Donna Bradshaw
CEO and Owner

Donna first established a consulting business in 2004, leaving academia to find a way of making her knowledge both practical and socially useful.

Her work is all about people and the belief that change will happen when people come together to be inspired, to learn, to reflect, to create ideas and to take action. Her approach brings energy, creativity, expertise, humour and confidence building to get people working together, whether that’s in the NHS, the public sector, communities or enterprise.

She often works in high profile, complex, and political situations helping people to develop clarity, consensus, priorities and solutions for action. 


Donna’s consulting portfolio includes:

  • Leadership development

  • Coaching 

  • Expert facilitation of small and large events

  • Team building

  • Board and organisational development and transformation


Donna is a qualified coaching psychologist and a Principle Member of the Association of Business Psychologists.  She is highly experienced and knowledgeable about the requirements for successful change, in particular the human relationships and dynamics, taking a focus on people’s strengths and passions and finding common ground with others to make change happen.


Donna is also the national System Leadership Advisor for the Well North Programme, and Well North Enterprises CiC, and leads on their Social and Entrepreneurial Leadership Programmes and Pathfinder Immersion and Residential events.

Former roles include:

  • Senior Fellow in Healthcare and Public Management at Manchester Business School (2001-2006)

  • Director of several research, academic and consulting programmes

  • Directorate level posts in Local Government including Organisational Development, Finance, Quality and Performance roles.

  • Non-executive director of the Centre for Public Services


Donna is a former winner of Manchester’s Young Business of the Year Award and has presented at several national and international conferences.


Donna is a very keen community activist and is a committee member of a local community centre in Whalley Range, Manchester – the Carlton Club, which provides music, arts, wellness and other activities.  She also provides pro-bono coaching for young people and others who typically can’t access coaching support.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Principle Member of ABP (Association of Business Psychologists)

  • MSc Management by Research and Action Learning (distinction)

  • PG Diploma Coaching Psychology (Merit)

  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Coaching

  • Member of Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT)

  • Diploma in Management

  • MBT1 Step 1 and 2 qualified

  • 16PF

  • FIRO-B

  • Accredited Aston Team Tools facilitator