Hi from Deb Donnell
Welcome to my online home. Thanks for stopping by to find out more about our mutual interests. This website focuses on the transformative journey of personal development and building a substantial life through entrepreneurship.
In particular, my goal is to guide you through your transformative journey by sharing stories, tips, tools, resources and more. Anything I share is either from my own experience, or has undergone deep dive research and due diligence testing by me, or people in my network of trusted advisors.
Please have a look through the articles and other content here, or download a complimentary copy of my book, Your Transformative Journey. This is an overview of your Heroic Quest to discover your true value and uniqueness, and get the tools and resources to live with purpose.
It is my hope that you'll find a gem to inspire you to take the next step in your journey now...
To empower you to discover what makes your heart sing, and pursue passion-based ventures.
You Are the Hero in Your Life Story
You have a story to tell, one where you are the hero in your life, not a participant in other people's.
In your story, you travel from your ordinary world to discover the valuable diamonds that are buried and hidden deep inside of you. And just like any heroic tale, you will meet mentors and make allies, face enemies and tricksters, and overcome obstacles and challenges.
As you travel into the deep unknown, you will learn much about yourself, develop new skills, and grow stronger. You will find treasure, in the form of valuable diamonds, which you will want to share with others. On your return to the ordinary world, you may choose to become a thought leader, to build an authoritative business, and empower others in your communities.
Good Mentors Travel With You
"A mentor enables a person to achieve. A hero shows what achievement looks like."
—John C. Mather
Many times in my own life journey, I have travelled ahead of you. I've gone deep into the special worlds of personal development, entrepreneurship, publishing, and technology. I have fought and overcome demons, shape-shifters, and shadows. I have returned with many multi-faceted diamonds which I am sharing with you here, and in other projects I am involved with (these are presented within the content I publish).
As you travel your journey, I hope to travel some of the way with you, to guide you on the path of self-reflection when you need it, or to be your ally along the way. I look forward to connecting with you on the road ahead, to sit by the campfire, share stories, and lot's more.
May you find strong mentors and allies on your journey, and the diamonds you seek hidden inside.
Articles to Read
Please note: At the time of the earthquakes, and in the first two years after, I ran a website under the domain name CafeReflections.com. I posted many articles and images about my Canterbury Earthquake experiences there. In recent times I … Read More
World Thinking Day / Christchurch Earthquake 8th Anniversary This date has been a day of reflection for as long as I can remember. As a child, I was a Brownie, and a Girl Guide, and so this was Thinking Day … Read More
What happens to your entrepreneurial endeavours when unexpected disasters or major events hit you? These are seldom expected, arrive when you can least afford them, and create an overwhelming level of stress. Most solo entrepreneurs or small businesses sink all … Read More
Sounds Historical with Jim Sullivan on Radio New Zealand interview from 19 June 2011. I was interviewed about the book I was working on at the time of the February 2011 earthquakes, Café Reflections. This programme gives listeners their chance … Read More
Christchurch City Libraries reviews books by Deb Donnell – Cafe Reflections and Responders, both focusing on the Christchurch Earthquakes. They are two very interesting books with a unique perspective on the earthquakes and Christchurch. About Cafe Reflections: “This is not … Read More
360 Documentaries (ABC Radio Australia), interviewed me in June 2013 about my books, Café Reflections: Christchurch City 1975-2012 and Responders: The New Zealand Volunteer Response Teams Christchurch Deployments (co-authored with Pete Seager). You can listen to 360 Documentaries on ABC’s website … Read More
My Books and Services
YOU101: Your Transformative Journey
YOU101 – Your Transformative Journey: Making the Conscious Decision to Explore Your Unconscious Self. A KESWIN™ Mini-Guide YOU101. Your Quest Begins Here: Be the Hero Who Seeks Treasure! Purchase now from Keswin Publishing by clicking on the Buy Now button. Link will take you the PDF format. Other formats: all ebook formats including Kindle $7.99, and print paperback $24.99.
Shout Me A Virtual Coffee!
I have a favour to ask. My best insights come when I’m writing in a café, so if you’ve received value from my website, I’d appreciate if you could shout me a virtual coffee! When you do this, you can ask me a question, which I’ll answer via a Q&A interview blog post. See below for more info. Thanks.
Responders: Christchurch Earthquake
Responders tells the story of the New Zealand Response Team Community’s first time in history where their skills were needed at one event, the 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake. Purchase this product from Keswin Publishing Ltd – click on the Buy Responders button.
Hire Deb Donnell – 60 Minute Session
Do you need help discovering what makes your heart sing and pursuing your passion-based venture? If yes, leverage off my expertise through a coaching, mentoring, or consulting 60 minute session (60 minutes = 1 Qty). Read description below for more information.
Christchurch 3rd Edition
Christchurch Then and Now, 3rd Edition takes the reader on a full colour tour of Christchurch, New Zealand, and other earthquake impacted areas of Canterbury. Comparison images show the transformative journey of the region. Click on the button below to purchase now from my publisher, Keswin Publishing.
Creating Published Diamonds
Share your valuable rough diamond legacy. A natural diamond is forever. A quality book comes very close.
If you have a story to tell, or knowledge to share, Creating Published Diamonds will provide an easy to follow introduction on how to create a legacy that will make you immortal.
Purchase now from Keswin Publishing by clicking on the Buy Now button.