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Donna Karlin


Telephone: 1-613-829-7539
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Donna Karlin has been called a pot-stirrer, thought-shifter, "partner-in-crime" and reality-checker. She's an international speaker, lecturer, author and world-renowned leadership coach (better known as 'The Shadow Coach'). You will see Donna coach on the run with her clients through the halls of corporate headquarters, government departments and agencies, and political offices in many parts of the world.

Donna works with global leaders to develop the competencies and practices that enable them to meet the challenges of the future. She brings a dynamic, strengths-focused perspective to executive leadership development. Donna is committed to increasing the effectiveness, endurance, and fulfillment of individual leaders and their organizations through work with senior executives, high-potential leaders, and teams.

In response to widely expressed interest to her highly successful and innovative approach to coaching, she established the School of Shadow Coaching, a coach training program recognized and accredited by the International Coach Federation. It was designed to meet the current needs being expressed by the community of graduate, master-level coaches in support of integration and evolution of their graduate learning.

Donna is a SupporTED Coach, a member of the team that coaches the TED Fellows, a Coach at Unreasonable Institute and Coach at StartingBloc. She is head of the Advisory Board and a communications and team dynamics advisor for INSPIRIT International Communications, Brussels, Belgium.

She is a member of the Advisory Council of The International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy (IABMCP), is a Founding Member of the Harvard Institute of Coaching Professional Association (ICPA), and a founding member of The International Association of Coaching.

Her work has been written up in Fast Company Magazine, The National Post (Financial Post), The Globe and Mail, The New York Times Business Section, The Boston Globe, Personal Success Magazine, as well as in numerous online articles and interviews. Her book on Human-Based Leadership�, Leaders: Their Stories, Their Words - Conversations with Human-Based Leaders� has just been released. Donna's blog Perspectives� is avidly read by subscribers from 145 countries and territories.

Donna is a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association, Harvard Medical School, and is on the Advisory Council of The International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy (IABMCP). She is a certified Master Corporate Executive Coach, was awarded a Post Professional Certification in Executive Coaching, and has her post graduate certification in Organizational Psychology.

She has a proven track record in developing sustainable leadership.

Areas covered by coaching and mentoring skills

Skills - Career development and transition

 Board development
 Become a coach/mentor

Skills - Organisation change and development

 Business growth/expansion
 Planning/support for merger or acquisition
 Design/support organisational change initiatives
 Support organisational restructuring

Skills - Implementation of a specific type of organisation wide programme


Skills - The transfer or development of specific skills

 Change management
 Conflict management
 Creativity & innovation
 Influencing skills
 Interpersonal communication
 Interviewing skills
 Management and leadership
 Managing relationships
 Organisation power and politics
 Performance management
 Personal impact
 Public speaking/presentation
 Team development

Skills - Cultural exchange - transfer of skills to another country/culture

 From US to UK
 Across Europe
 North American Indian/First Nation Peoples


 Armed Forces
 Business consulting
 Government - Central
 Government Agencies
 Health and Medical
 Law enforcement/Policing
 Training and development

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