Breeanna Dunbar Photography

Breeanna Dunbar Photography

erin O’Donoghue

I’m Erin Founder and Principal at Hive Collective.

Hive Collective has been born out of my passion for sharing what I’ve learnt about Human Centred Design/Design Thinking, Innovation and Creativity and how they can be used to solve the complex problems that face our organisations and broader society.

My background in Leadership, Capability Development, Culture and Change means that I’ve seen what works and what gets in the way of successful change and I love to work with individuals and organisations to make real change in the way they work.

I believe that everyone has the ability to be creative and unlock innovative thinking, and there are a number of tools and techniques that I use to help others tap into their curiosity and creativity to enable a fresh approach to solving challenges.

I am an experienced coach and love working 1:1 with individuals to help them achieve their goals. I really believe in the power of coaching, and love working with leaders who are looking to bring the best version of themselves to their life and work.

I’m a proud alumnus of the Leadership Victoria Williamson Community Leadership Program (2016), and a graduate of Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (, one of the most highly regarded institutions of Design Thinking.

The philosophy, values and approach of Hive Collective started with me, but they are not mine alone. I am surrounded by a supportive and passionate ecosystem of other business owners, trusted providers, partners and clients; who all have, and will continue to shape the organisation and what we do. We exist to make life better for people, and there are many people who make my life better everyday.

Speaking engagements

I am an experienced leadership, change and culture expert with a passion for inspiring leaders to lead from a place of authenticity and empowerment. I have experience with, and am passionate about implementing Human Centred Design and Innovation frameworks and methodologies. This combined with my choice to leave a senior role in the corporate world and start my own business means that I have lots of experience, thoughts and learnings that I would love to share at your next development program, seminar or conference.

Contact us to book Erin today!