Loretta Donovan

Bio

Loretta Donovan, President of iAttain, is an independent consultant and coach. She is the former Chief Learning Officer for the Health Quest System in New York. Among her accomplishments was the design and development of a succession and leadership development program for high-potential managers which focused on 21st century competencies and emotional intelligence to engage and empower employees.

Loretta was previously a senior manager for leading organizations, including St. Francis Hospital – The Heart Center, Girl Scouts of the USA, ClientSoft, Inc., Sungard-Higher Education, and the March of Dimes. In those roles she developed an exclusive executive leadership program with the Wharton School Executive Education, and partnered with the Center for Creative Leadership to produce custom competency models and assessments.

Loretta’s experience as a leadership development executive and consultant also includes strategic responsibilities for large scale change, leadership development, performance assessment, employee engagement, and online learning. As an author, her work has been published in the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations, the Proceedings of the Academy of Management, the AMA Handbook of eLearning, and Social Knowledge: Using Social Media to Know What You Know. She is a doctoral candidate in Organizational Learning & Leadership at Teachers College Columbia University.

Abstract

Leaps & Bounds: Coaching to Foster 21st Century Competencies in Executives
As businesses across many sectors and industries move to higher levels of accountability for client, vendor and employee engagement, and values, such as quality and sustainability leap to the forefront as metrics for success, C-level executives must operate with 21st century competencies to increase their effectiveness on behalf of organizational excellence. This session highlights coaching an executive team via a custom 360 assessment and applying Garvey-Berger’s approach to constructive development to bridge gaps beyond competencies. Participants will experiment with identifying forms of mind and coaching questions to promote shifts in maturity.


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