Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Donna will be the featured speaker for the National Association of Memoir Writers monthly webinar on “Critical Keys for Thriving as a Writer” on March 9th, 2017 at 4 PM PST.  Even if you aren’t a writer, you’ll benefit from this talk about what holds us back from fulfilling our potential and how to break through it. Sign up today!

Donna will be speaking as part of the Spring Lecture Series at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco on “How to Thrive in Challenging Times” from 6:30-8:30pm on March 30th, 2017. Please join her if you can make it, and bring your friends. Register for the event on the CIIS.edu website.


Speaking, Facilitation and Workshops

Donna has a proven track record of delivering thought-provoking presentations and workshops that make a positive impact. Her interactive talks are consistently rated as “one of the best sessions I’ve ever attended” because they help people, teams and organizations thrive by bringing their best to work and life. Donna leaves people with highly practical, actionable and transformational tools they can readily apply to work and life and her talks, workshops and seminars are tailored to meet specific client needs.

This is a partial list of topics Donna addresses as a speaker, facilitator, and workshop leader:
  • Will You Choose to Survive or Thrive? Seven Practices Designed to Transform Your Life, Work and Leadership
  • Are You More Afraid of Success than Failure? Break Free of the Traps That Hold You Back From Offering Your Greatest Contributions
  • We Become What We Practice: Building Resilience for Turbulent Times
  • Transformational Leadership: The Challenge and Rewards of Bringing Your Best Self to Work
  • Be Careful Which Bus You Get On: Self-Care as a Prerequisite for Thriving
  • The Power of Authenticity: Reclaiming What You Lost on Your Climb Up the Corporate Ladder
  • Paying it Forward: Take the Giver’s Challenge and Have a Richer Life
  • Becoming Your Own Best Champion: 5 Tips for Stilling the Voice of the Inner Critic
  • Swimming Above the Waterline: The Power of Personal Agency to Seize the Reins of Change
  • Leadership Presence: A Catalyst for Expressing Personal Power
  • Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers: How Generative Questions Create Breakthrough Change in Work and Life
  • What Matters Most? Leaving a Legacy Your Children Will Be Proud Of
  • Leaders as Coaches: Three Proven Ways to Build Capacity and Unleash Leadership at Every Level in Teams and Organizations
A Partial List of Donna’s Speaking and Facilitation Engagements for Associations and Organizations
  • American Medical Association Annual Leadership Awards Program, AMA President’s Forum, Washington, D.C
  • American Medical Association’s President’s Forum National Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Genentech, Building a Team Platform to Accelerate Success, South San Francisco, CA
  • Gilead Sciences, Building a Foundation for Resilience, Foster City, CA and Cambridge, UK
  • Gilead Sciences, Deepening Coaching Capacity, Foster City, CA
  • Inc. Magazine Conference on Growing Your Service Business, San Francisco, CA
  • International Transformative Learning Conferences (Hamilton, Bermuda; Athens, Greece; San Francisco, CA)
  • Johnson & Johnson, HR West, San Jose, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente, KP WELL (Women Embracing Life and Leadership), Oakland, CA
  • Marcus Evans Human Resource Summit, Atlanta, GA
  • MasterCard international, World Cup Global Sponsorship Team, Orlando, FL
  • National Human Resource Association, San Francisco, CA
  • Northern California Women’s Presidents Organization, San Francisco, CA
  • The Pegasus Conference on Leading in a Complex World, Systems Thinking in Action
  • Professional Coaches and Mentor’s Association, Northern California Chapter
  • Professional Coaches and Mentor’s Association National Conference on Cutting Edge Coaching and Consulting, San Diego, CA
  • Sales and Marketing Executives Professional Development Forum, San Francisco, CA
  • San Francisco Hotel Council Board Retreats (2011, 2014)
  • The Taos Institute’s Conference on Appreciative Inquiry, A Constructive Approach to Organization Transformation, Taos, NM
  • UC Berkeley’s Academic Leadership Institute, Berkeley, CA
  • Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) National Chapter Leadership Conference, Atlanta, GA
If your group or organization needs a dynamic speaker or panelist for a conference, off-site, or leadership session, please contact Donna to develop a customized program for your organization.