High-Performing Leaders are

Fit, Effective, Resilient.

Your company's success depends on you being at your best. They need you to be a Stalwart Leader, 'demonstrating outstanding strength and vigor of body, mind, and spirit.'

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adjective | stal·wart | \`stôl-wərt\

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

<a stalwart leader>

Meet the Coach

I'm Donovan Manley, Performance Coach. In my years as a paratrooper, military officer, and corporate leader, I was known for my ability to develop leaders who could perform their best even under intense stress.

I started Stalwart Performance to apply my experience and expertise to helping successful business leaders and their teams become fit, effective, and resilient, so they can thrive personally and professionally.

I'd like you to consider me your personal resource as you and your team work to unlock your peak physical and mental potential to achieve ‘outstanding strength and vigor of mind, body, and spirit.’

Where are you on your journey?

Stalwart Performance is a personal development coaching company dedicated to helping leaders and their teams unlock Peak Physical and Mental Potential to become Fit, Effective, and Resilient. Wherever you are on your journey, we have a program that can help.

Just Getting Started?

Stalwart Performance Intensive

Establishing Physical and Mental Fitness is the critical first step to peak performance.

Our Performance Intensive Program will help unlock YOUR Peak Physical and Mental Potential in 12 weeks - guaranteed. You'll feel stronger and more confident, with increased vigor of mind, body, and spirit.

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Taking leadership to the next level?

Executive Performance Coaching

Being an Effective Leader requires leading yourself as much as leading your team.

Once you've built a strong foundation, take your leadership to the next level by applying a continuous improvement process to develop the mindset, behaviors, and skills demonstrated by high-performing leaders.

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Looking to Build More Effective Teams?

Leadership Development Programs

Develop Fit, Effective, and Resilient Teams by investing in your leaders at all levels.

Leader-development programs include wellness programs, front-line leader workshops, and Resilience-Building Leader Programs. Make your company's leadership a competitive advantage.

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Our Clients Get results...

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

Riley K.

"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 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.

The Stalwart Approach

So how do we help you unlock your Peak Physical and Mental Potential to become Fit, Effective, and Resilient?

Using a unique combination of Fitness, Leadership, and Personal Development Coaching tools, we’ll identify what’s really holding you back, then develop strategies to take the strengths that have already made you a successful executive and apply them to all areas of personal performance.

The bottom line is that you get 30 years of leadership and coaching experience dedicated to helping you be at your best to reach peak performance in Life, Leadership, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Peak Performance lies at the intersection of your Mindset, Behaviors, and Capabilities. All three are equally important, but we can't effectively focus on all of them simultaneously.

Knowing what area to focus on improving for the greatest impact - and when to shift the main effort - is the difference between frustration and progress.

Stalwart Performance has the expertise to coach you in all three areas - and the experience to tailor your program to what makes the greatest impact at the right time.


Build mental models that help you get crystal clear on what's really important and help you overcome any obstacles to reaching your true goals.


Develop the habits, routines, and decision-making tools that get you the greatest results in the shortest time while reducing stress and overwhelm.


Improve your skills in all areas of overall performance - fitness, stress reduction, energy management, resilience, leadership, and more.

Stalwart Services

We believe that a fit boss means a fit business, and fit teams are a competitive advantage.

Stalwart Performance Coaching helps leaders develop the clarity, consistency, and capabilities to become fit, effective, and resilient. We work with clients’ existing care teams to tailor our programs to each client’s specific needs.

Stalwart Corporate Consulting provides wellness coordinators, learning and development directors, and human resources professionals with the employee wellness and leadership-development planning and support they need to build and maintain fit, effective, and resilient organizations.

Stalwart Education Programs provide companies, associations, and event planners with entertaining, interactive, and actionable workshops that provide immediate value to audience members. Presentation topics are available on health, leadership, and performance topics that will give attendees concrete action steps they can take right away to become more fit, effective, and resilient.