Ultimate Solutions

Donna Karnal, Founder & Managing Partner

Executive Search & Talent Advisory 

Executive Recruiting

We understand what makes each unique executive search and consulting assignment a successful one.

Executive Coaching

Coaching is partnership  between the Coach and the Client in a thought-provoking and creative process.

Helping You Achieve Success

A Top-Ranked Executive Search & Talent Advsiory Firm

From it’s inceptions in 2002, Ultimate Solutions Search built into its mission an initiative to incorporate the industry ‘Best Practice’ standards on every tier of the search process.  This has resulted in unparalleled performance, personal commitment and complete dedication to the servicing of client, candidate and the evolving human capital landscape.

Dedicated research with access to a network of contacts reinforced by broad market intelligence.

Clients are provided with regular updates and constant guidance throughout the search process.

Candidates are appraised and mentored throughout the interview process. Special attention is placed on counter-offer counseling during the closing and resignation stage.

Long-term client relationships, long-term hires, business referrals, professional candidate representation and impeccable ethics are the measurable components of our success.

Why You Should Hire An Executive Coach?

Hiring an executive coach for a newly appointed executive is not just a trend; it’s a strategic move with proven benefits. The statistics speak for themselves: executive coaching accelerates leadership development, enhances decision-making skills, reduces turnover, and maximizes leadership potential. With the support of an executive coach, newly hired executives can navigate their roles with confidence, contribute effectively to the organization, and ultimately drive success.

Skill Enhancement:

Coaches help executives develop and enhance essential leadership skills such as communication, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and strategic thinking. They provide tools, techniques, and strategies to improve performance and effectiveness.

Stress Management:

Executive roles can be highly demanding and stressful. Coaches help executives manage stress, build resilience, and maintain a healthy work-life balance. They provide strategies for coping with pressure, avoiding burnout, and sustaining peak performance.

Career Development:

Coaches assist executives in advancing their careers, whether it’s preparing for a promotion, transitioning to a new role, or navigating organizational changes. They offer guidance on career planning, networking, and professional development.

Leadership Development:

Coaches support executives in developing their leadership capabilities and unlocking their full potential. They help them cultivate a leadership mindset, inspire others, and drive organizational success.

Meet Donna Karnal

Donna is the Managing Partner of Ultimate Solutions Search, a retained executive search firm that bridges the gap between clients and their ideal candidates in the human capital sector. She has completed her certification in coaching.

Donna brings an accomplished track record to her clients in retained executive recruitment. Her background includes Korn/Ferry International, Goldman Sachs, Citibank, and Merrill Lynch. Donna is a pioneer in recruiting for recruiters.

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Client Testimonials

I had an amazing experience working with Donna through a job change. Donna acted as not only an expert guiding me through the compensation negotiation process, but also helped me look within myself to really identify my needs and what I wanted from this change.
Laura K.

I feel fortunate to have worked with Donna. Donna’s approach to career coaching was kind, thoughtful, optimistic, yet pragmatic. Donna actively listened to my situation and guided me as I explored opportunities within my field and contemplated career change.
Malani B.

Donna S. Karnal is not just a couch, but a guiding light on the journey to self-discovery and personal growth. Her empathic nature creates a safe space where one can truly open up without fear of judgment. Donna’s skill as a good listener is unparalleled; she doesn’t just hear the words, but understands the emotions and nuances behind them.
Jennifer B.

Executive Search Recruiting 

Ultimate Solutions Search is a proven ‘Added Value’ Retained Search Firm, founded by Donna S. Karnal.  Donna is a tenured search professional with over 20 years of experience.

What sets US apart is our comprehensive understanding of what makes each unique executive search and consulting assignment a successful one. Our clients range from across all sectors, from large firms companies to medium-sized boutiques as well as start ups.

Supporting the Leaders of Today, Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow

36 Sanford St.
2nd Fl.
Fairfield CT 06824

Main Phone: (203) 540-5281

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