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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



The Eyes Have It

I don’t know if it was psychological or if the Sandman over-delivered so I wouldn’t see Santa, but until the age of six, I would awake every Christmas morning with pinkeye. Entering the living room with one eye swollen shut,...
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Are You Playing Your Character Well?

Sometimes I miss the Donna I knew in college, the young woman who started her first year at Wake Forest University by joining an honor’s class filled with seniors. It was a writer’s symposium, and we were asked to deliver three key...
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Why We Need to Create Better Memories

My family had to move from California to Virginia when I was a sophomore in high school. My sister had just completed her senior year, and my brother was 6′ tall and in the 8th grade. All five us –...
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Portrait of a male American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis).

Find Your Lovely Shade of Gray

Birds are magical to me . . . at least when flying from the large oak trees surrounding our house into the bird feeders we provide. When they slam into our sliding glass door, which a few have done, they...
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A New Story for Women

I believe in women. I think we are strong beyond measure. We are creators of life. We are extraordinary entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. We just don’t seem to know it. My grandmother knew it. She lost my grandfather in her...
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young girl gestures for silence, shhhh

Silence isn’t Always Golden

My brain chatter is out of control, especially during quiet times. I have to verbalize almost every thought. Librarians hate me. I told my son the other night that a lot of people talk more than I do. “Nope,” was his...
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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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