Donna Blevins Bio

How to Hire Donna

Looking for a fun and entertaining keynote for your next meeting or sales training workshop? Poker will get their attention; professional poker player, poker mindset coach, and motivational speaker Donna Blevins will keep it.

Donna customizes classes for both management retreats and team-building outings for employees and sales people. Poker becomes a fun vehicle for working through issues without the participants even realizing they are solving their own problems. They come away happier, more confident, and energized. You might say poker is a combination of sales training, recess, and nap time all rolled up in one tidy package for adults.

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About Donna Blevins

Donna Blevins brings a down-to-earth, humorous touch to her speaking and writing from her roots in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia where she grew up in a coal mining camp. And, grow UP she did… to a towering 6 feet 5 inches tall. If you're wondering, that's 1.96 meter.

She is a true entrepreneur with careers in modeling, acting, marketing, advertising, real estate, professional speaking, training, journalism, and gaming. In both business and life, Donna has lost, and she has won. Even though it is admittedly more fun to win, Donna candidly shares her intimate story of turning losses into wins by accessing the wisdom within those mistakes.

Donna's public speaking career began in high school. Before she reached her full height, she unexpectedly won the election for Virginia Girls State Governor using the campaign slogan “Six Feet Four, Who Could Ask for More!” The possibility that a hillbilly might win was so unforeseen by the news media that they never once turned the cameras on Donna during her speech. Donna's victory threw the administration into a frenzy as they frantically shopped for an inaugural dress that would actually fit her.

As an athlete, Donna has excelled in physical sports throughout her life. In 1998, she became an international poker journalist and began competing in poker tournaments. This prompted her to expand her programs to include poker as a self-development tool.

Donna demonstrated the effectiveness of her training at the 2007 World Series of Poker® Main Event Championship. She parlayed her $216 investment into a $51,000 win and finished in the top 4 women out of 6,400 players. About that experience, Donna says, "I felt like the world's first female quarterback playing in the Super Bowl!"

Donna is equally dedicated to the vision of universal prosperity and gives back as a Board member of the nonprofit United World Healing. A life-student committed to the philosophy that now is always the right time to learn, Donna went back to school at the age of 58 to earn her Doctorate.

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