About

When people of diverse backgrounds come together and are free to bring their whole, authentic selves to the workplace, REMARKABLE outcomes occur.

Speaker.
Leader .
Author.
Strategist.
DEI Expert.
Entrepreneur.

Donna Michlle is a sought-after leader in the realm of people development, and diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) strategy for Fortune 500 companies and organizations across the globe. She serves in many roles and capacities such as executive coach, corporate consultant, retention strategist, master facilitator, and keynote speaker.

Her dynamic and inspirational approach to transforming corporate cultures is rooted in authenticity, mindfulness, and collaboration. She firmly believes that diversity is about recognizing that each of us are different, and inclusion is creating space for each of those differences. When people come together, each individual rises higher.

What It Means to Be

re•mark•a•ble – rĭ-mär′kə-bəl

adj. – attracting or worthy of notice, especially for being unusual, exceptional, or extraordinary. Observable; worthy of notice; such as may excite admiration or wonder; distinguished.

Get to Know

THE MANY ROLES I’VE PLAYED AND HOW THEY’VE EQUIPPED ME TO
GUIDE YOU IN TAKING OWNERSHIP OF YOURS.

My career actually started on Wall Street on the derivative trading desk. As a woman of color with an exuberant, unrestrained enthusiasm, I often felt as though there were parts of myself that I had to leave outside the workplace. I was subtly discouraged from expressing too much zeal while being groomed for leadership. I was asked to suppress my energy, to articulate things differently. But then I was told I’d become too strong, too intimidating. I needed to be softer, friendlier…and I found myself morphing into all of these different people and losing sight of who I was.

The reality is, my experience is shared by so many other women within the corporate sector who end up wasting so much time and energy trying to fit within a culture that was never really designed with them in mind.

Knowing this is part of what led me to become an advocate for diverse voices, with a particular emphasis on developing authentic female leaders. I love the intrinsic value of hearing various viewpoints, meeting people globally, and celebrating the differences that make up our individual identities.

I believe that remarkable cultures are the future of leading workplaces.

Born in New York, I believe in playing full out. I have lived my dream of becoming a model, performing voiceovers and being the female voice of JFK airport. I have worked for airlines traveling to exotic places every weekend. I had a career that started on Wall Street mastering the corporate climb, I made it to the final round of the show The Apprentice, and today—I’m an entrepreneur, author, wife and mother of 3 successful young adults. The best is still yet to come!

ACCOLADES WORTH NOTING

Six Sigma Black Belt

Certified in Change Management & Organizational Development

Certified Speaker

National Speakers Association Academy

Certified by Cornell University

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Executive Presence

PMP Prep Certified

American Express

Coaching - M.E. Institute

Certified Executive Coach

Beyond what looks good on paper, I desire to live in a state of remarkable—dancing under the stars, changing the lives of others, encouraging them to live beyond their wildest dreams, and learning how to value each moment.

“Diversity is a fact. Equity is a choice. Inclusion is an action.
Belonging is an outcome.”

-UNKNOWN

Practicing What I Preach

My Authentic Self In &
Beyond the Boardroom
Morning Routine
5:30 AM alarm followed by prayer and meditation
Physical Health Regimen
Fueling my body with clean food and supplements, and riding 13 miles on the bike or a 30 lap swim
Fundamental Belief
Women can have it all without sacrificing the fullness of their identity
Top 5 Strengths
Positivity, Developer, Achiever, Ideation, Relator
Proud Moments
Beating skin cancer in 2019 and continuing to thrive despite a thyroidectomy in 2014.
Random Fact
I am obsessed with alpacas! They’re gentle souls who are highly discerning.
OOO Favorites
Being near the water, traveling, and enjoying fine cuisine & Japanese Bourbon
Heartbeat
My family and leaving a legacy of a remarkable journey; having left nothing on the table.
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Practicing What I Preach

My Authentic Self In &
Beyond the Boardroom
Morning Routine
5:30 AM alarm followed by prayer and meditation
Physical Health Regimen
Fueling my body with clean food and supplements, and riding 13 miles on the bike or a 30 lap swim
Fundamental Belief
Women can have it all without sacrificing the fullness of their identity
Top 5 Strengths
Positivity, Developer, Achiever, Ideation, Relator
Proud Moments
Beating skin cancer in 2019 and continuing to thrive despite a thyroidectomy in 2014.
Random Fact
I am obsessed with alpacas! They’re gentle souls who are highly discerning.
OOO Favorites
Being near the water, traveling, and enjoying fine cuisine & Japanese Bourbon
Heartbeat
My family and leaving a legacy of a remarkable journey; having left nothing on the table.
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WHAT'S BEING SAID

AN EBOOK BY DONNA MICHELLE

The Art of Remarkable

Affirmations for the Multi-Functional Professional Woman

Learn how to build a firm foundation on which your career and life can flourish.
The universal principles and affirmations found in this ebook are key to providing insights to help define and unleash limitless potential. As I often say – take my hand, I’ll show you the way!

Take the first step!

EXPLORE MY SIGNATURE SYSTEMS & OFFERINGS

“I’m an event coordinator, conference organizer, or organizational leader
looking for a keynote speaker.”

“I’m a high-achieving female on the corporate journey seeking
development and mentorship.”

“I’m a Corporate Executive or HR professional in need
of organization-wide support.”