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Experienced and Tested

With 30+ years of experience, I only teach topics around which I have kicked some ass. I’m proven.

Inspiring and Funny

I’ve been told that I’m inspiring. And funny. You’ll have to see for yourself. One thing for sure is that you won’t forget the lesson at hand.

People Mover

I not only train, I move people to do something differently. I understand the individual and the organization. Influence is my calling card.


Through my writing and coaching, I hope to help you through your own personal change.


Donna Highfill worked with my team on changing behaviors. She energized us, shared valuable information, and my team is all the better for it.
Pamela Milne, Senior Vice President/Senior Commercial Credit Officer
Donna is an intuitive power-house who uses humor and compassion in balance with a no-nonsense directness to get results.
Lori Ann Lothian, Editor & Published Writer



If You Look for Characters, They Will Come

When I was seven years-old, I read a series of books by Scott Corbett. My favorite was called “The Disappearing Dog Trick.” The character throughout the series that I treasured most was an old woman who wore a blue dress, high heels, and...
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Why You Should Laugh More

My daughter’s birthday was a few days ago, and my mother left her three messages throughout the day. She sang happy birthday each time, but felt the need to keep calling. Samantha said the best message was the last one, because mom...
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I Believe in Magic Be-Caws

My alarm didn’t go off, and I had a big presentation to make. I had set it for 6:45 a.m., but clocks in hotels are rarely reliable for me. I’m pretty certain it’s user error. Regardless, I was sound asleep when...
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You are More Than Your Looks

I had never been told to be pretty, until now. I sat in the Principal’s office waiting for my mother to be called. Up to this point I had blood on my elbows from falling forward as I ran too...
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The Story of the Hummingbird

I stood in line at Kroger, trying not to listen to the woman behind me. She was talking to a friend on her phone in a volume that pierced my left eardrum, leaving it ringing much like my concert-going days. “Well, you...
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You’re Not In This Alone – Believe Me

The man charged me like an enraged bull as I walked down the crowded streets of Manhattan. I noticed him more than a block away, sensing him before I actually saw him. He was short, in an open khaki trench coat . ....
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As a leader, do you implement change only to watch the projects, processes and initiatives stall because you can’t get the people driving them to change? In my new book Real People, Real Change: Stories of a Change Warrior in the Business World I share real stories to illustrate how leaders can move people to action.
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