May 10, 2016

Deb Busser of 3D Leadership Group Earns Master Certified Coach (MCC) Credential

Boston City Biz List, November 29, 2021

Deb Busser, an Executive Leadership Coach and Facilitator with 3D Leadership Group, was recently awarded the Master Certified Coach credential (MCC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF). With only 1570 MCC coaches globally, less than 4% of all credentialed coaches, this is a rare recognition and accomplishment..… READ MORE.

The CORE of Leadership: Connect, Organize, Recognize and Empathize

by Angie O’Donnell, Co-Founder, 3D Leadership Group
Boston City Biz List, February 9, 2021

What’s the “playbook” for leading in such ambiguous times? Many leaders are yearning for guidance on how to engage and enroll their teams during this great pause where uncertainty is high and motivation could be low. Leaders are in the spotlight more than ever, with people highly attuned to leaders’ words, moods and behaviors acting as proxy for certainty. .… READ MORE.

Leading in Ambiguous Times Could Mean Taking a New Approach

by Angie O’Donnell, Co-Founder, 3D Leadership Group
Banker & Tradesman, June 7, 2020

Many banking and financial leaders are struggling to find clarity and direction through the COVID-19 crisis, and if this is how you’re feeling, be assured that you’re in good company. There is no proven model to turn to, no “playbook” or set of competencies that will make it all normal again. As a leader, you are in the spotlight more than you may think, or even want to be, as people tune into your words, moods and behaviors for daily guidance.… READ MORE.

Angie O’Donnell named one of 2019’s Women of FIRE

Banking New England, Sept/Oct

3D Leadership co-founder Angie O’Donnell was recently named a 2019 Woman of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate by Banking New England magazine. Angie was selected in part based on her work with banking and financial executives as an executive coach and her prior work in the financial services industry on senior leadership teams. Learn more about the award and the other honorees… VIEW BANKING NEW ENGLAND MAGAZINE.

Business Leader Profile on Angie O’Donnell

Metro West Daily News, June 4, 2019

Learn a little more about 3D Leadership Group co-founder Angie O’Donnell in this Business Leader interview.… READ MORE.

In Tight Labor Market, Retain Top Performers by Changing How You Evaluate Them

by Angie O’Donnell, Co-Founder, 3D Leadership Group
Banker & Tradesman, May 5, 2019

Spring is here, and for many leaders, the performance review season has just finished – or has it? While the review may be written, and a rating has been communicated, the challenging work of developing your key talent has just begun. Your best staffers—especially millennials—want to be engaged.… READ MORE.

Angie O’Donnell interviewed by Jim Masters for The Empowered Woman series on CUTV radio.

CUTV News Radio, February 14, 2019

As the nation gears up for women’s history month in March and CUTV News continues its Empowered Women Series, 3D Leadership Group is a company that is top of mind – they are nationally certified as Women Owned which means they meet the highest fiduciary and ethical standards with 100% female ownership… LISTEN TO THE SHOW.

Four 3D Leadership Group Coaches to Participate in Women’s Coaching Circle Event with WEST

Boston City Biz List, June 12, 2018

Four executive coaches from 3D Leadership Group, a Boston-based leadership development firm, have been selected to participate in a women’s coaching circle event for WEST – Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology. The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 20, at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street, Monadnock Room, Cambridge, MA. WEST is a learning community that provides women in the enterprise of science and technology with the inspiration, knowledge, and connections to reach their full potential.… READ MORE.

Cultivating a Well-Functioning Team

by Angie O’Donnell, Co-Founder, 3D Leadership Group
Banking New York, 4th Quarter 2017

As a financial executive, you probably find yourself pulled in multiple directions all day long. To achieve what needs to get done, you have to rely heavily on your team to execute both the long and short-term objectives. Given this, it is vital that your team is strong and well-functioning, and agile enough to keep pace with constant organizational change. But highly functional teams don’t just “happen”… READ MORE.

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, Co-Founder, 3D Leadership Group, 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, Co-Founder, 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


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