Donna Dobrovich

Certified Executive Coach Partnering on pathways to success, fulfillment, and growth

Professional Summary

Donna is a certified Executive Coach specializing in executive and leadership coaching and team development. She works with executives, leadership teams, and high potential employees in all sizes of organizations and types of industries, to support them in achieving their goals and maximizing their effectiveness and fulfillment. Donna brings over 18 years of corporate experience in leadership and organizational development, training, and quality management. Donna has a passion for leadership and for learning and growth along with the ability to create powerful growth opportunities with her clients. Donna’ programs include both individual and group coaching that result in:

  • Long-term excellence and sustainable change
  • Meaningful and measurable/observable results
  • The ability to continue self-growth and development after the completion of the coaching program

Donna is known for her holistic approach to coaching and her focus on outcomes and key business results. Her ability to greatly increase her clients self-awareness, communication abilities, and willingness to take on new practices lead to the clients achievement of their full potential in leadership and in life.

A sample of her varied client list includes:

  • Lucent Technologies
  • University of Phoenix & Apollo, Inc.
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Quarles & Brady Streich Lang, LLP

Key Accomplishments

  • Founded DFD & Associates in 1999, an Executive Coaching and Management Consulting firm. Has successfully grown the business each year through repeat clients, referrals, and strategic partners
  • Adjunct faculty member in the University of Phoenix Masters of Organizational Management program Board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix
  • A healthy and balanced life, which includes a husband, three cats, extensive travel, exercise, golf, etc.


  • Former Executive Director of the Organizational Change and Development organization and part of the Executive team of a global telecommunications company; responsible for changing the entire company to an empowered team-based organization
  • Experience in starting and growing a profitable coaching and consulting business
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Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership Development
  • Team Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Training and Development
  • Quality Management

Industry & Sector Experience

  • Telecommunications
  • Hi Tech
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Financial
  • Legal
  • Non-Profit


  • BA Psychology, University of Maryland (1980)
  • MA Social Psychology, Arizona State University (1983)
  • Certified Professional Coach, New Ventures West (1999)