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May 10, 2016

Meet Angie O’Donnell and Sue Williamson of 3D Leadership Group in Wellesley

Boston Voyager, July 31, 2017
Today we’d like to introduce you to Angie O’Donnell and Sue Williamson.

Our story goes back to 1990 in Zurich, Switzerland, where we were working as summer interns as part of the Babson MBA program. That summer was full of exploration and our friendship was firmly grounded in a rich personal experience. Over the next 25 years, we grew our respective careers and our families while remaining in close contact no matter where we were living and working. We were always there for one another during life’s big milestones like Angie’s wedding, the births of our children, and the many anniversary and birthday dinners over the years. When Angie got the job offer to move to Hong Kong with Bank Boston, Sue was the first person she called to help her decide; and when Sue needed support with her career choices, Angie was always a phone call away. READ MORE.


The_Boston_GlobeHow high-powered women handle stress

by Kara Baskin
The Boston Globe, October 25, 2015
As women in executive ranks navigate workplace pressures, they’re learning it doesn’t have to be lonely at the top.

Every morning at dawn, Whittier Street Health Center CEO Frederica Williams retreats to a quiet room to meditate, pray, and write in her journal over a cup of tea. Maureen Alphonse-Charles, chief operating officer of The Partnership Inc., unwinds by playing the violin. Copyright Clearance Center CEO Tracey Armstrong roots for the Patriots and cuts coupons (biggest savings: $121). Hollister Staffing CEO Kip Hollister has a meditation room at her headquarters, where she leads classes for employees. READ MORE.


HBJ_logoBuilding Executive Presence

by Angie O’Donnell, Partner, 3D Leadership Group
HartfordBusiness.com, June 9, 2014
What’s the secret formula for developing the elusive thing called “executive presence?”

The kind of presence we’re talking about goes beyond oozing charisma while delivering a great presentation. Executive presence is a way of being in all professional situations, with all constituencies, especially when the stakes are high. From inside the boardroom to the cafeteria table, there are dozens of places where any number of your small acts contribute to others’ perceptions of your presence. READ MORE.


The Tricky Waters at C-Level

by Ann Field
Association of National Advertisers (ANA) online magazine, May 1, 2014

It might have been funny — if the snafu hadn’t involved millions of dollars.

Recently, the CMO of a major pharmaceutical company got his CEO’s blessing to spend $5 million on a major brand campaign promoting a suite of products at a national health-care conference. So he was quite surprised to later learn that his boss had given a similar go-ahead to his sales counterpart, allotting another $5 million “to make a splash at a different meeting that usually attracted a lot of doctors,” says Angela O’Donnell, co-founder of 3D Leadership Group, a Wellesley, Mass., executive coaching firm. READ MORE.


Executive Presence: An Inside-Out Job

by Angie O’Donnell, Partner, 3D Leadership Group
Central NY Business Journal, April 25, 2014

What’s the secret formula for developing the elusive thing called “executive presence”? This question is becoming more pervasive in leadership-development programs and among our coaching clients at all organizational levels.

According to The Conference Board’s 2014 survey, organizations hire external coaches most often to help leaders develop executive presence and influence skills — and we intuitively know that these two are related.

The kind of presence we’re talking about goes beyond oozing charisma while delivering a great presentation; of course these attributes are important, but we are seeing a much more holistic view of presence emerging. Executive presence is “a way of being” in all professional situations, with all constituencies, especially when emotions run high — which is usually when the stakes are high. READ MORE.


Wellesley Weston Magazine – Spring, 2014

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Angie O’Donnell receives New England Executive Coach of the Year Award

ifcne-award-225Wellesley, MA (July 15, 2013) – Angie O’Donnell, co-founder of 3D Leadership Group, a leading executive coaching firm located in Wellesley, MA, has been awarded the coveted New England Executive Coach of the Year Award by the International Coach Federation of New England (ICFNE).

The ICFNE is the fourth largest ICF chapter in the world, and the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession through both personal and business coaching. This annual award is determined by peer nomination and voting. Angie was selected as a co-recipient along with Ted Gorski, recognizing them as coaches who have demonstrated professional mastery with senior level executives.

“I can’t believe it’s been 17 years since I took my first ICF coaching course when the profession was still emerging as a catalyst for leader development,” said Angie. “This is an extreme honor from my peers and I’m reminded of the fact that I love the work I do every day, and how professionally satisfying it is to partner with each unique leader.”

Angie O’Donnell brings nearly two decades of international business experience and expertise in leadership development to her coaching practice. She has coached more than 100 leaders and a variety of leadership teams from a broad industry base including biotech, financial services, technology, professional services, and nonprofit organizations. Angie and the 3D Leadership coaching team have worked most recently with Biogen Idec, Citizens Financial Group, Harvard Business School, Kiva Systems, State Street , Sunovion Pharmaceuticals and several early stage venture-backed companies. Over the past 10 years, Angie has taught in two executive coaching programs and continues to serve as a mentor coach. She completed her professional coaching certifications with New Ventures West and Team Coaching International, and received her MBA from Babson College.


Boston Business Journal – “People on the Move” – July, 2013

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