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A renaissance woman; A great role model; knows how to get past no and empowers others to do the same, it never occurs to her that it can’t be done! read more
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KEYNOTE SPEAKING: LEADERSHIP 101
Military secrets to Command Your Future
General Barbisch (ret) will help you empower your Dream; Learn your path; Do what it takes; Become the architect of your future in business and in life see more
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LEADERSHIP LESSONS-LEARNED
Military leadership translates to life experience
Leading a group of business managers, a platoon, or your neighborhood community group, General Barbisch (ret) can help you take command and make a difference. read more
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STANDING OUT
Make your difference count
As the only female Vietnam Veterans in the Army War College class of ‘96, then Colonel Barbisch led the way check it out!
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DETERRENCE LECTURE SERIES

Building resilient societies is critical to deterring terrorism. See General (ret) Barbisch in action as she joins a renowned group of experts to critically review the Council on Foreign Relations’ Report: World at Risk: Report of the Commission on the prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism. view more
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NETWORKING: A CRITICAL ELEMENT

Networking is all about building relationships with other successful people, solving problems, and creating opportunities to Take Command Your Future. take a look!
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PROUDLY SERVED
My time as an Army Nurse In Vietnam...
..Was one of the most rewarding and character building times of my life. view gallery
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AS AN ARMY NURSE
Proud to Serve
Proud to Serve check it out!
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LIVE LIFE – LOVE LIFE
Make Sure You Take Time For Yourself
Balance is critical in successful careers
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A TIME TO REMEMBER

General (Ret) Barbisch and colleagues lay a wreath at the American Cemetery in the village of Margraten, The Netherlands. see more
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DONNA BARBISCH PROFILE

Major General (Retired) Donna Barbisch, DHA, MPH, is a dynamic role model, leader and agent for change. She is dedicated to developing organizational and individual leadership potential and helping you to become the architect of your future.  General Barbisch is an internationally acclaimed speaker and subject matter expert in disaster preparedness and resiliency who moves people to action.

Donna Barbisch started her military career as a Private First Class in the Army Student Nurse Program and rose to the rank of Major General over a military career spanning more than 38 years.  Today Donna Barbisch is the President of Global Deterrence Alternatives, a consulting business focused on deterring terrorism and building capacity to manage disasters.  She works nationally and internationally to improve preparedness and works with think tanks and executive boards to develop strategic solutions to complex issues.  General Barbisch has been described as a visionary with an entrepreneurial approach to emerging threats.

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TESTIMONIALS

General Barbisch is an outstanding leader and an inspiring mentor for the Washington Scholars program. Her professional while unassuming approach engages the Scholars on many levels. She has an innate ability to connect with her audience. With her guidance the Scholar develop their individual leadership philosophy to address some of the most challenging issues facing our nation. General Barbisch is a must have in our leadership development program.

Rear Admiral Jim Carey, Founder & Chairman
Future Leaders for America Board of Trustees
The Washington Scholars Fellowship Program
www.WashingtonScholars.org

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KEYNOTE SPEECHES

"Take Command of Your Future”

Hear General Barbisch's secret to success of how to Dream * Learn* Do * Become the person you want to be.  You will be inspired by this commanding but approachable leader as she shares her journey from a young 2nd Lieutenant in Vietnam to a Two Star General in the Pentagon, all the while raising a family and managing a successful career.

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IN THE NEWS

Donna Barbisch named President of Capitol Hill Village, an organization dedicated to "Building quality life on Capitol Hill.  Our mission says Barbisch, is" to sustain and enrich the community of Capitol Hill residents for the long term."  Read more on Capitol Hill Village.

See Major General (Ret) Donna Barbisch in her interview on Women in the Military:  Stories of Service.

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ON LEADERSHIP

Hear firsthand how General Barbisch overcame obstacles and masterfully navigated the system to become one of the first women in the Army Reserve to reach the rank of Two Star General.  Her adventures highlight how she simultaneously became a highly respected civilian leader, educator, and change agent without sacrificing family and friends.  General Barbisch's experiences will motivate you to optimize what you "Do"  and will help you "Become" the vision in your "Dream."  You will be empowered to Dream - Learn - Do - Become and Take Command of Your Future.

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