Today our Leadership and Management Short Course students had the opportunity to meet and listen to one of the most influential young entrepreneurs in the photography business: Donatella Nicolini.

Donatella Nicolini is a photographer, speaker and specialized international trainer known for her exclusive, luxurious and elegant maternity portraits that blend a fashion forward style with fine art portraits, published and awarded all over the world.   She also participates as a speaker at numerous international photography conferences (to date she has been invited to Russia, Kazakhstan, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Germany, Poland, Italy) as well as teaching courses for professionals from all over the world.

Her lecture was particularly engaging to our students because they were able to connect with a successful Millennial, someone that they could relate to who built a career for themselves from scratch and is now one of the highest paid photographers in circulation. Donatella discussed with the students various topics including how to build a strong online presence, branding, positioning and also her personal take of what it means to be a young entrepreneur in the digital era.

Her lecture ended with a quote from American author Bob Proctor that resonates perfectly with the Philosophy behind ESE:

Martin Luther King didn’t say “I have a Business Plan”, he said “I have a Dream”


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