Makayla Boisjoli

“Donene not only helped me excel in the rodeo arena, she helped me excel in my personal life. Confidence was something I never had and never thought I  would have, until I started working with Donene. She taught me how to believe in my self as much as she believed in me and that’s something no one has ever been able to do. Her coaching was life changing and brought endless opportunities to all facets of my life.”

Makayla Boisjoli
CANADIAN FINALS BREAKAWAY ROPING CHAMPION - WPRA BREAKAWAY ROPING CHAMPION

Lacey Hewitt

“Goals entice you to become the best version of yourself. The goal is not the goal, but who you become along the way.” -Donene Taylor

“I believe that we are called to help others and Donene is the epitome of a servant heart. She has helped me dive into my passion, boldly pursue my goals, become the best that I can, which in turn has allowed me to pour into others. I am forever grateful!”

Lacey Hewitt
WPRA BADLANDS CIRCUIT BREAKAWAY ROPING QUALIFER

Jordan Jo Fabrizio

“Donene was someone that I had watched alongside as a competitor about a decade ago. When I was about 18 I saw Donene compete at a WPRA Rodeo, and then the WPRA finals. I watched for the next few years, as she grew, and went from a contestant to a competitor. She became fearless, and fierce, winning her first Tie Down Roping World Championship. I always wondered what motivated her, what fueled her, and how she became a champion… in and out of the arena.

Fast forward ten years, our paths crossed again when I saw Donene on the Cowboy Channel talking about her new book. So Obviously I ordered and read it… wow it completely undid me, and I felt like I was right there with her all the way through each page of the book. After finishing the book, I reached out to Donene, we had a great visit, and I told her I wanted what she had, I wanted to sharpen my mental and physical game, and that is just what she did.

Donene met me right where I was, and helped me to create a program that was suitable to me as a person and a competitor. She challenged me each and every day, she never let me have a pity party, she inspirited me to become more than I was allowing myself, and most of all to love myself. That perfection is not attainable, and that I can only control what I can control. We had a lot of laughs, a lot of deep conversations, and most of all I felt like I had a lion in my corner! She taught me a lot about myself, and how to be honest, and move forward. Life lessons that will have helped me get to where I am today in and out of the arena, and precious moments that I will cherish my lifetime.

The one thing that will never leave me is a simple question that she asked me, “Jordan, what do you want to be written on your headstone, said at your funeral?”

Honestly it made me think about life and to choose to live it up to the best of my abilities!”

I would recommend this experience to everyone, not only because it will help your mental game, to take you to a new level as a competitor, but because you owe it to yourself to have someone who truly cares about each person that she coaches, and who will help you find the best you that you can be! Unconditionally.”

Jordan Jo Fabrizio
WPRA BREAKAWAY ROPING CHAMPION - NATIONAL FINALS RODEO AVERAGE CHAMPION

Hope Thompson

“When I joined Donene Taylor’s mental performance coaching, I was looking for strategies to use and to help me inside the arena. It was so much more than that. Teaming up with Donene has been a life changing experience for me.”

Hope Thompson
4X WORLD CHAMPION - WPRA/WCRA

Stephen Hayes

“Donene, Thank you for being a part of the first Cowgirl Gathering! It wouldn’t have been what it was without you! You did an outstanding job and I have heard nothing but positive feedback!”

Stephen Hayes
Chief Marketing Officer, American Paint Horse Association

Billy L. Smith

“Your brilliant presentation helped make history at our first Cowgirl Gathering. I learned a lot from your wisdom.”

Billy L. Smith
Executive Director, American Paint Horse Association

Stash Easton

“Donene conducted a one- hour ‘confidence building training’ session during our virtual national sales meeting. This should be a very difficult thing to do without being in the room to read the body language of the group. This didn’t phase Donene as she used creative ideas to engage with and involve the audience. Her delivery was fantastic, and the message was impactful. We would love to have her back next year!

Stash Easton
Director of Marketing, Farnam