About Step

Mission Statement

Our goal is to develop energetic and effective performers in the workplace to deliver high impact results in a collaborative way.

We integrate our solid and broad business experience, our understanding of leadership and management, high standards of personal and professional ethics and advanced coaching skills and capabilities.

We ask our clients the tough strategic questions that prompt them to develop effective responses and action plans and we support them in their execution.

Client Quotes

" Donla provided insightful feedback and a pragmatic approach, and challenged the individuals and stakeholders throughout the program."


Profile of Donla Twomey, Managing Director


Donla Twomey is the founder and managing director of STEP Performance Group, which was set up in early 2003 to deliver consulting and coaching programmes into the corporate market.

She has over 25 years’ business experience, having worked primarily in the financial services industry with KPMG, Bank of Ireland and PA Consulting as well as a number of IFSC companies. Her roles have included Finance Director, Operations Director, General Manager, Fund Manager, Project Manager and Management Consultant.

From her extensive experience in management and consultancy, Donla recognised the acute need for powerful Executive Coaching in Ireland, a need that was not adequately being serviced. She decided to dedicate herself to meeting that need by setting up this coaching and consulting firm specialising in organisational performance excellence.

Since setting up STEP, she has worked directly with a significant number of key executives in various industries on a wide range of critical issues. Combining her coaching experience with her first-hand experience of the various issues and stresses facing leaders, she delivers a streamlined, creative and focused service aimed at developing committed and effective leaders.

Donla is a first class honours business graduate from University College Dublin and a Chartered Accountant (FCA). She is a Certified Results Coach and also a graduate of Corporate Coach University in the US having successfully completed their CCP program. She has recently received an honours certificate in Training and Continuing Education from NUI Maynooth.

Donla is an associate member of Association for Coaching and was a founding member and Director of the International Coach Federation in Ireland.

She is a licensed Fireworks Career Coach and has her own coach and supervisor.