Meet "Dr. Donna"



How does a
cross-cultural psychologist
corporate trainer become
an impresario?

Read the 'story' of
World Arts Now
in the Miami Herald

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Dr. Donna Goldstein

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An introduction to our
Managing Director


Dr. Donna L. Goldstein, the Managing Director of Development Associates International, is a respected corporate psychologist and executive coach.  She is considered a leading authority on innovation, organizational vitality, emotional intelligence, executive resilience and other cutting edge topics. She has served on the adjunct graduate faculty of several universities.

Working in South Florida for over 20 years, Dr. Goldstein has trained over 100,000 individuals and provided team-building, training, and consulting to more than 300 organizations worldwide. She is the personal coach to dozens of executives and entrepreneurs. As the Corporate Training Manager for the Life Insurance Company of Georgia, she developed pioneering wellness, quality and training interventions, which became industry benchmarks.

Dr. Donna 's practice has expanded to become a group of associates in the human resource consulting and training fields that enable organizations and teams to improve service, productivity, retention and profits. 

More balance, more focus, more sanity Dr. Donna and her associates work as catalysts to maximize the potential of an organization's board, management, executives, staff and teams.  On the individual level, Dr. Donna and the DAInt Associates work as executive or professional mentors and as personal career coaches and life counselors. 

The Associates' scope has also grown with the need to provide expert speakers and professional presentations for corporate events and business functions that range from the educational and enjoyable to entertaining and informative for spouses, children and after-hours events.

Development Associates International's clients have included organizations of all sizes, representing many industries, including Barclays Bank, Kimberly-Clark, SEIKO, Marriott Hotels, MTV Networks, Cayman Airways, Motorola, United Parcel Service, Jefferson Pilot Communications, the Sun Sentinel, Mobil Oil, Avaya and IBM.

The firm has provided training and curriculum development for over 25 universities and school systems and 45 government agencies including the Centers for Disease Control, the Dept. of Transportation, and Palm Beach County. Dr. Donna has assisted dozens of non-profits, such as the High Museum of Art, Habitat for Humanity, and the March of Dimes.

A frequent speaker and facilitator at local, national and international events, Dr. Donna's inspiring messages have challenged organizations such as the American Press Institute and the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research, in seven countries.

Dr. Goldstein holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology and a post-Masters certification in Organizational Development. She received her Doctorate in Adult Education/Human Resource Development from Florida International University. Her dissertation demonstrated the benefits of cross-cultural training for global executives.

Her work is featured in over twenty recent books, including 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, the Managing Diversity program in Twenty Active Training Programs, and each of McGraw Hill's 1997-2005 Training, Organizational Development and Performance Sourcebooks. She writes regularly for the South Florida Business Journal, and the international publication Customers First. Dr. Donna is often interviewed on radio and TV. 

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