When Needs Become Expectations

Published April 24th, 2018 in Blog, Leadership, Mentoring

It’s fascinating to see the next generations stepping into the workplace and marketplace. While we tend to focus on the differences between the generations. I am finding so much common ground. We are more alike than we may realize. As I study the trends, I understand the new generations want to collaborate, make a meaningful […]


The Fortunato Files: Develop Your Leadership Core

Published June 10th, 2017 in Blog, Fortunato Files

With a goal of getting organized and moving forward, this horse will drop me to the right and slide to the left. We wiggle and drift side to side.  This is when I hear my instructor’s voice in my head. “Find your structure! No matter what he does, you are immovable. Your structure supports him – it […]


Little & Big Things

Published May 8th, 2017 in Blog, Leadership, Motivation

I love crossing things off my ‘to-do’ list. At that very second (I am told) there is a feels-so-satisfying dopamine hit to the brain. It feels so good, it gets addicting. We can spend our days checking the list, crossing things off – searching for that temporary reward, without touching things that really matter.  It’s quite possible […]


Ready to ReLaunch Yourself?

Published March 9th, 2015 in Blog, News

Ready to ReLaunch Yourself? Check out this interview with Joel Boggess and Dr. Pei Kang, 176 Take Control of Your Career Success: with Dondi Scumaci.


Who is at Your Table?

Published July 23rd, 2013 in Blog, Career Moves, Social Media and Networking

I attended a professional women’s conference recently as the keynote speaker and witnessed the most epic networking fail. As the conference opened and the banquet room began to fill with hundreds of women, I found an open chair at a table near the back of the room. I wanted to get a feel for the […]