Episode 5: April 16th, 2014. Featuring Donna Messer of Connect Us
Donna Messer, is a “speaker”, “journalist”, “author”, “coach”, “trainer”, “advisor”, “facilitator”, “mentor” and “leader”. A common theme runs through all these words that describes Donna… a love of people.
For more than two decades, Donna has been a renowned expert on and promoter of the often overlooked, true currency of business – personal relationships – how to forge, nurture and leverage them to enable those who properly cultivate these relationships to put them to mutual benefit.
A dynamic, highly sought-after speaker, Donna has spoken throughout North America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and Iceland on a host of topics dealing with the art of networking and the ties that bind. She has spoken before Federal, Provincial, Municipal and State governments, even serving as an advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on issues relating to women in business.
A noted author and journalist, Donna’s more than 4,000 articles have graced the pages of newspapers and magazines including Enterprise Magazine, Small Business Canada Magazine, Career Options Magazine, Canadian Opportunities Magazine, Life and Fashion Magazine, Pets and Animals, Women with Vision Magazine, Company of Women Magazine, Timeless Woman.
Donna has interviewed various “movers and shakers” including Senator Pamela Wallin, former Liberal Cabinet Minister, Sheila Copps, as well as an exclusive interview with the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson. Among her five books as a published author is Effective Networking Strategies, a Canadian bestseller written in 1993 well before “networking” became the de rigueur buzzword of the outplacement and executive search industries, selling over 50,000 copies over the past 15 years.