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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 football as a metaphor for shaking off the bad plays, or roadblocks of challenging times, and leading with perseverance and courage.
For over twenty years, Mimi has captivated audiences from the Fortune 100 to the just plain fortunate. She's won acclaim for her rousing keynote speeches, compelling workshops, and in-house training programs. She has shared the keynote platform with Colin Powell, Katie Couric and Maya Angelou.
She holds a Bachelors Degree in Speech and Dramatic Arts from the University of Iowa, and a Masters Degree in Education from Columbia University. For 10 years, she was a staff Human Resources Specialist with Walt Disney Company, Northrop Aircraft, and Rockwell International.
Mimi has been a visiting professor at Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government. She was the “pitch coach” on ABC’s American Inventor and coached the contestants to success persuading judges and America.
Mimi Donaldson is co-author of Negotiating for Dummies, published in six languages and sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
Her second book in 2006 was Bless Your Stress: It Means You’re Still Alive!
Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life 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.
Bless Your Stress: It Means You’re Still Alive! This entertaining and informative session will educate you, enlighten you, enliven you, and give you the good news about stress and why you want it in your life.
Whom do you trust? To retain our best players, we need to establish trust: a function of character and competence. Mimi enlightens you with action steps for both bosses and employees.
Men and Women Can We Talk
Only two types of audiences qualify: Men and Women! Insightful. Rousing. Hilarious.
Life is one continuous chain of negotiations. Mimi is the master of the art, showing audiences exactly how to get what they want with dignity and honor
Tactics To Triumph In Tough Times
Go from misery to mirth with Mimi, laughing through the good times and the bad. How to gain the edge in turbulent times, while keeping your eye on the prize.
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."
4 Steps to Managing the Unmanageable
The four essential actions to get results through people.
Your Time Is Yours!
To make your time yours, we must communicate to others our goals and priorities.
Speaking With Confidence: Manage Those Butterflies!
Public speaking is our number one fear...death is number 5.
At Your Service
Gain the competitive edge to gain customers for life.
Guarantee customer satisfaction on the phone.
Make one of the most important changes in your life.
Building a Team
Recognize your role as a leader who leads, motivates, and gets results.
Making Meetings Work
Manage meetings that are attended with enthusiasm and participation.
Power Up! Empower Yourself to Success
An action plan to take control of your career.
Empowering: From Vision to Reality
An energizing keynote speech for top women achievers
Power Up! A Woman's Guide
Re-energizing the power within for busy women
Writing For Results
Write clear, concise, and effective business communications.
Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life
Bless Your Stress: It Means You’re Still Alive!
Whom do you trust?