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Donna Campisi is an adventurer at heart. She’s an inspiring speaker, author, blogger, and humanitarian, crazy runner, and marathoner. Donna is also an adventure & performance coach, and workshop facilitator. Inspiring many people with her challenges and ‘go do it’ attitude, that those who work with her are achieving their BIG goals!

Donna’s message is to inspire and encourage us that ‘there’s no such thing as can’t…’ She has proven this to be true! Doctors said Donna is lucky to be alive but would never walk or talk again, after surviving a stroke at 8 years of age. She is very much alive, walking and talking! However later at 14 years of age Donna faced another challenge and was in another critical condition, diagnosed with Diabetes Type1.

In Nov 2012, this time Donna chose her own major challenge, inspiring many people along the way. She was only able to run 30 tentative steps in Nov 2012, and in Oct 2013 she completed a marathon, creating her own campaign called ‘Run Donna Run’ raising over $36,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Donna is a woman who takes a challenge and believes it is achievable when broken into ‘baby steps’ and having the right mindset. She explains with confidence “Don’t just take opportunities when they come along. Create opportunities!”

Since completing the marathon challenge in 2013, Donna has inspired many people around Australia to join her adventure challenges that encourage people that they CAN actually do whatever they set their mind on, through her adventure and performance coaching.

Donna is a passionate woman, who aims to encourage other women entrepreneurs to follow their dreams, and succeed. She provides adventure & performance coaching and creates workshops, to bring back their confidence, independence, courage and self-belief that they CAN achieve get over the finish line.

Topics include:

  • Finding your WHY
  • How are you selling yourself?
  • Steps to reach your full potential
  • Resilience – Think like a kid!
  • Achieving The BIG scary goals – how to get over the finish line
  • Finding your passion
  • Women in business – the first step to achieve success
  • Speak with Donna about adapting her inspiring story to a topic of your choice

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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 Links North

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, Elders Financial Planning Seminar

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

Members in attendance felt the Event was well presented with an awesome Guest Speaker! YOU. You spoke with warmth & 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 & 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, President, AIOP Mildura Chapter

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

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