Karlin, Donna

Donna Karlin

Donna Karlin

Donna Karlin, PCC, CEC, Diplomate IABMCP, is an author, keynote speaker, and lecturer and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of leadership coaching. She’s been called a pot-stirrer, thought shifter and reality checker and is best known as The Shadow Coach®.

For 35 years, Donna has worked 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.

Principal and founder of the No Ceiling, Just Sky™ Institute, A Better Perspective®, Coaching and Consulting, and The School of Shadow Coaching®, Donna works with Heads of State, Ambassadors, High Commissioners, leaders in the Military and Security and Intelligence realms, Task Forces, C-Suite leaders, Physicians, and professionals around the world. Donna is a SupporTED Coach, a member of the team that coaches the TED Fellows, Coach at Uncharted T(previously the Unreasonable Institute) and Coach at StartingBloc.

She is on the Advisory Council of The International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy (IABMCP), head of the Advisory Board for INSPIRIT International Communications, Brussels, Belgium, and a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association.

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, award-winning book, Leaders: Their Stories, Their Words - Conversations with Human-Based Leaders, and The Power of Coaching: Don’t Give up Your Day Job, or Should You?.

She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified by the Center for Executive Coaching, certified in Organizational Psychology by The Professional School of Psychology and Certified as a Diplomate in Professional Coaching by the IABMCP.

She has a proven track record in developing sustainable leadership.