Jill Donovan is a successful entrepreneur, author and sought-after speaker. Through her “Practically Speaking” podcast, “Real Life” blog and live talks/events, Jill combines practical wisdom, humor and hard-earned lessons to help others pursue their passions and fulfill their God-given purpose…even in the midst of life’s setbacks.
Inspiring a movement
Jill started her professional life as a practicing attorney and adjunct law professor at the University of Tulsa School of Law. Then her creativity and obsession with cuff bracelets and gift-giving led her in a new, unexpected direction: as the founder of a company called Rustic Cuff. In the years that followed, Rustic Cuff became a nationwide movement based on joyful generosity, with countless women purchasing and spontaneously “regifting” meaningful cuffs to others.
Today, Rustic Cuff encompasses multiple showroom locations, over 100 employees, and a strong, loving social media community that feels a true connection with Jill.
Passionate and purposeful
Jill is also the author of “The Kindness Effect: Experience the Power of Irrational Giving” and a lifelong student/creator. She challenged herself long ago to master a new hobby every year, whether it’s learning a new language, tap dancing, ice skating, or simply setting a goal that seems unreachable. Every step of the way, her commitment to being passionate and purposeful has enabled her to turn unexpected setbacks into exciting new beginnings.