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Consultants Collective Profile: Donna Hamlin, Ph.D.

We’re pleased to present our latest featured profile, designed to introduce you to our member consultants, advisors, executive coaches, clients, partners and other extraordinary people. These profiles go beyond the professional bio to provide a more personal glimpse and offer an opportunity for us to get to know each other better as people as we strive to create connections and build community.

In this Featured Profile, we’re pleased to highlight Consultants Collective member, Donna Hamlin. Dr. Donna Hamlin is a corporate executive with thirty years of corporate, governance and strategy consulting experience. Donna has a successful track record in human performance management and strategy change management and has served clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 global enterprises in more than 30 countries. As CEO of BoardWise, she oversee the organization’s global programs, including its centers and their services. These include: board evaluations, professional certification and training, its global registry of qualified directors, Board Bona Fide®, its strategic partnership programs and its Boardwise center. She is certified for governance by the National Association of Corporate Directors in the U.S. and in global governance by Harvard University. Donna holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a B.A. degree from Siena College and has studied at the University of London. A published author, she writes management articles in the area of strategy, brand value management, change and human performance management. She holds various board directorships.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?


Who is your favorite painter or composer?

The Pre-Raphaelite’s painters and poets.

What is a hobby of yours?

Kitting and crochet.

What is the last book read?

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky

Why do you do what you do?

My goal is to help people every day.

What is your favorite quote?

“There is much wisdom in the whacky. Enjoy humor.”

What is your latest accomplishment?

Earning National Accreditation for University On-Line Teaching.

What would you say is your chief characteristic?


What makes you happy?

Adventures with my friends and family.

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