Jenn Donahue

Jenn Donahue is a leadership coach, engineer and entrepreneur with 25 years as a member of the US Navy. Over the course of her career, Donahue has led operations around the globe, from building a bridge in the middle of an Iraqi war zone to constructing combat outposts in deserts filled with insurgents. Known as the "Earthquake Doc," Donahue successfully spearheaded earthquake and tsunami reconnaissance missions in Samoa and Japan, designed the seismic plans for a bridge over the Panama Canal, and has served as the seismology expert at five nuclear power plants. As founder of JL Donahue Engineering — a globally recognized boutique seismic analysis and engineering firm — Donahue has worked with a wide range of clients, including PG&E, Duke Energy, National Chevron Phillips, the city of Anchorage, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).

I Had It All Wrong—Until I Learned To Trust

Self-reliance is an occupational hazard for corporate leaders. But if we don't learn to trust others to do the job right, we become the bottlenecks holding our companies back.
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