Politics of Hope - reviving the dream of democracy
Donna Zajonc, MA, PCC 
Author, The Politics of Hope 
Politics of Hope author and political leadership coach Donna Zajonc

"The new breed of political leaders will focus on setting aside their personal fears, offering their time and resources in service of a purpose they may or may not see fulfilled during their lifetime: transforming our political system for the sake of generations to come."

Donna Zajonc
From The Politics of Hope:
Reviving the Dream of Democracy

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Events 2008

Texas Association of Counties
Austin, TX
Beyond Problem Solving

National Association of Counties (NACO) - Leadership Academy
Kansas City, MO
Creating a Character-Based Public Organization

National Association of Counties (NACO) - Leadership Academy
Kansas City, MO
Elected Officials as Convener 

City of Clayton, MO - City Council & Mayor Retreat
Clayton, MO

Oregon Special District Association
Bend, OR
Keynote: Keeping Your Passion for Public Service Alive

Washington Municipal Clerks - Annual Meeting
Wenatchee, WA
Creating Powerful Partners

Oregon Municipal Clerks - Annual Meeting
Klamath Falls, OR
Creating Powerful Partners      


Meet Donna Zajonc, MA, PCC

 

As a political leadership coach, I have brought nonpartisan awareness and clarity to a wide variety of candidates for public office and current elected officials. My book, The Politics of Hope, provides ordinary citizens as well as public servants with a firm foundation for action in this time of global change.

At the age of 28, I was elected to serve three terms in the Oregon State House of Representatives and was my party's nominee for Secretary of State as well as campaign manager for an Oregon gubernatorial election and numerous other political campaigns. As an entrepreneur who owned and managed a chain of food franchises, I served as Chair of the National Franchise Advisory Board.

Highlights from Donna’s life experience include:

  • Three-term Oregon Legislator, Secretary of State nominee and gubernatorial campaign manager

  • Donna has worked with a variety of clients as a keynote speaker and seminar leader including: National Association of Counties, National Association of State Legislators, and National League of Cities. She is also a faculty member of the International City/County Management Association ICMA University.

  • Donna’s individual coaching clients include elected leaders, those preparing to run for public office, directors of non-profits and government agencies, and citizens who want to make a change in the world.

  • She is an associate with KRW International, an executive coaching firm specializing in leadership development for Fortune 500 companies. (.

  • Business owner, nurse, mental health advocate, one of American’s Ten Outstanding Young Women

  • Participant in international women-leaders initiatives in Islamic countries

  • Co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center and director of the center’s Public Leadership domain

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and founding co-chair of the Political Leadership Coaching Group within the International Coaching Federation (ICF)

  • Undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Missouri; Master’s degree in community affairs and public policy from the University of Oregon

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



 

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"No power is strong enough to be lasting if it labors under the weight of fear."

 

 

 

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