Carolyn MacDonell

Carolyn MacDonell

Consultants and Coaches

Carolyn is a highly skilled and results-focused leadership facilitator, coach and business consultant. She has specialist expertise in working with organisations, understanding their strategy, people and culture challenges and then developing tactics and interventions that result in the attraction, appointment and development of key talent.

Empowering, forthright and empathetic, Carolyn has a strong passion for people and outcomes. Combining this with the tailoring of practical and balanced solutions that deliver exceptional results, means that Carolyn creates long term relationships that drive mutual success.

With a professional background that includes roles at Executive Director and CEO level as well as business ownership and external consulting, Carolyn brings to CDL considerable business and leadership expertise, with experience that spans numerous business types and industry sectors.

Carolyn takes a big picture and measured view so that consulting and coaching solutions are delivered as fit for purpose and relevant. As an experienced leader, her consulting style is engaging, enthusiastic and collaborative. Carolyn’s composed and considered approach, enables her to listen with intent and to establish quick rapport and trust.

Carolyn is an Accredited Facilitator of the Human Synergistic diagnostic tools, Organisational Culture Inventory (OCI), Organisational Effectiveness Inventory (OEI), Life Styles Inventory (LSI) and Group Styles Inventory (GSI). Carolyn is also an Accredited International Certified Coach (ICC) through Ilume International, Australasia’s only accredited and licensed ICC training body.


  • Leadership
  • Management Consulting
  • Coaching and Facilitation
  • Strategic Agility
  • Diagnostic Assessments


  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Utilities
  • Local and Central Government
  • Not for Profit
  • Education
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