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  • Foster a Learning Mindset: Cultivate continuous personal and professional growth.
  • Elevate Your Leadership: Inspire trust and ignite the performance of your teams.
  • Enhance Your Well-being: Achieve resilience and balance in your life and career.


adjective | stal·wart | \`stôl-wərt\

: marked by outstanding strength and vigor of body, mind, and/or spirit

<a stalwart leader>

The High Stakes of Leadership

As an executive or business owner, you shoulder significant responsibilities that demand high levels of personal resilience, adaptability, and trust-building. 

Yet maintaining balance, personal well-being, and continuous growth in the face of constant pressure is a struggle that many leaders grapple with.

You feel the intense demands of leadership - relentless decision-making, team management, and strategic planning. Add the burden of responsibility for your organization's success and the sacrifices this entails: personal time, health, and moments with family.

Amidst these pressures, you might wonder: "Is this the price of leadership? Must my well-being and personal fulfillment be sacrificed to achieve success?"

Stalwart Performance understands your leadership challenges.

We empower executives and business owners to turn these challenges into opportunities for growth by fostering (S) Self-Awareness, (T) Trust, (A) Adaptability, (L) Learning-mindset, (W) Well-being, (A) Assertiveness, (R) Resilience, and (T) Team-Orientation in leaders.

We're committed to your success, personal growth, and well-being.

Our holistic executive coaching is designed to help you navigate your leadership journey with balance and resilience, without sidelining your personal life.

Experience the Stalwart Performance Advantage

Unleash Optimal Performance

Our personalized, evidence-based coaching techniques elevate your professional capabilities.

Foster Resilience and Balance

Our holistic approach ensures you develop resilience while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Ignite Comprehensive Growth

Our balanced focus on success and well-being cultivates holistic personal and professional growth.

Meet the Coach

I'm Donovan Manley, founder of Stalwart Performance, retired infantry officer, paratrooper, and a relentless optimist. From leading in high-stakes environments to bringing battlefield lessons to the boardroom, I've seen the highs and lows of leadership. Along the way, I became known for my ability to develop leaders who could perform their best under intense stress.

This journey inspired the STALWART Leader Model, a blueprint for resilient leadership in the corporate arena. I've learned that leadership's essence isn't only about performance. It's also about resilience, adaptability, and not compromising your personal life, health, or family.

Ready to elevate your leadership?

Embrace the challenge. Embrace the journey. Lead with impact.

Donovan R. Manley

Founder, Stalwart Performance

Our Clients Get results...

Donovan Manley truly has a gift. I am the first one to turn away from my goals, but Donovan has the best attitude and practices to get you right on track. His structure is set for the busy professionals who do not believe they have the time to better themselves and are set up for each specific person differently. I have recommended him to many and will continue to do so."

Nicki B.

Donovan helped me create and keep some really good habits in my eating and in life in general. He listens and is able to understand and offer guidance through issues that may be stopping you from achieving a goal. I truly believe that my success today is in part to his help. Thank you, Donovan!!"

Anna P.

"Donovan spent numerous sessions with me, helping me see where my mindset was in regard to my health and realize I can overcome the mental obstacles that were holding me back from really caring about myself."

Riley K.

Discover the Power of Stalwart Performance Coaching

  • Tailored Strategy - Co-develop a customized coaching plan to meet your unique needs and goals.
  • Trusted Partnership - Receive constructive feedback and a reliable sounding board to guide your decision-making process.
  • Holistic Focus - Embark on a comprehensive journey encompassing physical health, mental fitness, and leadership skills.
  • Focus on Flourishing - Reap the benefits of scientifically backed strategies from the realm of positive psychology.
  • Remote Delivery - Access effective, transformational coaching from any location, thanks to remote meetings and our online platform.
  • Supportive Environment - Be assured of a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore and grow.
  • Evidence-based Methods - Trust in our tried and tested coaching methodologies for assured results.
  • Resilience Skills - Hone your ability to bounce back and grow from challenges by building your resilience skills and mindset.
  • Assessments - Begin your journey with a thorough assessment phase to understand where you stand and where you aspire to go.
  • Stakeholder Alignment - Enjoy the continued support of sponsors and champions while maintaining absolute confidentiality.
  • Physical and Mental Wellness - Supercharge your physical energy and mental clarity, creating the foundations for optimal performance.
  • Empowerment - Evolve into a leader that personifies strength, wisdom, and effective leadership.

Stalwart Services

We provide personalized and empowering coaching that helps leaders overcome obstacles and achieve their goals with confidence and resilience. Our holistic approach to coaching addresses clients' leadership skills, physical and mental Well-Being, and job effectiveness.

Executive 1:1 Coaching Embark on a bespoke journey of self-discovery and growth tailored to your unique needs and aspirations. We focus holistically on leadership effectiveness, physical and mental well-being, job performance, and resilience. Together, we'll unlock your full potential, paving the way to professional success and personal fulfillment.

Executive Team Coaching Ignite the power of collaboration and alignment within your executive team with our specialized coaching approach. By merging individual executive coaching with group sessions centered on organizational leadership and performance goals, we catalyze both personal growth and team synergy. The result? Elevated leadership effectiveness and a surge in organizational success.

Workshops & Seminars Engage in dynamic and interactive learning experiences through our team learning events, designed to equip you and your team with practical tools, strategies, and insights for immediate impact and sustainable growth.

Leadership Development Programs Unleash your leadership potential with our “Build and Lead Resilient Teams” curriculum, empowering leaders at all levels to cultivate resilient teams that thrive in adversity, navigate change with confidence, and achieve exceptional results. Completing this program qualifies leaders to sit for all Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® (RBLP®) certification levels.