Donald Mitchell was born and grew up in San Bernardino, California where he was saved by the Lord at the age of 14. Later, he backslid until he rededicated his life to Jesus in 1995.
In 1995, the Holy Spirit led him to found the 400 Year Project, a global initiative to create improvements in all dimensions of life 20 times faster for everyone on the Earth (see www.fastforward400.com). He wrote Adventures of an Optimist, which contains his Christian testimony, to describe the key lessons of the project. In 2010, he wrote 2,000 Percent Living, which describes how to live more fruitfully for God. In 2011, he completed Help Wanted (CreateSpace 2011) describing how to train a million tutors in how to teach making breakthroughs for Godly purposes.
In 2006 and 2007, Mitchell led a global contest to find better ways to encourage lost people to seek and gain Salvation. Two books were written that describe the best methods that were identified by the contest, Witnessing Made Easy and Ways You Can Witness.
He is chairman and chief executive officer of Mitchell and Company, a management consulting firm established in 1977 which specializes in strategy and financial consulting. His consulting clients are often found among the nation's 200 largest corporations.
He has also been quoted by Business Week, Charisma, Chief Executive Magazine, Dun's Business Month, Financial World, Forbes, Fortune, Institutional Investor, Money, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News and United Press International regarding witnessing, business strategy, and investments. He has written more than 20 articles on these subjects. He is listed in many biographical references, including Who's Who in the World.
Prior to founding Mitchell and Company, Mitchell was Director, Strategic Planning, for Heublein, Inc. after being a project manager at the Boston Consulting Group Inc.
He has an A.B. degree magna cum laude and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard. While in law school, he also studied marketing at Harvard Business School. He is a member of the bar in Massachusetts. He is a former treasurer of the Harvard Law School Association and a former director of the Harvard Alumni Association.