Donna is a senior consultant with over 30 years of experience as a senior leader, consultant, coach, facilitator and adult educator. She is committed to developing the capacity of people to lead with courage and compassion and create life nurturing, high performing organizations. She coaches executives and their teams to create the changes they desire in their organizations. She skillfully integrates coaching and executive leadership development into organizational change and transition projects so that leadership capacity emerges as the organization delivers their business goals.
Donna brings an inclusive and relational leadership approach to her work and has specialized in supporting leaders to develop their cognitive and emotional capacity to lead in complexity and work with collaborative leadership. Her work incorporates leading edge methods and practices for adult development, transformational learning and group processes that lead to both individual and collective shifts in leadership and organizational results. She has worked with diverse executive and management teams in health care, science and engineering, manufacturing, education and provincial and federal governments. She has taught conflict resolution and communication at Dalhousie University Continuing Education, leadership development across Canada and coaches small business leaders for BDC.
Donna has a PhD and MA, both in Organizational Development and Change, is a Certified Management Consultant and Registered Practitioner in Dispute Resolution. She is a Newfield Certified Coach (Ontological Coaching) and International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC).
Donna is a Certified Practitioner at The Leadership Circle and authorized to administer and debrief The Leadership Circle Profile™ (TLC 360) and Collective Leadership Assessment™ (LCS). She also works with other assessments including the Lectical Decision Making Assessment and Reflective Judgment Assessment, Personalized Management Coaching (PMC), EQi-2.0 as well as other assessment instruments and tools. She is an Authorized Trainer of the Genuine Contact™ program, a holistic approach to change that fosters the shared intention, collective purpose, and vision that drive system innovation and transformation.