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Donna Beegle

5 out of 5

President of Communication Across Barriers Inc. & Author of "See Poverty, Be The Difference"

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Donna Beegle Biography

Donna Beegle grew up in generational migrant-labor poverty and left school at 15 to get married and start a family. At 25, she found herself with two children, no husband, little education, and few marketable job skills. Within 10 short years, she got her GED and advanced through to a doctoral degree in educational leadership. All these experiences provide Dr. Beegle with an authentic voice with which to speak, write, and train across the nation to break the iron cage of poverty.

As president of Communication Across Barriers, a consulting firm dedicated to building poverty-informed communities that are armed with tools to break barriers, she works directly with children and adults currently in poverty, as well as professionals who want to make a difference for those living in poverty. Dr. Beegle is also the founder of the Opportunity Community movement, which provides the foundation for a contemporary war on poverty.

Her inspiring story and work have been featured on CNN and PBS and in publications around the nation. Dr. Beegle has authored four books and training curriculum sets, including See Poverty...Be the Difference, An Action Approach for Educating Students in Poverty, Breaking Poverty Barriers to Equal Justice, and If Not Me, Then Who? Empowering Our Neighbors. Dr. Beegle has the distinction of being selected as speaker of the year for the New Mexico Bar Foundation and chosen as a Woodrow Wilson Princeton Fellow. In addition, she has had two classrooms in the Portland State University School of Social Work named in her honor.

Speaking Topics
  • Building your Resource Backpack: A Proven Model for Breaking Poverty Barriers to Education

    Schools cannot fight the evil villain “Poverty” alone. We have to work together in ways we have never worked before to build a poverty-informed community that aligns with a schools efforts to break poverty barriers. In this session, Dr. Beegle will share case studies of communities and schools who have succeeded in doing community-wide efforts to remove any poverty barrier that can be removed. This session provides a foundation for moving from “It’s not my job” to “If not me, then who” approach to breaking barriers. Dr. Beegle shares tools that assist in working more effectively with community partners to remove any poverty barrier that can be removed.

  • Teaching and Learning Tools that Work for People Who Live in the Crisis of Poverty

    The impacts of poverty on our students does not stop at the school door. Students are bombarded daily with the worries of daily life—such as having no place to live, no food to eat, cars being towed, lights being shut out, and so many other injuries of poverty. For students who come from poverty, only 11 percent leave college with a degree or certificate. For students who come out of the foster care system, only three percent leave with a degree or certificate. In this interactive session, Dr. Donna M. Beegle—who was born into generational, migrant labor poverty—will provide insights into what faculty, staff, and leaders can do to improve educational outcomes for all students. She assists participants with effective teaching and learning strategies that help make the learning more purposeful and meaningful to students facing poverty. During this session, she builds a foundation for the systemic changes needed to ensure that students from poverty succeed.

  • Communicating and Relating More Effectively Across Poverty Barriers

    Research has shown that people who live in the crisis of poverty, much like Donna, enter school with a much different exposure to vocabulary and experiences than people from middle-class. In this session, Dr. Beegle uses activities and breakouts to engage leaders and faculty in understanding their own communication and relationship styles and how the messages sent in an organization in writing or verbally are often not the messages received. Participants gain insights into differences in communicating and relating more effectively across social class barriers. This session explores the impact of life experiences on communication styles and provides a framework for improving an organizations communication and relationships with people who live in the war zone of poverty.

    In addition to the foundational training session, Dr. Beegle has the following training sessions that she can add to your professional development, or she can weave many of the strategies from these sessions into the other foundational training sessions.

  • Breaking the Iron Cage of Poverty for Leaders

    Leaders set the tone for how an organizations culture responds to the impacts of poverty and racism. Most information on poverty comes from the media, which predominately provides stories that perpetuate myths and stereotypes. In this interactive segment, Dr. Beegle will provide leaders and faculty with a poverty knowledge base necessary for creating a more inclusive, responsive environment for students living in the crisis of poverty. Participants will gain tools for understanding how life looks and feels from the perspectives of people impacted by the many different types of poverty and what barriers we need to remove to increase success. Dr. Beegle will weave her story of dropping out of school at 15 to marry, then obtaining her GED at Mt. Hood Community College at 26 and—10 years later—her doctorate in educational leadership. She will provide participants with concrete examples of how other organizations are using her poverty-informed practices to change the statistic of people living in poverty.

  • Poverty-Informed Training

    One of the best places to start is by providing poverty-informed training to your leaders, faculty, and staff to build the internal capacity of your organization. With these poverty-informed training sessions, participants will be given a foundational understanding of poverty, common definition of poverty, the many different lived experiences, and how each impacts a person living in poverty success along with practical and actionable items that improve outcomes. We recommend the poverty-informed training sessions start with the following two training sessions which build the foundation for creating equity and a poverty-informed campus.

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See Poverty . . . Be the Difference!

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Donna Beegle

5 out of 5

President of Communication Across Barriers Inc. & Author of "See Poverty, Be The Difference"

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Donna Beegle Biography

Donna Beegle grew up in generational migrant-labor poverty and left school at 15 to get married and start a family. At 25, she found herself with two children, no husband, little education, and few marketable job skills. Within 10 short years, she got her GED and advanced through to a doctoral degree in educational leadership. All these experiences provide Dr. Beegle with an authentic voice with which to speak, write, and train across the nation to break the iron cage of poverty.

As president of Communication Across Barriers, a consulting firm dedicated to building poverty-informed communities that are armed with tools to break barriers, she works directly with children and adults currently in poverty, as well as professionals who want to make a difference for those living in poverty. Dr. Beegle is also the founder of the Opportunity Community movement, which provides the foundation for a contemporary war on poverty.

Her inspiring story and work have been featured on CNN and PBS and in publications around the nation. Dr. Beegle has authored four books and training curriculum sets, including See Poverty...Be the Difference, An Action Approach for Educating Students in Poverty, Breaking Poverty Barriers to Equal Justice, and If Not Me, Then Who? Empowering Our Neighbors. Dr. Beegle has the distinction of being selected as speaker of the year for the New Mexico Bar Foundation and chosen as a Woodrow Wilson Princeton Fellow. In addition, she has had two classrooms in the Portland State University School of Social Work named in her honor.

Donna Beegle Speaking Topics

  • Building your Resource Backpack: A Proven Model for Breaking Poverty Barriers to Education

    Schools cannot fight the evil villain “Poverty” alone. We have to work together in ways we have never worked before to build a poverty-informed community that aligns with a schools efforts to break poverty barriers. In this session, Dr. Beegle will share case studies of communities and schools who have succeeded in doing community-wide efforts to remove any poverty barrier that can be removed. This session provides a foundation for moving from “It’s not my job” to “If not me, then who” approach to breaking barriers. Dr. Beegle shares tools that assist in working more effectively with community partners to remove any poverty barrier that can be removed.

  • Teaching and Learning Tools that Work for People Who Live in the Crisis of Poverty

    The impacts of poverty on our students does not stop at the school door. Students are bombarded daily with the worries of daily life—such as having no place to live, no food to eat, cars being towed, lights being shut out, and so many other injuries of poverty. For students who come from poverty, only 11 percent leave college with a degree or certificate. For students who come out of the foster care system, only three percent leave with a degree or certificate. In this interactive session, Dr. Donna M. Beegle—who was born into generational, migrant labor poverty—will provide insights into what faculty, staff, and leaders can do to improve educational outcomes for all students. She assists participants with effective teaching and learning strategies that help make the learning more purposeful and meaningful to students facing poverty. During this session, she builds a foundation for the systemic changes needed to ensure that students from poverty succeed.

  • Communicating and Relating More Effectively Across Poverty Barriers

    Research has shown that people who live in the crisis of poverty, much like Donna, enter school with a much different exposure to vocabulary and experiences than people from middle-class. In this session, Dr. Beegle uses activities and breakouts to engage leaders and faculty in understanding their own communication and relationship styles and how the messages sent in an organization in writing or verbally are often not the messages received. Participants gain insights into differences in communicating and relating more effectively across social class barriers. This session explores the impact of life experiences on communication styles and provides a framework for improving an organizations communication and relationships with people who live in the war zone of poverty.

    In addition to the foundational training session, Dr. Beegle has the following training sessions that she can add to your professional development, or she can weave many of the strategies from these sessions into the other foundational training sessions.

  • Breaking the Iron Cage of Poverty for Leaders

    Leaders set the tone for how an organizations culture responds to the impacts of poverty and racism. Most information on poverty comes from the media, which predominately provides stories that perpetuate myths and stereotypes. In this interactive segment, Dr. Beegle will provide leaders and faculty with a poverty knowledge base necessary for creating a more inclusive, responsive environment for students living in the crisis of poverty. Participants will gain tools for understanding how life looks and feels from the perspectives of people impacted by the many different types of poverty and what barriers we need to remove to increase success. Dr. Beegle will weave her story of dropping out of school at 15 to marry, then obtaining her GED at Mt. Hood Community College at 26 and—10 years later—her doctorate in educational leadership. She will provide participants with concrete examples of how other organizations are using her poverty-informed practices to change the statistic of people living in poverty.

  • Poverty-Informed Training

    One of the best places to start is by providing poverty-informed training to your leaders, faculty, and staff to build the internal capacity of your organization. With these poverty-informed training sessions, participants will be given a foundational understanding of poverty, common definition of poverty, the many different lived experiences, and how each impacts a person living in poverty success along with practical and actionable items that improve outcomes. We recommend the poverty-informed training sessions start with the following two training sessions which build the foundation for creating equity and a poverty-informed campus.

Donna Beegle Videos

  • Transformations Podcast Interview: Dr. Donna Beegle
  • GSBA Summer Conference keynote speaker Dr. Donna Beegle ...
    Jun 10, 2018 ... GSBATV #GSBASC18 Dr. Beegle speaks on the impacts of poverty.
  • Barnes and... A Conversation with Dr. Donna Beegle - YouTube
    Sep 18, 2015 ... Dr. Donna Beegle, President and Founder of Communication Across Barriers shares her research and life experience about poverty in...

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  • How to book Donna Beegle?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Donna Beegle for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Donna Beegle, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Donna Beegle or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Donna Beegle?

    Booking fees for Donna Beegle, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Donna Beegle, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Donna Beegle?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Donna Beegle for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Donna Beegle for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Donna Beegle or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Donna Beegle or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Donna Beegle is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Building your Resource Backpack: A Proven Model for Breaking Poverty Barriers to Education, Teaching and Learning Tools that Work for People Who Live in the Crisis of Poverty, Communicating and Relating More Effectively Across Poverty Barriers, Breaking the Iron Cage of Poverty for Leaders and Poverty-Informed Training. The estimated speaking fee range to book Donna Beegle for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Donna Beegle generally travels from Tigard, OR, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Liz Dozier, Erin Gruwell, Ruby Payne, Kathryn Edin and Mia Birdsong. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Donna Beegle for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Donna Beegle Speaking Topics

  • Building your Resource Backpack: A Proven Model for Breaking Poverty Barriers to Education

    Schools cannot fight the evil villain “Poverty” alone. We have to work together in ways we have never worked before to build a poverty-informed community that aligns with a schools efforts to break poverty barriers. In this session, Dr. Beegle will share case studies of communities and schools who have succeeded in doing community-wide efforts to remove any poverty barrier that can be removed. This session provides a foundation for moving from “It’s not my job” to “If not me, then who” approach to breaking barriers. Dr. Beegle shares tools that assist in working more effectively with community partners to remove any poverty barrier that can be removed.

  • Teaching and Learning Tools that Work for People Who Live in the Crisis of Poverty

    The impacts of poverty on our students does not stop at the school door. Students are bombarded daily with the worries of daily life—such as having no place to live, no food to eat, cars being towed, lights being shut out, and so many other injuries of poverty. For students who come from poverty, only 11 percent leave college with a degree or certificate. For students who come out of the foster care system, only three percent leave with a degree or certificate. In this interactive session, Dr. Donna M. Beegle—who was born into generational, migrant labor poverty—will provide insights into what faculty, staff, and leaders can do to improve educational outcomes for all students. She assists participants with effective teaching and learning strategies that help make the learning more purposeful and meaningful to students facing poverty. During this session, she builds a foundation for the systemic changes needed to ensure that students from poverty succeed.

  • Communicating and Relating More Effectively Across Poverty Barriers

    Research has shown that people who live in the crisis of poverty, much like Donna, enter school with a much different exposure to vocabulary and experiences than people from middle-class. In this session, Dr. Beegle uses activities and breakouts to engage leaders and faculty in understanding their own communication and relationship styles and how the messages sent in an organization in writing or verbally are often not the messages received. Participants gain insights into differences in communicating and relating more effectively across social class barriers. This session explores the impact of life experiences on communication styles and provides a framework for improving an organizations communication and relationships with people who live in the war zone of poverty.

    In addition to the foundational training session, Dr. Beegle has the following training sessions that she can add to your professional development, or she can weave many of the strategies from these sessions into the other foundational training sessions.

  • Breaking the Iron Cage of Poverty for Leaders

    Leaders set the tone for how an organizations culture responds to the impacts of poverty and racism. Most information on poverty comes from the media, which predominately provides stories that perpetuate myths and stereotypes. In this interactive segment, Dr. Beegle will provide leaders and faculty with a poverty knowledge base necessary for creating a more inclusive, responsive environment for students living in the crisis of poverty. Participants will gain tools for understanding how life looks and feels from the perspectives of people impacted by the many different types of poverty and what barriers we need to remove to increase success. Dr. Beegle will weave her story of dropping out of school at 15 to marry, then obtaining her GED at Mt. Hood Community College at 26 and—10 years later—her doctorate in educational leadership. She will provide participants with concrete examples of how other organizations are using her poverty-informed practices to change the statistic of people living in poverty.

  • Poverty-Informed Training

    One of the best places to start is by providing poverty-informed training to your leaders, faculty, and staff to build the internal capacity of your organization. With these poverty-informed training sessions, participants will be given a foundational understanding of poverty, common definition of poverty, the many different lived experiences, and how each impacts a person living in poverty success along with practical and actionable items that improve outcomes. We recommend the poverty-informed training sessions start with the following two training sessions which build the foundation for creating equity and a poverty-informed campus.

Donna Beegle Speaker Videos

  • Transformations Podcast Interview: Dr. Donna Beegle
    GSBA Summer Conference keynote speaker Dr. Donna Beegle ...
    Jun 10, 2018 ... GSBATV #GSBASC18 Dr. Beegle speaks on the impacts of poverty.
  • Barnes and... A Conversation with Dr. Donna Beegle - YouTube
    Sep 18, 2015 ... Dr. Donna Beegle, President and Founder of Communication Across Barriers shares her research and life experience about poverty in America ...
    Wingate University - Wingate Presents: Donna Beegle - YouTube
    Feb 19, 2015 ... Wingate University students got a powerful reality check on the issue of poverty from a woman who has experienced it firsthand. Donna Beegle ...

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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