Hosts: Coach Ron Tunick, Tom Cairns

Topic: Hard Work Pays Off

Guest: Mimi Donaldson, Motivational Speaker and Author of Pitch Perfect: Speak to Grow Your Business in Seven Simple Steps


In the first segement of JobTalk1 the Coach interviews cohost Tom Cairns about his worklife in human resources. In the second segment Mimi Donaldson is interviewed about her career in public speaking and how she helps entrepreneuers and businesses with growth and communication.

“It’s not about me. It’s not! It’s about connecting with them.” – Mimi on communicating with employees or interviewees

Bio from

“For over twenty years, Mimi has captivated audiences from the Fortune 100 to the just plain fortunate. She’s won acclaim for her rousing keynote speeches, compelling workshops, and in-house training programs. She has shared the keynote platform with Colin Powell, Katie Couric and Maya Angelou.

She holds a Bachelors Degree in Speech and Dramatic Arts from the University of Iowa, and a Masters Degree in Education from Columbia University. For 10 years, she was a staff Human Resources Specialist with Walt Disney Company, Northrop Aircraft, and Rockwell International.

Mimi has been a visiting professor at Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government. She was the “pitch coach” on ABC’s American Inventor and coached the contestants to success persuading judges and America.

Mimi’s latest book is about success in life: Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life. As a very funny football female, Mimi uses football as a metaphor for shaking off the bad plays, or roadblocks of challenging times, and leading with perseverance and courage.

Mimi Donaldson is also co-author of: Negotiating for Dummies published in six languages and sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Her second book in 2006 was: Bless Your Stress: It Means You’re Still Alive!