Who is Dr. June Donaldson, MBA, EdD,
Certified Mediator and Arbitrator?
Dr. June Donaldson, a Member of the Speakers’ Bureau of Alberta© provides conference presentations, workshops, seminars and consulting to a wide variety of clients in both the private and public sector; Her work has taken her throughout North America, the Asia Pacific and Caribbean.
June’s business and academic experience, particularly in the area of emotional intelligence; her motivating and encouraging style; and her mediation, arbitration, and conflict management background enables her to bring diverse and common sense perspectives to her clients and their issues.
June focuses her work on the enhancement of emotional intelligence, or as she calls it “Emotional SMARTS®”, in the workplace. She integrates this important research with critical business initiatives such as how people manage unrelenting change; lead with courage and vision; participate well in teams; provide client sales and service; effectively negotiate and handle conflict – all core competencies for most business people.
In addition to the above, as a Certified Mediator and Arbitrator trained by the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society, June provides Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services such as mediation and arbitration, conflict management systems design, neutral investigations, and related workshops.
Corporately, June has had, and is having, a dynamic and successful career. She was one of the first women sales representatives with IBM in Canada. She then became one of the first women managers in the information technology industry. In 1987, she established Donaldson & Associates, Inc., a company designed to provide high value consulting, keynote speeches, workshops and seminars on a wide variety of topics critical to business success. Over the years, as a successful international entrepreneur, June has consistently achieved observable and measurable results for her clients.
Academically, June has a Diploma in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University; a Diploma in Conflict Management from the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society; a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington; and a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with a specialization in adult learning.
Dr. Donaldson has served in Rotary Club community activities and on a variety of Board positions ranging from establishing a Federal Government loan fund for women entrepreneurs through to Enviros, an organization that provides services to troubled young people. Dr. June has received nominations for the Calgary Chamber of Commerce Small Business Owner of the Year; the YWCA Woman of Distinction; and for the Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year. Of late, Dr. June was invited to participate in the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Women Entrepreneurs and currently she is a member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) a world wide organization of pre-eminent women dedicated to advancing women’s leadership across careers, cultures and continents.
TESTMONIALS What do people say about Dr. Donaldson's work?
“Hi June, I wanted to take a minute to again thank you for your presentation at our ACIFA conference in Jasper. As I reflect on the conference, I recall the many faces of my colleagues as they personally reflected as you spoke...many were deep in thought. Going through my conference notes I notice that one of your expressions is especially speaking to me: "We give away what we own." Thank you for that; I would like to begin focussing on what I am giving away. Thank you for being a part of my journey. Health, happiness and prosperity to you!”
Evie Lundgard B.Ed M.A.
Instructor, Teacher Assistant Program
Northern Lakes College
“The conference was a huge success and June Donaldson was completely fabulous. I was highly impressed by her ability to put so much substance into a one hour presentation! She incorporated the conference theme, had a warm and professional presence on-stage, and was highly engaging. All of the comments I received were glowing and there appeared to be substantial interest for her to speak at a number of the various colleges represented. June was a delight to work with, both for our committee and the ACIFA staff. Thank you, Roger, for bringing June to our attention. She was definitely a highlight of the ACIFA conference!”
Cybilla Rakestraw, MBA
Conference Organizer ACIFA 2012
The following comments, made by both men and women, refer to the
Emotional SMARTS® series of workshops.
“Some say you should not give top scores in order to leave room for improvement. This seminar has been provided at a very important time for me. Everything you have provided has touched me in some way. Thank you”. An IT Professional. (P. S. This individual rated each category at the highest possible level).
“Make it mandatory for all team leaders, managers, and executives.” An Information Technology (IT) Team Leader.
“I wish I had access to this information eight years ago. I would probably still be at a previous job.” Oil Field Service Representative, Energy Industry.
“I found Dr. June to be a very positive influence on the group and her enthusiasm left quite an impression. Her personal anecdotes added a lot as well as her flexibility in adjusting the program on a moment’s notice - as well as doing something extra - having us re-do the survey in six months. Dr. June struck me as a highly intelligent, accomplished individual who has had an impact on my life well beyond the objectives of the course. Due to job changes I was ready to take a lesser job and basically call it quits by looking for satisfaction elsewhere. She has stirred up my spark again and I am chomping on the bit to bring back the old me. Thanks Dr. June.” Financial Professional.
“Have everyone in Canada take the workshop. I appreciate it, thank you.” Oil Field Service Representative, Energy industry.
“Dr. June was awesome. Made it fun - was positive and compassionate.” Administrative Professional.
“The material was very well laid out and not crammed. This made it much more relaxing, and fun to learn. It was easier to understand and get all the information and it left lots of time for other valuable feedback from everyone else.” Business Professional, Energy Sector.
“A smart course. Easy and practical for every aspect of one’s life in business or at home.” Representative, Insurance Company.
“I wish we could have time for one on one with Dr. June just to discuss situations where we could improve” A Federal Government employee in the Health profession.
“Enjoyed your humour and relaxed setting. Thanks so much for doing this – it’s making the world a better, safer place” A Federal Government employee in the Health profession
The following comments were made in a letter (well after the workshop) to a Curriculum Owner in an Information Technology Company.
“Hello ____, I just wanted to drop you a line on the Emotional SMARTS®! Training I received recently. This has been one of the best courses I have taken in my 25 years with ___. It is my opinion that this should be a strongly suggested course for everyone, if not mandatory. This would be a great compliment to any career identity and development course in that once people realize where they should be in relation to skills, likes and dislikes, inspiration and family they can then learn how to be emotionally smart in dealing with the position, their contacts, themselves, and their family.
Dr. June Donaldson comes across as very honest, intelligent, humorous, likeable, knowledgeable and a very good presenter. I think I looked at my watch twice in the two days and that was because she mentioned the time.” An IT Professional.
“I wish to express my entire satisfaction for the one day seminar. The content attracted my attention from the beginning to the end. I classify it as a wake up call on emotion. Thank you.” An IT Professional.
“One day just doesn’t do justice.” An IT Professional.
“Dr. June Donaldson is a very enthusiastic instructor. She made this course fun and the information is very valuable in bettering relationships. She’ll be an outstanding Mediator!”. A Leader in the Energy Industry.
The following comments relate to other workshops by Dr. Donaldson.
“I would not change anything except to insist that everyone in the company attend this course.” Sales Representative, Information Technology industry, Conflict Management workshop.
“Dr. June has an exceptional grasp of this topic and delivers her material in an enthusiastic manner.” Sales Representative, Information Technology industry, Negotiation Skills workshop.
“Very well done! Maybe they will make this into a movie and call it ‘Dr. June and the Bean Counters!’” Technical Professional, Energy industry, Negotiation Skills workshop.
“Excellent course, spellbound throughout.” and “This was a very good course and if I am not selling a bunch of stuff by the end of the month, there must be something the matter with me.” Two Sales and Service Representatives, Energy industry, Sales Call workshop.
“This has been the best course I have been on in my 17 years with _____. Dr. June was inspiring and gave me the confidence to be better in my work environment!” Communications Specialist, Telecommunications industry, Sales Call workshop
“I’ve been in industry for over 30 years, in sales for 3 months, and I had just hit the wall. Dr. June refocused me and helped me realize what my objectives are.” Sales Representative, Telecommunications industry, Sales Call workshop.
“Excellent skills and knowledge. It’s unfortunate she isn’t my manager. She’d be an incredible mentor!!” Sales Professional, Information Technology industry, Negotiation Skills workshop.
Dr. Donaldson is a Member of the Speakers’ Bureau of Alberta©
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