Steve Donahue

Top Change & Engagement Expert, Story Guru, Bestselling Author, Sahara Adventurer

Steve Donahue is a top leadership keynote speaker, storyteller, world traveler, and the bestselling author of Shifting Sands, a leadership classic. He has spoken to UPS, Boeing, Allstate, and the United States Department of Justice, among others. Steve uses his storytelling skills to deliver highly customized presentations that inspire his clients to adapt and excel in a time of disruption and distraction.

  • Steve Donahue`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Steve Donahue`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Canada

  • Steve Donahue`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Steve Donahue`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Canada

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TELL YOUR EPIC STORY - Heroic Leadership in a World of Disruption

Leaders can transform their results by cracking the code of the most powerful narrative in human history. Drawing on a decade of research, Steve has identified 5 components that build a culture of greatness where people feel and act like Heroes ...

Leaders can transform their results by cracking the code of the most powerful narrative in human history. Drawing on a decade of research, Steve has identified 5 components that build a culture of greatness where people feel and act like Heroes on a Quest. Using brain science, business examples and tales from his desert odyssey, Steve shows how to triumph together in a time of change by telling your very own Epic Story.

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SELL YOUR EPIC STORY - Audacious Influence in a Social Universe

Pro sports is a one trillion dollar industry because it sells an Epic Story. Turn your customers into fans and your team into Heroes with the 5 Key Components of The Epic Story System®. Everyone is selling something in the social universe. The ...

Pro sports is a one trillion dollar industry because it sells an Epic Story. Turn your customers into fans and your team into Heroes with the 5 Key Components of The Epic Story System®. Everyone is selling something in the social universe. The crucial transaction is getting others to buy into your story and play a role where everyone wins. This ancient narrative is the newest way to network, sell, persuade and brand. 

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THE EPIC STORY EFFECT® - Extreme Engagement in an Era of Distraction

Employees are more engaged with their phones than their jobs. Managers from one generation struggle to motivate workers from another. The answer is not an app. It’s a story-based system that has inspired human commitment for over 4,000 years. ...

Employees are more engaged with their phones than their jobs. Managers from one generation struggle to motivate workers from another. The answer is not an app. It’s a story-based system that has inspired human commitment for over 4,000 years. Harness the power of the same formula that makes blockbuster movies and packs sports stadiums to capacity. Ignite The Epic Story Effect® in your organization and build a culture of extreme engagement. 

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About Keynote Speaker Steve Donahue

Steve Donahue is a bestselling author who has inspired over 1,000 organizations with the gripping tale of his Sahara Desert journey. His story-driven system is a road map for rapid change and extreme engagement that taps into true greatness from the c-suite to the frontline. 

Steve’s first bestseller, Shifting Sands, is a leadership classic. It chronicles his harrowing odyssey across one of the most unpredictable environments on earth. Now, he guides leaders to achieve epic success on their own shifting sands of change. 

In his upcoming book, TELL YOUR EPIC STORY – Heroic Leadership in a World of Disruption, Steve reveals the secrets encoded in our most ancient narrative form. Leaders can transform their results by shaping their mission, culture and teamwork around an epic story where everyone triumphs together. 

A spellbinding storyteller with a stand-up comedian’s timing, Steve keeps audiences engaged and energized. He delivers highly customized presentations that inspire his clients to adapt and excel in a time of disruption and distraction. 

Steve speaks and consults for a diverse clientele from family businesses to global corporations. His customers include UPS, Boeing, Allstate, New Balance, Franklin Templeton, The World Bank and the United States Department of Justice. 

Testimonials

In a conference of great speakers, Steve was the best.”

Adam Corder

Vice-President, Land Acquisition, Meritage Homes

Steve does a great job of helping people see the difference between a business vision and a powerful quest. Because his framework is so practical and foundational, he can weave important connections between his journey and the one the audience is on, be it the need for a quest, teamwork, adaptability or change.”

Stacey Duccini

Organizational Effectiveness Manager, Franklin Templeton Investments

“Perfect speaker to keep us engaged in the late afternoon. Very interactive and entertaining. Great way to wrap up. So much fun!”

Lacey Hoyland

Manager, Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Commission

“Given all the changes our leadership team has gone through this conference was very important.  I know that a piece of Steve’s story will stay with each attendee and assist them as they move forward. ThemeWeaver® allowed Steve to be part of our team as we went through this journey.”

Mary Dunn

Senior Mgr., Mbanx Direct

“Steve quickly gained a thorough understanding of our business needs and customized his presentation to meet our requirements.  His storytelling, high energy and sense of humor kept the audience engaged throughout the entire day and made a lasting impact on all of us.”

Karan Froom

Senior Mgr., NiSource

“Steve was the glue that held our conference together and helped make it our best ever.  Never have I seen a speaker receive such high scores!”

Ross Gilchrist

Vice-President, TWC Financial

“We all found the session incredibly moving and inspiring.  I have seldom come across such unanimously enthusiastic feedback.”

Tom Band

Vice-President, Rogers Communications

“Steve is a gift to all of us.  He delivered a concept that connected with me personally and professionally, and I took another life changing step forward as I have in the past with his other presentations.”

Eric Watson

Vice-President, Delhaize America

“Steve is one of the best motivational speakers I have ever seen.  He excels at taking business information, which is relevant and important for the company, and weaving it seamlessly with his own experience to create a dynamic, powerful presentation.”

Dr. King Owyang

President and CEO, Vishay Siliconix

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