Dr. Bill Donahue, Ph.D.

“Resourcing life changing leaders for world changing influence,”is Dr. Bill Donahue’s vision.   Leaders and their teams need a clear personal vision and a transformational team strategy.

This requires work in 3 key areas:

1. Maximize Leadership Capacity:

Every life changing leader needs Personal Development and Vision Clarity. Bill helps leaders craft a transformational vision that integrates personal goals with leadership responsibilities, leveraging their capabilities and challenging them to grow.

2. Sharpen Mission Clarity:

Leaders face intense growth challenges in this era of limited resources and reduced staffing. A life changing leader cannot straddle the fence. Decisiveness and focus on a clear, compelling mission will allow personal and organizational resources to be fully engaged without distraction.

3. Build Transformational Community:

Groups and teams are the lifeblood of businesses, churches, schools, hospitals, the military and local municipalities. Bill helps senior leaders build a network of thriving groups and teams that effect personal transformation while accomplishing the core mission.

Bill’s Background:

Dr. Bill Donahue, Ph.D., is a popular conference speaker, prolific author and leadership consultant. A graduate of Princeton University, Bill also holds a Ph.D. in Adult Learning from the University of North Texas. He is an Associate Professor at Trinity International University in Deerfield where he develops emerging leaders. He also serves as President of the LeaderSync Group, Inc. where he provides strategic consulting and leadership development for key leaders and their teams.

Bill has worked with P&G and PNC Financial Corp. and as Director of Leader Development and Small Groups at the Willow Creek Association and Church where he designed leadership strategies and resources for life changing leaders worldwide.

Bill has authored over a dozen books and resources including the best-selling Leading Life-changing Small Groups and co-authored Coaching Life-Changing Leaders with Greg Bowman, and Building a Life-changing Small Group Ministry with Russ Robinson.

He resides in Dundee, Illinois with his wife Gail, and has two great children, Ryan and Kinsley.


  • Ph.D. Adult Learning, University of North Texas, 1994
  • M.A. Dallas Seminary, 1989
  • A.B. Psychology, Princeton University, 1980

Visiting Faculty

Bill has served as visiting faculty in Masters and Doctoral programs at the following institutions:

  • Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Denver Seminary
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Biblical Theological Seminary
  • Trinity International University and Divinity School
  • Bethel Theological Seminary
  • Lancaster Bible College
  • Pacific Rim Bible College


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