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Donna’s Key Qualifications:
Experience: Over 20 years as a Consultant and HR Manager
Client Industries: Finance, Engineering, Information Technology, Human Resources, and Telecommunications
Levels of Service: Senior management levels
Expertise: Organization effectiveness, change management, leadership development and training
Coaching Style: A collaborative approach to help leaders understand the big picture, identify critical details, and focus on employee efforts for the achievement of business results
Donna is an organizational psychologist who collaborates with business leaders to create high performing organizations. She draws on her in-depth experience in organizational effectiveness, change management, leadership development, and training to identify opportunities to enhance the health and productivity of organizations.
Donna has over 20 years’ experience as a consultant and human resources manager. She is recognized for her ability to help managers focus employee efforts on the achievement of business results. She is skilled at helping leaders understand the big picture and identify critical details.
In her various consulting projects, Donna has proven her ability to help clients improve individual and organizational effectiveness. She designed and facilitated assessment systems that provided developmental feedback to supervisors, managers, and other high potential employees. She has coached executives and other leaders to improve their performance and working relationships. In addition, she designed and delivered workshops to help managers better understand their leadership style and its impact on others. She has helped restructure an organization to make it more customer focused. Then she designed and facilitated the process used to re-staff the management teams and helped them create and manage the change process.
As a human resources manager at Southern Company, she demonstrated her ability to create and build effective teams and organizations. She created an internal management consulting group that guided organizations through restructuring, change management, team building, and process improvement. She was a key member of the leadership team that created Southern Company’s corporate university and led project teams of over 60 managers and technical experts to create internationally recognized training programs.
Donna’s credentials include a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Georgia State University and an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a licensed psychologist and a member of the American Psychological Association, The Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Resources Leadership Forum and the Atlanta Society for Applied Psychology.