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 IDEAS REMAKING THE WORLD

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 Presentation:  Getting There & Staying There.  West Tisbury Library, Marthas Vineyard.

July 13, 2017


BOSTON – July 13, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that executive coach, author and speaker Priscilla Douglas has been appointed to the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees. Douglas was sworn in on Tuesday, June 27, at City Hall, and fills the vacancy of Carol Fulp, who departed the Board in February 2017. Priscilla’s professional career includes key executive positions in government, academics, and business, for many of which she was the first woman and the first African American appointment. 


“Priscilla Douglas has a distinguished history of public service at both the state and national levels, and the City of Boston is honored to have her join Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees and utilize her knowledge and expertise to further our iconic institution’s important work,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh.


“On behalf of my fellow Trustees, we are thrilled to welcome Priscilla Douglas to the Board and are confident her extensive experience in both the public and private sectors will be a tremendous asset to the Boston Public Library,” said Robert Gallery, Chair of the BPL Board of Trustees.


"I am honored to be appointed a Trustee of this treasured institution. The Boston Public Library has been a place of discovery and engagement for me, and I am eager to contribute to its future.  I especially appreciate the Library’s contribution to the cohesiveness and quality of life in Boston, and hope to help it remain vibrant and relevant now and in its next hundred and fifty years,” said Priscilla Douglas.


The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees establishes policies and sets the strategic goals of the library, oversees the general operating and administrative policies, and acts as an agent of public trust governing the library. The BPL Board of Trustees works together with the library president to carry out responsibilities that involve governance and policy-making, financial and development oversight, and the wor

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

April 19, 2017~ Keynote Presentation:  Northeastern University. "How to Grow on the Job." 

April 7-8, 2017:  White House Fellows Alumni Association Regional Meeting.  Nixon Library, Yorba Linda California. 

April, 5, 2017:   Shakespeare and Leadership Moderate Panel. Babson College, S

February 4, 2017:   Museum of Science Board of Overseer, Exploring New York City Behind the Scenes. 


October 31, 2016: "Priscilla, you were a huge hit. The audience loved you. Thank you so much for agreeing to speak in our series and for making the attendees so very happy."Jessica Lipnack Newton Lifetime Learning. 

I invited the 70 members of the 2016 Newton Distinguished Lecture Series to share the songs of their lives. I began by singing my mother’s favorite spiritual, “Swing Low Sweet Chariot,” and to my delight the audience sang the first of many songs with me. We journeyed through the pivotal moments that comprise the sound-track of my life; and the miracle of music is the time, place, and feelings reverberated with the audience, and they generously shared their songs with me. The day was made all the more special when my friends Carol Hillman, Diane Suda, and Reverend James Fripp surprised me by attending “Oh Happy Day”

Distinguished Speaker Series  Wilson Chapel, Andover Newton Theological School.  The Songs of Our Lives—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.

October 16, 2016 Presentation and Book Signing. Hosted by Denella Clark. 



September 27-28, 2016 Lead Facilitator E&Y Women Athletes in Business Network [WABN] Leadership Forum, International Women’s Forum {IWF] Chicago, Ill. 20+ international elite athletes from Australia to Egypt in sports that range from wrestling to Taekwondo to track attended this dynamic two day session. The goal: to explore and transition from sport to a profession mentored by a member of the IWF. Moderated conversation -- Just ended conversation with elite athlete Barbara Mervin Canadian Rugby and Olympian Judi Brown Clark as they revealed pivotal moments in their life? An honor to be with Olympian, sports icon and IWF Hall of Fame awardee Donna DeVarona (wearing green) founder of Women’s Sports Network



July 12, 2016. Workshop Leader.   

I thoroughly enjoyed this group which was diverse by gender, years of experience, profession and ethnicity.  The  WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:  Want to move up? Looking for that competitive edge?  Be likeable! Likeability is more than the latest buzzword.

Likeability is a unique combination of actions and emotions.   Research indicates that likeable people get more job opportunities, earn more, achieve more and have a deep social network. Attend this interactive workshop and discover how you can “up” your likeability to achieve success. Executive coach Dr. Priscilla Douglas will help you zero in what makes you attractive and approachable and you will leave this workshop with practical tool to accelerate your success. 

June 19 2016,  Panel Moderator.   “Faces of Excellence” Northeastern University Meeting of the Corporation, "Huntington 100" students and recent graduates who embody excellence, creativity and  have achieved great things and been recognized for their success. The panelist included: 

Lyle Stevens, DMSB’09, Co-founder, Mavrck, a marketing platform for social media.

John Stevens, DMSB ’18, Captain elect,  Men’s Hockey team, Hockey East Champions, 2016

Ali Fraenkel, CSSH ’16, Social Impact Lab and Social Enterprise Institute.

Alex Vipond, DMSB’16, Social Impact Lab and Social Enterprise Institute; founder of The Compost Project

May 31, 2016.  Speed Networking.  An oversold Colette Phillips Get Konnected event at the Federal Reserve Bank.   I had an inspiring and animated evening with two rounds of speed  "mentoring" .  The good news-- three of the menses have followed up to let me know how them employed the insights gained from our table conversation.  Very rewarding.  

April 9, 2016.  Presenter.  Women in Transition Conference.  St. Eulalia Parish Hall, Winchester, MA.  

Workshop Description:  Led by Dr. Priscilla H, Douglas. Once set in motion, transitioning is a process not an event. The good news is that you can choose to be mindful – that is actively a notice new thing about who you are and where you are going as you transition—and you avoid being stuck or meandering mindlessly. What you want and where you are going is unique to your life circumstances, skills and interests. The 60+ participants left this lively and interactive workshop with mindful next steps to navigate their  successful transition.  


 March 29, 2016.  Legend and Pioneer Recognition. As the first African American Woman to achieve Gubernatorial Cabinet status by Governor Weld I am so pleased to be recognized as a “GK100 Legend”. In my role I opened the State House “doors” to women, LGBQ and people of color. Honored that my contributions live on: creating Governors Task Force on Domestic Violence, instituting Hate Crimes tracking, providing consumer protection and working with Dr. Mitch Rabin to build the Medical Examiner on Albany Street are a few examples. I have had enjoyed exceptional leadership opportunities beginning with Model Cities, Mel King at the Urban League and the benefits now extend to coaching corporate leaders on Wall Street. WOW! Thank you Colette Phillips!

October 28-30, 2015.  As Co-Chair of the World Leadership Conference it was an honor to welcome over 800 International Women to Boston.  When we opened the Conference--Transforming Tomorrow Today, my co-chair, Former General Dana Born and I were greeted with sustained applause.  WOW.  Together we led an outstanding event!


October 23, 2015.  Presentation of the White House Fellows Alumni Association Impact Award to Dr. Scott Berns in recognition of his transformational contribution to health care outcomes and to society.   Cut/copy this link and be inspired by a TEDx talk by Scott's son Sam that has reached over 14M viewers:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36m1o-tM05g. 


September 30, 2015:  Presentation and Book Signing.  VERIZON: Presidents Leadership Challenge, Chatham Inn.  New England Region President Christine Berberich kicked off this annual recognition event.  An enthusiastic audience of 100+ front line sales, service, tech manager attended this customer focused event. Topic: Success! Get There & Stay.  

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

November 14, 2014 WDC White House Fellows Alumni Association Annual Meeting set the stage for the introduction of the 2014  John Gardner Legacy of Leadership Honoree Michael Ullman by providing a humorous profile of our 1981-82 class which has two Fellows named "Mike".


November 10, 2014:  For my alma mater Northeastern University I facilitated a workshop entitled "Bloom Where You Are Planted" for the College of Professional Studies Vantage Point Program.  

October 31, 2014 International Women's Forum, Atlanta Georgia.  Moderator:  Human Rights And Energy--A Global Responsibility. 1200 women gathered at this international conference.  My panel featured Daniel Rochberg, Instructor, Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory, Katherine Lucey, Founder, Solar Sister and Tullow Oil Group Vice President Sandy Stash. 

October 24, 2014 Boston Chapter of National Association of Professional Womens at Simmons College.  Keynote Presentation:  "Expanding Your Emotional Intelligence: To Get There and Stay".  Sponsored by Nelson Mullins.


September 19, 2014 Keynote Presentation "The Leadership Journey" Massachusetts Hospital Association Annual Womens Leadership Conference.  See photo below with the dynamic and innovative MHA CEO and President Lynn Nicholas. 

August 10. 2014.  Moderated "Coltrane to Hip Hop" a musical tribute and discussion of Love Supreme at the Katherine Cornell Theater in Vinehard Haven.  Featuring Northeastern Professor Leonard Brown.  Over one hundred Vineyarders filled the auditorium to enjoy this free concert and to celebrate this criticaly acclaimed work preformed by an outstanding group of musicians. 



April 25, 2014 "Whole Woman Panel" National Association of Professional Women at the breathtakingly beautiful Marriott Marquis in Time Square New York.

 March 25, 2014

 January 12, 2014:  Boston Globe reports a bigger crowd at Joyce Linehan's annual First Soup.  Fine food and exquisite conversation to begin the year.  Photograph:  Senator Elizabeth Warren and PR pro Colette Phillips.


Joyce Linehan’s annual “First Soup” party always draws an eclectic crowd, a cross section of folks from the worlds of music, arts, and politics. But with her appointment as Mayor Marty Walsh’s chief of policy, Linehan’s guest list has grown longer. “I have a lot of new friends,” Joyce joked as her Dorchester digs, dubbed “Ashmonticello,” filled with familiar faces Sunday afternoon. Among those paying their respects were Walsh, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Attorney General Martha Coakley, state Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, state RepresentativeDan Cullinane, Councilor at-large Ayanna Pressley, Coakley’s rival Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Juliette Kayyem, rocker Thalia Zedek, PR pro Colette Phillips, ArtsEmerson executive director Rob Orchard, consultant Priscilla Douglas, and Boston Children’s Museum CEO Carole Charnow.


December 19:  Two authors:  Governor Deval Patrick and I share a moment at 2013 Holiday Party.  See more photographs by following the link below: 



December 3: An exciting Boston book launch and introduction by Star Jones, attorney, TV personality and National Spokesperson for the National Association of Professional Women at Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen


  Priscilla Douglas and Star Jones

 August 11:  Northeastern Alumni Presents book to President Joseph P. Aoun who is profiled in Getting There & Staying There chapter

August 18:   Pre-Launch Celebration Martha's Vineyard--Hosted by Barbara C.Alleyne

August  28:   Pre-Launch Book Party Hosted by Patricia Bush, Bill McAfee and Dianne Young Oak Bluffs, MV

September 1:  Getting There & Staying There Available on Amazon
September 8: 
Television Appearance:  Interviewed  by Karen Holmes Ward CityLine WCVB


9/27-28:  Attending  Harvard Medical School/McLean Institute of Coaching Conference Getting There Staying & There available in Conference Bookstore, Renaissance Boston Hotel Waterfront Hotel, Congress Street, Boston
October 2:
Renaissance House, Writers Group Discussion and Evening with Priscilla H. Douglas, Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
Dinner guests in the past have been Jill Nelson, Phil Craig, Sue Klein, Robert Pinsky (a rare off islander) and many other writers of every stripe.  Click Renaissance House to learn more.

November 7:  You are invited to attend PERSPECTIVES by Ellen Langer at INVIVA GALLERY 1684 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 6PM to 9PM.  Come see her extraordinary art and expand your perspective.

 November 12:  CITI NYC Presentation:  How To Get There & Stay There:  Accelerate your career by Asking the Right Question at the Right Time.
November 26: You are invited to attend the premier networking event hosted by Colette Philips GetKonnected.  Book signing and presentation.  Join me.   Register on line www.getkonnected.com

Tuesday, December 3:  5:30-7:00pm  All are welcome!  Discover the questions to ask to get to a senior leadership level and stay.  Book signing and presentation. "Getting There & Staying There"  Available Now on AMAZON!
Location: Columbus Room  http://www.darrylscornerbarboston.com