Meet Donna Musilli, cabi Stylist/Team Leader & ADMA Consulting Strengths Communicator Coach

My name is Donna Musilli. I am currently working with the National Board and the NAWBO National support team to develop a “strengths-based” culture.

Tell us about your business.

I have two businesses.

  1. I am a Stylist and Team leader with cabi, where I have built an extensive following of private clients and coach a team of over 90 members in 15 states. I am responsible for driving 10% growth per year and generating revenue more than $6.8M annually. 
  2. In 2017 I started a Strengths Communicator Coaching Business called ADMA Consulting. I am a John Maxwell certified speaker, trainer and coach and am affiliated with Leadership Vision Consulting. My passion is to help individuals and teams understand their unique ‘voices’ and to help build high-functioning people, teams and cultures!

What inspired you to get into your business?

I have a BFA from Kent State University in Fashion Design and spent 17 years in sales, management and training in the pharmaceutical industry.  Coming ‘home' to Fashion and Personal Growth & Development is where I was ‘meant to be’ for the rest of my career!

What are your three best practices or best tips that every NAWBO member needs to hear?

  1. Know your talents & strengths and how to articulate them to those you work with. Don't ignore your ‘weaknesses’- have an awareness and strategy to mitigate and collaborate.
  2. When you look and feel great, you can conquer anything! (Fashion is an illusion- a Wardrobe strategist can help you highlight your fashion ‘strengths’ and mitigate you fashion ‘weaknesses,’ too!)
  3. Play "Words with Friends” - It’s very relaxing!

What is the book (or books) you've given most as a gift, and why? Or what are books that have greatly influenced your life?

  1. Mindset by Carol Dweck
  2. 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership by Dethmer, Champman and Klemp

What does your future look like?

BRIGHT: get some sunglasses- maybe even Eclipse shades!

What do you do in your free time?

Read, relax, walk, connect with friends/play Words with Friends, enjoy our newly renovated new house, and love my college-age kids. I also love to drive around with my husband of 24 years, in our historic bright yellow Alfa Romeo convertible looking for new ice cream spots

What is your company website? I am affiliated with - while I work out my ADMA Consulting branding

Blair Bourne, Kendra Scott

Tell us about your company

Kendra Scott is a leading lifestyle brand that stands on the pillars of Family, Fashion & Philanthropy. Kendra was a young mom with $500 and a dream. Going door-to-door to Austin boutiques armed only with a tea box full of her jewelry, Kendra wowed businesses and customers with her infectious personality and unique eye for designBuilding on the mentality that we always have something to give backed by quality design, we celebrate over 76 namesake stores, a booming ecomm platform and international presence at Selfridge's London.  Additionally,  we have supported our communities through many partnerships and donated over $3.6 million dollars back to our local markets in 2017.

What motivated your organization to get involved with NAWBO? 

As a brand our role is to share our story and support the community through our 3 pillars of "family, fashion and philanthropy". We lead by example with the possibility that career and family does not have to be an either/or sacrifice. As women in transitional roles, we use our jewelry as a vehicle to highlight the latest styles that are both fashionable and accessible. Furthermore, we leverage our peers + partners to give back to the community in a big way! (2017 Columbus Monetary Contribution: $32,591; 2017 Company Monetary Contribution: $3.6 Million) *this number is not reflective of in-kind donations. With that said, Kendra Scott recognizes NAWBO as a leading female organization of Kendra-like entrepreneurs and business leaders that stand for creative collaboration or maximizing impact

What does your company offer NAWBO members and why is this important to them? 

Professionally, Kendra Scott is known for elevating B2B experiences whether we are supporting any Client/Customer Appreciation nights, team-building events, or supporting our peers through any of our philanthropic fundraising initiatives. NAWBO members also receive a 15% off discount in-store at Easton Town Center.

What is the one best practice you’ve learned from working with businesses in your company that our members should know? 

Relationships are not transactional. In order to collaborate you must ask your partner, "who can I be for you?". 

Registration is now OPEN for the Visionary Leadership Conference

On Friday, June 22, 2018 NAWBO Columbus and the Women’s Small Business Accelerator (WSBA) are co-hosting the inaugural Visionary Leadership Conference. The Conference, presented by Brady Ware & Company, will offer a day of inspirational learning and meaningful conversations that celebrate women's leadership. 

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.