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Donna Campisi is an adventurer at heart. After creating her own campaign ‘Run Donna Run’ to inspire and encourage people that ‘there’s no such thing as can’t…’ she is now an inspiring speaker, author, adventurer, podcaster, marathoner, and a highly skilled Coach – inspiring many with her group adventure challenges and one-on-one coaching, and ‘go do it’ attitude, those who work with her are achieving their big goals too!

Lucky to be alive, doctors predicted Donna would never walk or talk again, after surviving a stroke and other serious complications at seven years of age. Later at fourteen, Donna faced another challenge, in another critical condition, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Donna then created her own major challenge. Only able to run 30 tentative steps in November 2012, she challenged herself to complete a marathon in October 2013, this is where the ‘Run Donna Run’ campaign began, inspiring many.

Donna is a passionate woman, encouraging audiences to follow their dreams, and bring back their confidence, independence, strength, courage and self-belief that they CAN achieve and get over their finish line.

Her contagious positive attitude and highly engaging manner bring warmth, laughter and a mix of emotions to an audience when hearing her speak.

Donna is the inspiring author her much-anticipated book ‘The Unlikely Marathoner,’ with pre-sales skyrocketing before printing had begun. Donna reveals her successful steps to get you to your finish line (in ANY goal). Sharing her heart felt story and valuable insights, along with her chosen challenge to learn to run again after 34 years, from 30 steps to a marathon in 11 months, and proving there really is no such thing as can’t.

Donna is also the author of ‘Turn Dreams into Reality,’ and contributing author of ‘Inspiration Bible.’
In 2020 Donna created and published  ‘Change is not a Scary Word’ – 10 Influencers Leading the Way’.

‘Ready! Set! Goal! with Donna Campisi’ is a podcast which inspires people to reach their goals, sharing her insights, and includes fascinating conversations with the most awe-inspiring guests.

Whether you’re trying to achieve a big goal, a company in search of a keynote speaker, a team who needs to get on track, Donna Campisi is the perfect presenter to inspire people at your next event.

Keynote Titles:
– Achieving your BIG scary goals
– There’s no such thing as can’t…
– Boosting Your Confidence to Achieve
– Resilience – Think like a kid!
– 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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