Donna Hartley electrifies her audience. She will amaze you with her plane crash, cancer, and heart surgery survival stories, which all occurred on the date of a March 1st. Be motivated and inspired by this unique keynote presentation.
On March 1, 1978, she survived a fiery DC-10 plane crash which transformed her life in seconds and inspired her to testify and successfully alter airline safety regulations.
On March 1, 2002, she was diagnosed with stage III melanoma and today is cancer free. She is an active spokesperson for skin cancer awareness.
On March 1, 2006, she triumphed over unexpected open heart surgery to replace a faulty aortic valve. Today she is an advocate for women’s health programs.
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life-threatening and life-changing- events, Donna experienced other
types of hardships and setbacks that threatened to stop her in her
tracks. When her goal of being an Olympic skier racer was cut short,
because of her health, she bounced back by becoming a surfer. She has
been suicidal, broke, and has raised a daughter on her own, overcoming
these challenges with her relentless energy and unbreakable spirit.
Faced with insurmountable odds and with the tools gained from a master
teacher she met at a crucial point in her life, she learned to be
persistent during challenging times and evolve from ordinary to
extraordinary. From these experiences Donna was inspired to help others,
and developed Fire Up Your Life! a transformative presentation about how
to triumph over trials and conquer change. She delivers an inspirational
message with a twist of drama and humor. You will laugh, cry, and become
energized to ignite your Firepower! Her style is entertaining,
memorable, and impactful.
Donna has been active
for many organizations including an organizer for the
Special Olympics Winter Games in Northern California: fundraiser for
Think Kindness, an organization to empower the youth: a supporter and
participant in the Relay for Life Cancer Charity Walk Events, and an
advocate for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Campaign.
A former Miss Hawaii and television actress, Donna Hartley has
shared her compelling story on NBC, ABC, PBS, and in The New York
Times. A sought-after expert on surviving challenges and developing
heart centered leadership. Donna is a member of the National Speakers
Association, Screen Actors Guild and the owner of Hartley International.
In addition, she is the author of Fire Up Your Life!, Fire Up Your
Intuition!, Fire Up Your Healing! and the Healing Meditation CD
and accompanying Insights workbook and has published six stories
in the Chocolate for a Women's Soul series and two stories in the
Chicken Soup series.
What organizations are saying about Donna Hartley as a keynote speaker and a breakout seminar leader at their conferences: “Motivated!” ...
“Great strategy for real life”
... “Set the tone for the conference”
... “Best speaker”... “Dynamic Presenter”
... “Connected to the audience”
... “Felt she was speaking to me”
... “Could have listened to her all day”
... “Great techniques for dealing with change”... “She inspired me and gave me hope. I can do it!”
What Donna talks about:
Fire Up Your Life! A Journey to Transformation Fire Up Your Heart! A
Journey to the Knowing Fire Up Your Healing! A Journey to Restore
Relationships and Health Fire Up Your Speaking! Dynamic Presentation Skills Fire Up Your Attitude! Standout Customer Service Healing Meditations:
Mindfulness and Relaxation