Meet Donna Riccardo

Donna grew up outside of Princeton, NJ, then moved to New York City. She stayed there for 17 years while getting advanced education in the professional beauty field and becoming a premier haircutting specialist in top salons. She was a leading regional trainer for professional hair product manufacturers and learned the importance of relationships between clients and business. After moving to Colorado and giving up haircutting, Donna began managing and mentoring several small business entrepreneurs.

Donna holds a certification in holistic nutrition, is a trained Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner, trained in Sandler Training, and is a former staff member and seminar leader of the world’s largest personal training and development company. She has also earned Distinguished Toastmaster and was Division Director in Toastmasters International, as well as a Director Consultant for BNI. A dynamic speaker and program leader, Donna empowers entrepreneurs to fulfill their goals and dreams.

Currently living in the Denver Metro area of Colorado, Donna enjoys social and competitive ballroom/swing/Latin dancing.  She is also a foodie and loves to cook and eat out. Donna’s sense of humor helps keep her focused on what matters most, which is her passion for making a difference in the community and people’s lives. Her personal motto is “all we really have is each other”.

Donna believes confidence is what is needed to stop playing small and step up into life. Working with entrepreneurs allows her to empower them to reach their full potential. She provides business owners with the skills and knowledge they can start implementing immediately.

Stop struggling and learn what it takes to empower yourself to become a successful public speaker.

Great speakers are trained, not born.

With Donna, you will discover how to listen, learn and benefit from using public speaking and networking strategies including:

  • Discovering what is coming between you and what you want
  • Having confidence in who you are that shows in the way you speak
  • Marketing yourself and your business effectively using public speaking
  • Relaxing while conveying your expertise, having fun and making more money

Donna, The Speaker

Are you looking for an engaging presentation loaded with valuable content designed to move your audience forward? Donna will provide your audience with the tools they want and need to advance them towards their goals using humor, truth and an interactive style.

Donna, The Author

Looking for a hairdresser/ballroom dancer’s approach to public speaking and networking? Learn how authentic relationships and a courageous and powerful approach to public speaking can move your business forward.


Donna, The Speaking Power Expert

As a business coach with a specialty in public speaking and networking, it is Donna’s mission to help her clients develop confidence in front of an audience and connect powerfully with others in a way that attracts the kind of people they need in their lives to have the life they truly desire. After exhibiting entrepreneurial tendencies most of her life, Donna brings a variety of experience to the table, so her clients don’t have to spend the 30 years it took her get there!