Donna Riechmann

Donna Riechmann
Greensboro, NC


"I recommend Donna highly to any organization looking to take advantage of her deep knowledge and skills in leadership development, team based performance, organization development, and executive coaching."Senior Director, Leadership Development, Pfizer Inc.
"I hope you take great personal satisfaction in the lasting impact you have on others. The short time we spent together was incredibly rich with nuggets of wisdom that will have - indeed already have had - a profound impact. You are a significant part of my journey in lifelong learning."People Development Adviser, Financial Services.

Areas of Expertise

  • 360-degree Feedback
  • Action Learning
  • Change Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Talent Development


  • Corporations
  • Executives
  • Mid-level Managers
  • Recently Promoted
  • Women Leaders

Services & Delivery Methods

  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Team Coaching
  • Facilitation
  • Custom Designs

Professional Profile

Donna has held executive positions in large corporations as well as being president of her own consulting firm. Donna was Director of Executive Development at Pfizer Inc, a leading global pharmaceutical company. She was also Director of Executive Education and Development, Worldwide Human Resources at GlaxoSmithKline, and Academic Director at Duke Corporate Education. Donna was founder and president of her consulting business, DRC Associates, for 12 years. She has been adjunct faculty at the University of Illinois and held adjunct positions at Duke Corporate Education and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®), where she worked with executives from Fortune 100 global companies. Currently, as a partner in the consulting firm Leadership Solutions LLC, Donna has designed and implemented leadership development programs and complex change management strategies for many clients including AT&T, the US Postal Service, Ingersoll-Rand, NASA, The MITRE Corporation, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Manchester University (UK) and Partner Microcredit Organization (Bosnia). Donna developed a research-based instrument, the Team Performance Questionnaire, and a teambuilding activity, Polygon Puzzle, which are marketed internationally. Donna has extensive experience in executive coaching and use of 360º feedback and other survey instruments and is consistently rated “superior” in coaching skills. She has international consulting and research experience in many countries, including Bermuda, Bosnia, Canada, People’s Republic of China, and the United Kingdom.

Education, Certifications & Professional Affiliations

  • Donna has published articles in several journals, and her original research on teams appeared as a chapter in Impact of Leadership, Clark, Clark & Campbell (Eds.).
  • She is certified in MBTI, BarOn EQ and several 360 instruments as well as Future Search and Whole Systems Design.
  • Donna holds B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina.

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