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Jenn Donahue, motivational speaker, leaning against a white wall

Hi, I’m Jenn.

Authentic Leadership Speaker and Mentor.

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At twenty-one, I joined the military. At twenty-five, I was in charge of eighteen people on a remote island in Alaska. At forty-eight, I led over 1,800 people. 


In my career, I’ve been shot at, my base has been nearly blown up, and I had a contract out for my life in Afghanistan. The stress, tension, and feelings of imposter syndrome almost broke me. Today, I’m a retired combat vet who speaks to large audiences about how to stay true to your authentic leadership style even during a crisis. People look to me to learn how to think more like a leader, build a team they can trust, and overcome fears and obstacles that get in the way of achieving great things.

Professional photo of Jenn Donahue wearing corporate attire
Jenn Donahue in casual clothes smiling and sitting against the wall

Never Stop Growing

Early in my career, I realized that leadership isn’t something you learn once. It’s something you practice every day. 


My path to becoming a speaker wasn’t direct. I started out as an engineer. I joined the U.S. Navy. I survived the Master’s and PhD program from UC Berkeley. I’ve served in Iraq and later in Afghanistan and I’ve started my own engineering company. 


While my husband likes to say I can’t hold down a job, I know that this is my path to growth. 


I’ve lived and collected experiences that very few people have gone through. My experiences have shaped me and my leadership style and now, as a speaker, I get to share them with you.

I Jenn-uninely LOVE…

  • Spending time with my husband and our “kids” - Freya, Fenris, and Pliny

  • Skiing Black Diamonds

  • Being in the great outdoors

  • The company of good friends

  • Baking 

  • Solving differential equations

Jenn Donahue sitting

Becoming a Warrior

Are you ready to achieve greatness, but feel like something is holding you back? Do you feel stuck, isolated, and stressed? 


Maybe you’ve run into things like imposter syndrome, overwhelming self doubt, and fears that make achieving your dreams feel impossible. 


I’m here to show you how you can tap into your inner courage and accomplish the “impossible” without having to sacrifice who you are along the way.


​​Twenty-seven years serving my country has given me the leadership experience I need to inspire audiences all over the world. Often the “only woman in the room,” I had to learn how to be seen and heard as a leader, and quickly. I teach audiences how to thrive as an “only” in a room, stay calm in a crisis, lead with loads of self awareness, and never give up.


Warriors know their purpose, are fueled by their passion, and know they have a mission to complete. It takes failing, committing to growth, and getting back up to find your way into true, genuine leadership. 


I inspire and motivate others to go out into the world and kick some ass, never give up, find your inner authentic power, and change the world one step at a time.

Jenn Donahue speaking at a conference

Let’s Do Great Things!

I know you want to do big things out in the world and it is my mission to help create a new generation of leaders through speaking authentically, providing mentorship, and sharing the lessons I’ve learned so that you can grow and progress from wherever you are. 

For the past five years, I’ve helped hundreds of people overcome their fears and uncover their authentic leadership style so that they can lead genuinely and become a leader others want to follow.


I believe that all people can be great leaders and you deserve the mentorship, guidance, and inspiration to get there. 


So if you’re ready to achieve great things with me, then book me to speak at your next organizational event or conference and let me WOW your audience into action!

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