Jim Donovan, Executive Coach

Level 7 Leadership - Silicon Valley


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Leadership is the operating system of your organization—but how do you know if you need an upgrade? I cut my leadership teeth at Oracle... There is always a next level.


Jim Donovan helps business leaders tap into the full potential of their team. Jim spent more than a decade at Oracle, which is where his experience in leadership development started at Oracle. Starting off in the sales organization, he was repeatedly asked to speak onstage in front of hundreds of people to “rally the troops.” Eventually, he was able to fuse his sales expertise with his passion for teaching, training and leading as he moved into a Leadership Development role at Oracle.

During the next five years, Jim trained over 10,000 people. His work with leaders in the organization made a huge impact as he designed, developed and delivered hundreds of trainings while teaching a global audience. These trainings were focused on empowering leaders to be the most effective and confident versions of themselves as they challenged their teams to hit extraordinary goals.

Jim’s passion for Leadership Development continues as he coaches and trains top executives and teams from companies like Lyft, Hewlett Packard, Novanta, Havas Worldwide, Informatica, and and startups like 15Five.

Jim’s work the synthesis of his passion for leadership development and helping top executives reach their peak potential. He lives and works in San Francisco where in his off time you can find him out hiking, biking and enjoying nature.

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"Business strategy and people strategy are inextricably linked.
Helping employees understand their motivations and finding value and meaning
in their work creates a long-term competitive advantage for the firm."

- Songya Kesler




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Raising Capital

Creating A Culture Of Excellence

Executive Team Alignment


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