motivational speaker carolyn stern




As a life-long learner and academic, Carolyn Stern is a motivational keynote speaker and corporate trainer. In addition, Carolyn is a university professor, author and certified Emotional Intelligence Expert.

Furthermore, Carolyn’s passion is teaching emotional intelligence, leadership and team building in the workplace. Most importantly, she drives organizations to connect authentically, communicate effectively and thrive collectively.

Explore Keynotes

As a motivational keynote speaker, Carolyn Stern's topics span a wide range of both business-boosting and personal development topics. Most importantly, all presentations share one fundamental goal: to provide participants with the information required to motivate and inspire themselves in life and business.

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Learning to apply emotional intelligence in the workplace is critical to business success. In school, we were put into teams, but we were never taught how to work with those teams. Our instructors gave us stress, but they never taught us how to handle and manage our stress. You see, most of these life skills are not taught in school or the workplace, for that matter. In today’s day and age, soft skills are just as, if not more, important than hard skills. Being aware of your emotions are skills that can be taught, and this keynote will start you off with the basics.

Communicating with Impact

Communicating with impact is crucial whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out your career. Being aware of your communication style and those around you is imperative to creating and building prosperous business relationships. In this keynote, discover what your communication style is, learn how to communicate with impact, and determine how to flex your style to communicate effectively with others.

Coaching in the Workplace

Coaching in the workplace is one of the many practices leaders need to learn to provide support to their teams. As a leader, growing new talent, continuing to develop others, and sparking a renewed sense of purpose in your seasoned professionals, is a great opportunity and responsibility. You need to do it well. This keynote will teach you the steps and skills needed to start to have meaningful coaching conversations in the workplace.

Creating a Culture of Engagement

Most employees are satisfied with their jobs, but are they engaged? All organizations want actively engaged employees because they are enthusiastic about their work, inspired and motivated by their leaders, empowered with autonomy to do the job their way, and confident they can achieve excellence.

In this keynote, you will discover some of the traits that leaders need to create a culture of engagement within their teams. You will walk away with skills to develop deep, meaningful relationships with your staff, so they are committed to doing their best work for the organization.

Influential Leadership

Influential leadership is learning how to leverage your sources of influence to seize opportunities and become an extraordinary leader. Research suggests when people align their strengths with their goals, they are much more likely to achieve them. And when people realize their goals, they tend to be happier and more fulfilled with the result. Do you know your leadership strengths? Do you know how to use these strengths to drive and influence your employees? Are you using them to your maximum advantage? This keynote will show you how. 

Building High Performing Teams

Building high performing teams is crucial given the large network of people you interact with through the course of your job.  Think about all the people that you come into contact with in your work life: colleagues, board members and other volunteers, donors, clients, the general public and so on. With this large network of people connected to your organization, learning how to work well together is vital. People in every workplace talk about building teams and working as a team, but few understand how to develop and lead an effective, productive team. This keynote shows you how.

Enhancing Your Emotional Resilience

Enhancing Your Emotional Resilience is essential, especially during difficult times. Are you struggling with anxiety and stress during these times of uncertainty? Learning how to cope with stress, become more emotionally resilient, adapt to these rapid changes, and have a more positive outlook on the future are all the by-products of enhancing your emotional intelligence, and this keynote will show you how.  

Using EI to Lead Multigenerational Workers

In most workplaces, we have four generations working side by side. And for some, you may even have five. These include the Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials or Generation Y, and Generation X. A stellar leader with high emotional intelligence (EI) is aware of these generational differences and recognizes that different styles are borne out of different perspectives, which leads to different motivations. This keynote will demonstrate the differences between each generation and teach you how to tap into your EQ competencies to level the playing field for a multigenerational workforce.

Staying Emotionally Connected Together Apart

As we come to grips that social distancing has become integral to our daily lives, we have all had to pivot our lifestyles, and most of us have had to learn to work remotely from our homes. Many of us feel disheartened and lonely without regular socializing and impromptu water cooler talk that we used to have at serendipitous moments when we were in the office. In this keynote, we will cover how to use emotional intelligence to stay emotionally connected, continuing to build meaningful connections, remain motivated and inspired, and collaborate and innovate with colleagues even though we are physically apart. 




EI Experience is a management training company specializing in creating leadership development training programs for all levels of management, and businesses of all sizes and scope.

EI Experience focuses on emotional intelligence solutions that will improve communication, align leadership teams, and increase cooperation.

Our focal point is emotional intelligence solutions that will increase more self-awareness, improve communication, build stronger relationships, enhance decision-making capabilities, and help employees manage stress better.


Happy Customers



Design a Move Inc.

“Carolyn is a charismatic public speaker who delivers vast knowledge, along with an element of humility and humour. As an Instructor and Chair of the Canadian Redesigner’s Association, I know our group felt informed and incredibly inspired following Carolyn’s presentation. Accordingly, I highly recommend Carolyn as a speaker to any organization.”


Editor-in-Chief & Partner,

Daily Hive

“One of the things I love about Carolyn is that she wants to see you succeed – and will help you make it happen. Your success is her success. She motivates and inspires others to elevate themselves and do their best. She brings her wealth of knowledge and real-life experiences and lessons to… teach in a way that is unparalleled to others.”


Project Manager,

Capilano University

“A Round of Applause says it all! Carolyn’s classes are energetic, informative and thought-provoking. Whether addressing Linksters or new immigrant professionals her words are on the mark and encourage listeners to engage and be the change they need to be to direct their own lives. Bravo!”

Online Emotional Intelligence Programs


Carolyn Stern developed a series of in-depth emotional intelligence programs. In all of the courses, the Mini-Class, the six Minor Programs, and the Mastery Program, you will learn the secrets essential to become a more effective leader. Additionally, each program drives learners to achieve greater success and happiness. These courses have been created to allow you to start your emotional intelligence journey at your own pace.

Get Unstuck and Empowered with Emotional Intelligence

Get Unstuck and Empowered with Emotional Intelligence is a 6-part video program that will take only two hours out of your day. The course is designed to introduce you to emotional intelligence. In particular, it provides basic strategies on how to improve your effectiveness both personally and professionally.

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Leading with Emotional Intelligence is a guide for professionals who want to get unstuck. Overall, the program will take 15 hours over a recommended six-week period. Individually, you will work through the EQ-i 2.0® model developed by Multi-Health Systems (MHS) consisting of all 15 emotional intelligence competencies. This comprehensive course provides all the critical content from each of the six minor programs, plus a bonus video on happiness.

Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

Introduction to Emotional Intelligence is broken down into ten videos that will focus on developing a basic understanding of emotional intelligence. Notably, participants will understand the importance of emotional intelligence and how it helps identify personal strengths and development opportunities.

Enhance Your Self-Perception with Emotional Intelligence

Enhance Your Self Perception over six video lessons. This program covers self-regard, self-actualization, and emotional self-awareness. Learning how to improve self-perception will help you gain awareness of how you perceive yourself and how well you present yourself to others.

Boost Your Self-Expression With Emotional Intelligence

Boost Your Self Expression in six video lessons. This course describes emotional expression, assertiveness, and independence. You will discover how to communicate how you are feeling to others effectively. This skill will help you avoid speculation and misperceptions when communicating.

Develop Your Interpersonal Skills with Emotional Intelligence

Develop Your Interpersonal Skills in this six-part series. This program will dive deep into interpersonal relationships, empathy, and social responsibility. Strong interpersonal skills will allow you to establish mutually satisfying relationships built on trust and compassion.

Improve Your Decision Making with Emotional Intelligence

Improve Your Decision Making Ability in this six-part series. The program will focus on problem-solving, reality testing, and impulse control, essentially, maximizing your ability to make decisions effectively. These competencies will help you build your ability to make structured, analytical and rational decisions.

Increase Your Stress Management Skills with Emotional Intelligence

Increase Your Stress Management in this six-part series. This program will cover the final three emotional intelligence competencies: flexibility, stress tolerance and optimism. All three work together cohesively to create more effective stress management. In particular, you will learn practices that will help you manage and control your emotions in challenging situations.