Inform and Inspire Your Audience

with insights on change, innovation, leadership and culture

Donna’s Perspective

As a culture change strategist and business author, I’ve seen the words culture change, change and leadership defined numerous ways over the years. Is it charisma and positive thinking? Pinstripes and red power ties? Decisiveness? Is it all about the situation? Is it meant only for the chosen few who rise to the top? Or, is there a different story?

With over two decades of executive coaching, speaking, and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches business experience, I have a radically different view. I appreciate and share with my audiences that leadership is an action and not about title, tenure, or position. Change is a force to be reckoned with and culture is a leverage point that costs nothing but changes the game completely.

I Speak About:

  • Reclaiming Your Potential
  • Finding Your Leadership Voice
  • Creating a Culture of Innovation
  • Leading in Times of Change
  • The Flourish Factor
  • Workplace Transformation (beyond flip flops and flex time)
  • Powered by Change – strategies for accelerating growth during change

My Approach:

Whether a corporate event or a conference, a seminar or a summit or even a simple meeting, you will get lots of value from my interaction with your group.

Audience Impact Worksheet

Create a Flourishing Culture

  • The Flourish Factor
  • Why engagement isn’t enough
  • The three steps to success

Find your Leadership Voice

  • Leadership is a Verb
  • Identifying Your Unique Voice and using it to make a difference

Succeed at Change

  • Lead in Times of Change
  • Build Change Capacity
  • Powered by Change – strategies for accelerating growth during change
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About Donna


A world class expert in organizational culture and change, Donna advises CEO’s, Directors and executive teams throughout the world on the principles of creating flourishing workplaces. She holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership as well an advanced certification in Organizational Change Management.

Donna is a Million Dollar Speaker and was inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant Hall of Fame. In addition to her consulting work, Donna is the architect of multiple leadership communities including Leadership Uncorked, Women in Change, Serving Leaders and Leadership: Chicago. These communities are dedicated to leaders and learners who profit from passionately living out their purpose, making the most of their potential while creating workplaces of flourishing.

Donna holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership as well an advanced certification in Organizational Change Management. Donna was a co-editor for the People & Strategy Journal special edition on change management. She is the President of the Global Association of Change Management Professionals. Donna travels the world exploring various wine regions and connects the artistry of wine with the practice of leadership.


Donna has a great gift...she can take very complex things and make them simple to after you hear her speak you can immediately put them into action.- Lynne Gordon Thomas, CEO American Association of Orthodontists
Donna is strategic and is able to simplify the message. She offers a foundation for her perspective. She has a deep knowledge that creates high impact.- E.S. Vice President, Strategic Business Solutions
Donna acts as a catalyst to make things effective. She can say hard things that don't alienate people and keep things moving quickly. Donna keeps it real and never blows smoke up your skirt.- K.B. CEO, High Tech Company
Authentic, trustworthy, bottom line benefits. Donna is a conduit. She can take where you are and link you with whatever else you need for the next step.- J.E. Sr. Program Manager Global Leadership Development