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Mimi Donaldson
Author, Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life and Negotiating for Dummies


Mimi Donaldson excites, educates and entertains audiences all over the world. She frequently shares the stage with prominent keynote speakers such as Colin Powell, Elizabeth Dole and Maya Angelou. She has thrilled and inspired over half of the Fortune 100 companies. Before starting her own consulting business in 1984, she spent 10 years as a Human Resources Trainer at Northrop Aircraft, Rockwell International and Walt Disney Productions.

She has a B.A in Speech and Communications from the University of Iowa and a Masters Degree in Education from Columbia University. Mimi is co-author of Negotiating for Dummies, selling over a million copies, and translated into six languages. Mimi has recently been a visiting professor at Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government.

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