​Live and Lead More Expansively

"All too often, we let the busy-ness of every day take over the meaning of our lives. Reading this book will change that; by bringing trust and vision to consciousness, we can live and lead more expansively and successfully than ever. After reading The Thriver's Edge, you'll have renewed enthusiasm and purpose for all that you do!"

--Marshall Goldsmith author of New York Times bestseller What Got You Here Won't Get You There
​Supports Us to Thrive

The Thriver's Edge poses a powerful question: Consider for a moment how our world be transformed if we supported one another to become the magnificent beings we are designed to be. This book consistently shows us how to do that in ways that support us to thrive, not just survive, which is something the world needs more than ever. 

—Niki Barr, PhD, author of 
Getting Off the Emotional Roller Coaster of Cancer 

Courageous Human Stories

Knowing Donna Stoneham's transformative work with leaders and leadership teams, I knew The Thriver's Edge would be wise and useful. I hadn't expected the profound beauty. It is filled with inspiring and touching courageous human stories, hers and people she's worked with. It has not only inspired me to enhance my own life, but it also opens my heart more fully to the human experience and our common humanity. 

—Brooke Deterline, President, Courageous Leadership 

​Inspiring, Uplifting, Empowering

The Thriver's Edge is an inspiring, uplifting and empowering book grounded in the real world experience of a successful executive coach and transformational leadership expert, Dr. Donna Stoneham. Stoneham provides numerous inquiry practices that offer real take-away value, and she makes deep concepts meaningful for the reader. The Thriver's Edge is well-written, intellectually stimulating, relevant and spiritually rewarding. 

—Sandra and Daniel Biskind, authors of the Amazon best seller, Peace: Power Up Your Life (The CODEBREAKER PLATINUM Series) 
Life Affirming

​"In a world dominated by fear-based approaches to success, The Thriver's Edge offers an inspiring and life-affirming alternative. Donna Stoneham writes with the wisdom of one who has guided many people in manifesting their inner gifts."

--Tara Brach, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
Take Your Life to the Next Level

If you want to take your life to the next level of thriving, fulfillment, inner peace, love, joy, and all the important things we want in life and still be more effective at work, read The Thriver's Edge. I promise you'll be glad you did."

--Jack Canfield, New York Times best-selling author of The Success Principles and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series


Are you more afraid of success than failure? 

Do you undervalue your worth? 

Are you unaware of the limitations that keep you from flourishing in your life, work, and relationships? 

A major reason why people don’t thrive is because we’re focusing on the wrong things―on keeping up rather than waking up to what matters most. In The Thriver’s Edge, master executive coach and transformational leadership expert Dr. Donna Stoneham uses her powerful THRIVER model to help readers uncover the beliefs and fears holding them back from more fully expressing their gifts. 


  • trust 
  • humility
  • resilience
  • inner direction
  • vision
  • expansiveness
  • responsibility

Thriving is being in full bloom no matter what season of life you are in.  

Thrivers make the choice to break through fears that hold them back from expressing their full potential.

Thrivers trust in the “flow” of life rather than always needing to try to control it. 

Thrivers look for why things can happen, rather than why they can’t.

Thrivers are present to what’s happening in the moment instead of worrying about the future or fretting about the past. 

Thrivers embrace challenges as learning opportunities.

Thrivers are committed to fulfilling their vision and they take action, one step at a time.

Thrivers are accountable for their choices.  

Thrivers focus on what they can give, rather than on what they can get.

Thrivers pay it forward.


Donna Stoneham, PhD, is a Northern California transplant with deep Texas roots. For the past twenty-five years, she’s worked as an executive coach, transformational leadership consultant, and educator, helping hundreds of Fortune 1000 and not-for-profit leaders, teams, and organizations unleash their power to thrive™ through her company, Positive Impact, LLC. Donna has written for the International Journal of Coaches in Organizations and Presence, is a certified Integral Coach®, and is a popular speaker and media guest. When she’s not coaching, she enjoys swimming, traveling, writing and spending time at home with her spouse and rescue dogs in Pt. Richmond, CA.

Page by page, Dr. Stoneham explores the many ways to develop and integrate the seven keys:

These keys lead to thriving. Illustrating her points with personal stories and inspirational examples of various people who have flourished in the midst of adversity. At the end of each chapter, powerful reflection questions and practices encourage readers to put these seven keys into practice. Practical, applicable, and transformative, The Thriver’s Edge is a “coach in a book” that teaches readers to unleash their potential, fulfill their dreams and offer their best to the world.
​Bridging Business and Spirituality

The Thriver's Edge is living proof that we can achieve success in the corporate world without sacrificing our personal integrity or starving our soul. In this wise and wonderful book, Donna Stoneham takes us by the hand and shows us how we too can bridge the worlds of business and spirituality. 

—Jalaja Bonheim, PhD, author of The Sacred Ego: Making Peace with Ourselves and Our World ​

Practical and Doable!

In The Thriver's Edge, Donna Stoneham has masterfully distilled decades of life experience and professional expertise into seven practices essential to thriving. Skillfully presented in a clear and straightforward way, these practices come alive in all their depth and substance with stories and examples that ring true to the reader's own experience. Stoneham's suggestions for developing the seven keys are practical and doable. The series of reflective questions and her sage advice steadily guide readers in their quest to step into a bigger life, express their deepest potential, and become their greatest selves. 

—Linda Graham, MFT, author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being ​

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A Warm hand on Your Back

If you need to do some soul searching to find out how you can live with passion and on purpose, this book will serve as a warm hand on your back. It guides you gently toward the realization of all you can make possible.

Dawna Markova, Ph.D., author of I Will Not Die an Unlived Life, and Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking Effectively With People Who Think Differently.​Bridging Business and Spirituality

In The Thriver’s Edge, master executive coach and transformational leadership expert Dr. Donna Stoneham uses her powerful THRIVER model to help readers uncover the beliefs and fears holding them back from more fully expressing their gifts.