Donna has twice been named Business Woman of the Year in New Jersey and has also received the coveted Athena Award, a national leadership award for women. Donna was designated a Diva in Nursing by the Institute for Nursing in NJ for outstanding achievements and excellence in practice. She has also been named one of 50 Best Women in Business by NJBIZ. Donna appears regularly on television and radio, is frequently quoted in newspapers and magazines and has published numerous articles. Donna has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and the Today show and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times on several occasions.
Donna’s most recent book Falling Together: How to Find Balance, Joy, and Meaningful Change When Your Life Seems to Be Falling Apart was published in the spring of 2016. She is also the author of Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional, The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses: Practical Advice for Thriving at Every Stage of Your Career, and A Day Book for Beginning Nurses,
Donna is a founding member and past president of both the New Jersey chapters of both the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She holds the coveted Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest earned international recognition for professional speakers. This makes her one of only 10% of all speakers to hold this designation and one of only 20 nurses in the world with this credential.
Donna is a volunteer lecturer and facilitator for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. When she is at her home base in Sea Girt, NJ, she serves as a local spokesperson for family caregivers.
- Empowered Woman, Enlightened Life™
It’s time to reexamine your goals, your happiness quotient, and your heart’s deepest desires. Come answer the questions: “What’s next for me?” and “How do I get there?” Create a customized life plan to keep you energized, engaged, and excited in a weekend that teaches you how to:
- Empowered Nurse, Enlightened Practice™
Whether your passion for nursing is fired up or has fizzled out, Empowered Nurse, Enlightened Practice™ is for you! It has been created to empower, energize, and enlighten you for future success. It is being offered in a setting that will provide an opportunity for individual disengagement (detaching from everyday work and life), relaxation, reassessment and planning, and recharging.
- Passionate Leadership: Soaring to New Heights
Today’s leaders are challenged like never before. At the same time, they are in a unique position to have a greater impact on the future of their industry. So how can you stay inspired and continue to grow and evolve as a leader when chaos reigns, morale is low and change is a constant? Spend a high-content, high-fun hour (or longer) with The Inspiration Nurse and get primed, pumped-up and supercharged for the coming decade!
- The Power of Precepting: How to Increase Your Impact and Expand Your Field of Influence
Preceptors are pivotal not only in shaping the next generation of nurses but also in driving the patient-centered experience. And with an increasingly complex and high-acuity environment in healthcare facilities, their role has never been more vital.
- Staying Joyfully Engaged at Every Stage of Your Career
Florence Nightingale said, “Nursing should not be a sacrifice, but one of the highest delights of life.” Staying fully engaged and happy through the continuum of your career is vital to your success, your effectiveness as a healthcare professional, and even your health. Spend a fun, energetic, and practical session with The Inspiration Nurse as we explore ways to pump up the volume in your career…and your life!
- The Power of Transformation
This transformational program confronts the inevitability of change in our lives and careers, understanding why we resist change, strategies to embrace change and stay relevant, and how in the end, change will help us to create a vibrant future for ourselves and our profession. Without change there is no growth and if you’re not growing you’re stagnating!
- The Power of Resilience
Challenge, change and chaos have become the order of the day in our personal and professional lives. So how can you meet them head on and bounce back better and stronger rather than being overwhelmed? Donna will show you how to foster strategies to respond positively to change, adversity and stress while developing a sense of mastery, confidence, and personal power. Learn to turn challenges that threaten to knock us to the ground into the building blocks we need to become more successful, more joyful, and ultimately, more alive.
- Becoming Fearless in Life and Career
If you’re a member of the human race, you’ve experienced more than one obstacle, set-back, or otherwise dark time in your life. Perhaps you’ve had a major life event (illness, divorce, job loss, aging) that has left you feeling disoriented and afraid. Maybe your current circumstances don’t stimulate you and you are desperate for a change but don’t know what direction to move in. Possibly there’s something you really want to do but fear has you frozen in place. This uplifting program will teach you how to develop the energy and the courage to move beyond fear and leave you feeling inspired, empowered and ready for action.
- Taking Care of You, Inc. - The Business of Self Care
In the hectic, fast-paced, and high-pressure world we live and work in, it’s not enough to manage our time; we also have to manage our energy. Energy reserves, depleted by increasing demands, must regularly be replenished. Neglecting this need results in negativity, poor focus, reduced productivity, and ultimately burnout. Join Donna in a refreshing and upbeat program about the whys and hows of renewal, rejuvenation, and energy management guaranteed to make you happier, healthier, more focused, and yes, even more productive!
- Nursing- The Future is Ours!
Nursing and healthcare stand at the precipice of radical change. As such, a unique opportunity presents itself for us to take on a larger and more pivotal role in healthcare beyond anything that most of us could have ever imagined. As this new role takes shape, nurses will need to change their way of seeing themselves, their profession, and their capabilities. It's time to stop whining and start owning our power!
- Success Is a Journey, Not a Destination
This powerful program will start you on a journey to discover your passion in nursing and in life. We often get stuck in a rut and don't move forward because of self-doubt, imagined obstacles, or fear of change. This program will help to unlock hidden potential, help you pursue your dreams, and get your career on track for the future. You will uncover the secrets to finding your life's work. The answers may just surprise you and be closer than you think.
- Nurse Power!™
This uplifting program is designed to remind nurses of their own greatness and empower them for future success. It’s guaranteed to make nurses feel good and proud about who they are, what they do, and how they contribute to healthcare. Get ready to be pumped up, turned on, and super-charged with Nurse Power!