Steve Donahue

Steve Donahue

Victoria, British Columbia
Change & Engagement Expert, Sahara Adventurer, Bestselling Author, Story Guru
Steve Donahue is a top leadership speaker, world traveler, and bestselling author of Shifting Sands, a leadership classic and corporate change and engagement expert. Steve Donahue shares his epic story of change and helps leaders build high-performance cultures that thrive in a changing environment with outrageously engaged employees.
  • Change Management
  • Communications
  • Employee Management
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Business Growth
  • Business Management
  • Conference
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Healthcare
  • Inspirational
  • Lifestyle & Health
  • Motivation


Telling the tale of his daring desert odyssey – Steve Donahue unpacks the secrets of the epic story as a leadership tool.  His research reveals how to achieve epic results by energizing culture and careers with this classic narrative. Steve has an epic story from the Sahara. Leaders need one too.  Learn to thrive on your shifting sands of change with the same story-based system that builds blockbuster films and packs sports stadiums to capacity.

A spellbinding storyteller with a stand-up comedian’s timing, Steve’s epic conference ‘ThemeWeaver®” program has transformed meetings around the globe.  His high-energy presentations feature a perfect blend of humour, inspiration and ideas to turn talented teams into high-performing heroes.

Steve is a bestselling author, filmmaker and business revolutionary in narrative science. Steve Donahue’s first two books, Shifting Sands and Follow Your Compass are international bestsellers.  Tell an Epic Story will be published in 2018.  Steve Donahue has addressed over 1,000 organizations on 4 continents including many of the Fortune 50.



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Steve Donahue Topic Presentations

tell an epic story - 5 minutes a day to greatness

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  • People want more than a job. They want to feel like heroes and heroines on a noble quest. Steve Donahue deciphers the code of the world’s oldest story type to build high performance cultures that are purpose driven and change ready. Learn the 5 Key Components of The Epic Story® to transform your company and career in minutes a day.

lead epic change - face the future fearlessly

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  • In a world of change one thing is constant – “The Epic Story”.  Its structure has remained intact for 4,000 years because it is the eternal narrative of transformation and triumph.  If you want epic change you need an “Epic Story”.  Unleash your narrative intelligence to thrive on disruption, inspire innovation and create new opportunities.

build an epic team - triumph together

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  • The Iliad and the Odyssey are epic stories. So is Kung Fu Panda. Epic stories have created committed companions since the dawn of civilization. Story-savvy leaders can harness the power of this ancient narrative to overcome generational differences, fuel collaboration and achieve epic results. Create a culture of greatness with your own “Epic Story”.

epic conference theme-weaver® - make your meeting magical

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  • Every conference tells a story.  Take charge of your narrative with Steve Donahue’s “Theme-Weaver®”.  He attends your entire event delivering one or more keynotes.  Steve interacts with delegates and weaves their experiences with key concepts from other presenters in entertaining updates.  Wrap up your next conference the one they’ll talk about for years with this innovative approach to program planning.


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Steve Donahue keynote speaker is an expert presenter and has a wide range of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. Steve Donahue delivers keynotes, workshops & training sessions. They may also host or emcee events. Hire Steve Donahue from Victoria, British Columbia for your event to inspire the audience to take action and make change in their work and their lives. Your workplace will benefit from our keynote speaker and their keynote talks and speeches will shift the mindsets or behaviours for the audience members in Canada. 

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Are you looking to hire Steve Donahue for your event? Steve Donahue Victoria, British Columbia is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Steve Donahue is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Steve Donahue is an expert keynote presenter and speaks on wide variety of topics. Hiring a great speaker for your event is important and working with a thought leader like Steve Donahue from Speakers Canada’s roster will engage audiences into the content of the presentation to bring awareness and a fresh perspective for their approach to their work and their lives. Book Steve Donahue to educate, motivate and activate the audience through an interactive and entertaining presentation at corporate meetings and gatherings.

Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Steve Donahue creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Steve Donahue from Victoria, British Columbia offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Steve Donahue is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Steve Donahue focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Steve Donahue will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Steve Donahue’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Steve Donahue speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

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Steve Donahue is an expert professional key note speaker with a lot of experience speaking and delivering engaging talks to organizations and audiences in Canada. Each of Speaker Bureau Canada’s talent have different ways to assess their fees, and Steve Donahue speaker fee ranges depending on the size of the audience, event format (in person or virtual), event location, and if the organization booking them is a non profit, association, government department/government agency or business/corporation. The speakers we work with are flexible with their fees, and it is important for us to learn more about your event before we approach them, as it is our role to work for you, and to help you find a speaker within budget. 

Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Steve Donahue to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Steve Donahue for your event. As Steve Donahue's agent and as a Canadian top speaker bureau and talent agency for speakers, we are able to propose each event opportunity from each host organization’s behalf to try to help you get in touch with Steve Donahue and confirm them for your in person or online meeting/event. We can also provide and advise on the booking process and potentially negotiate their fee. Speakers Canada is a client focused speaker agency, and we work for you in finding good speakers for your team meetings and booking processes.

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