Testimonials

What people are saying about Donna…

“Donna recently spoke at our Carers Week Luncheon and shared her wonderfully inspiring message – ‘The power is in you” to overcome struggles. This really resonated with the carers attending our event as they are often faced with difficult hurdles themselves in caring for people they love. Donna’s talk was emotional yet she also brought humour to the event with her wonderful presence as a speaker.  It has been a pleasure to work with Donna and hear her story.”

Leona McQuaid, Carer Health and Wellbeing Coach, CarerLinks North

 

“Members in attendance felt the event was well presented with an awesome Guest Speaker!. You spoke with warmth and clarity. The film clip was supported by your ‘story’ and everyone’s attention was captured by it. You were able to convey your story of struggle and achievement, and to leave us with a message to ‘never give up’.  You can do it. Once again thank you for your presentation.”

Elvira Mazza   MAIOP, President, AIOP-Australian Institute of Office Professionals

 

 “Donna is an inspiration. Her experience of overcoming tremendous personal challenges to achieve the impossible, delivers great insight and impact. Her engaging style of presentation combined with frankness and humility has inspired me and most people I know who have had the opportunity to engage with Donna.”

Shabbir Wahid, Director, VFS Global Services

 

“Thank you so much for speaking at our business breakfast. What an inspirational message you delivered to the group. Everyone went away with a positive start to the day and here is the feedback from some of our participants.”

‘I thoroughly enjoyed Donna’s presentation’

‘Donna is an inspiration’

‘Donna showed that there really is no such thing as can’t’

‘Donna was so easy to listen to and her story was amazing’

‘I had a lump in my through and then I was laughing’

‘It was interesting to hear how Donna has tackled her challenges’ 

Jackie Heaysman, Education Projects Officer, Sunraysia Institute of TAFE

“My business recently engaged Donna to present to our client base. All feedback has been very positive with Donna’s presentation proving to be both motivational and emotional. A presentation not to be missed.”

Chuck Audino, Financial Planner, Elders Financial Planning Seminar,

“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.”

— Naina, Year 11 Student, Glen Waverley Secondary College
“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

 “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

“Hearing Donna speak tonight it’s so personal that she’s opened up, I just think it’s fantastic and I recommend this to anybody.”

Dr Collin Fremder, Podiatrist and Owner of Carnegie Foot and Leg Clinic

“When Donna presents, it’s with authenticity direct from her heart. You cannot help but to connect with her ‘Hero’s Journey’. She speaks with warmth, compassion and a wisdom that only life experience allows you to share. She is truly inspirational.”

Kim Townsend, Founder Bucket List Coaching

“It was a great presentation and made me think about the hurdles one has in one’s life are really not that big, provided one challenges them.”
Joseph Wojciechowski, Owner of MACARL

 

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 “Donna spoke at our corporate breakfast meeting ‘the POWER is in Me!’ She speaks from the heart with honesty and humility and engaged everyone with her life story. Donna is truly inspirational and left us all believing that the POWER to make change and accept challenges, really is in Us.”

Jackie Heaysman – Education Business Manager, Sunraysia Institute of TAFE

 

“Another great presentation jam packed with lots of added value and ideas to put into action both in my personal and business life.”

Peter Fairbanks, CEO of Fairbanks Eye Gallery

“Donna was very inspirational, she made me think about ‘The Why’ in my business and I am looking at things a whole lot differently now.”

Eleni Szemeti, Founder of Bounce HUB

“Donna summarized the best way to get the best out of people”

Mark Rennick, Supervising Surveyor, VicRoads

“I have learnt a lot in regards to leadership skills and how to manage my own team more effectively. She taught me some strategies in regards to sales which I can implement when working in my field and honestly Donna has taught me a lot today. I feel empowered by her speech. I am more motivated to go back into my workforce and implement these new strategies. Thank you very much for your time Donna.”

An Truong, Founder of Lifestyle Transformation

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“Thank you for an awesome presentation you gave to my Scope Victoria Management Development participants in March 2012- everyone in the group really enjoyed it. Your presentation on Leadership was both timely and on target to help the group deal with some of the challenges they are facing. The practical concepts and tools you shared will be easy to remember and apply- both at work and in their personal live. It was a great pleasure to have you present. Thank you for all of your efforts in making a difference to the leadership capabilities of Scope Victoria. Based on the comments of the participants, I would certainly have no hesitation in getting you back.”

Shannon Cooper, Founder of Renegades at Work

“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 Grammar

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“Donna’s heartfelt talk this evening had our members absolutely entranced. There was not a sound in the room. Donna’s story and her resulting attitude towards life was truly inspirational, she has the ability to share her incredible experiences in an engaging and approachable way. Every member at our club took something away from her story to apply to our own lives.”

Anastasia Driver, Club President, Rotary Melbourne Park