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

In school, we worked in teams but never learned how to work within 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 do not get 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 and those of others is crucial.

Leading with emotional intelligence is a skill that you can learn, and this keynote will start you off with the basics.

Coaching in the Workplace

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. Coaching in the workplace is one of the many practices leaders need to learn to provide support to their teams.

This keynote will teach you the steps and skills required to start to have meaningful coaching conversations in the workplace.

Communicating with Impact

Speaking to someone the same way you wish they talked to you is not always the best practice when it comes to communication. This practice assumes everyone shares the same communication style as you do. In reality, we each engage different communication patterns and display preferences when speaking to one another.

In this keynote, you will discover what your communication style is and how to communicate with impact. Also, you will learn how to flex your communication style successfully with others.

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 and confident they can achieve excellence. Furthermore, they are inspired and motivated by their leaders and empowered with autonomy to do their job their way. The question is, how do you create a culture of engagement?

In this keynote, you will discover the traits that leaders need to engage their teams. You will walk away with the skills to develop deep and meaningful relationships with your staff. Resulting in employees who are committed to doing their best work.

Influential Leadership

Research suggests when people align their strengths with their goals, they are much more likely to achieve them. Furthermore, 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?

In this keynote, discover how to use your sources of influence to seize opportunities and become an extraordinary leader.

Building High Performing Teams

Think about all the people that you come into contact with throughout your career: colleagues, board members, volunteers, donors, clients, the general public, and so on. With this vast 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 a capable, productive team. This keynote shows you how.

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Happy Customers.

“By not acting superior or passing judgments, Carolyn Stern is able to easily convey the lessons she is teaching and help me realize that I can be successful and I can reach my goals and expectations.  Thank you so much, Carolyn!  I will always recommend you and your services to friends, family, and colleagues.”


Sales Advisor, Tapestry at Arbutus Walk

“Carolyn Stern 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 on branding. Accordingly, I highly recommend Carolyn as a speaker to any organization.”


President/Owner, Design a Move Inc.

“Few people in my life have impacted me as quickly as [Carolyn Stern] has. To be honest with you, in the beginning, I did not want anything to do with this process… Now I am a complete believer in what you have shown me and within a short few weeks I have been paid dividends beyond what I thought possible.”


Lead Certification Engineer, Cascade Aerospace

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

This mini-series will empower you to be a better you. The 6-part video program will take only two hours out of your day. The course is designed to introduce you to emotional intelligence. In particular, provide 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

This program 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

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

This program is split up into six videos that describe 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

This program consists of six videos that 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

This six-part video series 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

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.


Want to try out Carolyn Stern’s online programs to see if they are right for you? Enter your name and email to sign up to watch two classes for FREE in the course Get Unstuck and Empowered with Emotional Intelligence Mini Class (no credit card required).




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