Derek McDonnell (Managing Director) is an award winning community development and training specialist with 20 years’ experience. He holds a B.Sc. in Counselling and Psychotherapy and an LL.M in Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights. He also has qualifications in youth and community development, mental health, family therapy and adult education.

Derek has worked, nationally and internationally, with NGO’s, UN agencies and private companies on a range of social justice issues to innovate ways to help people to help themselves.

Derek’s work helps to strengthen organisations, communities and individuals by focusing on building resilience to emerging challenges and supporting people to become solution focused. Key to the success of his process is the ability to identify the problem, challenge the status quo and unearth solutions.

Derek believes that positive change is possible for everyone and for every organisation and is passionate about supporting people and organisations to become their own expert. For more information email or call 087 66 00 872.

Big Picture also works in partnership with a number of associates on contracts that require additional expertise and/or personnel.


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