Donna Carter is a Cultural Creative. Whether it is demonstrated through vibrant colour and interesting texture in her art or an elegant metaphor in her writing, Donna lives to create. She sees her creative expression as a way to influence others to seek beauty in life, live intentionally, and embrace their Creator. She graduated from Mount Royal University’s faculty of Interior Design and Architecture in 1981 and practised as a designer for over twenty years. Since giving up her interior design practise to pursue her second career as a best-selling author and international speaker, she has channelled her influence and aesthetic energy into speaking, writing, broadcasting, podcasting and painting. Donna Carter has a unique ability to synthesize life experience into digestible life lessons. She is sought after as a Christian women speaker internationally because of her passion, humour and the light-bulb moments she triggers for people seeking help on their spiritual journeys.
Her first book 10 Smart Things Women Can Do to Build a Better Life was released in the fall of 2007 and is now being distributed in five countries. The DVD life management course by the same name is an outreach tool that is working its way around the world, making appearances in Islamic countries, third world, and communist countries, and U.S. military bases. Her second book Friend Me; Turning Faces into Lasting Friendships, along with the accompanying DVDs and conversation guide, was released February 2013. You can purchase Friend Me here or purchase the e-book online with Chapters. Her most recent book, Kick the Boring Out of Your Life was released the summer of 2015. She has authored many magazine articles and appeared often on radio and television.
Donna has been seen/heard on 100 Huntley Street, My New Day, The Harvest Show, The Leon Show, Moody Radio and The Bridge. Donna also regularly shares on her podcast, Grow on the Go which she hosts with her daughter Kevann. A new episode occurs every Tuesday at Faith Strong Today.
Donna has travelled widely and is passionate about social justice; especially helping women and children achieve their full potential. Her recent adventures include connecting with the underground church in China, experiencing the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, and linking Canadian women with young mothers living in abject poverty in El Salvador through Compassion International and speaking into the marriages of Christians on mission in Dakar, Senegal.
Donna’s husband Randy is a youth ministry consultant and speaker. They began speaking regularly together in 2015 and love sharing both their experiences and the platform. She enjoys rich relationships with her two adult daughters, sons-in-law and her grandson. In her spare hours, she loves to paint, read, cycle and love on her rescue puppy, Levi.
Donna and Randy Carter
A sample of some of Donna’s art. Go here to see more of her work.
If you are interested in booking Donna to come speak at one of your events or retreats please connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donna has presented at a variety of events across Canada, the US and internationally as a keynote speaker and seminar/workshop leader.