Since 2007, Tori Winner Donald Burns has repackaged about 1000 executives – including some very high-profile business leaders you’ve probably seen on TV or in the Wall Street Journal. As the “poster child for job-changers,” he understands firsthand the dreams – and worst nightmares – of his clients in transition.
In 1969 – after HS, Vietnam Era – he joined the Army. After Army service he earned BE and MS degrees in electrical engineering, joined Motorola – designed video scramblers for satellite-TV – and eventually transitioned into sales and sales management.
In 1991 he graduated from Columbia’s Journalism School and launched his copywriting career in trade publications and marketing communications. In 2006 he added Executive CVs to his marketing business, and has since morphed into a fulltime executive career coach.
“I’ve enjoyed each of my 5 careers and don’t regret a single choice,” he says. “But I do regret having wasted so much time while making each transition. I figured out everything by myself – trial and error – but my clients need not do that. They tell me where they want to go, and I find the surest shortcuts to get them there!”