The Productivity Coach: Author, Speaker and Transformer of Company Culture
As a speaker, trainer and facilitator, Donna offers practical tools and advice that will transform company culture by implementing changes according to individual, team and company needs. Combining high-energy delivery, good humour and strong people skills, she encourages individual problem-solving, initiative, empowerment and self-accountability.
With such a wide range of careers in her CV, including Manager of Theatre for Sports & Concert Tours for the UK-based Keith Prowse as well as roles at Telstra, Qantas, Ernst & Young and Ansett, Donna is known as The Productivity Coach. She is incredibly passionate about efficiency, dedicating herself to enhancing the amount of time spent in the workplace so that it is both effective and productive, as well as enjoyable.
In 2014, Donna moved to China to challenge herself. During this time, she worked as the Asia-Pacific Organizational Development Manager for the Ford Motor Company in Shanghai and initiated new organizational design, development and strategic planning. Two years later, Donna returned to Australia wiser and with new skills.
For over twenty years, she has worked with managers and leaders throughout Australia and Asia-Pacific. Using her extensive experience, Donna has brought about positive organizational change in global organizations such as Nissan Motor Company, Jetstar, Medibank Private and Ford Motor Company.
Donna believes that while workplaces are complex, they are not hard and that usually, it’s by getting the simple things right, consistently, that has the greatest impact. She encourages others to be intentional with their work, and believes that by doing so, they’ll be surprised with what they can achieve.
During the global pandemic, Donna tailored her presentation to better suit the climate, discussing the effects of Covid-19 and how to make work from home work via virtual broadcasting such as Zoom events, live streaming and video-conferencing.
She has appeared on national television as well as on radio and in newspapers and magazines as a leading commentator on productivity and time management.
Donna is the author of ten books, including "Captivate”, "The First 2 Hours”, "Permission Granted”, "Captivate”, "The 25-Minute Meeting”, "Making Work Work”, "Engaging Training”, "Visual Vocab”, "The Pen is Mightier than the Slide”, and "EpiphaMe” co-authored with Maree Burgess.