- Trusted Advisor

Tackling real world challenges together.

Working with you and your leadership team as they tackle real-world challenges I provide you with independent strategic advice based on decades of experience to help you develop your commercial, financial and growth plans and deliver the results you want to achieve.

Successful Experience

I’m a very experienced advisor who has a track record of guiding boards and mentoring and coaching CEOs and leadership teams to improve performance, raise funding, accelerate the pace of growth and deliver significant growth, financial, operational and organisational outcomes. The successful experiences and approaches I’ve gained from startup to exit(s), right through to £5 Billion in revenues and 75,000 people, operating in 10+ countries, allow me to solve your strategy, growth, sclaling, business and leadership challenges faster.


As your advisor, I bring different opinions, perspectives, and experiences that will help you to identify blindspots and problem areas which is invaluable when it comes to strategic planning and execution. As a result, the ability to get an unbiased, outside perspective from knowledgeable a board advisor is perhaps one of the key benefits of retaining me as a board advisor and having me support your business to achieve its goals.

Safe Harbour

As an advisor, I provide a safe harbour for executives to test-drive strategy and options before they are forced to be more definitive and share with the board of directors. I serve as a sounding board for senior executives and inspire change in cases in which comparable suggestions from the board of directors might suggest a lack of confidence in the senior management team.

Unique Perspective

My speciality is helping leaders accelerate their growth and unlock the potential of their people and organisations. Providing the strategic direction, and leadership needed to deliver significant results. My background as a CEO and operator, with 25+ years of experience building, developing and growing high-performing, market-leading private and public companies means I have a unique understanding of the complexities and challenges of growing businesses. I also bring a cross-industry perspective from AI, Healthcare, Retail, Education, Financial and Technology that helps boards and leaders think in new and innovative ways.

Network Reach

Having a well-connected advisor immediately expands your organization’s network and reach and can help you to build or expand your presence in relevant markets. As your advisor I utilize my network to help you with funding, establishing strategic partners, developing business opportunities, connecting with vendors, and connecting with other experts to accelerate your pace of growth.


Another way that an advisor can add value to your organization is by building credibility with investors, clients, and vendors. Having an advisor instantly gives your business more credibility as it can help build trust with current investors, potential investors, partners and customers. The right advisor is an effective way to immediately gain credibility with key stakeholders and clients.


One of the greatest advantages that I bring as your advisor is an outside perspective on your most important issues. I bring different opinions, perspectives, and experiences than your leadership team which is infinitely valuable. I will look at issues like business performance, market trends, and long-term strategy through a different lens and in an unbiased way, helping your business develop faster.

Developing Leadership

As your advisor, I am there to support, guide and advocate for your leaders and executive team. I am able to fill skill and expertise gaps while also developing the skills of your leadership team. As your advisor, I bring different areas of expertise and experience than your corporate leadership possesses and as a result, you are able to significantly increase the effectiveness of your leadership team.

Driving Growth

More importantly, as your advisor, I help your leadership build skills, become more effective and have the best chance of driving your strategy and achieving success. It’s important that your executive team is consistently growing and developing, and an advisor is an exceptional way for you (as CEO) to demonstrate that you really do care about your executive team’s development and success.

How Can I Help You?

I work with ambitious leaders to help them grow faster and shape their future. Are you ready to unlock your potential and grow faster?

Subscribe to The Curiosity Catalyst for the latest strategies, trends and expert insights to help you unlock your potential and grow faster.

© 2024 Kevin McDonnell. All Rights Reserved. All third party trademarks (including logos and icons) remain the property of their respective owners.

Join 13,200+ people who are unlocking their potential and growing faster.

Every Friday morning you’ll receive the latest leadership strategies, trends and expert insights to help you unlock your potential and grow faster.

© 2024 Kevin McDonnell. All Rights Reserved. All third-party trademarks (including logos and icons) remain the property of their respective owners.

- Not Just a Newsletter

Join my community of 13,200 + business leaders learning how to build great businesses