Being Average is out. Being Memorable is in. But how do we stand out as notable professionals in a world that spins to win at the speed of light?

Join Weichert in Waco Friday, Feb 16 2018 for a trending conversation on your resilient leadership skills. Learn tools and techniques to take your performance to peak levels regardless of your circumstances. Commit to considering a different way of working in the world that celebrates the power of languaging and the passion of purpose.

DonnaLyn Giegerich MBA CIC RYT has helped thousands of leaders “improve their groove” in business and life. As a national conference keynoter, corporate trainer, resilience coach and wellness warrior, she is passionate about helping others lead to succeed. She’s here today to share what’s possible for you as a real estate renegade and persistent producer of results. She’s worked with executives at fortune 500 companies to emerging entrepreneurs from California to Cornell. In addition to being the President/CEO of DLG Consulting, DonnaLyn maintains business interests in two NJ insurance agencies, is a licensed realtor/title agent and college economics professor. She is an entrepreneurial consultant for the Small Business Administration at America’s Small Business Development Center and co-founder of an award winning non profit. To recharge, she teaches yoga around the globe in the sun for fun.

My last leadership conference keynote in Vegas for the National Association of Insurance Premium Auditors confirmed a number of positive trends:

1. All generations of “smart” auditors are busy at work listening, collaborating and relating with one another to showcase a higher level of innovative thinking in the insurance industry.
2. All the leaders I met agreed that emotional engagement and caring about colleagues while delivering excellent work product will continue to be the imperative for work well done in the future.
3.  Embracing humility, curiosity and bias awareness will continue to be key leadership qualities as humans add value to work in a world of smart technology.

Would you agree? A great summer read for you might be Humility is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age by Ed Hess. I’d love to hear your reviews!

If you’d like to build some humility this summer, join us for an hour of outdoor yoga. We’re here every Saturday until Labor Day 8:30am $10 pp suggested.
A portion of proceeds goes to send more “to sea for free” at our award winning non-profit, KickCancerOverboard.

Humility was at the center of our summit of Mount Washington this summer! Learn more about our teamwork and tenacity at for the blogpost entitled “Rocky Resilience” or read my “Living Well” August column at
Presented recently on Reinvention and Resiliency at Monmouth County Workforce Development for executives in transition. If you or someone you know is interested in refining their engagement skills, feel free to drop me a line at Local workshops in motion.                                                                       

Thanks for being part of our humble community,                                                           
DonnaLyn Giegerich MBA, CIC, RYT
President, DLG Consulting Red Bank NJ
Keynotes, Consulting & Success Coaching..  
@DonnaLynSpeaks on FB/ Twitter

DonnaLyn has been helping executives and leadership talent succeed with the intersection of her business building, conference speaking and wellness life. Catch her between keynotes and client care at 732-547-0894 for a conversation about your goals.

Join us this Sat 2-4pm at Monmouth Park’s Turf Club for some stress busting yoga to benefit Women that Build at Habitat for Humanity. Look for local wellness leadership and enjoy a wide array of talented teachers while we network on and off the mat! $20pp Excited to be presenting with #SynergyYoga #MonmouthBeachYoga #AKneadedVacation #DNBEvents #DebHeptigYoga

I will be keynoting on effective leadership trends next week at another national business conference in Vegas. Have a favorite spa/show/yoga venue recommendation post business? Send your recommendations to for a free day pass to YogaOnTheLake this season. #SaturdaysRock #8:30AM #Memorial-LaborDay

Busy coaching leaders on presentation skills. Need a refresher? Mention this enews for a 10% discount. Offer through April 30. “Your expertise as a professional speaker is helping me uplevel my presentation skills at our events. Thank you for your honest, informed critique delivered in an encouraging manner!” Dawn D., Executive Director

We’re KickingCancerOverboard next to send more #ToSeaForFree at Runapalooza marathon. Want to join our NJMarathon April 30 volunteer teams? Send an email at to join the fun. Thanks for all you do!

DonnaLyn has been helping executives and leadership talent succeed with the intersection of her entrepreneurial, speaking and wellness life. Catch her between keynotes and client care at 732-547-0894 for a conversation about your goals.

First 100 Attendees will get a filled swag bag! Free prizes!
Join in on the fun and take a master yoga class at Monmouth Park Racetrack’s Turf Room. Fantastic instructors from local yoga studios are getting together to give a master class to benefit Habitat For Humanity of Monmouth County on earth day.

April 22 from 2:00-4:00 at 175 Oceanport Ave in Oceanport, NJ 07757

The Cost is $20 ahead of time and $25 at the door

There will be swag bags for the first 100 attendees and prizes! One lucky winner for 2 tickets to the Taste For Homes event which will take place on May 15th at the  Oyster Point Hotel.

Please bring your own yoga mat and towel.

  • Jennifer Portman from Synergy Yoga in Fair Haven
  • Donnalyn Giegerich from Yoga On The Lake Summer Series in Middletown
  • Regina Golden from Coba Yoga in Little Silver
  • Georgette Kaftan from Monmouth Beach Yoga
  • Melissa Beveridge from MBee Well
  • Nicole Lerario from Kneaded Vacation Massage
  • Debi Heptig from Bodhi Connect LLC
  • Kristin Gould from Synergy Yoga in Fair Haven

Please click here to register today!


Tickets for our annual Valentine’s Day Brunch are now available! We have so many NEW & FUN things in store for you this year including a Tunnel of Love Photobooth, Wine Toss Game and TONS of incredible auction items! PLUS everyone who buys a ticket is entered into a drawing to win a vacation to the Grenadine Caribbean Islands!! You don’t want to miss out!

More info and tickets are available here! Valentine’s Day Brunch to Benefit The Monmouth County SPCA


DonnaLyn and Ted (past Spinnaker Award Winners) and Bruce from Rockit! (2016 Spinnaker Award Winner) would like to invite to you their Holiday Party and Fundraiser. For those of you, who are not familiar with Rockit!, the following youtube idideos speak for themselves:

(Video links here)

* 3 hour concert * 4 course buffet dinner * 5 star cause

Please join us and help us make a difference! Sunday December 18, 2017
Buona Sera Palazzo at the
St. George Greek Orthodox Church  Cultural Center
1033 West Park Avenue, Ocean Twp, NJ 07712

We recently returned from a nine day tour of the Pacific Coast Highway in scenic California. Here’s what we were reminded of as a result of our surfin safari:

1. We’re all connected. We started our trip with a business conference in sippin Sonoma wine country. I keynoted at a senior insurance leader luncheon for the International Association of Claims Professionals. The topic was leadership resilience and the conversation with colleagues was connecting and encouraging for many. When we engage fully, we’re reminded of our collective efforts to insure, restore and endure as we share and craft meaningful solutions to life’s challenges. As Liane Cordes once shared, “Continuous effort…not strength or intellect is the key to unlocking our full human potential.” It’s great to be smart, but the long term imperative is to be effective, connecting and resilient.

2. There is an opportunity to create value everywhere. Social psychology is the scientific study on how we think about, influence and relate to one another. Long after the networking was done at this business conference, we continued to create meaningful connections with old friends from prior lives to new friends at trendy coffee shops. Exercising interest in others and being skilled at eliciting thoughtful responses always pays dividends on and off the job.

3. We are at our best when we have the courage to seek out new experiences or stretch assignments. Whether we ‘re finally having courageous conversations or losing ourselves to a passionate cause, we’re reminded that life doesn’t come with a money back guarantee. Going after what we want or feel compelled to share, especially if we’re up against established interests, requires our best energies without any certainly that we’ll be bridging any gaps. But it appears that the happiest people in the world are the ones that embrace the challenge for the benefit of the cause with courage and conviction. They learn so much by living for something outside themselves that the joy is in the struggle, not in the coveted prize.

Elevating Your Engagement

The American Society of Interior Designers believes that outstanding design can transform lives. Engaging well can have similar results if we remain committed to forging meaningful relationships. ASID’s recent state conference at the Molly Pitcher Inn in historic Red Bank, NJ gave members an opportunity to learn new skills and revisit teflon tips on how to continue to provide value for design clients while prioritizing self care.

So, if we agree as industry professionals that the ultimate deliverable is to help transform our client’s lives through design and authentic engagement, how can we stay on point post conference? Here are three tips to help you stay resilient in sharing your time and talent:

1. Stay current. The good news is data is a click away but are we stuck in myopic silos? It’s not enough to be a design expert if we’re trying to attract millennial talent to grow our business. Learn how they think, what they prioritize and how they could be a distinctly skilled advantage in your growth plans. Develop relationships that prioritize curiosity in lieu of judgement for productive success.

2. Manage your expectations. As Beth Comstock, vice chair at GE shares, we’re all spending our days managing tension. Practice patience. Develop a stress reduction plan that works for you. Research shows that the greatest leaders allow compassion to drive their teams, alongside focus and decisive action.

3. Be humble. Inc. magazine recently reported that 20% of CEO’s are psychopaths. Are you prioritizing skills and talent at the expense of character, empathy and team building success? The highest performing teams feel psychologically safe and free to create according to a compelling study recently conducted at Google. How is your company culture and how are you supporting a more enlightened leadership style? Feel free to share your thoughts at

DonnaLyn Giegerich MBA CIC RYT is an integrated business/wellness thoughtleader that helps brands build results. Learn more at and @DonnaLynSpeaks on FB & Twitter. Have a conversation at 732-547-0894.