For over 15 years, Donna has been inspiring and motivating audiences of all ages and stages. Energetic and quick-witted, Donna engages groups of every size with dynamic presentations about what is required to manage one’s career and be successful in the new economy.

As a highly sought-after speaker, she takes people on a journey from soul search to social media. Donna speaks about all aspects of the job search process from the psychological to the tactical, as well as effective use of social networking tools. Donna has keynoted, moderated, presented workshops and served on panels with the primary goal of empowering professionals (and budding professionals). Donna leaves her audiences feeling inspired and with clear strategies that are immediately actionable and achievable.


Keynotes and Presentation Topics

  • From LinkedIn to Workin’: 10 Steps to optimizing your LinkedIn Profile.
  • How to Link, Friend and Tweet your way to fame and fortune, or just a better job.
  • Finding & Defining You Online: How and where to establish a professional online identity for career & job search success.
  • The New Job Search Paradigm: 6 Steps to Standing out in the Crowd
  • The lost art and new science of Networking: 10 things every person should know about using Social Media to land their next job and manage their career.
  • From Hashtag to Hired: How to Tweet Your Way to Job Search & Career Success
  • Facebook for Your Job Search: How your friends can help you land your next gig.
  • You are the boss now: How to Build Income Security in a World without job security
  • Psychology of the Job Search: “Fishful thinking” Career wisdom found on the back of a Goldfish box
  • What to do when you are “between jobs”: Ten Tips for surviving the long-term job search.

Speaking Engagements
Donna has spoken at the following professional associations, organizations & conferences:

Fairfield Network of Executive Women
Parsippany Chamber of Commerce, NJ
Fairfield County Public Relations Association
NYS Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Barnard Alumni Association (CT Chapter)
Center for Communication (CENCOM), NY
CT Women’s Business Development Center
Project Management Institute/ Westchester, NY
Ladies Who Launch, Fairfield County
Career Counselors Consortium of NY
Career Development Specialist Network
Westport Executive Networking Group
Darien Professionals Networking Group
New Canaan Cats
Career Counseling Association of NJ
Career Development Specialist Network
Women at Work Network
Africa Brain Gain Conference
Eastern Association of Career offices and Employers (EACE) Conference
Mid-Atlantic Career Counselors Association Conference
National Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Conference

Universities/Colleges Career Conferences:

Columbia University, School of International Affairs
NYU Alumni Services, Alumni Day
NYU, Galletin School of Individualized Study
Rutgers University Alumni Services
Columbia University, Alumni Career Service (Webinar)
Manhattanville College
Purchase College, Career Services (Students and Alumni)
The New School University, Career Services & various Academic Departments
LIM College, Career Services Keynote Address to seniors
Pace University
Baruch College, Starr Career Development Center
Darien Continuing Education Program
Norwalk Community College, Continuing Education
Bergen County Community College

What people are saying

“Excellent workshop. Very informative, provided useful and valuable info. Exceeded my expectations!”
Barbara Globeck

“Donna enthralled and inspired the Connecticut Press Club with her demonstration on using LinkedIn for career advancement and new sources. She’s engaging and is a superb communicator. We got great feedback about her and the presentation she gave. We were lucky to have her and consider her one of our most memorable speakers.”
Sherry Shameer Cohen, President, CT Press Club

“Donna, your seminar was fabulous! You are very approachable and explained everything in a non-threatening/non-intimidating manner. You are clearly very knowledgeable about this topic and explained everything in a clear and concise way.”
Alexandra Penick

“I had the pleasure of hiring Donna to do a seminar on “Using Twitter for the Job Search” for a seminar at Rutgers University. As many clients do today, our students and alumni struggle to learn and incorporate social media applications into their job search strategies. There was a great demand on campus (from students, alumni and staff career counselors) to learn more about social media and the networking/job search process. Donna is an expert in this area and we brought her to campus to make presentations to both the career counseling staff and the student/alumni populations. Donna presented a comprehensive and informative training program in an entertaining and personable way! Her style captured the audience and her up to date information on the content area left all armed with additional tools to use in today’s challenging job market! I will not hesitate to call on Donna again to present career related seminars on our campus.”

Scott Borden, Assistant Director, Rutgers University Career Services

For more information about hiring Donna to speak at your event or organization, contact info@careerfolk.com