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One of our core company values is service and we believe that extends beyond our clients to the global community at large. In that spirit, we’re happy to make ourselves available to other thought leaders, reporters, or academics, to assist in any way we can. Below is a collection of such items. If we can help out with your project, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Common topics The Good Doctors speak on include leadership, emotional intelligence, work/life balance techniques, the importance of understanding other cultures, and women in society.


Dr. Donnelly (click here for her speaker bio) specifically talks about her leadership journey as a member of a family company and the first woman executive in it, her extensive experience in cross-cultural leadership development, and how religion and gender affect people’s lives.


Dr. Hinson specifically talks about imprisonment experiences in Northern Ireland, as well as the importance of understanding the art people produce as a gateway into their lived experience.

Big Talk Podcast

In March 2018, Dr. Donnelly was a guest on The Big Talk podcast, talking about how the ultimate job of a speaker is to respect their audience and to tell them a really good story.

Stories Through Objects

In June 2018, Dr. Hinson spoke at the Oral History Society's Annual Conference in Belfast about the importance of understanding people through the things they produce.

Coming Attractions!

Wondering where to catch The Good Doctors next? They'll be at the American Sociological Association in August talking about translating sociology to the market, and Dr. Donnelly will be at the Association for the Sociology of Religion talking about Baptists and sexism the next day. Dr. Donnelly's giving her Trampoline Talk at Bucks County Community College just before that, but we're always updating our YouTube channel as well.

“Kristen has been invited to speak on many Common Purpose programmes and she has been fabulous every time! No matter what the setting or who the audience is, Kristen has an amazing ability to engage with people. Her extensive knowledge and experience coupled with her honest, direct and humorous delivery is a winning combination. I look forward to working with Kristen many more times to come!” – Tina McIntyre, Common Purpose

The Trampoline Talk

Far and away, the most frequent talk The Good Doctors give is on Dr. Donnelly's theory of life as a trampoline. Base, springs, bouncy bit, net - the four components of emotional intelligence. Curious? You're not alone!

BCCC Women's Summit

Joined by Dr. Hinson and AR Intern Maria, Dr. Donnelly spoke about emotional reflexivity as a key element to leadership at Bucks County Community College's Women's Summit on Entrepreneurship in September 2017.


In 2018, Dr. Donnelly was named (along with her brother, Brian, and her father, Roger) a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Philadelphia in the category of family business. They remain honored to be recognized among such an illustrative cohort.

BJC Religious Liberty Fellow

The Baptist Joint Committee on Religious Liberty is the only nonpartisan group invested in protecting religious liberty as enshrined in the constitution. Dr. Donnelly was honored to be selected as one of their 2017 Fellows; a prestigious program which draws from young professionals around the country.

Ellevate Breakfast

The Good Doctors met up with some of their fellow Ellevate members for a breakfast in February 2018. Dr. Donnelly was asked to give remarks on the #metoo movement and abuses of power.

Management Award

In March of 2017, Dr. Donnelly was named one of the top management executives in the city of Philadelphia - recognized for her leadership both inside the company and in the wider community.

Common Purpose

Dr. Donnelly is a frequent speaker at Global Leadership Experience events run by Common Purpose. University students in Leeds, Exeter, New York City, and Philadelphia have heard her speak on the importance of knowing yourself to lead others.

Rated G Summit

In June 2017, Dr. Donnelly spoke about millennial integration into multi-generational workspaces (this topic is a frequent request!) at an event for the Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce.

University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Hinson is a regular contributor to Dr. Tony Novosel's courses on Northern Ireland. She talks to students about the importance of understanding context for decisions that seem foreign to them.

Cultural Events

The Good Doctors love attending cultural events and lending their support to the community. They're pictured here at a gallery opening of Henrietta Wyeth's works at the Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA in April 2018.

Women in Business Co-Chair

In May 2018, Dr. Donnelly was named Co-Chair of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee. The largest networking and service group of its kind in the area, WiB provides education, empowerment, and relationships to women throughout Bucks County.

Podcast Interview

Dr. Donnelly was interviewed by Eric Dye of the Entrepreneur Podcast Network in January of 2018. They talked about company culture and employee engagement.

Curious about any of the above? Think either or both of The Good Doctors would be a good fit for your event, conference, group, or podcast? Click here to get the conversation started. We can’t wait to learn with you!

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