Originally from Texas, I’ve lived on three continents, in four countries, and in 17 cities in my life – more than half of it in Germany. I was a professor teaching world literature and film at a famous, liberal arts college in the USA when, in 1994, the world wide web caught my attention and enthusiasm for the possibilities of digital communication.

Shortly thereafter, I moved to Hamburg and started working in the marketing communications industry. All told, I spent 23 years in international business development for some of Europe’s leading marketing communications agencies. That’s more than two decades spent helping companies, brands and employees to achieve greater financial growth and become more successful and content in their work. Some of the agencies and brands I worked for include:

CKS • marchFIRST • divine/BluePier • (BBDO) Interone • Philipp und Keuntje • Serviceplan

Toyota/Lexus Europe • Lufthansa • Thomas Cook • Alitalia • Nokia • adidas • DWS • Sanex • Haspa Bank • Blackberry • OTTO • Sennheiser • Duravit • Rabenhorst • BRITA • METRO Group

In 2019 I began working as an independent business development trainer with the goal of passing along my proven methods to marketing communications agencies. My intention is to help this industry to approach business development in a more successful, meaningful and motivating way.

BDVT approved Business Trainer
(“German professional association for trainers, advisors and coaches”)
Bridgehouse Certified Training Professional
Persolog (DISC) certified Trainer


Dr. Donna K. Heizer
Friedrich-Kirsten-Straße 3
22391 Hamburg, Germany
 +49 151 5270 2606

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