Abby Donnelly

Founder and CEO of The Leadership & Legacy Group 

Abby is the founder of The Leadership & Legacy Group. She works closely with business owners to develop their leaders for succession and to help them discover a meaningful and rewarding next chapter. Abby is a 14–year veteran of Procter & Gamble, where she facilitated strategic planning and led category–wide process improvement efforts. She was a partner at a Sandler Training franchise, and she is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Master of Statistics. Abby serves on the board of First Bank of North Carolina (FBNC) and has published several books including Straight Talk About Planning Your Succession: A Primer for CEOs and 128 Tips to Make You a More Effective Leader.

My Books

Please check out my most recent books.

1 Habit: 100 Habits from the World’s Happiest Achievers – Paperback

You know the joy you feel when you are so passionate about your “why” that you can’t wait to wake up and jump right into life? That motivation will get you started, but to be able to follow through, you need the Habits that will help you place one foot in front of the other when things get tough.

Author, Steve Samblis spent years searching the world for the most successful people on the planet. He got to know them and asked them each “What was the one most crucial habit in your life that has made the most significant impact on your success.” He then took these 100 Habits and put them into a book called 1 Habit.

Not only does the 1 Habit contain the Habits, but it also teaches you how to make a Habit part of who you are. Make it part of your being. Once instilled in you, the Habits becomes something you just automatically now do, and that automates your pathway to success.

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Straight Talk About Planning Your Succession: A Primer for CEOs

Every owner will exit his or her business one day. In this fast-paced easy read, we explore the critical strategies and tools that pave the way for a successful exit — on your terms, and we help you avoid the pitfalls that can derail your best intentions. Straight Talk will help you set the foundation for your succession, whether you plan to exit in one year, five years or 15 years.

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128 Tips to Make You a More Effective Leader

You’re running hard every day, but are you working on the things that matter most? In sixty seconds a day, you’ll get fresh perspective that will motivate you towards inspired action. Take the first step today!

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Networking Works!: Building Relationships. Building Business

Are you tired of making cold calls? Frustrated that you’re not getting a better return on your prospecting efforts? Networking Works! will guide you through a step-by-step process for building an ongoing stream of qualified referrals. Learn how to make Networking Work for you!

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I am so excited to be a part of the 1 Habit book. It is 100 proven Habits written in a simple, easy-to-read format. You get everything you need to create your own customized road map to the life you want to live! 

Abby Donnelly


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