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Dr. Donalisa Stinyard changed the course of her life from soldier to civilian to a life & leadership coach after completing a doctoral degree and leadership coaching certification. With a master’s degree in exercise science and health promotions, she has committed her life to health and wellness, physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health. With three decades of leadership experience and an aspiration to empower women that might be struggling to find value in their voice, she created Evolution U Coaching to help them reach their full potential. She helps them act and initiate their own leadership development. This creates the groundwork to help them create a life that means something to them on their terms. Donalisa’s goal in life is empowering women to be confident, not only in their leadership skills but in who she is and for what she stands.


Donalisa is actively involved in her community as a coach with Girls on the Run. She also serves as a mentor for veteran women through the national organization AcademyWomen/eMentor. Donalisa is a member of the Women Veterans of America-Denton, TX chapter.


Donalisa lives in Denton, TX with her husband Gregory where she enjoys crossfit, kayaking, bicycling, and yoga.