Founder and Principal
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, 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
Coach at the Unreasonable Institute, an Associate with
Strategic Red Team Consulting,
and head of the Advisory Board for
INSPIRIT International Communications,
She is a member of the Advisory Council of The International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy (IABMCP), Past President and Dean of the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations (ICCO),
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 co-authored the bestselling book
‘101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life
with Zig Ziglar and Jim Rohn, authored the critically acclaimed book
Leaders: Their Stories, Their Words - Conversations with Human Based Leaders
The Power of Coaching: Don't Give Up Your Day Job, or Should You?
Donna holds a Postgraduate
Certification in Executive Coaching, and is
a Master Corporate Executive Coach. She is certified in Organizational Psychology with a focus
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.
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OpEdNews Editor, Joan Brunwasser
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Donna works with global leaders to develop the competencies and practices that enable them to meet the challenges of the future.
What past participants are
The Shadow Coaching Training provided a tremendously powerful coaching tool/skill set that will prove quite valuable in today's "do more with less" environment that clients are demanding.
The Shadow Coach observes how individuals construct interpretations about their ways of being which are then reflected through their language and actions. It also works with emerging shadow personalities and helps the client embrace and accept their ‘shadow’ personalities as a vital and valid part of their character.
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the training. This is an intense, interactive