Standing at seven foot, two inches tall, James Donaldson stands above the crowd in more ways than physical stature. His stories about making the right choices, overcoming fear and self-doubt, and staying resilient and goal focused in the face of tough challenges routinely bring audiences to their feet.
Audience members from business executives to youth groups to guests at major industry conferences walk away standing taller, thinking more boldly, and believing in unlimited possibilities that they can make happen in their lives and work.
If your audience is seeking this kind of inspiration, James Donaldson, a 30-year veteran business entrepreneur, author, former NBA All-Star, and passionate contributor to a host of community causes, is the perfect choice for your next conference, keynote, or industry event.
James Donaldson is an in-demand keynote speaker and the author of Standing Above the Crowd. His most popular topics can be presented as a keynote or breakout session.
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In 2017, Donaldson underwent several life impactful experiences, in which he learned to reach out for help, seek medical advice, bring together a tight intimate group of friends, all at the same time, staying away from harmful substances such as drugs and alcohol, which only would've exacerbated the situation. Mental health issues, continue to plague our country, especially in this new millennium. Donaldson has been "there and done that", and now can relate better than most for anyone going through life's challenges, and facing very difficult decisions and choices to make.
Donaldson is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. Most people would be surprised to learn that he didn't start playing basketball until he was a junior in high school. His late start in the sport didn't stop him from becoming top player for Washington State University (79) and earning a place among NBA All-Stars in 1988. His professional basketball career included playing time with the Seattle Supersonics, San Diego/L.A Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, and Utah Jazz. He also played for several teams in Spain, Italy, and Greece and toured with the Harlem Globetrotters. His dedication to excellence and discipline to practice served to set him apart and earned him a place in the Pac-10 Sports Hall of Fame and the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2010, Donaldson was elected as a board member for the NBA Retired Players Association.