Donna Karlin is an author, international speaker, and lecturer. She`s been called a pot-stirrer, thought shifter and reality checker and is best known as The Shadow Coach. Donna is a SupporTED Coach, a member of the team that coaches the TED Fellows, and a communications and team dynamics advisor for Brussels-based firm, INSPIRIT Sustainable Design and Promotion Group.
Principal and founder of A Better Perspective® and The School of Shadow Coaching®, Donna has worked for almost three decades as a coach and trainer with clients in Canada, the US and abroad in the business/corporate sector, political Federal Ministries, government departments and agencies, with creative designers and the medical community.
Donna is Past President and current Dean of the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations, a fulcrum of resources and an exchange of current practices and their critical analyzes to enhance the success-rate of coaching interventions in organizations world-wide. She is a Founding Member of the Harvard Institute of Coaching Professional Association (ICPA), a member of the Advisory Board of the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy and a member of the Board of Advisors for The Foundation For International Leadership 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. She has written two eBooks, co-authored the best selling book ‘101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life’, and recently authored a book on Human-Based Leadership: Leaders: Their Stories, Their Words - Conversations with Human-Based Leaders™.
She 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.
She has a proven track record in developing sustainable leadership.
People, learning, growing, music, the dance of politics, global connection and the power of collaboration.
People become who they may be when they let go of who they are. We live in a complex world. Change is a constant, technologically, environmentally and organizationally. Coaching not only helps people live in a world of continuous change and transition but helps them learn how to embrace it, effectively 'dancing in real time' so they contextualize change immediately.
“If you don’t have an idea that materializes and changes a person’s life, then what have you got? You have talk, you have research, you have telephone calls, you have meetings, but you don’t have a change in the community.” – Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics
Your passions and ideas
Seeing beyond what's evident
I love how, as SupporTED coach, we can help these amazing people see themselves through new eyes; see the power of who they are and what they do and what they bring to the world. They are world changers and I am honoured and proud to be able to work with them.
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