Leanne McDonnell

Leanne has over 25 years experience as a Senior Human Resources Professional in Media, Television, Telecommunications, and Insurance both in Australia and globally. Leanne has a wide range of skills in Human Resources, from operational ‘hands-on’ support through to coaching and consulting at the Executive Level. Leanne is a strategic and transformative Leader who is passionate about driving both Company and personal growth and success.

Leanne works with clients at all levels of an organisation to help them realise their goals and translate them into achievable milestones. Leanne’s coaching aims to support individuals and companies to maximise their competitive advantage through strong culture and leadership.

As a decisive genuine influencer Leanne quickly builds rapport by establishing authentic key relationships with c-suite executive teams and employees alike through a supportive and consultative style.

Leanne is personable, empathetic, and practical, thrives on human connection, is dynamic, engaging and likes to help others with practical coaching.

Expertise / Specialisation

  • Executive coaching (including C-suite)
  • Transformative coaching
  • APAC and global coaching
  • Development and execution of strategic plans
  • Commercial acumen
  • Start-up & scaling businesses
  • Performance management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Board consultation
  • Leadership development & coaching
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Employment law
  • Organisational design and change management
  • Employee wellness with a focus on Mental Health

Business Experience

  • 20 years’ experience as HR Director in the Television, Broadcast and Media industries
  • Senior HR role in the telecommunications industry
  • Consulting in both blue and white collar
  • Industrial Relations expert

Education / Business Coaching

  • Bachelor of Business – Charles Sturt University (2007)
  • REO Group – CEO Circle 2018