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DTP West Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 8:30 AM until 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)

Videoconference information will be provided in an email once registration is complete.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Harout Dermendjian: DTP - Chapter Leader
(310) 858-4803 (p)
(818) 644-9502 (c)
Chapter Meetings
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Welcome to DTP: West Los Angeles, CA

About Divorce Transition Professionals (DTP)


Why 2.0? Well, after 10 years it is time for a change. A change in location, a change in format and a change in the design. So, we're bringing in a top-notch speaker, holding it in a top-notch location, providing all of the networking and business opportunity you could ask for with some of the best professionals in the community that specialize in working with people dealing with divorce. While this particular meeting may not have all of the following, we expect to provide continuing education, networking, study groups, break-out sessions, case consultations and more......

This event is completely free to all FIRST TIME attendees. It is an opportunity to find out what the Divorce Transition Professionals is all about, what it is about to become and how becoming a member will benefit you. So, if you are a professional in the divorce field i.e. Attorney, Accountant, Financial Professionals, CDFA, Mediator, Therapist, Realtor, Mortgage Broker etc.....please attend and check us out. There is nothing like us in the area currently.

This Month's Program

Mimi Donaldson

Los Angeles Speech Coach, Motivational Speaker and Author in Los Angeles, California

Mimi’s latest book is designed to improve the quality of how you present yourself:  Pitch Perfect: Speak to Grow Your Business in Seven Simple Steps.  She coaches individuals and sales staffs in creating and delivering their perfect marketing pitch.

For over twenty years, Mimi has captivated audiences from the Fortune 500 to the just plain fortunate.  She’s won acclaim for her rousing keynote speeches, compelling workshops, and in-house training programs.  She has shared the keynote platform with Colin Powell, Katie Couric and Maya Angelou.

Mimi has been a visiting professor at Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government. She was the “pitch coach” on ABC’s American Inventor and coached the contestants to success persuading judges and America.

An instructional designer, speaker and trainer with over 25 years experience, Mimi Donaldson has designed and presented programs in subject matter areas including public speaking, gender communications, customer relations, business writing, manager orientation, high performance team building, supervisory skills, conflict resolution, stress management, goal setting, and sexual harassment prevention.  She has conducted needs assessments, written participant and instructor materials, and trained trainers.

As an internal Human Resources trainer for Northrop Aircraft and Rockwell International Space Division, Ms. Donaldson instructed first and second level supervisors and middle and upper level managers in presentation skills.

Mimi was Director of Educational Media at Walt Disney Company.  She designed and implemented full-day instructional workshops on motivating and managing, goal-setting and problem solving techniques. She trained over 2,600 instructors and school administrators in 24 major U.S. cities.

She received a BA in Speech and Dramatic Arts from the University of Iowa.  She received her Masters degree in Education from Columbia University.

Since 1984, Ms. Donaldson has been President of her own company.  The central focus is training and development of individuals and teams within the workplace. Clients include Kaiser Permanente, Rockwell Collins, Northwestern Financial Network, and Johnson & Johnson.  Mimi constantly updates her variety of courses, most recently diversity and gender differences.

Mimi is co-author of Negotiating for Dummies, an international bestseller that has been translated into six languages and has sold over a million copies. Her second book was Bless Your Stress: It Means You’re Still Alive!  Mimi’s third book is about success and football:  Necessary Roughness:  New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life.  As a very funny, football female, Mimi uses football as a metaphor for shaking off the bad plays, or roadblocks of challenging times, and leading with perseverance and courage.

DTP West Los Angeles, California Chapter Leader

Personally, I describe myself as a passionate, caring and ambitious person who loves the adventures of life. I'm always looking to empower and lift others whether it's through advice, support or mentoring. Some outside interests I enjoy include: traveling, auto racing, playing guitar, enjoying the outdoors, music, and cooking.

Professionally, along with a team of specialists, I provide goals-based wealth management to affluent families, accomplished professionals and successful business owners. I am very passionate about cultivating long lasting relationships by providing exceptional service, customized advice and a disciplined approach to investing.

I have been in the financial industry since 2010 where I have covered areas such as consumer and business banking, lending and wealth management.


- You are looking to work with a dynamic advisor

- You would benefit from simplifying your financial life

- You would like to be connected to someone in my network

- You are in transition

- You have a passion for great seafood and design

- You would just like to meet!

*Banking and Lending Services are through Bank of America, N.A.

*Sports & Entertainment Accredited Wealth Management Advisor™, SE-AWMA™, and the SE-AWMA™ logo are certification marks or registered certification marks of The College for Financial Planning Institutes Corp. in the United States.

DTP Founder



Neil Palache
The Wealth Creator Company For Women

Tel: (818) 606-7327

Neil Palache is dedicated to empowering women as is shown by his involvement in many community and business organizations such as the National Association of Women Business Owners Ventura County, Women’s Economic Ventures and the International Women’s Festivals Santa Barbara. He has also started several groups such as the Money Mastermind for Women™ and the Divorce Transition Professionals™. Neil has been married to Stacie since 1987, has three beautiful children and lives and works in Westlake Village, California.