November 2, 2017, 5:30PM -7:30PM

Marblehead Business Referral Network

Boston Yacht ClubTopic:   Effective Leadership:  Taking Career and Business To Next Level  

I am delighted to be the November speaker for the Marblehead Business Referral Network [MRBN}. It will be my second opportunity to interact with this dynamic group of entrepreneurs and business owners as they explore how to take their career and/or business to the next level.  Join us and you will discover that the skills to advance your career and to advance your business are surprisingly the same:  clarity, confidence and connection to the marketplace.  For more information follow this link:

Houston Friday, October 27, 2017

Priscilla Douglas, Chair of the Ideas Remaking the World Selection Committee, Founder & Principal of PHDouglas & Associates and member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum. Awardees:

  • Carole Feuerman, hyper-realist sculptor, President & Board Member of the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation; member of the Women’s Forum of New York
    • Lia Grimanis, Chief Executive Officer of Up with Women, an organization rebuilding formerly homeless women’s lives through career and business development; member of IWF Canada
    • Ilya Marotta, Executive Vice President of Engineering & Program Management of the Panama Canal Authority; member of IWF Panama


IWF members from around the world will present their leading-edge ideas and inventions for building a better world—and better lives. IWF’s own innovators, instigators, and disruptors will take the stage to make lightning-round presentations about their compelling concepts, breathtaking business propositions, and transformational technologies.

August 5, 2017.  Book Talk--Getting There Staying There.  West Tisbury, Library, Martha's Vineyard. 

June 17, 2017. Keynote Presentation:  "Purposeful Transitioning", St. Eulalia Parish, Winchester, MA.     

May 17-19, 2017.  Attend International Womens' Forum Cornerstone Conference, Stockholm Sweden.  Theme:  "A More Sustainable World: Movements & Markets" 

April 19, 2017.  Presentation Northeastern University, How To Grow on the JobAre you growing on the job?  Are you growing in your profession?  As an executive coach my clients often reply narrowly:  I am not growing, my job doesn’t offer training.  Growing is not the same thing as attending a training session.  In this workshop you will discover that growing is a mindset--a way to approach your work life to be in charge of your development and success.  In this interactive workshop Executive Coach Dr. Priscilla H. Douglas will help you zero in on the actions you can take to grow on the job. 

April 5, 2017:  Moderate Panel. Shakespeare and Leadership, RICHARD II, Babson College, Wellesley, MA. 

Following the staged reading of RICHARD II I will moderate a panel discussion—join the discussion and enjoy this timely performance of Shakespeare and Leadership on Wednesday, April 5, 7;00PM at the Carling Sorenson Theater, Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts.  This staged reading of excerpts from the play, is performed by leaders from the business community and professional actors and focuses on transition of power.   Here is a description from the flyer:

Although the struggle for England’s throne was never simple, the kingdom lasted for over a millennium before the sovereignty passed outside a direct familial line.  But when an inept ruler—indecisive, frivolous and vain—angered the established nobility, one man interceded in the transition of power and sparked a civil war that would last 86 years.

October 31, 2016.  Newton Lifetime Learning Altman Distinguished Lecture series. Presentation entitled:  The Songs of Our Lives.  Description:  Everyone has a soundtrack for their lives.  Music and memory are inextricably linked: We hear a song and are transported back to a specific place and time steeped with emotions. Acclaimed leadership coach and former Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations Priscilla Douglas, youngest of six raised on a farm in Bedford, MA, shares her songs and invites you to examine the ones that are touchstones of your life.

About the Lecture Series:  This series features distinguished experts on "state, national, and global issues from our leading universities, government, non-profit organizations, and the media” and is aimed at an audience of elders from Newton and surrounding communities. Recent speakers include Governor Dukakis, Barney Frank, Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory, Boston Museum of Science President Iaonnis Miaoulis…and the list goes on. Here’s the link to the Spring 2016 brochure for the line-up. Typically, the audience numbers between 50-75 and are engaged listeners with many questions. 

September 27-28, 2016.  Program Moderator.  E&Y Women Athletes Business Network [WABN], Leadership Roundtable, Chicago.  Spotlight on icons Billie Jean King, Donna De Verona and Anita Debrantz with  former Olympic and elite athletes to include: Silver medalist and Pan American gold hurdler   Judy Brown Clarke  and rugby superstar Barbara Mervi

  July 12, 2016. Presentation:  LIKEABILITY. Council of Urban Professionals [CUP]. Professional Development Series. Wall Street, New York City.  Invitation only. 


May 31, 2016. Speed Networking. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.  

Invitation from Colette Phillips:  As one of Boston’s most prominent business leaders, we would like to invite you to share your experience and expertise in our Get Konnected! “Tales from the Top” C-Suite Speed Mentoring Session on May 31st May 31st at 5:30 PM with location pending. Get Konnected! is Boston’s premier inclusive business networking event that brings together urban and international professionals, entrepreneurs, and business executives of diverse cultures, across industries and sectors for networking purposes. 

This event is organized as part of Eastern Bank and Get Konnected’s Annual Small Business Innovation Month celebrations. Your attendance will be a great addition to the event, and you will have the opportunity to both engage and influence Boston’s next generation of emerging business leaders. 

As a CEO Mentor you will be invited to sit at a table with 10 to 12 Mentees and share your thoughts about leadership and networking, as well as your personal career story – what was your first job; how did not chose the industry that you are in; what advice would you give to someone who might be contemplating working at your organizations; Did you have a mentor; sponsor or coach?  What qualities made them a good mentor or sponsor and what did you learn from them.   


April 9, 2016.  Presentation & Workshop:  How To Transition Mindfully. Women in Transition Symposium, St. Eulalia Parish Hall, Winchester, Massachusetts.  Keynote speakers include: Linda Rossetti, Author, Woman & Transition, Julie Miller from the MIT AGE Lab will discuss 21c Transition and Dr. Mary Kantor, with close the day by presenting Spirituality and Transition. All are welcome to attend.  Copy URL to Register: 

March 29, 2016.  Recognition as Legend and Pioneer in Public Sector.   Edward M. Kennedy (EMK) Institute, Boston, MA. Recognized for contribution to the Boston community at the 8th annual anniversary celebration of Get Connected!  First African American Woman to be appointed to Cabinet level office by Governor William F. Weld:  Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  

December 17. 2015: Presentation--"Success Is  Not A Destination"--Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies, Leadership Day. Book Signing. 

November 12, 2015: Presentation and Book Signing.  Marblehead Referral Network. Marblehead Yatch Club. Marblehead, Massachusetts. 

October 28-30, 2015:  Conference Opening.  2015 International Womens Forum World Leadership Conference.  Transforming Tomorrow Today. Westin Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts. 

October 23, 2015: Presentation of  the White House Fellows Alumni Association IMPACT AWARD. 

September, 30, 2015:  Presentation and Book Signing, VERIZON, Presidents Leadership Challenge Conference, Chatham Inn, Chatham, Massachusetts. 

June 26, 2015:  Leader Bank Seaport Branch, Boston Massachusetts.  Board of Director Comments. 

April 23, 2015:  Workshop:  Mindful Leadership. Northeastern University, Professional Development

April 15, 2015.  Presentation:  Access, Influence and Power.  CITI, Women's Council, New York City

March 7, 2015:  Workshop:  Emotional Intelligence:  Key to Likeability.  reacHIRE. Babson University. 

November 14, 2014.  White House Fellows Alumni Association.  Annual Meeting.  Washington, DC.  

November 10, 2014.  Design and Deliver Workshop: "Bloom Where You are Planted"  Northeastern University.  Vantage Point Program.  College of Professional Studies. 

October 31, 2014.  Panel Facilitation.  International Womens Forum, Conference.  Atlanta, Georgia.

October 24, 2014:  Workshop:  Using Your Emotional Intelligence.  Boston Chapter National Association of Professional Women.  Location:  Simons College 

Friday, September 19:  Annual Women Leaders In Healthcare, Conference, Massachusetts Health Association [MHA].  Four Points Sheraton, Norwood, Massachusetts 9:00AM - 3:00PM 

  •  Our Featured Keynote Speaker:

    Priscilla H. Douglas, Ed.D., M.Ed, executive coach, author and speaker, will present a keynote based on her popular book Getting There and Staying There. She’ll explore savvy tools to guide you through the many levels of your career, even when you feel you’ve reached as far as you want to go. Priscilla also provides insights into how to stay mindful and involved so that you continue to grow, add value to your organization, and lead a full and engaging life.
  • This year’s program will feature a CEO Track taught by Dr. Douglas on Staying At the Top of Your Game.

    Our Program Sponsors:
    Major Event Sponsor: Sodexo
    Special Reception Sponsor: Aramark

    Sponsors: ABM Healthcare Support Services
    MHA Insurance Agency

Friday, April 25, 2014: National Association of Professional Women Networking Conference [[NAPW]

Panel Presentation at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square.  Star Jones Host, NAPW National Networking Conference.  Join us. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014:  6:00-7:00PM   Market Lounge, 21 Broad Street, Boston  

Q&A with Young Professionals:  A Space for Politically Savvy Young Professionals.  Please join us for an evening of networking and professional guidance.  


Saturday, March 22, 2014:  Forty two years of women at Wentworth and I am pleased to commemorate this milestone.  Speed Networking. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014:   The Harlem YMCA presents the 9th Annual Leadership Summit.  At this pivotal event, Priscilla Douglas will moderate a panel discussion of industry leaders and facilitate a workshop entitled: Authenticity, Access and Power. Sponsored by CITI 601 Lexington Avenue, NYC, NY. Follow link

Thursday, March 13, 2014 

Keynote Presentation:  Getting There and Staying There.  Bentley College, Waltham 

Tuesday, December 3:  5:30-7:00pm 

Don's miss this exciting book launch.  Star jones, Attorney, Television Personality & National Spokesperson for the National Association of Professional Women, will introduce Priscilla Douglas, a leading executive coach and moderate a Q&A Session.  

You are invited to discover the questions to ask to get to a senior leadership level and stay.  Special offer:  autographed book to keep or gift-- and one drink $25.00.  Cash or check, please.   Getting There & Staying There:  Coaching Questions To Get There And Stay