Donna Hartley
Search for a Speaker: 
Donna Hartley
Key Topics:
  • Inspiration
  • Motivation
  • Change
  • Customer Service
  • Communication
Bio Info:

Survivor of a DC-10 plane crash… Donna Hartley proved one woman can walk through fire and deliver a message powerful enough to impact millions of lives.

-On March 1, 1978, she was the last survivor in her section of a Continental DC-10 plane crash, transforming her life in seconds.

-On March 1, 2002, she was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma and beat it.

-In March 1, 2006, she had heart surgery and now has a perfect aortic valve.
Donna uses these three life changing events to deliver a message that is unforgettable. It is her wisdom-based approach to change, leadership, customer service, balance and communication that makes the difference. She inspires audiences worldwide with humor, straight talk and vision. Clients rave that Donna’s presentations are entertaining and motivational.
The former Miss Hawaii and actress is the author of Fire Up Your Life!. Her story has been featured on NBC, ABC, PBS, The Learning Channel, and in The New York TimesNew Woman magazine. She has been a professional speaker for over 20 years, a member of the National Speakers Association and is the owner of Hartley International.
You are boarding a flight you will never forget. On March 1, 1978, Donna’s life changed in seconds when she was the last survivor in her section of a fiery Continental DC-10 crash. Surrounded by flames and gasping for air, she screamed, “Let me die! Or let my life change and never be the same!” With a renewed spirit and the guidance of a powerful mentor, she created 9 insightful strategies to survive change. After successfully testifying for improved airline safety regulations, she was determined to make a difference through communication. A master at weaving a story, she is a catalyst who inspires positive transformation.

Skin cancer affects 1 in 7 people. On March 1, 2002, Donna was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma and given six months to live. In preparing for surgery, she lived her 9 strategies and focused on the vision: “Perfect health. Perfect surgery. Perfect recovery”. She is cancer free today.

On March 1, 2006, she had open heart surgery to replace her aortic valve. 1 out of 2 women will die of heart disease. It was the intuitive wisdom that she teaches to her audiences which sent her to the doctor without any symptoms. Donna inspires and motivates you to face today’s challenging times, overcome your fears and make empowering choices.
Most Requested Topics
Fire Up Your Life!: Inspirational and motivational with 9 powerful strategies to achieve inner power for personal and professional success. Donna is a catalyst who impacts your life with straight talk and vision giving you the needed tools to survive and heal in a changing world. You will be introduced to Donna’s mentor, George, who guided her through surviving a plane crash, changing airline safety regulations, adopting a daughter as a single mom, beating cancer and having heart surgery. Fire Up Your Life! proves one woman can walk through fire and deliver a message powerful enough to change your destiny and impact millions of lives.
Is Your Attitude Showing: Out serve your competition by building personal and professional customer service. Change your attitude, deliver consistency at every level and increase your bottom line and customer retention. Manage your time and task efficiency. An exceptional presentation with a simplified format and easy to apply take away skills.
Speak and Make a Difference: Your success depends on how you present your information — whether speaking to one or one hundred people. There is no greater skill to move you up the career ladder faster than knowing what to say and how to say it. Learn how presentation, projection and persuasion can expand your communication skills.

Fire Up Your Healing! On March 1, 2002, twenty four years to the day after Donna survived a fiery DC-10 plane crash, she was diagnosed with melanoma. Her journey began with a breakdown and ended with her taking charge of her life and health again. You’ll learn survival techniques to transform your fears into positive outcomes. Donna will teach you how to blend traditional medicine with non-traditional techniques.

Watch Donna Hartley on YouTube

Fee Info (subject to change)
Travels From:
  • Fire Up Your Life!
  • Is Your Attitude Showing?
  • Speak and Make a Difference
  • Fire Up Your Healing!
search login