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Inspirational keynote presentations



Spanning a wide range of both “business-boosting” and “personal development” topics, our inspirational keynote presentations share one key goal: providing people with the information required to motivate and inspire themselves in life and business. Each keynote presentation is based on the principles of emotional intelligence. Being empowered with emotional intelligence is one of the best tools we have come across, and it is the foundation for a more productive and fulfilling life.


Defying the one-size-fits-all leadership approach, each keynote is designed to provide a roadmap for aligning leadership styles with employees’ needs. Carolyn facilitates customized keynote presentations to include real examples of issues facing your employees in the workplace.

Leadership is about awareness, connection, and influence, and leaders must always be pushing their employees forward to achieve more. Each keynote will develop your leaders to understand how to motivate others in a way to promote commitment from their employees and cohesively lead their teams to success.

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 the following keynote presentations will be interactive and take the experiential approach which will have participants engaged and feeling confident in their skills.

“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, CPHR

We are also happy to modify 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. Contact us!


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.


Our 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.



In school, we were put into teams, but we were never taught 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 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 and those of others, and learning to lead with emotional intelligence are skills that can be taught, and this keynote will start you off with the basics.


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 many practices leaders need to learn to provide support to their teams. This keynote will teach you the steps and skills needed to start to have meaningful coaching conversations in the workplace.


Treating others as you want to be treated isn’t necessarily the best practice when it comes to communication styles as it assumes everyone is just like you. Do you often wonder why you can say something to one person, and it is taken the way you meant it, but then when you say that same thing to another person, it is taken the wrong way? 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.


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

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? 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 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.

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Why Emotional Intelligence is Important in the Workplace

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Emotional Intelligence: From the Classroom to the Boardroom

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The School of the 3 L’s

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Leading With Emotional Intelligence Course

We have designed an online training platform that can be tailored to meet your specific learning objectives. Every member in your organization is unique and will have different learning needs, which is why our online programs are beneficial for your diverse team. This...

Enhancing Your Emotional Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness Self-improvement is impossible without self-awareness; it’s the starting point.   Understanding your own needs, beliefs, desires, strengths, weaknesses – everything that makes you tick; everything that makes you unique is critical.  The more you know...

The Key to Opening Doors

How many people do you know who are highly intelligent and brilliant but have not succeeded in their professional or personal lives? How many times have you come across an employee or co-worker who has excellent technical skills but is incapable of listening or...

Trust the Process

Trust the Process Stepping onto the grounds of Royal Roads University at the outset of completing my Masters, one of the first few words that were uttered to me were, “trust the process”. Almost immediately, I was frightened and disliked those three words. What do you...

How To Manage Stress

So, you are tired, stressed, anxious, and may even feel hopeless. You want to make the stress in your life disappear, but you know that’s not possible or realistic. You know you can’t stop stress from entering into your life. The bills won’t stop coming in, there are...

How to Control Your Impulses

Impulse Control Acting impulsively and expressing your emotions without any filters can feel good at the moment, but like any overindulging behaviour, can also leave you feeling really bad about yourself once that moment has passed. You may feel some sort of...

How to Fail and Still Be Fabulous

In order to succeed, leaders need to be prepared to fail. But in our society, we are so scared to fail, that only a few courageous ones even try. In fact, if you ask the average person why they have not accomplished their goals yet, the fear of failure is the number...