Kelly McDonald is a senior consultant with Tirian International and a management executive with a Masters in Management from Carnegie Mellon University and 22 years of experience in the corporate, not-for-profit, education and arts sectors.
Kelly designs and presents quality learning and development programs, facilitates workshops, meetings and planning sessions in the context of her consulting work, often working with several clients at one time. She also regularly coaches teams and leaders through challenges. Her primary interests are organizational and program excellence including developing high performing teams with the capacity and agility to respond effectively and innovatively to change.
Prior to relocating to the US, Kelly was the Managing Director of Tirian operations for Asia based in Indonesia for 8 years, and during that time she worked with GIZ, Daimler / Mercedes, Deutsche Bank, Thales, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the Samdhana Institute, OECD and others. Previously Kelly held positions as Director of Special Projects for the Levine School of Music in Washington, DC, a Ford Foundation Fellow based in India, the Executive Director of the Arts Alive Arts Council in Colorado, Project Manager for the innovative HopART pilot project in Thailand as part of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Kelly has facilitated/hosted the opening session of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s first ever OECD South East Asia Regional Forum, and she has served on the board of the Salvation Army in Colorado and as Chairman of the Governance Committee for an International School. She has given her pro-bono support to many organizations in governance, leadership and organizational advancement. She has received awards for excellence at Pomona College and at Carnegie Mellon University.
In addition to the Masters of Management, Kelly has Change Leadership certification from Cornell University and is completing a coaching diploma with Kingstown College.