Hi, I’m Mike Donahue...

trusted advisor and guy whose idea of a good time is a conversation about leadership.

One of my clients once asked me, “What do you do for fun?” I told him I didn’t play golf and when I tore my rotator cuff, I had to quit playing handball, so now, what I enjoy doing most is working with leaders like him.

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Mike's Latest Blog
Mar. 16, 2015

What Makes You Flinch?

As an executive coach, I’m hired to help my clients see what they’re overlooking, ignoring or refusing to acknowledge. Consequently, I’m always on the lookout for new tools—questions, stories, assessments and exercises to help me accomplish my mission. Apparently, the need to do this well is deeply rooted in how I am wired. Years ago, when I did the StrengthsFinder assessment, one of my strengths was “maximizer.” This is what…

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About Mike's Executive Coaching Practice:

“The goal of coaching is the goal of good management: to make the most of an organization's valuable resources.”

When economists analyze different industries, one of the things they look at is “barriers to entry.” There are virtually no barriers to entering the field of executive coaching. That’s why this site is so important to me; I use it to tell my story and convey that I have the chops to work with people like you.

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This is our dachshund, Fiona. She's quite familiar with my work because she spends her days in the comfy dog bed behind my desk at World Headquarters. Throughout the site, Fiona will have her say on my work.

Fiona’s Thoughts on Mike’s Work:

“I’ve shared this office with Mike since 2004. I can tell you he’s passionate about working with leaders and has the experience and drive to make a significant impact on his coaching clients and the members of his leadership groups. And, it’s fun hanging out with him. You’ll learn about Mike and his work on this site. If you choose to work with him, please stop by World Headquarters and say hello.” More About Fiona →