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14 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Donna Smith. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Donna Smith, often where they are interviewed.

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14 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Donna Smith. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Donna Smith, often where they are interviewed.

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From 'Rags to Riches': An Inspirational Conversation with Donna Smith Bellinger

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#025: What are you doing to invest in yourself? We’re living in a world with readily available information that you can easily use to break through your challenges. It is important to understand that only you hold the key to create what you need to have both personally and professionally. 

In this episode of Beyond the Culture with Dr. David M. Walker, we have Donna Bellinger, a businesswoman, a revenue accelerator, a professional speaker, and an author. She specializes in working with people who’ve hit the wall in both personal and professional growth. 

Donna shares her story from ‘rags to riches’ and how she now uses it to help impact other women’s lives. Listen in to learn the importance of financial literacy and how you can use smart networking to breakthrough business. 


·       “With the right attitude, the circumstances do not matter.”- Donna [20:38]

·       “Information acquired but not acted upon is just a souvenir.”- Donna [24:34]

What you will learn in this episode: 

·       [2:24] Donna describes her upbringing as diverse with a lot of experience.

·       [4:41] She narrates her story of how she went from daughter to mother, mother to leader- leading sales teams, and now taking control of everything around her. 

·       [11:07] How Donna’s rags to riches story have helped impact the lives of many women.

·       [13:59] How she helps experts communicate their solutions to their clients and teaches sales to various groups and corporations.

·       [18:49] Learning how to be open and willing to create what you need to have.

·       [22:47] The importance of investing in yourself before looking for a mentor.

·       [25:36] Donna shares how a lack of financial literacy held her back when she first started which is why she insists on the importance of financial education.

·       [29:23] She talks about her book You Lost Me @ Hello which talks about smart networking to breakthrough business.

·       [34:22] She describes some of her favorite authors on positivity and marketing.

·       [37:16] Why you shouldn’t allow people who don’t have the authority to tell you, yes, to tell you no. 

Relevant Links:

Websites: https://donnasmithbellinger.com/https://askdsb.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donnasmithbellinger/ 

Oct 27 2020 · 40mins
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Donna Smith - From Declaring Medical Bankruptcy to Healthcare for All

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Join us this week in the Love Extremist Living Room for a conversation on confronting and overcoming fear with Nai Vasha Thomas, athlete and co-founder of UNDOlabs.  Sign up at www.extremist.love/livingroom

Donna Smith has always been an activist and someone who believes in justice and fair treatment for all people and planet.  In this episode she shares her childhood memories with faith and doing marathon length hunger hikes to raise money for those without food at age 11.  Donna digs into her experiences as a mother and wife struggling with the US medical system, overcoming cancer three times and getting through medical bankruptcy to overcome the immense debt she and her husband faced due to his health challenges.  After being a part of Michael Moore's 2007 documentary film 'Sicko' she dedicated her life to advocating for universal health care and supporting nurses.  Donna's life story is incredibly powerful and her experiences with love and healing are profound and illuminating.  

Find Donna via googling 'Donna Sicko' and via email at Donna@pdamerica.org 

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May 18 2020 · 1hr 4mins

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Episode 18 - Donna Smith

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Episode 18 - Donna Smith - First Released 23/11/17
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this presentation are solely those of the interviewer/interviewee and do not in any way represent the views of the Holywell Trust, its partners or their funders. 

The Holywell Testimony Series returns with an interview with Donna Smith. Donna is the mother of Andrew Allen who was murdered in Lisfannon, Co. Donegal by individuals linked to the Republican Action Against Drugs, or RAAD on February 9th 2012. In this testimony Donna remembers her son with the "larger than life" personality, whilst discussing how the murder and the years that have passed has impacted her family, herself and how she has found strength in fighting for her deceased son.
Apr 22 2020 · 18mins
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Donna Smith Acquaro

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Donna is a standout amongst the high performers of the Caribbean charter world. Not only is she a marine scientist and an underwater archaeologist, she's a nuclear engineer too! She traded all that in for a life of cleaning mucky bilge pumps and consoling hungover hotshots...but she does it with a smile.

One of the new cadre of women at the helm, she's great company and good with kids--but she makes them learn things while they're having a blast. 

Join her on the mooring ball as he waits out her Covid-19 quarantine sentence in a quiet cove near Norman Island. 

Apr 15 2020 · 1hr 3mins
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Healthcare as a Right with Donna Smith of Progressive Democrats of America

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Donna Smith joins The Great Battlefield podcast to share her story of working as a journalist, to her part in Michael Moore's film "SiCKO" to her current role at Progressive Democrats of America.
Feb 24 2020 · 1hr 6mins
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Episode #5: Donna Smith - Universal Studios President of Production

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Meet Donna Smith:

Donna takes us on her journey of breaking barriers with dedication

Donna Smith, When it comes to Hollywood and making movies… Donna Smith has literally done it all. Working her way up in the industry from assistant filing clerk to President of Physical Production and Post Production for Universal Studios. She has been a part of making 157 movies in her career. Movies that have not only shaped hollywood but if you are alive today, you have probably been moved, inspired or impacted in one way or another from her work.

Here are some:

Raging Bull, The Terminator, Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, Babe, Scent of a Woman, Casino, Backdraft, Back to the Future, Apollo 13, Waterworld, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, The Nutty Professor, Batman & Robin, LA Confidential, Armageddon, Lethal Weapon, The Matrix, Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon,Traffic,The English Patient etc.

Following her executive role at Universal, Smith entered the world of motion picture completion bonds, having established a sterling reputation as a "highly bondable" producer. Donna served as CEO/President for the Entertainment Coalition, a management entity formed to coordinate full-service completion bond and insurance services for the entertainment industry worldwide.

Donna Smith more recently served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Cinema Completions International. Based in Los Angeles with offices in London and Sydney, CCI underwrote completion bonds for movies. Smith green-lit new business and spearheaded strategic planning and managerial insight; guided by an extensive network of relationships with Hollywood studio executives, producers, filmmakers and creative talent.

Donna has the honor of being appointed a United States Film Ambassador to China and serves as a Women In Film trustee.

Donna herself is a productivity powerhouse that gives people the ability to be their best so let her tell you how she does it!


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Jan 15 2020 · 57mins
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#025 – Donna Smith (Leadership Interview 10)

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My latest interviewee for the ‘Leadership Mindset’ podcast series was Donna Smith

Donna’s expertise is in avoiding burnout, after having a major incident with this herself over 2 years ago.

Her background was first in the legal profession, followed by 6 years in learning and development. She has now run her own business, Odonnato, for 2 years specialising in helping lawyers who are struggling with burnout.

In the podcast Donna and I spoke about:

  • The things you should do as a leader to avoid the threat of burnout
  • The signs to look for to indicate you are on a downhill path!
  • The importance of a morning routine
  • Monitoring your self talk to pick up on danger signs
  • Taking good care of yourself.

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Dec 05 2019 · 29mins
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Episode 001 with Donna Smith

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This is episode 001 with Donna Smith. She is an AMAZING photographer who does a lot of Wedding, Portraits and other creative style photos.  Just got some insight into how she got started and what she has plans for with her Alaska Photographer Collaborations.

Go give her a follow on IG: @donnamariephotography

Mar 04 2019 · 22mins
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Episode 198 - Donna Smith - Hollywood Producer

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You may not have heard of Donna Smith — but she’s one of the most important players behind the scenes in Hollywood. Over the course of almost 40 years, she’s been instrumental in the production of 157 movies, including Raging Bull, The Terminator, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List and The Matrix. She’s also the first woman to serve as President of Physical Production and Post Production at Universal Pictures.

Despite her enviable career and powerful position, Donna is down-to-earth and affable in this podcast. She offers invaluable advice for anyone looking to get ahead in the film industry, including who you should get to know, the importance of the “business” in show business, and getting started in the seven-year process from script to screen.

This is a must-listen for movie fans, and Donna’s tales of working with Marty (Scorsese), Bobby (DeNiro) and Sly (Stallone) are every bit as inspirational as the films she’s helped bring to the silver screen.

Nov 12 2018 · 1hr 6mins
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Activate Bold Choices (13) Donna Smith

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Today on Activate Bold Choices your host Robin Joy and her guest Donna Smith talk about story, entrepreneurship and living in your own power as a veteran, reverend and so much more.
Nov 03 2018 · 58mins