Don Arnoudse has distinguished himself as an executive coach, management consultant, author and speaker. He offers leaders and executive teams who are dealing with big stakes the benefit of his more than 30 years of experience and a unique perspective that combines the experiences of a market-facing entrepreneur, a solid academic background in psychology and adult education, and a proven track record as a high-performance team builder. Don has advised Fortune 500 executives, small business owners and entrepreneurs in diverse industries and has played an historic role in bringing coaching to the IT industry. He has navigated a number of significant transitions in his own life and career, learning valuable lessons that he draws on when working with accomplished leaders to help them thrive during their own leadership transitions.
Don coaches leaders to deepen their consciousness and finely tune their ‘inner guidance system’ so they bring clarity and new levels of awareness to their enterprise and their lives. He assists them in integrating what they care most about with what the world needs and values. Don’s passion lies in coaching successful executives to:
- Shift their habitual ways of thinking and leading
- Expand their options for producing superior results through heightened powers of observation and better choices of action
- See their blind spots
- Make more powerful requests of their relationship networks to increase leverage and expand their reach
- Generate a synergy of courageous thinking, emotional mastery and physical leadership presence.
As Vice President of CSC Index, Don led the global Change Management practice of this influential management consulting firm (CSC introduced reengineering to the business world in the 1990s). For the past 8 years, Don has focused his executive coaching on helping seasoned leaders and their teams innovate and thrive during major transitions. In 2002, he founded The 2nd Half, an executive coaching business dedicated to clients who are redefining themselves in the second half of their careers to generate a significant impact, leave a meaningful legacy and live a truly fulfilling life.
Don obtained his BS in Psychology and an MS in Education from Michigan State University and is a certified coach with the Newfield Network and the International Coach Federation. He has twice served on the planning committee for the annual Executive Coaching Summit, an invitation-only conference for 100 of the top executive coaches worldwide.
- Boston Children’s Hospital
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Campbell Soup
- Conservation Law Foundation (Boston)
- Evergreen Solar
- National Park Service
- Partners Health Care
- Towers Perrin
- Uno Chicago Grill
- Wachovia Bank
- Wells Fargo
Read What Our Clients Say About Don:
“This coaching experience was clearly a journey—one that I welcomed as I stepped back and looked at changes I wanted to make. I’m very grateful that I had Don on this journey. He has great insight and experience, a warm and supportive manner and is not judgmental. We all have room to grow—and Don has been an important part of my growth the past year.”
Chief Information Officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston)
“From the start, Don was extremely helpful in reframing my approach to leading and managing the organization. He helped me look squarely at areas where communication and trust had broken down and regard those dynamics as growth opportunities for myself, for other employees and for the organization. Don was a key catalyst to fundamental changes in my performance as a leader which have led to some important and very positive developments in my organization.”
President, Conservation Law Foundation (Boston, MA)
“Don would always push me to find the next level and he did it in a positive way. He consistently urged me to get out of my comfort area and find ways to be bold. This was not some academic exercise—it was a real life process targeting real life goals. Don Arnoudse has had an enormous impact on me and in my ability to go after and live out my dreams.”
Former CEO, Heller Seasonings
“These times cry out for new leadership—leadership from the soul that transcends our focus on making the quarterly numbers. Leaders are now emerging to light our way back to the values of service, community, global citizenship, and integrity. These leaders are re-enchanting work with noble purpose.”