Students will leave Donna’s vibrant and empowering message inspired and entertained with her interactive talk. She keeps her audiences captivated and encourages students with her engaging and positive energy that uplifts to give them the belief that the Power Is In Me. Students are always impressed with Donna’s amazing hero story after hearing her life journey from stroke to marathon…as she leaves her clear message that There’s no such thing as can’t…
“Donna spoke to our Grade 5/6 students today about her life journey after her stroke when she was 7 years old. She was very engaging and an absolute inspiration. Her motto “ The Power is in ME” was very powerful. This certainly sent a strong message with our students”.
Karl Stenning, Principal, Echuca South Primary School
“Donna was a dynamic and well prepared speaker. She interacted with students very well and used every second she had to inspire. We could have listened to Donna’s story for longer than the time we had together and the video helped engage us as an audience. I had to tell everyone about Run Donna Run.”
Reg Byrne, Student Coordinator, Mildura Senior College
Thank you for coming to our school. Your speech meant a lot to all the 130 students. I loved your quote “There’s no such thing as can’t.” That will stick in my head forever. I will not forget your speech as it was very moving, thank you so much Donna!
Carla, Year 11 Student, Glen Waverley Secondary College
“Donna really taught that if you can believe it, you can achieve it. Whatever you put your mind to. Nothing can be limiting, you know…money, anything, knowledge or even age. I am only 15. It’s really opened my eyes to the world around me and what it has to offer. Thank you very much. I really recommend Donna. She’s fabulous!”
Anthea Szemeti, Student of Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammer
Book Donna to speak HERE
Donna’s extraordinary life is a heartfelt, inspiring story that covers themes for primary and secondary students, such as:
The Power Is In Me – the power of choice.
Are you a Bystander or Up-stander?
Baby steps to reach your full potential – Building on capabilities
There’s no such thing as can’t… resilience
Speak with Donna about adapting her inspiring story to a topic of your choice
I was one of the 130 students you talked to yesterday and i just wanted to say that you really inspired me. Its amazing how you accomplished so much despite your unfortunate stroke. Me and my friends really enjoyed your presentation and thought the video was really good and your story has definitely touched as all. As i was walking home i thought about it and thought to myself ‘if Donna can do so much, what’s stopping me, ‘there’s no such thing as cant’. It’s a quote I’ll never forget because it’s so true. I shared your story with my mum and she thought you were a very inspirational person. Thank you so much for impacting my life in such a positive way, and I along with my friends wish you good luck and thank you for speaking to all the year 11 girls because you really did inspire us and we really enjoyed your talk.
“Thank you for sharing your life’s challenges and struggles, with our students. They were inspired by your determination to get back on your feet and your commitment to achieve your goal. Your talk also made me realise that setting goals is one thing, but what’s more important is being able to express valid ‘reasons’ for wanting to achieve our goals. Changing our mindset and suppressing thoughts of doubt would indeed help us get closer to our goals. Ultimately, ‘The Power is in Me!’ You couldn’t have said it better and it’s the one message that still resonates with our students.”
Anastasia Romios, Teaching and Learning Advisor, Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School
“My talks with students have even had them continue classroom activities on the topic I’ve shared with them, this to me is awesome!” – Donna.
Contact Donna HERE