Mimi Donaldson

Speaker, Author, Speech Coach

  • Mimi Donaldson`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Mimi Donaldson`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Mimi Donaldson`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Mimi Donaldson`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Travels From

    California, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Business

Mimi uses the ultimate team game to highlight motivational and team building principles that are crucial in today’s hard-fought personal and professional success. •  The ...

Mimi uses the ultimate team game to highlight motivational and team building principles that are crucial in today’s hard-fought personal and professional success.

•  The intention to get to a certain place makes you unstoppable, and your action causes the impossible to become possible.
•  Time of possession is everything – the clock is the key.
•  When the whistle blows, the play is over.

In this practical, extremely humorous, female-friendly presentation, Mimi shares the secrets of capitalizing on opportunity and intention, so you can become the ultimate coach for yourself and your team.  

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Beyond Mars & Venus: Bridging the Diversity Gap

Do you ever feel people are speaking a different language when they’re not? Do you find yourself frustrated with people who have organizational styles different than yours? Your effectiveness as a professional is only as ...

Do you ever feel people are speaking a different language when they’re not? Do you find yourself frustrated with people who have organizational styles different than yours? Your effectiveness as a professional is only as good as your ability to work with all kinds of styles. Mimi Donaldson presents enlightening and hilarious insights on the differences in communication among team members and clients. 

Mimi’s upbeat presentation focuses on how to stop blaming the person whose style is different and how to start bearing it with a grin.

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Don't Wait, Negotiate!

Life is one continuous chain of negotiations. Mimi is the master of the art, teaching audiences exactly how to get what they want with dignity and honor. •  Learn How And When To...

Life is one continuous chain of negotiations. Mimi is the master of the art, teaching audiences exactly how to get what they want with dignity and honor.

•  Learn How And When To “Push The Pause Button”.
•  Control Body Language And Speech To Gain Favorable Results.
•  5 Secrets To “Seal The Deal” Every Time.

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Men and Women: Can We Talk?

Today’s workplace is characterized by diversity–especially in terms of gender. The focus is on team performance. Managers are aware that “team” members perform different functions and come from different disciplines, but often ...

Today’s workplace is characterized by diversity–especially in terms of gender. The focus is on team performance. Managers are aware that “team” members perform different functions and come from different disciplines, but often overlook the different ways men and women respond to an array of normal communications. This program reveals these differences with a dose of good humor, but hidden among the laughter are gems of wisdom that will help improve your communication with the opposite sex. Developing an understanding of the delicate nuances that surround inter-gender communications can improve team effectiveness and employee performance. Get past the myths and stereotypes and come away with tips for both men and women when listening and speaking with each other at work, and at home.

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All Stressed Up And No Place To Go.

Mimi has a captivating and humorous way for audiences to recognize their own stress triggers right before their eyes. Her real gifts are the techniques she shares so that everyone can avoid going from “calming down to blowing up.” To ...

Mimi has a captivating and humorous way for audiences to recognize their own stress triggers right before their eyes. Her real gifts are the techniques she shares so that everyone can avoid going from “calming down to blowing up.” To manage everyday stress, people must learn to identify their own stress “triggers” – the little things that set them off. Next, they must delve deeper to discover why things bother them – the “war” within – worry, anger, and resentment, that causes the stress response.

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Whom Do You Trust?

These days trust is in short supply. To retain your best employees, it is more important than ever that they trust their leaders. And it’s a two-way street. There are ways employees can build or rebuild trust with the boss. In this presentation...

These days trust is in short supply. To retain your best employees, it is more important than ever that they trust their leaders. And it’s a two-way street. There are ways employees can build or rebuild trust with the boss. In this presentation, Mimi will enlighten you with action steps for both. Some highlights are: Be clear and focused about your expectations of people; if you are one of the “people,” make the effort to get clear. Leaders must listen, sense and respond. Employees can be proactive by modeling those behaviors. Bosses need to give timely feedback, and employees need to actively seek it. Both need to be willing to have those eyeball to eyeball conversations to build trust.

•  Be clear and focused about your expectations of people; if you are one of the “people,” make the effort to get clear.
•  Leaders must listen, sense and respond. Employees can be proactive by modeling those behaviors.
•  Bosses need to give timely feedback, and employees need to actively seek it. Both need to be willing to have those eyeball to eyeball conversations to build trust.

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Gaining Trust With Your Clients: The Best Competitive Advantage

With technology generating more and more transparency, your customers and clients can hold you to higher standards. How can you make a profit when everyone has instant access to your cost, pricing and strongest competitors? The best competitive ...

With technology generating more and more transparency, your customers and clients can hold you to higher standards. How can you make a profit when everyone has instant access to your cost, pricing and strongest competitors? The best competitive advantage is gaining trust. Mimi, provides, with lots of humor, four growth strategies for gaining trust, and three pitfalls to avoid on your road to triumph.
One of the three pitfalls to avoid is losing your sense of humor. Mimi will take you from misery to mirth, and have you laughing about the very troubles that make “trust” a valued commodity.

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About Keynote Speaker Mimi Donaldson

Mimi Donaldson’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
For over twenty years, Mimi Donaldson has captivated audiences, from the Fortune 100 to the just plain fortunate. She’s won acclaim for her rousing keynote speeches, for her compelling workshops, and for her in-house training programs. She has shared the keynote platform with Colin Powell, Katie Couric and Maya Angelou. Before starting her own consulting business Mimi Donaldson spent 10 years as a Human Resources Trainer at Northrop Aircraft, Rockwell International and Walt Disney Productions.

Mimi Donaldson is the co-author of Negotiating for Dummies. It has been published in six languages including Chinese, Taiwanese, Russian, and German and has sold over one-million copies worldwide. Mimi Donaldson is also the author of Bless Your Stress- It Means You’re Still Alive. Mimi’s latest book is about success and football, Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life. As a very funny, football-female, Mimi uses the game as a metaphor for shaking off the bad plays, or roadblocks of challenging times, and leading with perseverance and courage.

More About Mimi Donaldson. . .
Mimi Donaldson has been a featured guest on countless radio programs nationwide and made numerous television appearances. She was the “pitch coach” on ABC’s American Inventor and coached the contestants to success persuading judges and America.

She’s been the subject of over 200 articles in newspapers and magazines, having been featured in: the Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Denver Post, Ladies Home Journal, and Harvard Management Review.

Mimi Donaldson has a B.A in Speech and Communications from the University of Iowa and a Masters Degree in Education from Columbia University. Mimi has also been a visiting professor at Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government.

Testimonials

“Great job speaking for the Edison Roundtable today!  I think we need more laughter every day!  I love your book Bless Your Stress, and look forward to reading your book about women’s success and football.”

Pamela Deahl

Business Solutions Principal Manager, Southern California Edison

“The agents gave your presentation rave reviews! You have a talent for presenting solid ‘how to’ information and insights in an entertaining, fun way.”

Linda Denny

Corporate Vice President, New York Life Insurance Company

“The positive comments from your presentation have been overwhelming! This is the first time in years that I remember our having such a dynamic speaker. The content was relevant and entertaining.”

Cathy Sachse

Manager Crew Travel Services , FedEx Express

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