Donna Justice

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Donna Justice

Donna Justice combines her formal training as a coach with 30 years of leadership in marketing and communications for nonprofits and higher education. She received her coach training from the University of California, Davis, and holds a Professional Certified Coach credential from the International Coaching Federation. She also holds a Master’s degree in English and has spent a great deal of her career directing strategic communications; mentoring and teaching college students and young adults; and coaching professionals. Donna served for twenty years as a leader of marketing and communications for two administrative units, the School of Education and the College of Letters and Science at UC Davis. She retired in January 2020 to pursue a full-time career as a coach.

Education and Certifications

Professional Certified Coach (PCC), The International Coaching Federation Credential

Certificate in Coaching for Life and Work, UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education

Crucial Conversations Training, Vital Smarts

Emotional Intelligence Masterclass for Coaches, Positive Psychology

Navigating Through Uncertainty, ICF

The Science of Leading and Managing with Resilience in Uncertain Times, IOC

Values2Wellbeing Certification Program, Science2Wellbeing

Certified in EQi (and EQ360) - Emotional Intelligence Assessment Administration and Development, Society of Emotional Intelligence

JustUs Coaching and Consulting

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JustUs Coaching and Consulting puts the focus on the client. We all deserve to have someone in our corner who can help us capitalize on our strengths, navigate difficult life choices, and live our purpose. Career choices exist within the larger context of our lives, so one-on-one coaching conversations with Donna provide comprehensive insights and tactics for tackling:

  • Career and education pathways and transitions
  • Interpersonal communications
  • Work-life balance
  • Personal and professional development
  • Job performance
  • Leadership and team building

Available coaching methods

Virtual (via video conferencing)

Career stages

Entry-level, Mid-career, Career Pivot, Management, General Counseling/Coaching


Higher Education, International Development, Philanthropy, Marketing, Communications, Adult Learning Theories, Professional Coaching (career, life, relationship, mental health, health professionals)





Phone Number: 916-501-0509

Member benefits offered

  • All Association members, inclusive of the Retiree Center members, will receive a complimentary 30-minute consultation to explore a coaching relationship and 10% off 1:1 coaching sessions