Profile

I’m Donnie / Donny / Don-E / Donald Coady (Dc). I am aware of the ironic over-branding. I got here as a result of a lifetime as an illustrator and writer, turned graphic artist and web developer. From class to student council president roles at two campuses over four years, as well as ACE membership (now Enactus), I caught those leadership feels. Nowadays, creating and leading — at work and in various volunteer capacities — is life. I like it here..

education & experience
Awards & recognition
VOLUNTEERISM & LEADERSHIP:
  • Two-term President of the Business Association of Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Board of Director with the St. John’s Board of Trade (’16, ’17)
  • Board of Member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. John’s (’15 – current)
  • Advisory Committee meber of the R.E.A.L. Program (’14 – ’17)
  • Board member of grassroots not-for-profit Unpossible NL (’14 – current)
  • Futurepreneur Canada Mentor (’14 – current)
  • ACOA Mentor (’17)
  • CSC Coach (’17)
  • Entrepreneurs Network (E3) Mentor (’15 – ’17)
  • Marketing partner and host of TEDx St. John’s yearly event (’14 – current)
Media profile & Recognition:
  • Host of ‘Out of the Fog’ – a local matters weekly show on Rogers and Eastlink networks;
  • Member of all major business and arts-based organizations
  • Singer/songwriter, musician (ERAS; 709)
  • Featured in EntrepreneurNL – a lifestyle documentary on NTV, Rogers TV, Eastlink and streaming channels
  • St. John’s Board of Trade Volunteer of the year (‘15)
  • MusicNL Volunteer of the year (‘13)
  • ECMA nominee for Media Designer of the Year (‘15)
  • 21Inc. Top 40 under 40 emerging leaders in Atlantic Canada (‘15)
  • Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Program Participant (‘15)
  • MusicNL Volunteer of the year (‘17)