Author - Keynote Speaker - Workshop Leader

“Wonderful! Inspirational!”

– Jane Fonda

Donna Henes is a celebrated author, popular speaker, ceremonialist and workshop leader whose humor, insight and wisdom have inspired thousands of people worldwide to discover the joy of empowered living and the satisfaction of making positive change in the world. Her dynamic interactive presentations generate enthusiasm and spirited resolve in audiences both large and small. 

Donna Henes has published five books and writes for The Huffington Post, as well as UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum and Beliefnet. A noted ritual expert, she serves as a ritual consultant for motion pictures. She has been interviewed on numerous television and radio programs and featured in national publications.

Motivation & Inspiration Leadership

Women's Empowerment

Religion & Spirituality Community Building

Personal Growth

Spiritual Development

Affirmative Aging

Ceremony & Celebration 

Peace and Eco Response-Ability

Motivational Speaker

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Fees vary depending upon the nature of the speaking engagement or workshop.

To schedule an appointment to discuss your needs, contact me by email  or call 718-857-1343.


For Companies & Organizations

Office blessings, groundbreakings and dedications, keynote presentations, team building and stress reduction workshops, and more.


Community Workshops & Ceremonies

Transformative public ceremonies, blessings and eco-events for creative interaction, celebration, and communion.


Queen of Myself Workshops

Based on Mama Donna's book, Queen of Myself, workshops that offer inspiration for living with Purpose, Passion and Power.

Download a printable brochure on speaking, workshop and presentation offerings

Selected Testimonials

Unofficial Commissioner of Public Spirit of NYC.
—The New Yorker Magazine

Insightful, funny, a treasure....
Olympia Dukakis

... a once in a lifetime experience we will long remember and long treasure.
David A, Paterson, Governor NY State

Mama Donna’s wise words and presence reminded us of who we are and where we’ve been — in a way no book ever could.
Dondeena Bradley, Director, PepsiCo Nutrition Venture

Donna is an eloquent, riveting and knowledgeable speaker... I highly recommend [her] as a speaker for your organization.
— Susan Duval, Producer, Susan Duval Seminars, Doylestown, PA

See her if you get the opportunity. You will be changed, and for the better.
— S.T., Champlain, IL

Motivational Speaker and Workshop Leader

Key Notes, Workshops & Breakout Sessions


Conference Key Notes

Akasha Con Conference, Poughkeepsie, NY

Goddess Culture Conference - The American Museum of Natural History, NYC

Pepsico Nutrition Ventures, NYC

The Athena Festival, Denver, CO

The Everyday Goddess Conference, Madison ,WI

The International Goddess Festival, Glastonbury, England

Unitarian Universalist WomenSpirit Conference, Chicago, IL

Unitarian Universalist WomenSpirit Conference, Highland, NC

Women’s Organizations

Isis Institute of Women’s Studies, Austin, TX

Rock the Change Global Summit

Society of Woman Geographers, NYC and Washington, DC

The Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine, CA

The Magdalene Center, Los Angeles, CA

Wise Woman Center, Woodstock, NY

Wello Women, NYC

Women of Intention, Harrisburg, PA

Women’s Gifting Circle, NYC

Women’s Rites Center, NYC

Women’s Wellness Society,  NYC 

Women of Wisdom, Seattle, WA

New Age & Wellness Centers

Center for Spiritual Fitness, Dallas, TX

Creative Healing Institute, Fairfax, VA

Kripalu Institute for Yoga and Health, Lenox, MA

Lava Hot Springs Healing Center, Lava Hot Springs, ID

Learning Annex, NYC

Omega Institute of Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck, NY

Rowe Conference Center, Rowe, MA

Someday Farm Spiritual Center, Killingworth, CT

The Inner Voyage: Costa Romantica Learning Cruise, Caribbean Sea 

The Mountain Retreat & Conference Centers, Inc., Highland, NC

The NY Open Center, NYC

Clubs and Societies

Arts & Healing Network, Sausalito, CA 

Education Association, Bergen County, NJ

Metaphysical Society, New Hope, PA

The Connecticut Astrological Society, Old Wethersfield, CT 

Religious Institutions

Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Wappinger Falls, NY

Pebble Hill Curch, Doylestown, PA

Pleasant Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, Garland, TX

Society for Ethical Culture, NYC

The Ethical Culture Society of New York

Tillman Chapel - Church Center at the United Nations, NYC

Universalist Unitarian Church, Harrisburg, PA

Universalist Unitarian Fellowship of the Poconos, Stroudsburg, PA

Medical Facilities & Associations

Association of Spirituality and Psychology, NYC

Lutheran Medical Center Women’s Health Partnership, Brooklyn, NY 

Manhattan Psychiatric Center, NYC

Maple Grove Cemetery, Queens, NY

The Health and Wellness Center of Doylestown Hospital, Werring, PA

Trauma Study Group, NYC

Westchester Medical Center Pastoral Care Program, Valhalla, NY

Science Centers

Connamora Nature Conservancy, Dallas, TX

Inventure Place - The National Inventors Hall of Fame, Akron, OH

Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ

Civic Events

New York Earth Day, NYC

Quadracentennial Celebration of NY State


Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA

Bronx Museum of Art Bronx, NY

Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Socrates Sculpture PArk, Queens, NY

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, NYC

The Rubin Museum, NYC

Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

Colleges and Universities

Albright College, Reading, PA

Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH

Bishop’s University Sherbrook, Quebec, Canada

Columbia University, NYC

Dawson College Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Egmont Hojskolen Odder, Denmark

Graduate Center of the City University of New York, NYC

Hartford Art College, Hartford, CT

JFK University, Berkeley, CA

LaGuardia Community College, Queens, NY

Lakehead University Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

New School for Social Research, NYC

New York University School of Social Work, NYC

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Oberlin University, Oberlin, OH

Open University of Israel

Parsons School of Design, NYC

Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX

The Cooper Union, NYC

The Learning Annex, NYC

The Open University of Israel