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Mimi Donaldson        

Speech Coach & Author of "Negotiating for Dummies" and "Bless Your Stress"

For over twenty years, Mimi Donaldson has captivated audiences from the Fortune 500 to the just plain fortunate. She’s won acclaim for her rousing keynote speeches, compelling workshops, and in-house training programs.

Donaldson has been a visiting professor at Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government. She was the “pitch coach” on ABC’s American Inventor and coached the contestants to success persuading judges and America.

An instructional designer, speaker and trainer with over 25 years experience, Donaldson has designed and presented programs in subject matter areas including public speaking, gender communications, customer relations, business writing, manager orientation, high-performance team building, supervisory skills, conflict resolution, stress management, goal setting, and sexual harassment prevention. She has conducted needs assessments, written participant and instructor materials, and trained trainers.

As an internal Human Resources trainer for Northrop Aircraft and Rockwell International Space Division, Donaldson instructed first and second-level supervisors and middle and upper-level managers in presentation skills. She was Director of Educational Media at Walt Disney Company. She designed and implemented full-day instructional workshops on motivating and managing, goal-setting and problem solving techniques. She trained over 2,600 instructors and school administrators in 24 major U.S. cities.

She received a BA in Speech and Dramatic Arts from the University of Iowa. She received her Masters degree in Education from Columbia University.

Donaldson is co-author of "Negotiating for Dummies," an international bestseller that has been translated into six languages and has sold over a million copies. Her second book was "Bless Your Stress: It Means You’re Still Alive!" Her third book is about success and football: "Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life." As a very funny, football female, Donaldson uses football as a metaphor for shaking off the bad plays, or roadblocks of challenging times, and leading with perseverance and courage.

Speech Topics


Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Business

Mimi uses the ultimate team game to highlight motivational and teambuilding principles that are crucial in today's hard-fought personal and professional success.

The intention to get to a certain place makes you unstoppable, and your action causes the impossible to become possible. Time of possession is everything - the clock is the key. Defense wins championships. When the whistle blows, the play is over.

In this practical, extremely humorous, female friendly presentation, Mimi shares the secrets of capitalizing on opportunity and intention, so you can become the ultimate coach for yourself and your team.

Don't Wait...Negotiate!

Life is one continuous chain of negotiations. Mimi is the master of the art, teaching audiences exactly how to get what they want with dignity and honor.

Learn How And When To "Push The Pause Button" Control Body Language And Speech To Gain Favorable Results 5 Secrets To "Seal The Deal" Every Time

Tactics To Triumph In Tough Times

Go from misery to mirth with Mimi, laughing through the good times and the bad. She demonstrates to any audience how to gain the edge in these turbulent times, while keeping your eye on the prize.

4 Sure-Fire Growth Strategies For Tough Times Avoiding The 5 Pitfalls That Throw Us Off Course Tactics To Strengthen Your Ties To Clients And Customers

All Stressed Up and No Place To Go

From the book Bless Your Stress: It Means You're Still Alive!

Discover the Signs of The WAR Within: Worry - Anger - Resentment Learn How To Gain Control Before You Blow The Deal Opt For Alternative Positive Actions

4 Steps to Managing Anyone

The four essential actions to get results through people.

Manage your employees, your boss, the plumber, even your teenager. Delegate clearly, motivate with purpose, supply the tools, and give feedback.

Your Time Is Yours!

To make your time yours, we must communicate to others our goals and priorities.

Say "no" to potential time-wasters. Beat procrastination when it rears its ugly head. Handle crises

Power Up! Empower Yourself to Success

An action plan to take control of your career.

A six-point map to get you where you want to go. How to get going when you don't "feel" like it.

Power Up! A Woman's Guide

The most valuable information women will ever need.

Recognize the value of mentors and mental strength. Avoid the seven deadly sins.

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