Career Success Strategies, LLC

Consultant Name

Donna Beestman


  • Coaching & Personal Development
  • Human Resources

Contact Information


9 Southwick Circle
Madison, WI 53717


608-345-5951 (mobile)



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• A boutique Career Consulting firm in Madison
• Focused on Executives and Senior Professionals
• The most personalized, discreet career advisory service available in the Madison area.

Bringing 20 years of experience advising hundreds of transitioning professionals.
Advice and one-on-one support by a seasoned, respected career coach.

I work with executives and professionals one-on-one both locally in person and nationwide via telephone/internet. Provide an "executive coaching" approach to career management.

Over the past 20 years I have enjoyed guiding hundreds of professionals to:
strengthen their networks; conduct successful job searches ; change careers; launch consulting businesses; and create balanced "portfolio careers." 

Involved in leadership and volunteer service in Madison,  I enjoy connecting clients to professional and community networks. I welcome the opportunity to be of service helping experienced professionals make effective changes in their careers and lives.

CALL us (608-831-5226) to set up a "Career Review Session" to review your career path, discuss what's working and what's not working well, identify key issues and needs, and set the direction for next steps!

Working with a seasoned Career Coach - your advisor, confidante, sounding board, and provider of search resources – will help postion you for career advancement or help you move quickly and effectively through the job search process and into the next phase of your career. 


Career Services

Helping executives and senior professionals one-on-one with…

• Career Transition/Outplacement - Search Strategies: resumes, networking, researching, interviewing, negotiating, entrepreneurial options
• Career Assessment and Career Direction
• Executive Career Coaching: Strategies for career advancement and work/life balance
• Career Search for Relocation – Helping professionals relocating to Madison
• Launching a Consulting business

SEE testimonials from clients at Stories

Successful track record working with professionals and executives coming from many different industries & organizations including:Insurance, Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Nonprofits, Government, Hospitals, Health Maintenance Organizations, Colleges and Universities, Toy/Doll Industry, Design/Build Firms, Credit Union and other trade organizations, Energy, Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Chemical Industry, Retail Shoes, Paper Industry, Credit Card Baking, Museums, Cultural Institutions, Information Technology, Automotive, Heavy Manufacturing, and others.

Background Information

Biography - Donna Beestman

Donna has served as an individual coach and advisor for hundred of executives and professionals. A seasoned career strategist and executive career coach, she founded Career Success Strategies, LLC, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Donna has worked for regional and international Career Management firms as a Career and Executive Coach, General Manager, Business Developer and International Liaison. On the East Coast she was Senior Vice President & Managing Director for a major human resources consulting firm with over 20 offices.

The firm provided career management services, assessment, leadership and executive team development, and executive coaching to Fortune 100 companies as well as to smaller organizations.

Donna earned an MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and BA from Macalester College in Minnesota.

Professional & Community Leadership, past and present:

Wisconsin Alumni Association - Board of Directors/ Executive Committee;   Downtown Madison Rotary-Board of Directors 2004-2007 and 2014-2016;   TEMPO Madison (organization of women executives)-President 2007-2008;   University of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni Advisory Board for Career Services;   Forum of Executive Women of Delaware - Former President;   Transition Team for former Governor  of Delaware.

Numerous nonprofit boards for business-education initiatives, Repertory Theater, public radio, regional citizens' league on public policy, and church organizations in Wisconsin, Delaware and Missouri,

Member: Madison Area Business Consultants, Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Madison Inc, Downtown Madison Rotary, Tempo Madison, Career Thought Leaders, Careeer Directors international.

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