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EQ-i 2.0 and EQ360 Certified


Individuals, Educators, Business Owners, Executives, Leaders, Teams


Coaching, Consulting, Training/Facilitation, Speaking


Awareness, Empathy, Communication Skills, Leadership Development, Anxiety and Stress Management, Employee Engagement, Listening Skills

Doni Landefeld, Ph.D.

Leadership Resilience and Emotional Intelligence Coach



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As a speaker, writer, coach, and trainer, Doni helps mid-level and senior business leaders who want to achieve more, want stronger relationships and want to be happier and flow with life’s challenges. Originally from Pennsylvania, Doni served in several leadership roles in academia before moving to Florida in 2004. In 2010 she created Metamorphosis Coaching and Consulting focusing on leadership development, effective communication, positive intelligence techniques, and enhancing emotional intelligence. Doni actively leads in her community - she serves on the Board of Directors for the Gulf Coast Symphony where she was President for 10 years, sits on the Education Committee of the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, and is co-founder and rotating Chair for “Taste of the Cape,” an event that has raised six figures for scholarships and musical outreach in our community. Doni created “Lead Yourself First: 30 strategies to help anyone who leads” and her work was featured in the February 2017 issue of “Gulf Coast Woman.”

Doni attended the Pennsylvania State University (main campus) where she received a B.S. in Music Education and a certificate in double bass performance, Temple University where she earned a Master’s in Education, and Walden University for her Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. Doni is a certified Advanced Personal and Executive Coach through the College of Executive Coaching, a certified Emotional Intelligence assessment administrator and a certified Positive Intelligence coach.

Memberships include the International Coach Federation, American Psychological Association, Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, Above Board Chamber, Society for Human Resource Managers of Southwest Florida, and Southwest Florida Business Network. On many weekends you’ll find Doni performing on stage playing her double or electric bass.

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