Howard O'Donnell

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Howard supports individuals, teams and international companies to strengthen performance by enabling personal success and creating sustainable business improvements.
His key areas of interest and business activity include executive coaching, performance coaching and the facilitation of top team events. As a highly accomplished facilitator, he regularly designs, leads and facilitates top team sessions on a wide range of business issues and initiatives. He also is a visiting professor on several MBA programmes.
He offers his clients a challenging yet safe space where they can explore, define and become accountable for their objectives. He thrives on fostering authentic leadership skills and creating as many ‘lightbulb moments’ as possible for his clients.  Howard is based in France where he works internationally in both English and French.

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Howard coaches in English and French

Specialist Areas

Leadership posture, High Performing Teams, Advanced Facilitation Skills, Change Management, Conflict Management, Coaching Skills, Communication Skills for Managers, Cultural Diversity, entrepreneurialism, innovation

Corporate Experience

Howard is an executive coach with 12 years of international experience
He has worked in the aeronautic, defense, banking, energy, education, manufacturing and sales sectors.  He has been responsible for many transformational initiatives including a 160,000 strong leadership development model creation and roll-out, supported young high potentials globally at distinguished business schools, C-suite executives and supporting new flat / trust based organizations. 
He has worked with company wide projects as well as lone entrepreneurs and start-ups offering one-2-one coaching, training, action learning solutions as well as seminar and connecting event facilitation and large-scale interventions.


Trained & examined to PCC level with the International Coach Federation
ACC certification
1000+ hours of professional coaching hours
PLC (Professional Leadership Coach certification)
Qualified trainer with 5 years’ experience Certified Coaching Skills Trainer with ICF
Accredited Team Facilitator and Coach for the Airbus Group
360° assessment, MBTI and employee engagement experience
BA hons
TTI Success Insights qualified trainer – behaviours and motivational drivers
TTI Success Insights qualified Coach – emotional intelligence
MPI- certified upAgear team coach
Airbus Group Leadership University – Certified leadership coach
Airbus Group Leadership University – Master facilitator including mentoring and onboarding responsibility