Woman of the Week – Bethany Donatelli

Caroline  -  Feb 13, 2012  -  No Comments

Bethany Donatelli
Each week, we feature a fantastic new woman we think you should know. Some of these women are clients, some are friends, some are women we’ve only just met. But they all have this in common: they are dynamic, interesting gals who have agreed to share with us their insights and secrets to success.

Bethany Donatelli

My Current Job/Company:
Global Accounts Manager, HelmsBriscoe; Independent Licensee

My Birthdate:
03.11.80

My Work:
I am an independent licensee of HelmsBriscoe. My role is to understand the organizational and logistical needs of my clients’ meetings, recommend and source appropriate properties, and serve as a liaison between them and the properties to negotiate the most favorable rate, concessions, and contractual terms and conditions; ultimately ensuring my clients receive the best possible solution.

I add value by bringing the strength of HB’s buying power in a client centric manner and provide unbiased, honest advice they can rely on at no cost to the client.  HelmsBriscoe is paid a placement fee from the venue, so you can add me to your team without adding to your payroll!

My Passion:
To be the best person I can each day and be present for my family, friends, clients, neighbors, community, and anybody I encounter.  I strive to be a productive member of society and am passionate about living life to the fullest and helping others along the way.

My Family:
Tony (Husband), Scarlett (our sweet, 6-year-old, black Labradoodle who rules our house), and the newest addition to our family, my only nephew, Brooks Thomas Bell (born Dec. 14th, 2011)

My Hero:
My younger sister, Mary.  I admire her strength, determination, and discipline.  She is my best friend and somebody I can always count on to give me the God’s honest truth, whether I want to hear it or not.  I love her for that!

My Escape:
Traveling anywhere, I am always planning the next vacation and LOVE seeing new places.

My Pet Peeve:
Dishonest, superficial people, who constantly complain, put others down and have a negative outlook on life.  Life is way too short!

My Indulgence:

Hyde Park and spa services

My Roots:
Small town girl.  I was raised by amazing parents in a rural farming community near Findlay, OH.  Both of my parents are teachers and taught me early on the importance of education, respect and honesty.  We spent our summers taking road trips all across the country in our van seeing the sites – Yellowstone, Glacier, Mt. Rushmore, Washington DC, you name it I’ve probably been there!

My Future:
Promising and full of happiness.

My Love:
My family and friends.  I am very fortunate to have so many wonderful people in my life.

My Movie:
Any movie that makes me laugh, is based on a true story or a historical event.  I’m not a tough movie critic…give me some popcorn and candy and I will enjoy the show.

My Quote on Life:
“It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.” Paulo Coelho; author of one of my favorite books The Alchemist

My Accessory:
My biggest accessory is my iPad…I feel separation anxiety without it.


My Advice to Young Women:

Only you can achieve your goals!  Write them down, revise as necessary, be accountable and don’t be afraid to take chances.  Nobody else will do it for you and there will always be challenges.  Choose to surround yourself with positive, inspiring individuals who will lift you up and add value to your life.  Eliminate toxic influences.

How I Balance it All:
I’m not sure that I do, but I try! It’s a juggling act…fortunately, I am self-employed and dictate my work hours so that helps in managing the household “to do’s” and other responsibilities that must be met.  If I have to work on Saturday or get up extra early to meet my deadlines, that’s what I do if that allows me the ability to have the social life I want and freedom to go on the next vacation. I think being flexible and not stressing the small stuff also helps.

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