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SEATTLE, Wash. – In these difficult times it is hard for business leaders to motivate their sales staff. Now they can look to former Washington State University and NBA all-star, and prominent Seattle business leader, James Donaldson, for help in the field of inspiration.

 
Donaldson, an in-demand keynote speaker at business conferences, school assemblies and athletic award dinners, pulls examples from his life to inspire others into action.
 
“You can be all you want to be and do all you set out to do with the proper attitude, game plan, goals, objective, and ‘never say die’ approach,” Donaldson said. “In good times and bad, patience and working hard will take you to the next level.”
 
After his 20-year basketball career, Donaldson opened up a chain of physical therapy and training clinics and became active in the Seattle community, even running for mayor in 2009.
 
Donaldson understands his success was through the help of mentors so today he gives back by mentoring other small business owners. He also wrote a book, “Standing Above the Crowd: execute Your Game Plan to be the Best You Can Be,” which shows how to be a success in whatever career path one chooses.
 
Donaldson graduated from WSU in 1979. He was a member of the WSU basketball team and after college went on to play professionally in the NBA with the Seattle Supersonics, the San Diego/L.A. Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks and Utah Jazz. Donaldson then established The Donaldson Clinic in January 1990.