Alistair Donegan


A certified coach, mentor and NLP master practitioner, Alistair utilises his background in performance, business and facilitation, to help companies, teams and individuals to communicate and work together better. He has many years of experience delivering and designing leadership development programmes for blue chip multinationals around the world. Alistair takes a coaching approach as much as possible – asking lots of questions to turn sessions into an interactive, engaging conversation with maximum participation. Alistair has delivered various programmes on leadership, performance, storytelling, well-being, physical and psychological safety, and has experience of diversity and inclusion training. He works with everyone from operatives to members of senior/executive leadership teams to middle management, to graduates, and is comfortable facilitating varied groups, adjusting his style according to the number of people, profile, and energy of the audience (virtual or in person). Alistair works with clear objectives, tangible outcomes, and specific commitments, leading to impactful behavioural and cultural change.

Key areas of expertise

  • A coaching approach in facilitation and exec/leadership coaching
  • Leadership development
  • Communicating with impact
  • Change management
  • The science of influence
  • Psychological safety
  • Effective teamwork
  • Storytelling

Recent assignments include

  • Co-designing a leadership development programme for a multinational Oil and Gas company and delivering it worldwide to over 8000 people from 2022-2023.
  • Delivering various graduate programmes for a FTSE 100 bank.
  • Designing and delivering various programmes for middle to senior leaders across several EMEA businesses.
  • Coaching storytelling skills for a global pharmaceutical company.
  • Facilitating regular leadership training sessions for frontline workers of a global construction firm within a health, safety and wellbeing context.
  • Executive and leadership coaching for senior managers, first time / C-level directors.

Sector Experience

  • Construction
  • Financial Services
  • Oil and Gas
  • Energy
  • Technology
  • Real Estate
  • FMCG
  • Retail
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Media
  • Governmental bodies
  • Public and Private Sector

Qualifications and experience

  • ILM Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching And Mentoring (underway)
  • Certified Coach – The Association For Coaching
  • Certified NLP Master Practitioner
  • Diploma Writing and Producing Comedy | NFTS and Channel 4
  • Certified Mentor
  • MA Classical Acting
  • BA English Literature and Film

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