Coach Spotlight



Top 5 Strengths

  • Connectedness
  • Input
  • Strategic
  • Responsibility
  • Relator


Donelle is a certified Executive Coach and highly experienced consultant for HR, Leaders, and Teams. She brings you over 25 years of experience as a human resource executive and coach within global Fortune 100 companies where she worked at regional, national, and global levels. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration and Counseling. Donelle brings a great passion for development plus extensive skills as a global business partner and advisor to her executive clients. Her coaching experience has led her to work with sales and manufacturing organizations, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies.

She has designed and supported integral coaching programs for both emerging and experienced leaders from Executive Vice President to individual contributor while working to build leadership capacity for both the current and future needs of an organization. She believes that satisfaction and success as a leader follow the balance and integration of all aspects of one’s life. Therefore, as a coach, Donelle integrates each client’s unique goals with the needs of the organization. She builds on strengths to identify and develop new capabilities to address blind-spots and areas of development. She delivers all of this while supporting the client in creating sustainable skills in navigating change, whether personal or professional.


Her expertise in team and leadership development directed her toward new and emerging businesses is where she designed and led culture development initiatives. She has built a reputation for designing and implementing world-wide change initiatives with leadership teams in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Her expertise in diversity and inclusion includes developing initiatives and programs in many of her businesses, which most recently focused on implicit bias.

Much of her career has been spent supporting sales and service organizations. She has a keen sense of the customer value chain and the relationship between the employee experience and that of the customer. In addition to sales, she also worked in research and development throughout several mergers and acquisitions where she was responsible for blending cultures and practices and bringing together leadership teams. Donelle has also provided HR expertise for many consolidations and off-shore business initiatives.

Education/Trainings/ Certifications/Assessments

  • International Coaching Federation (ICF) PCC
  • Gallup CliftonStrengths®
  • DISC®
  • MBTI®
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in History
  • Master of Education in Higher Education Administration and Counseling360 interviews

Past Clients/Industries

Hewlett-Packard Company, Dell Technologies, Momentive Performance Materials, Baker Group Construction, Gorman Roads, Plug Power, Victaulic, and the US Navy.


“After you left, I had wished I told you what a great partner you have been through this journey. One telling quality you have is a sense of calm and purpose – a deliberateness in what you say and do. I say telling, because in the swirl of all that happens around you, the ability to stay true to self and purpose is one that cannot be faked. I was reminded how important that is for a coach.”

– Kristin Chapman, Managing Director, People & Culture at AAA National

“Thank you, Donelle. We believe the work you have done helping our board members learn their individual strengths and vulnerabilities better positions us to effectively lead in our complex organization. Furthermore, your work last week will strengthen our team and allow us to more effectively navigate during the greatest change in the last 50 years of the Military Health System.”

– Captain Kevin Brown, XO of Navy Hospital and Readiness Training Command Jacksonville

“Donelle significantly improved the effectiveness of our executive board of directors. Throughout the professional development and strategic planning process Donelle expertly facilitated the team improving knowledge and confidence in the team to execute mission requirements. Donelle’s efforts had a direct impact on our success in leading the organization through times of great change.”

– CAPT Matthew Case, MSC, USN, Commander, Naval Hospital Jacksonville

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