Donna Conforti, LLC: Executive Coaching for Individuals and Teams


As a seasoned business leader and professionally-certified coach, Donna understands the challenges of today’s executives. They have to demonstrate agility, acumen and grace as they set the vision; communicate with gravitas, intention and impact; inspire and influence associates of diverse backgrounds and across generations.

Donna’s coaching practice is for leaders looking to build executive muscle in this environment. She is a trusted partner to those who want to target and accelerate their growth.

Since 2006, Donna has coached senior leaders and their teams from start-ups to the well-established Fortune 100. She has worked primarily with executives in financial services, technology, professional services, healthcare, media, manufacturing, not-for-profit, and retail.

Her clients say they value her solid grounding in business, her finely-tuned listening skills and ability to “connect the dots,” her warmth and humor, and her highly-tailored, collaborative and pragmatic approach to development.

Beyond one-to-one and team coaching

In addition to one-to-one and team coaching, Donna facilitates peer-to-peer advisory forums for senior executives at the Healthcare Women’s Business Association, and coaches EMBA and MBA students at Columbia University. She is an adjunct faculty member for the Center for Creative Leadership and a Council Member for the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG Councils are networks of professionals who provide expertise to leaders facing tough decisions).

She has been a featured speaker, panelist, and workshop presenter on a variety of topics including the human side of leading change, neuroscience and leadership, executive presence, team and interpersonal communication, constructive conflict strategies, and women in leadership.

Education and professional affiliations

Donna earned her leadership coaching certification from Georgetown University, and holds the ICF distinction of Professionally Certified Coach (PCC). Her MBA, with a concentration in Organizational Behavior, is from Temple University. She is certified in several 360 tools, and personality and communication assessments.

Before coaching

She brings to her coaching nearly 20 years of high-performance, front-line leadership with General Electric and Johnson & Johnson. Donna joined J&J as a member of a start-up team to commercialize and launch its health and wellness business. In this entrepreneurial environment, she led the national consulting team to build the corporate market for these services. In subsequent years, she played key roles in marketing, technology licensing and strategic business development as the business expanded into the managed care space. During Donna’s term at General Electric, she held positions of increasing complexity and challenge, including labor negotiations, management development and succession planning, culminating in her responsibility for all regional human resource strategies and services at GE Health Care.

On a personal note

Donna enjoys travel, community building, the arts, and the outdoors. One of her favorite sayings is from Will Rogers: “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” She believes learning is a life-long pursuit.