Award Nomination

Being honored is a great way to get noticed. As a leader, there are many opportunities in your industry or in your geographic location to participate in award programs. Some of the awards invite the top nominees to a gala at which they announce the winner. This is a moment of truth for most executives and it is more fun if you win. My intake process is extremely thorough bringing up many points which may seem like they have nothing to do with the award. Understanding what makes you tick is exactly what I need to know to tell your story and create an emotional response from the judges. This makes the nomination memorable and compelling.

  • CEO, CFO, CIO of the Year Awards
  • SmartCEO Magazine - Circle of Excellence, BRAVA and Future 50
  • Women of Distinction
  • 40 Under 40
  • Spirit of Philanthropy


A peer nominated me for SmartCEO, Circle of Excellence. Donna interviewed me and my operations manager to create the application. It was an in-depth assessment that Donna used to bring the challenges, achievements and culture of my firm to life for the judges. The night of the award presentation, I was one of three finalists. Hearing my name called as the winner was validation of all we have accomplished and the memorable impact of Donna’s storytelling. Chip M. - CEO Construction Management
Donna carefully crafted my application for an industry group award for philanthropy. I led the local chapter efforts in community service and the nominations came in from around the country. I was surprised and thrilled to be named the winner. Donna’s intake process was so detailed, exploring every aspect of my efforts and describing them in an engaging manner. I’ve got her on retainer for other relevant awards.Sunny W. - Shareholder & Board Member Telecommunications
Having known and worked with Donna for over a decade, her work is exceptional. She is an expert at professionally crafting career achievements and experiences with style and substance into testimonial that makes a difference. Over the years, I’ve been nominated for numerous industry and regional leadership awards and Donna worked with me to do a deep dive for the perfect submission for the nominee categories. She navigated with my hectic schedule and is always very knowledgeable about the criteria for the application. I appreciate Donna’s patient approach and her ability to get all of the detail needed for a compelling submission. Frank X. P. - President, Healthcare Advertising Agency
As the founder of five start-up companies during my career, keeping my professional history up-to-date is critical. I started working with Donna in 1999 and she has been an integral part of all my companies since. Her ability to delve into my accomplishments and present them to the public has enabled me to be recognized with many business awards. Donna writes all of my company’s documents including senior leadership team bios, board resumes, keynote presentations, award nominations and board addresses. She is detailed and efficient and her work is excellent with very little direction. Donna has served my last two firms as an executive coach for new managers and interim communications director respectively. Claudia T. - CEO & President Telecommunications
  • 90 minute intake
  • Two, 30 minute editing phone calls
  • Award application draft
  • Final award document
  • Acceptance speech and article or press release available by hourly rate
  • Maximum consult time 2 weeks