Dana O'Donovan is the Chief Operating Officer at the Monitor Institute. Dana is fascinated by the border between strategy and execution, where seemingly-mundane changes in day-to-day behavior can enable individuals, organizations and collectives to achieve breakthrough social progress. Her practice focuses on identifying opportunities, developing strategy, designing organizational and activity systems, helping organizations learn, and facilitating groups through challenging moments.

“Dana O'Donovan is the Chief Operating Officer at the Monitor Institute. Dana is fascinated by the border between strategy and execution, where seemingly-mundane changes in day-to-day behavior can enable individuals, organizations and collectives to achieve breakthrough social progress. Her practice focuses on identifying opportunities, developing strategy, designing organizational and activity systems, helping organizations learn, and facilitating groups through challenging moments. Drawing on fifteen years of experience in consulting to leaders and working in nonprofit management, she now makes executive coaching a core element of her approach, and maintains multi-year relationships with the CEOs and management teams of several large national non-profit organizations to improve their individual and team performance. Dana re-joined Monitor Institute (a part of Monitor Deloitte and Deloitte Consulting LLP) as its Chief Operating Officer in early 2010 after spending three years at Teach For America, where she led the organization’s human assets strategy. A North Carolina native, Dana was a Morehead Scholar at The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors and Highest Distinction with a B.A. in English and Anthropology. When she’s not out driving her latest obsession – her all-electric car – she is likely to be found digging in her garden, on her yoga mat, or in the kitchen trying out a new recipe. ”