Donna Karlin

Executive Coach, Guest lecturer, and Speaker in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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. 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.

Donna is a SupporTED Coach, a member of the team that coaches the TED Fellows, a Coach at the Unreasonable Institute, Coach at StartingBloc and head of the Advisory Board 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) and a Founding Fellow of the Harvard Institute of Coaching Professional Association (ICPA).

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, and Personal Success Magazine. She has authored the critically acclaimed book, Leaders: Their Stories, Their Words - Conversations with Human-Based Leaders™, chosen by Spirited Woman as one of Top 12 New Year's Book Picks in 2012 and launched her book The Power of Coaching.

Donna holds a Postgraduate Certification in Executive Coaching (PCEC) designation, she is a Certified Master Corporate Executive Coach (MCEC)., is certified in Organizational Psychology with a focus in Executive Coaching by The Professional School of Psychology and has been certified by the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy as a Diplomate in Professional Coaching.

  • Work
    • Globally
  • Education
    • Professional School of Psychology, University of Alberta