Donna Hartley

 Keynote Inspirational Motivational Speaker, Author, Plane Crash, Cancer, & Heart Survivor
 California / Nevada Based Inspirational Speaker

Donna Hartley

Inspirational Speaker

An Inspirational empowerment speaker
for the GO RED for Women Luncheons



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Fire Up Series

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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Donna Hartley is a true survivor!

During these 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”  ...  “Entertaining”  ...  “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”  ...  “Humorous”  ...  “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

Donna Hartley Live!
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Lessons Learned
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Fire Up Your Heart!
2:18 min
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Never Give Up
0.40 min

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Sense of Humor
2.37 min
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Action Creates Attraction
4:45 min
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Fire Up Your Speaking!
17:00 min
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 Melanoma Survivor Story

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