A spellbinding storyteller and motivational speaker, Steve grabs your attention and never lets go. His highly interactive and deeply researched presentations touch the heart and soul of corporate purpose and individual motivation.
As a young man Steve crossed the Sahara Desert overland. Decades later he embarked on a 3 year - 72,000 mile global odyssey to find a new story and a reason to tell it. These incredible journeys inspire his work to create legendary leadership in epic organizations as a motivational speaker, leadership trainer and consultant.
He is a bestselling author and international expert in Narrative Intelligence. Steve’s first book, Shifting Sands: A Guidebook for Crossing the Deserts of Change, has sold over 125,000 copies in half a dozen countries. He has worked with more than 500 of the world’s best organizations to revolutionize change leadership and ignite employee engagement.
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Steve builds Epic Organizations® that thrive on change with outrageously engaged employees and a powerfully compelling story. He has worked with over 500 organizations on 4 continents. As an international motivational speaker Steve excels at addressing global conferences.
People want more than a job. They want to feel like heroes and heroines on a noble quest. Steve Donahue deciphers the code of the world's oldest story type to build high performance cultures that are purpose driven and change ready. Learn the 5 Key Components of The Epic Story® to transform your company and career in minutes a day.
In a world of change one thing is constant - The Epic Story. Its structure has remained intact for 4,000 years because it is the eternal narrative of transformation and triumph. If you want epic change you need an Epic Story. Unleash your Narrative Intelligence to thrive on disruption, inspire innovation and create new opportunities.
The Iliad and the Odyssey are epic stories. So is Kung Fu Panda. Epic stories have created committed companions since the dawn of civilization. Story-savvy leaders can harness the power of this ancient narrative to overcome generational differences, fuel collaboration and achieve epic results. Create a culture of greatness with your own Epic Story.
Every conference tells a story. Take charge of your narrative with Steve Donahue's ThemeWeaver®. He attends your entire event delivering one or more keynotes. Steve interacts with delegates and weaves their experiences with key concepts from other presenters in entertaining updates. Make your next conference the one they'll talk about for years with this innovative approach to program planning.
What is Epic?
Epic is an approach to leadership and life that embraces, accelerates and capitalizes on change. Epic means being absolutely engaged on your quest with a clear sense of the story you are part of and how that narrative inspires your journey.
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A GUIDEBOOK FOR CROSSING THE DESERTS OF CHANGE
(OVER 125,000 COPIES SOLD)
"When I was 20 years old I crossed the Sahara Desert from north to south. Shifting Sands tells the story of that epic adventure and uses the desert journey as a metaphor for times of transition in our lives."
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"My second book shows you how to achieve your greatest success by finding and following your inner guidance system. It was an instant bestseller in Korea and an English version will be released in 2016.”
"Every few years I return to the Sahara with a small group of friends and clients. We fly from Paris to an oasis in southern Algeria. For the next 7 days we travel in 4 wheel drive vehicles over some of the most beautiful terrain you will ever see.
We play on 1,000 feet tall dunes and camp under a breathtaking canopy of stars. We visit nomadic desert tribes and share tea with them. Our head guide, Moulay Harachi, leads us on hikes through the dunes and into spectacular canyons that house 50,000 year-old rock paintings.
Daytime temperatures are surprisingly comfortable during autumn and early winter. But nights are cool and you will need a very warm sleeping bag. Evenings are spent around the campfire where we enjoy delicious meals prepared by our cook, Brahim.
Join me for your own epic adventure in the in the stunning environment that inspired mine!”
- Steve Donahue
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“After 15 years as an international speaker I literally ran out of motivation. So I went in search of a new story and a reason to tell it. I traveled 72,000 miles in 3 years on a global odyssey including a return to the Sahara Desert 33 years later. On this second epic journey I discovered how a new narrative can transform your work and inspire your life.”