Paul Donahue is a member of Narva & Company’s advisory team, bringing his expertise in organizational development and business psychology to the team’s multidisciplinary advisory approach. Paul assists presidents and their executive teams to lead and manage their businesses by playing to their strengths. He coaches Presidents to be better Presidents and builds supportive executive teams that want to “Just do it,” “Make it happen,” “Get it done,” because business success relies on executive alignment, trust, confidence, and caring relationships. He pioneered “universal advocacy” for dissolving conflict between owners and partners, and works collaboratively with companies-in-transition, especially rapid growth and mergers, to build team alignment and unity, create a strategic cultural framework, and shape the right organizational structure.

In addition to his work with Narva & Company, Dr. Donahue co-founded Smith & Donahue, Inc., a leadership advisory firm dedicated to improving executive interactions that determine business success. Paul developed Connected Accountability, a no-fault management tool which reinforces executives to think like owners and act like partners. To build supportive executive relationships he distilled Working«Partnerships, a trust-building, behavioral commitment.

Paul graduated from the University of North Carolina, served in the USAF as a Captain specializing in human factors engineering, and completed his doctoral studies in organizational behavior at Penn State University. He resides in Weston, Massachusetts.