Graceful Passages Institute was founded on January 21, 2016 by Donna Smith, a retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer 5. She was the first woman in her specialty (Military Intelligence) to be promoted to this rank. She is featured in a book about Desert Shield/Desert Storm titled “Certain Victory”. After leaving the military, Donna became an Ordained Minister for the Centers for Spiritual Living and currently resides in Bellevue, WA.
Donna’s passionate calling and vision is to teach, guide, inspire and support all military veterans to overcome and breakthrough the traumas experienced while being deployed into combat areas. Donna provides 2- day symposiums, one-on-one and group coaching programs focused on creating a new life, a new beginning and healing past traumas. Her mission also includes training others to provide the same programs.