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Donald Van De Mark:Traits of Successful People

Donald Van De Mark:Traits of Successful People
Donald Van de Mark is the author of,The Good Among the Great which profiles the best and brightest leaders Donald has interviewed in his over twenty years as a broadcast journalist at CNN,CNBC and PBS. The book weaves the successful traits of good leaders with pioneering psychologist Abraham Maslow's research into individuals with exceptionally healthy and happy psyches.

As a former anchorman at CNN and CNBC, Donald has interviewed hundreds of successful leaders in business and politics, including: Jack Welch, Starbucks' Howard Schultz, Intel's Andy Grove, Charles Schwab, Bill Bradley, Body Shop Founder Anita Roddick, best-selling authors such as Stephen Covey, Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and many more. He distills their wisdom in the corporate training video,The Wisdom of Caring Leaders.

In 1999, Van de Mark co-founded baby boomer website MyPrimeTime. While overseeing editorial content, Van de Mark wrote and anchored two television series, "Great Entrepreneurs" and "Great Leaders" both of which appeared on PBS. Prior to MyprimeTime, he served as the anchor of "Moneyweek" on CNN, "Street Sweep", "Biz Buzz", and "Entrepreneurs Only" on the CNNfn TV network. In addition to anchoring the latter three shows, Van de Mark played a key role in creating them as well as "The Media Show" and "Washington Unwrapped." During his time as a correspondent on "The Moneyline Newshour", Van de Mark broke the 1998 story about the near collapse of the Long Term Capital Management hedge fund.

Before arriving at CNN, Van de Mark was director of corporate communications for QVC, serving as deputy to chairman and CEO Barry Diller during the period that QVC attempted takeovers of Paramount Communications and CBS. Prior to his time at QVC, Van de Mark spent nearly 10 years as a business and political news reporter in Washington, D.C. He worked at CNBC covering five Group of Seven economic summits and was nominated for a Cable Ace Award for a three-part series on China.

Donald was raised in Toronto and New England and holds a B.A. in political science from Tufts University.

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Recent Webcasts:

NY Institute of Finance: The Wisdom of Caring Leaders

Listen to the American Management Association's webcast on Profiles of Leadership featuring Donald Van de Mark

Testimonials:

"We at ASTDNY were very happy at the quality of your presentation and the content. I know you were surrounded by many of our members after the presentation who expressed their enthusiasm for the topic. But what you didn't know was the level of impact on many others in the room who spoke with me and other board members. The subject matter hit our members on a very personal level and several confided in me of their emotional triumphs of success, despite dysfunctional family backgrounds, impoverished conditions, or lack of self esteem.

As I mentioned in my closing remarks that night, this kind of program is a new area for us at ASTDNY. It is the "Development" portion of T&D. After your speech, we now know how important this is to our members." Lance Tukell, President, American Society of Training & Development - NY Metro Chapter

"I thought your presentation in Beaumaris was excellent and carry with me on a daily basis the thoughts, particularly of successful people in seeing reality as it really is (sounds simple but it is not; there are so many lenses and paradigms) and connecting the dots. The attributes you mentioned are right on point and lead me to consider things differently in my daily life." Hugh W. Nevin, Jr., Director, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.

"Thank you for providing us with such a well done, smart, entertaining presentation. I learned so much from you presenting the Top 4 Character Traits of Highly Successful People." Rainey Gray-Gross, Sales & Production Manager, Union Trust Mortgage Services