About Us


Brian Donovan is a dedicated advocate of powerful and practical leadership. His commitment to the field is informed by 40 years’ experience and energised by an ongoing program of research and scholarship. His passion for transformational leadership is infectious.

Always at the forefront of management theory and practice, Brian founded Donovan Leadership to share his knowledge and passion. Since 2007, Donovan Leadership has been actively inspiring professionals to new heights, uncovering new perspectives to expand possibilities, and transforming technical specialists into leaders who succeed.

Our founder’s reputation as a thought leader has earned Donovan Leadership a client list that reads like a roll call of Australian industry’s best and brightest. We take pride in guiding talented individuals to discover the wealth of possibilities that lie within.

Brian’s three adult children have learned how to lead him and their personalities and achievements make him proud every day. Also an avid traveller, he’s particularly fond of Italy’s fine food and wine culture.

The transition from technical expert to leader


𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗮𝗻𝘁