Public Leadership Development with Donna Zajonc, MCC

Donna Zajonc on a hike in the Olympic RainforestDonna is an entrepreneur who was the sole owner and operator of several restaurants. After selling her business, Donna parlayed her love of community and leadership into a career in elected office, serving three terms in the Oregon State Legislature. She was her party's nominee for secretary of state, and while serving in the legislature, Donna was vice-chair of the Trade and Economic Development Committee.

Donna is co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center and director of the center's public leadership domain. She is the author of The Politics of Hope: Reviving the Dream of Democracy, a primer for transforming our political system. She is also a highly sought after keynote speaker and facilitator. Some of her clients include, National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, Texas Association of Counties, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Oregon League of Cities, Washington Association of Counties and she is on the faculty of the Leadership Academy of the International City and County Management Association.

Donna received her M.A. in community affairs and public policy from the University of Oregon and her B.S. degree from the University of Missouri.


Donna Zajonc is a certified leadership development coach, seminar leader, keynote speaker, and author of The Politics of Hope: Reviving the Dream of Democracy (published in October, 2004, by Synergy Books). She has worked with a variety of clients from Fortune 500's to non-profits, municipalities and other public organizations.


Professional Certified Coach

Highlights from her life experience include:


Donna states the purpose of her work is to “be a catalyst for a new era of collaboration and transformation in our socieity for the sake of generations to come.”


Call me at 206.780.9300 or email me at to learn more. I look forward to hearing from you.


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