Facing Fear Head On

Donna speaks at McLean Medical School, Harvard for the IOC

Interviews & Podcasts

CUTV News Radio interview
Part 1

Jim Masters, Television and radio personality/host, correspondent/reporter, writer/producer for the award-winning CUTV News and CUTV News Radio interviews Donna Karlin, Founder of the No Ceiling, Just Sky™ Institute.

CUTV news Radio nterview
Part 2

Doug Llewelyn, writer and producer, and interviewer for the award-winning CUTV News and CUTV News Radio interviews Donna Karlin, Founder of the No Ceiling, Just Sky™ Institute.

Harvard Institute of Coaching Podcast

Coaching the "Shadows": Supporting Senior Leaders through Volatility and Turbulence

Podcast with des walsh

Donna was honoured to be featured on Des Walsh's Leadership Blog, speaking on Shadow Coaching® for Effective Leadership.


Have you ever wondered why some leaders stand heads above the crowd? What their secrets are and why their staff, colleagues, students and peers revere them so much?

Leaders: Their Stories, Their Words is an anthology of one-on-one conversations held between Donna Karlin, global executive and leadership coach, and the different leaders she invited to tell their stories. Each leader was encouraged to share their personal history reflecting their transformative experiences. The stories of their amazing journeys de-mystify the experiences of seasoned and successful leaders. 

Leaders: Their Stories, Their Words chosen as one of New Year's Top 12 Book Pick List by The Spirited Woman! 

Leaders: Their Stories, Their Words
The Power of Coaching
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When global leaders like Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google, states getting a coach was "The best advice I ever got", you know coaching isn't going away any time soon. If becoming a coach is your dream, this book will help you get all your ducks in a row.

In this book you’ll explore what coaching is, how you get started, what you need to decide whether or not to give up your day job in order to make a difference and the reality checker questions and answers you need to make those decisions.

Snapshots from Keynotes and Speaking Gigs

Articles and Features

■ News Canada: September Issue: Make This Year's School Resolution an A+
■ The Star Phoenix: Take a load off: the digital backpack 
■ Canadian Government Executive Magazine; Creating a High Performance
■ Welland Tribune: How to keep balanced with so much digital clutter
■ The Boston Globe, Business Filter: Scheduled to Death?
■ New York Times: Skilled Traveler? Good Coach
■ Canadian Government Executive Magazine: Rising Stars
■ Vanguard Canada Magazine; Defense and Security Magazine: Rising Stars
■ Fast Company Magazine; Fast Company Now: What Would Your Life Look
   Life If...?
■ The National Post: High Cost of Mismanaged Meetings
■ Sales Promotion Magazine: Blogging For Dollars

■ Donna is a regular contributor to the Forbes Coaches Council
■ Microsoft Business Center: Size Doesn't Matter: Unified Communications
   on a Limited Budget
■ Truth Force: Mobilizing Truth for Integral Sustainable Development: What
   are you going to give up?
■ The Globe and Mail: Email Overload
■ El Universo: Entrenador de vida ofrece ayuda a los viajeros frecuentes
■ Fast Company Fast 50: Company rated 9 out of 10 by Fast Company
■ The Training Report: Living Your Day Twice: Working With an Executive
   Shadow Coach
■ businessListening.com: Shadow Coaching® Gives Executives an Up-close
   Look at Themselves
■ businessListening.com: Don't Hate Meetings. Make Them More Effective

Donna Featured by Women of Distinction Magazine

Donna Karlin, The Shadow Coach®, Certified Executive Coach, and Founder/CEO of The No Ceiling, Just Sky™ Institute, has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional in her field through Women of Distinction Magazine. Donna Karlin will soon be featured on the front cover of an upcoming edition of the Women of Distinction Magazine in 2017 and in the Top 10 of 2016 edition.

Leaders Their Stories, Their Words on the top 12 Book Pick List

Leaders, Their Stories, Their Words - Conversatons with Human-Based Leaders was awarded the top 12 Book pick list!

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Donna joins the company of prestigious practitioners on the board of the IABMCP

Donna Karlin joins our distinguished group of Council members on the Advisory Board of the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine Counseling and Psychotherapy (IABMCP) from around the world

Donna is invited to the forbes coaches council

An invitation only organization of leading global business coaches.

Snapshots of Keynotes and Speaking Gigs

Crisis Intervention and Management Australasia (CIMA) - Snapshots from the Field: A View Through the eyes of a Shadow Coach® in Turbulence and Crises; Malbourne, Australia, 2017  
Enbridge: Evolving into your Leadership by Discovering Your Point Of Distinction 2017
IEEE: Women in Engineering - What's your Edge? How Will You Attract a Sponsor? Discover your Point of Distinction and Become More of Who You Are Chicago, 2017
One in Seven: Women Leaders of Exelon - Your Brand is your Story. Making Yours a Best Seller - Chicago, 2016
Department of Justice: Speaker for the 'Women Litigators' Initiative, Sepember 2015
DPI, Professional Development Week: Guest Speaker - The Power of Conscious Choice: Opening the Door for Human Potential 2015 
Keynote Speaker at the Security and Intelligence Executive Lecture Series at The Canadian Security Partners’ Forum in collaboration with the Telfer Centre for Executive Leadership, Ottawa, Canada - October, 2012
Keynote Speaker and multiple workshop presenter at the 2012 Southern Hemisphere Event of the International Congress of Coaching Psychology, Sydney, Australia 
Catalyst University - a graduate-level experience offering instruction in community visioning, global economics and executive management. - January 25, 2012
Collaborative Management Day, Keynote -Understand, share and spread the power and value of collaboration throughout the public service. - June, 2011 
The Association of Public Sector Information Professionals (DPI) Keynote: Connecting, Collaborating and Conducting: Leading Virtual Teams to Success - September 16, 2010
Productivity Reset: Stop Giving in to Feel Good - June 15, 2010 
The Center for Radical Improvement - Performance Improvement Retreat, Washington D.C.: Creating a High Performance Culture in the Public Service - April 27-28, 2010 
Conference Board of Canada, Public Sector Transformation: Mastering Complex Change for High Performance; November 2009 
The Coach's Care Success Summit. Colleagues and peers from around the world joined together in this ground breaking summit. June 22 - 26 and July 6th, 2009. 
Speaker at Smeal College of Business at Penn State on March 20-21, 2009.
Conference Board of Canada: Public Sector Transformation: Leading, Managing, and Sustaining Change - Speaking about "Change as an Opportunity to Create Your Future" November 19, 2008
Insight on Coaching: Getting Workers Out to Vote 2008 Radio Show, October, 2008
HOW Magazine's Mind Your Own Business Conference, Keynote Speaker on "Are you Leading Through Your Creativity?" September 2008 
The Coaching Show: July 14, 2008
Leadership in Coaching Summit: Coaching Political Leaders; May 21, 2008
Association of Public Sector Information Professionals (DPI) Summit 2008: Communication: Kill or Evolve an Organization? 
Conference Board of Canada: Speaking on "Building a High Performance Climate and Culture in the Public Service", February 2008 

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