Carolyn Stern

EQ Expert, CEO, Trainer, Speaker, Author, & Professor

Carolyn Stern is the President and CEO of EI Experience—an executive leadership development and emotional intelligence training firm. She is a certified emotional intelligence and leadership development trainer, professional speaker, author, and university professor.

Carolyn Stern

EQ Expert, CEO, Trainer, Speaker, Author, & Professor

Carolyn Stern is the President and CEO of EI Experience—an executive leadership development and emotional intelligence training firm. She is a certified emotional intelligence and leadership development trainer, professional speaker, author, and university professor.

You can be emotional and strong; they are not mutually exclusive.

Many people see the words “emotional” and “strong” as contradictory terms that do not belong together when describing leaders who can transform their own lives, the lives of their colleagues, and the future of their business for the better.

After all, how can anything to do with feelings be the key to unlocking personal and collective success?

Well, it’s essential to learn how to be in the driver’s seat of your feelings and understand how to lead with a strong mind and a kind heart while using a set of clear, simple, and tested skills and strategies.

Doing so will allow you to connect more authentically and communicate more effectively with your coworkers and teams.

This kind of connection and communication will create an environment of trust and belonging that will spur engagement, spike curiosity, and engender fraternity among team members. That is what leading with emotional intelligence (EI) looks like.

Carolyn’s Emotionally Strong Leadership Programs – whether in her:

– Latest Book
– Keynote Presentations
– Online Programs
– Live/Virtual Workshops
– Coaching Sessions
– Corporate Retreats

teaches you how to enhance your emotional intelligence skills and become the emotionally strong leader you always envisioned you could be.

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The Book

The Emotionally Strong Leader

An Inside-Out Journey to Transformational Leadership

What we need today are leaders who embrace their feelings, and who understand themselves from the inside out. These are leaders who know why they do what they do, are in touch with their emotional makeup, and use the data from their emotions to help them make informed, rational decisions.

These are leaders who are leading with their superpower: Emotional Intelligence.

We need executives who are both emotional and strong, and The Emotionally Strong Leader will turn the way readers think about leading on its head.

Available September 13, 2022 (Canada) and October 4, 2022 (U.S.)

The Emotionally Strong Leader opens a new door to leadership through an inside-out, step-by-step approach that cuts straight to the heart of the issue: why we do what we do. Stern provides a simple set of strategies that will bring us to the best versions of ourselves in the workplace.

Speaker Profile

Emotional Intelligence Powerhouse

Carolyn Stern is North America’s leading authority on leadership development using emotional intelligence. As a popular local and international professional speaker, corporate trainer, and author you can find Carolyn teaching professionals and entire organizations about emotional intelligence across the globe!

Background & Qualifications

Carolyn possesses a unique combination of experience as a professional educator and a highly educated business professional. She has a solid and impressive business history as both an entrepreneur and a senior executive within both large and small corporate structures.
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing
  • Bachelor of Education,Business Education
  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Primary Education
  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in International Business
  • Master of Arts in Leadership
  • EQ-i 2.0
  • EQ 360
  • Everything DiSC
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator
  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team 
  • Influence Style Indicator
  • Change Style Indicator
  • Change Navigator
  • Hardiness Resilience Gauge

Our Services

Keynote Presentations

With a foundation in emotional intelligence, Carolyn’s keynote presentations span a wide variety of business-boosting and leadership and professional development topics.

Online Courses

Carolyn has designed and curated a series of online emotional intelligence and leadership development courses, which include video lessons and a myriad of learning resources.

Corporate Training

EI Experience, Carolyn’s corporate training company, offers a variety of leadership assessments, coaching sessions, live or virtual workshops and corporate retreats.

Press & Media

Insights & Latest News

Check out Carolyn in the latest news talking about her insights from her book, training programs, and upcoming projects.

Forbes Magazine

Not dealing with emotions hurts us, our people, and our organizations. This article highlights Carolyn’s intake on improving decision-making skills through her six-step process for emotional intelligence in leadership, the cornerstone of her upcoming book, The Emotionally Strong Leader: An Inside-Out Journey to Transformational Leadership.

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It’s no secret that workplace norms have changed drastically over the last couple of decades, and COVID-19 has accelerated that process, leaving everyone to wonder what the future holds for how and where we work. "The future of work depends on developing leadership with emotional intelligence." This article offers Carolyn's take on what leaders can do.

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"Before we are employees, managers, or senior leaders, we are human." Learning how to identify feelings, accept them and act accordingly can become your biggest tool for success. Check out this early release excerpt of The Emotionally Strong Leader to get a sneak peek and learn more about how emotions are your superpower.

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The Good Men Project

The Emotionally Strong Leader is the ultimate guide for leaders wanting to embrace their emotions and turn them into unparalleled strengths. If you want to grow and scale your business, you must learn to develop your Emotional Intelligence. Click here to read more about how to build collaborative workplace relationships.

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Real Leaders

Not dealing with emotions hurts us, our people and our organizations. Worse, it gets in the way of our success. This article provides an insightful summary of Carolyn's six-step process for leaders to enhance their emotional intelligence. Check it out to learn about each step and what five distinct areas of Emotional Intelligence they address.

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Small Business Currents

“Leadership is not just a job we do; being a leader isn’t any different than being ourselves." Carolyn's latest article on Small Business Currents shares her insights on how to be your true self as a leader - and move from employing to empowering your people - for a kinder and more compassionate work environment that drives results.

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Time is up for the irreproachable leader whose very presence can cause waves of terror among employees. "Trust bonds are some of the strongest and most crucial when building dynamic, equitable relationships." Click here to learn why time is up for stoic leadership and how you can become an Emotionally Strong Leader.

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Authority Magazine

In her latest interview with Authority Magazine, Carolyn shared her take on the five most important things a business leader can do to lead with emotional intelligence and intentionality during uncertain and turbulent times. Read this article to find out how these insights will help you best support your team to be all that they can be. 

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Bud to Boss

“If you want to be an ‘Emotionally Strong Leader,’ a person who can create trust bonds and deeper connections, motivate others and build high-performing teams, then you need to develop your EI.” Learn how to increase your emotive communication skills for a deeper, more productive connection with the people you lead in Carolyn's recent guest blog.

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Vancouver Sun Interview

Check out Carolyn’s interview with the Vancouver Sun explaining how COVID-19 provided an opportunity for our younger generations to learn how to be emotionally resilient.

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University Affairs Interview

Carolyn shares, with University Affairs Magazine, how using your emotions like data, grad students and leaders alike will be able to boost productivity, engagement, and overall well-being.

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Leadership Edge Article

Check out Carolyn’s interview and podcast with The Leader's Edge Magazine where she shares the importance of honing your emotional intelligence skills in a COVID-19 world.

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