Donna A. Heckler

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Donna Heckler Catholic Speaker

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 And Then God Gave Me A Time Out! 

Highly motivational and energizing, Donna inspires you and your audience to Be Radiant, regardless of what is happening in your life.  Donna shares her personal journey and importantly what she learned through her shattered leg, a new job and stage three breast cancer, all within two years.  Trusting in God, while finding humor in her situation at times, this faith-filled Catholic leans heavily on her spiritual foundation to stand up to her challenges, choosing to live as radiantly as possible in the process.

Event and Conference Planners have no fear!  

Donna has spoken on the global stage for years to groups of several thousand to just a few.  This consummate professional will make sure the needs of your organization are met, while engaging and inspiring your audience.  She welcomes the opportunity to speak with, support and motivate your group!

Donna has appeared on EWTN, Relevant Radio, Busted Halo with Fr. Dave Dwyer, Jon Leonetti in The Morning, Catholic Marketing Network, BreadBox Media, Catholic Vitamins, and so many others.

And Then God Gave Me A Time Out!

Detailed description of Donna's most popular keynote.

Donna A Heckler  jokes that God gave her a timeout when she injured her leg.  However, because she didn’t fully learn to sit quietly with him, he gave her another, bigger time out, stage 3 cancer.

Donna had served as a global marketing executive for several multi-billion dollar organizations.  A very accomplished and busy professional, this faith-filled Catholic missed God in her everyday life, and yet couldn’t figure out how to make time for him.  So, God gave her a “time-out” with a freak leg accident.  Forced to sit quietly and heal, she started to appreciate the wonders of God all around her.  But, apparently God was not done with her yet, for no sooner had her leg started to heal and she started interviewing for a new job that she discovered her stage 3 breast cancer.

Donna worked through her treatments but worked even more at trying to live radiantly every day.  Sometimes it meant all she could do was smile.  Other days it meant a lot more, even traveling for work.  During her journey, she kept a journal, a blog which was converted into the book entitled, Living Like A Lady When You Have Cancer.  After witnessing God moving bolders out of her way through these trials, she began to more fully appreciate God's constant presence and mercy in her life.

Donna is the first one to tell you that she NEVER thought she would speak publicly about God.  And yet, with God in the front seat of her life, she is often called upon to share her story, journey, her beliefs, and what she has learned.  Donna believes that if we can learn to embrace the quiet and spend time with God each day, it frees us up to live life radiantly, with God shining through each of us.

Donna shares her story, her path, with humor, faith and passion.  She motivates and energizes you to live your most radiant life, regardless of the journey you are on.  She would love to share her story and inspire your organization as well.    


"Donna touched me with her honesty and humor in such devastating circumstances."  Nancy - Michigan

"You are so inspirational and please know how moved I was after I saw your speech. Thank you so much for all you do. God definitely put you where you are..."  Rosa- California

"Donna's talk has made me realize that I NEED to start spending more time with God."  Gina - Oklahoma 

"I felt badly for whoever had to follow Immaculee.  And then Donna was next and absoloutely knocked it out of the park!"  Margaret - Oklahoma

"She touched my soul!  I truly enjoyed being in her presence."  Michele - Illinois

"Donna was warm, funny, inspiring and faith-filled."  Jane - Missouri

"What an amazing talk.  I wish my sister could have heard her talk when she was going through cancer treatment."  Nancy - Indiana

 For diocese, parishes, ministries seeking Evangelization talks....

Marketing God - Inspired Strategies  

Can our parishes, ministries and apostolates use marketing techniques that work in corporate America and apply them to building God's kingdom?  Global corporate marketing executive and Catholic speaker Donna A Heckler believes the answer is yes.  Based on her acclaimed book  "Marketing God:  Insightful Strategies for Building the Kingdom" this customized talk for your organization will give you the inside secrets for applying secular marketing techniques to reach and engage with more people through your diocese, parish or ministry.

Detailed Description of Talk

Donna A Heckler brings a wealth of corporate marketing, branding and communication experience to those passionate about their faith.  Pulling from her award winning book "Marketing God: Inspired Strategies for Building the Kingdom" she shares critical strategies that can effectively build your ministry, apostolate or parish. 

Would you like to have a conference or retreat with a focus on how to attract more people to you?  Let Donna structure sessions that will motivate your team and reach more people in the process.  Understanding what matters to your organization, Donna easily customizes her talks and conferences by addressing the marketing issues that are most critical for your particular ministry, parish or organization.

Whether you need a primer in marketing or a deep dive into a particular challenge, Donna's marketing insights will inspire your team to reach and engage with more people. The marketing truths  and insights she provides include Scripture references as well as questions for reflection, all of which will help guide your organization with effective ways of furthering your work, as you strive to build the Kingdom.

Bio for Donna A. Heckler: 

This once global marketing executive, blessed with a prominent career in the corporate sector of companies with names you know, is now a favorite inspirational, faith-based speaker.  This Catholic author and speaker is known for her knack for insightful and engaging story-telling.

Recognized as a thought leader in brand and marketing strategy, she is co-author of the book The Truth About Creating Brands People Love. Donna penned the acclaimed book Living Like A Lady When You Have Cancer after her stage 3 cancer diagnosis. Donna's latest award winning book:  Marketing God: Inspired Strategies for Building the Kingdom was published in August 2019 by publisher OSV (Our Sunday Visitor).  

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