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Dee Donnelly

Dee Donnelly


Dee has specialised in adult learning, coaching and leadership development for more than 20 years. Working with leaders and organisations to support achievement of their goals, Dee communicates authentically and effectively to build trust and stimulate challenge for positive change.

With a background in professional social work, covering education, health and government, Dee has honed her skills to benefit a broad range of businesses. She builds successful relationships through focused listening, open and honest feedback and brings humour, energy and joy to her work.

Dee works across a range of organisations, with individuals and teams, from Boards of Trustees, leadership groups and directors; including ABRSM, Farfetch, V&A, Southampton FC, Coca Cola Hellenic, Google, NHS, Hawksmoor and The Columbo Group.

Previous Coaching Engagements
  • Music Industry – coaching directors building resilience and expertise in fast changing environments
  • NHS – supported more than 40 GPs to develop their coaching skills through a national coaching programme
  • E-Commerce - worked with professionals on high impact coaching sessions to improve resilience and personal effectiveness
  • Third sector – worked with the board of an award winning charity to deliver their OD strategy to the wider organisation
  • Professional Sport - supported coaching skills development leading to nationally recognised qualification
  • Arts and Culture – designed and delivered team coaching for nationwide museums leadership development

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Areas of Expertise
  • Authentic and effective leadership
  • Managing complexity and risk
  • Engagement, values and congruence
  • Building a coaching approach to manage people more effectively
  • Mapping the future and taking action
  • Coaching behaviours, knowledge and skills
  • Culture change and new landscapes • Resilience and empathy
Professional Experience
  • Associate MF Consultant and Coach
  • Chair EMCC Public Sector Forum (UK)
  • Lead Coaching and Mentoring across three London Councils
  • Research and Development Director for HIV/AIDS multisector consortium
  • Medical social worker Royal Free Hospital
Education & Accreditations
  • BA Hons in Social Science, University of Westminster
  • MA in Social Work, University of Sussex
  • Various leadership and personal development programmes, including Tavistock, Ashridge, Warwick Business School
  • Myers Briggs Practitioner (OPP)
  • EMCC member
  • Post-graduate diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring (ILM)

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