.

As a certified life coach and Mediterranean diet expert, I can support you and your dreams.

Your private sessions can be on topics such as lifestyle design, weight loss, starting a new life chapter, or your personal transformation.

I believe everyone deserves to look and feel their best while doing what they love. Let’s make it happen together.

Book a package today to commit to creating your future self.

YouTube Channel Set-Up

YouTube Channel Set-Up

If you’re just starting out with video and have no idea where to begin, I can help you set up your YouTube channel from scratch.

We’ll go through the technical aspects of creating a channel, and then start planning your first month of content.

You’ll walk away from this session with a beautiful new YouTube channel and a clear plan for success.

A YouTube channel can help you solidify your personal or business brand, and add a revenue stream to your portfolio.

Let’s get started on your YouTube journey.

Advanced YouTube Coaching

YouTube Coaching

This coaching package is designed for those who have already been through the YouTube Channel Set-Up or already have a YouTube channel and want to take it to the next level.

In four 1-hour sessions, we’ll map out a strategy for how to grow your YouTube channel including creating a 3-month editorial calendar, refining your graphics and branding, and lessons on how to get viewers to click on your YouTube video.

As a member of the YouTube Partner Program, Donna can help you set up your channel for personal or business success.

A YouTube channel can help you solidify your personal or business brand, and add a revenue stream to your portfolio.

Book a package today, and get started on your broadcasting channel.

Each session is one hour via Zoom.


If you've been thinking of starting a YouTube channel and don't know where to start, start with hiring Donna DeRosa. Donna goes through each step meticulously, taking time for even the tech challenged (me!).  Donna breaks it all down into simple step-by-step instructions, assisting you along the way. There's no way I would have been able to do this without her. 

~ Advanced YouTube Coaching


I absolutely adored this program. It got me started on a whole new healthier lifestyle. I feel lighter and prettier than even. And my husband is pretty happy too! Thanks, Donna.

~ Body + Mind Detox


The Body Mind Detox was so much more than I expected. I thought it was a new diet program but it was so much more. I learned to take better care of myself and my family. I feel glamorous for the first time in a long time. I walking with a bounce in my step. Donna is like the girlfriend you wish you always had. She's so sincere and friendly. I’ve been a long time follower of her blog, and enjoy her cookbook too! 

~ Body + Mind Detox

Toni P.

It’s so nice to talk with someone who doesn’t judge you. Donna helped me find out what I really want out of life and map out a clear plan for making it happen. And it was totally painless. She’s the best.

~ Private Coaching


I enjoyed this course. It reinvigorated my passion to blog and gave me strategies on how to monetize my site! Thanks Donna!

~ Make Money Blogging


I love the easy suggestions to make each day better. It's always something simple to do (like buy a plant, take a bath or eat off your good dishes) and makes me feel like the special person I am. Thanks Donna!

~ La Dolce Vita Spring Training


Perhaps the greatest thing about The Big Book of Mediterranean Diet Cooking is that it’s like having a very knowledgeable but non-snooty friend introduce you to new ingredients, new recipes and a new way of thinking about cooking and eating. I can’t go to the Mediterranean any time soon, but my kitchen and dining room are sunnier now that I am cooking with Donna’s excellent book.

~ The Big Book of Mediterranean Diet Cooking


The course was fun to read every morning, with lots of great tips, advice, and beautiful ways to enjoy life. I really enjoyed getting to read and experiment!

~ La Dolce Vita Spring Training


I find that Donna really knows what she is talking about. I enjoy her blog immensely too. It's really nice to know she is professional and seems like quite a caring person.

~ La Dolce Vita Spring Training


This book sets forth the Mediterranean diet in as an easy to follow manner with loads of luscious examples of healthy cooking. It is colorful, interesting and the recipes make you want to run to the store to try them tonight. It will get good use.

~ The Big Book of Mediterranean Diet Cooking

Deborah G.

I first learned about Donna DeRosa after doing an internet search on living la dolce vita which led me to her website. I can attest the recipes that she makes on her YouTube channel are simple and easy to prepare, as well as mouth watering. She definitely practices what she preaches. This cookbook offers more than just delicious recipes; it’s also is a great guidebook for living a Mediterranean lifestyle. The meal plans are a big plus whether you are interested in weight loss, heart health, or just wanting to eat more healthy.

~ The Big Book of Mediterranean Diet Cooking


The Big Book of Mediterranean Diet Cooking is a wonderful cross-cultural exploration of the tapestry of Mediterranean traditions brought forward from these heritages. I love that you can work with it incrementally, incorporating as you are ready, curious — not the restrictive, all-or-nothing approach that becomes unworkable over time. This is something you can be with, live with. Fresh, zestful, vibrant. Even if you are already familiar with Mediterranean cuisine, this worth exploring and keeping handy to your kitchen adventures.

~ The Big Book of Mediterranean Diet Cooking

Erin B.

La Vita E’ Bella. There are all kinds of wonderful Mediterranean Diet recipes in this book from all around the Mediterranean Sea, but this book is much more than just a cookbook! What I really appreciate is how the author incorporates the Mediterranean lifestyle into the Mediterranean Diet. She stresses the importance of taking the time to enjoy eating the meals with friends and family. She guides you through incorporating her delicious Mediterranean recipes and the Mediterranean way of life to improve your health and ultimately your happiness.

~ The Big Book of Mediterranean Diet Cooking