My Speaking


With a foundation in emotional intelligence, Carolyn’s keynote presentations span a wide variety of business-boosting, leadership and professional development topics. all of which promise to educate and inspire her audiences to maximize their potential and achieve more.

My Speaking


With a foundation in emotional intelligence, Carolyn’s keynote presentations span a wide variety of business-boosting, leadership and professional development topics. all of which promise to educate and inspire her audiences to maximize their potential and achieve more.

Sizzle Reel

It’s time to invest in your people. The key to an organization’s success is to awaken the talent and motivation within your employees.

Watch my sizzle reel to learn more!

CPHR BC & Yukon

“Carolyn ticks all the boxes in terms of what you want from a good speaker. In terms of engaging the audience, motivating the audience, and giving them something to take away that they will remember.”

⸺ Tim Read, Member Relations Manager (Interior & North)

The Emotionally Strong Leader Keynote

Show how developing EI skills is the key to unlocking leadership potential. Doing so will enable you to realize why you act and think the way you do and allow you to channel that internal knowledge into positive, conscious behaviors as opposed to negative, impulsive actions. Through this inside-out kind of leadership, you will be able to better lead yourself and guide your people to emotional clarity.

Other Popular Keynotes

Building EI In The Workplace

Learning to apply emotional intelligence in the workplace is critical to business success. This keynote will show you how to become an emotionally strong leader.

Communicating With Impact

Communicating with impact is crucial whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out your career. Learn to communicate with zing in this keynote.

Coaching In The Workplace

Coaching is a practice leaders need to learn to provide support to their teams. Learn the steps and skills to have meaningful coaching conversations.

Creating An Engaged Culture

Discover the traits that leaders need to create a culture of engagement. Walk away with the skills needed to develop meaningful relationships so your teams are committed to doing their best work.

Becoming An Influential Leader

Influential leadership is learning how to leverage your influence and become an extraordinary leader people want to follow. This keynote will show you how to inspire others.

Building High Performance

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 Resilience

Learning how to cope with stress, become more resilient, adapt to changes, and have a more positive outlook are critical to success and this keynote will show you how.

Leading Multi-Generations

Explore the differences between each generation and learn to tap into your EQ competencies to level the playing field for a multigenerational workforce.

Emotionally Connected

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.

Our Approach

Defying the one-size-fits-all leadership approach, each keynote is tailored to match your specific requirements, ensuring you choose the right leadership topic at the right time for your employees’ current needs. Carolyn’s keynote presentations include real examples of current issues facing your employees right now in the workplace.

There are a variety of leadership themes available that will provide participants with the skills to use in their day-to-day roles immediately. Each of our keynote presentations will be interactive and take the experiential approach which will have participants engaged and feeling confident in their skills.

We are also happy to design other topics to better suit your organizational needs. With a wealth of knowledge, our team can adapt and customize material to ensure we meet your organization’s goals of professional development.

Target Audience

Our keynote presentations are relevant for anyone who wants to learn more about emotional intelligence and leadership in the workplace. From aspiring leaders to executives, each keynote provides applicable content for all who wish to improve personal and professional effectiveness.

Customization & Materials

We always make an effort to understand your unique needs and tailor our presentations to match your specific requirements. Each session comes with a training workbook or handout. Each client is responsible for printing and distributing the content to the attendees. Materials will be provided at least one week before the event.

Live Delivery

Live Keynotes are best presented between 60-90 minutes. For optimal engagement, the ideal room set-up would be either theatre-style seating or have participants seated in groups of 4-6 at tables. The presentation will include a workbook for participants to follow along with and write in.

Virtual Delivery

Virtual Keynotes will be facilitated synchronously (in real-time) where participants will come together to listen to the talk, work in small breakout rooms, participate in polls, complete self-reflection work, and share ideas with the entire group through a remote learning environment.

Speaker Profile

Professional Keynote Speaker

Carolyn Stern is a certified Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Development Expert, professional speaker, and university professor. Carolyn’s emotional intelligence courses and modules have been adopted by top universities in North America. She has also provided comprehensive training programs to business leaders across the continent in highly regarded corporations encompassing industries such as technology, finance, manufacturing, advertising, education, healthcare, government, and foodservice.

Carolyn’s passion is teaching emotional intelligence, leadership, and team building in the workplace. She drives individuals and corporations to learn how to connect authentically, communicate effectively, and thrive collectively by interweaving emotional intelligence along the way.

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My Passion

Why Work With Me?

As an educator and leader, I know what is taught in schools and workplaces, and what is not, and I quickly realized that I could help.

So I started developing simple tools, techniques, strategies and exercises to share what I had learned about emotional intelligence and how it could change the lives of others.

All of my keynotes, online courses, and corporate training programs are backed by leading science and grounded in my decades of in-the-field experience.

Each of my programs will do more than scratch the surface. I help you understand why you do what you do, without judgments or criticism. This powerful personal insight dissolves lifelong roadblocks to growth and change, amplifying your strengths and giving you the tools to manage the hurdles live throws at you, clearing the path for your true potential to emerge.

EI is the key to unlocking true human potential – your own potential as a leader, and the full potential of your team, both as individuals and as a unit.


Our Happy Customers

Julie Vanderyagt

Manager of Special Events, Capilano University


“I have had the opportunity to know Carolyn as a student, colleague and friend. In each avenue, she instills the same message. “You can do great things”. Not only that…but she will help you get there. That…is a true leader. I’m thrilled anytime I see Carolyn in the room as I know that there will be a creative energy and enthusiasm that is infectious and together, amazing things happen.”

Yvette Pepper

Sales & Marketing, Leader and Consultant


“I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Carolyn on a number of projects. Her infectious presentations were thorough, full of insightful ideas and her endless energy and enthusiasm always lit up the room! Carolyn’s natural communication style, tenacity and thirst for detail enables her to successfully evaluate and discern a business’ core marketing needs. If I need someone to motivate and inspire, Carolyn is always top of mind!”

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