Donna is an author and motivational speaker on a mission to empower people to maximize their lives. Donna’s current book project, Making Money From Home (Focus on the Family, April 2010) takes her back to her roots as a natural-born entrepreneur! The first of her 28 books was Homemade Business: A Woman’s Step-by-Step Guide to Earning Money at Home, published by Focus on the Family back in 1992.
A gifted communicator, Donna has spoken twice at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters and has been a featured speaker at Senator John McCain’s annual conference for women on three occasions. Donna initiated the concept and toured with Women of Virtue for three years. She has traveled and worked throughout the United States and on six continents, including such diverse countries as Egypt, Turkey, Colombia, Thailand and Papua New Guinea. She’s as comfortable teaching in a mud church in Mozambique as she is speaking to thousands at a leadership conference.
Donna has been featured on hundreds of radio and television shows. Her books have sold a million copies worldwide and have been translated into numerous languages, from Arabic and Chinese (printed by the Chinese government) to German and Spanish. Some of her best-selling titles include This Isn’t the Life I Signed Up For…but I’m Finding Hope & Healing and Becoming the Woman I Want To Be: A 90-Day Journey to Renewing Spirit, Soul and Body.
She began working from home in 1988 after being laid off as an Investment Banking Representative. Over the past twenty years, her business ventures have ranged from writing corporate brochures and press releases to network marketing and offering internet e-classes. She was part of the team that pioneered ivillage.com, serving as the Work From Home coach and co-creating one of the first content providers on the internet.
Donna studied at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts & Sciences and Wharton School of Business, where she maintained a 4.0 GPA. She holds a B.A. in English summa cum laude from Rutgers University.