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Don's Key Qualifications:
Experience: Over 20 years as an Executive Leadership Coach
Client Industries: Professional Services, Technology, Healthcare, Education, and many more
Levels of Service: All executive leadership levels
Expertise: Leadership and organizational effectiveness including executive assessment, leadership coaching and development and talent planning
Coaching Style: I support senior leadership teams who seek to increase their effectiveness in selecting, developing, and advancing talent through innovative and yet, pragmatic approaches to enhance organizational performance and growth with my key insights and perspectives
Don has served organizations by conducting third party assessments for staffing key jobs, for profiling talent in newly acquired businesses, for executive development, and for succession management. He has over 20 years of experience coaching professionals and executives from a variety of fields and industries in pivotal career situations including: assimilating quickly into a new leadership role, working through strengths and development needs in a current role as well as for future growth, and in managing personal and organizational transitions. Don brings a results-oriented perspective to his consulting and has coached hundreds of line managers, executives, and human resources professionals in North and South America, Europe and Africa in developing assessment skills for selecting and developing top talent.
Central to his partnership with leaders, Don works closely with management to identify opportunities to improve the alignment of critical organizational functions and talent with changing business needs and priorities, develop and implement performance management programs, and facilitate leadership development programs. His work has included: consulting to identify critical factors for leader and business success and designing and implementing high potential leader development programs.
Don’s prior roles include human resources management assignments in Fortune 500 information management and insurance firms at both the corporate and field levels. Later, Don held several line operations management roles in health care services including customer service, medical review, and claims administration. He also was Director of Healthcare Systems for a systems solutions firm where he worked with channel vendors and medical staffs on electronic data transfer solutions.
Don holds an MBA from Georgia State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Lafayette College. He is an adjunct instructor of Talent Acquisition, Development and Retention for the Executive MBA Program at Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University, where he is also Chair of the EMBA Coaching Advisory Board.