Inspiration Nurse, Donna Cardillo, Receives Highest Speaking Recognition–The CSP

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Motivational keynote speaker, Donna Cardillo, best known as the Inspiration Nurse, is proud to receive the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association.

Donna Cardillo, RN, a respected keynote speaker and Inspiration Nurse, has earned the coveted Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest earned international recognition for professional speakers, from the National Speakers Association. Cardillo is now one of the only 10% of all speakers to hold this designation and one of only 20 nurses in the world with this credential.

The CSP is earned through demonstrating competence in professional standards and a commitment to the speaking profession with a track record of professionalism and success. To qualify for this esteemed recognition one must complete a rigid set of requirements, including documenting 250 presentations and fees paid in the past ten years. Cardillo is proud to be among the select few to achieve this.

Cardillo, best known as the Inspiration Nurse, is a motivational keynote speaker and humorist, seminar and retreat leader, columnist and author as well as founder of Cardillo has spoken in 6 countries on 4 continents over the last 19 years with clients including: The US Military, state government, media companies, pharmaceutical and healthcare corporations, hospitals, schools and universities, and trade associations. Also, Cardillo was once invited to address nurses and other healthcare professionals suffering from “compassion fatigue” at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, a US military facility that receives American casualties from Iran and Afghanistan.

Cardillo inspires and empowers others to move beyond fear and live and work to their highest potential and notes, “Most of us live with self-doubt and negative thoughts. This holds us back from following our dreams and finding what we’re truly capable of.” The many programs taught by Cardillo provide practical strategies to ignite passion while developing the energy and the courage needed to build positive momentum to move forward. Cardillo’s areas of expertise include change management, overcoming adversity, career and life management, personal achievement, and staying relevant in an ever-changing world.

An expert blogger at, Cardillo is also the "Dear Donna" columnist at, part of the Gannett conglomerate, and the author of three books, with the 4th on its way.

Active in the community, her other accomplishments include being a past president of the NJ chapters of both the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She was also named one of 50 Best Women in Business by NJBIZ and has twice been named Business Women of the Year in NJ. Additionally Cardillo received the coveted Athena Award, an international leadership award for women and was named a Diva in Nursing for outstanding contributions and excellence in practice.

Cardillo has also been a volunteer lecturer and facilitator for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is a local spokesperson for family caregivers.

To learn more about Cardillo, stop by For media interviews, contact 732-449-9666.

About Donna Cardillo: Donna Cardillo, RN, CSP is the Inspiration Nurse. She travels the world helping women and healthcare professionals to be happy in their lives and careers and to reach their full potential. She does that as a keynote speaker, columnist, author, and cut-up. Her accomplished career combines over 25 years of clinical, managerial and business experience.

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