Donna Peters

Donna Peters

How to get unstuck in your career

When you feel stuck, you feel trapped and not in control of your future. Having options, on the other hand, puts you in control. Options give you the right, not the obligation, to make a change. By the end of this session, you’ll learn:

  1. The neuroscience behind feeling stuck versus in control
  2. The seven disciplines that will help surround yourself with options
  3. The power in having options to run to something, not from something


Donna Peters is an executive coach, lecturer, and author of the #1 international bestseller, Options Are Power: Career Strategies for High Performers Who Want a Life. As founder of The Me-Suite, Peters helps career-driven professionals shape the life they want to live. Peters believes each of us needs a C-suite mentality to lead our lives with more purpose, planning, and power — like C-suites lead the companies we most admire. Peters knows we each need our version, our own Me-Suite, to marshal our personal core values, keep our day-to-day running smoothly, and stay fresh and relevant for the future we want to have. 

As a former senior partner in management consulting, Peters hosts the top-ranking podcast The Me-Suite, a 2020 and 2021 finalist for Best Business Podcast. She is faculty for the Executive MBA program at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and certified through the International Coaching Federation. She is a frequent contributor to Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global community.

As a professional actor earlier in her career, Peters was a company member at Playmakers Repertory Theatre, appeared in George Lucas’s Radioland Murders, performed her one-woman show, The Hoffman Hotel, way-off Broadway, and played the lead in the premier of Joyce Carol Oates’s Bad Girls. She co-owned a restaurant that won Best of Atlanta with her chef husband and taught English in South Korea. Peters has visited over forty-five countries, gardens with heirloom seeds, and lifts weights religiously. She holds an MBA with Distinction from Cornell’s Johnson School, an MFA in acting from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, an executive coaching diploma from Emory University, and a BA from Davidson College. Peters’s core values are curiosity, freedom, and respect.