Carolyn Stern

Carolyn Stern

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Vancouver, British Columbia

Emotional Intelligence | Trainer & Award-Winning Author of The Emotionally Strong Leader

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CAROLYN STERN BIOGRAPHY

Carolyn Stern is a successful entrepreneur who specializes in helping professionals get unstuck. As a lifelong learner and academic, Carolyn is on a mission to change the way people experience work by empowering leaders to create committed, engaged, and fulfilled teams who feel truly recognized and appreciated for their contributions. As an Emotional Intelligence and leadership development expert, Carolyn Stern combines real-world experience with more than two decades as a trainer and educator.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing, a Bachelor of Education, Business Education and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Primary Education from the University of British Columbia. She also earned a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in International Business from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and
completed a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University.

Carolyn Stern has helped thousands of business leaders leverage emotional intelligence to connect with their diverse workforces and develop high performing, committed and collaborative teams. As a university professor, Carolyn has pioneered the
integration of Emotional Intelligence into the institution’s business curriculum.

In the fall of 2022, Carolyn released her first book, The Emotionally Strong Leader – An Inside-Out Journey to Transformational Leadership, turning the way people think about leadership on its head. Unlike any other book on the topic, The Emotionally Strong Leader provides managers and their teams with self-coaching tools that
allow them to grow their Emotional Intelligence on their own.

Carolyn Stern knows first-hand that EI is the key to unlocking true human potential – your potential as a leader and the full potential of your team, both as individuals and as a unit.

Books

The Emotionally Strong Leader: An Inside-Out Journey to Transformational Leadership
The Emotionally Strong Leader: An Inside-Out Journey to Transformational Leadership
Author Carolyn Stern’s six-step self-coaching program is the tool that will empower you as a leader to accept that your emotions and those of others are not the enemy. With this acceptance, you’ll learn how to create engaged teams who feel truly valued, recognized, seen, and appreciated: not...

Articles & Media

6 Steps to Improving Your Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Ability

Inc.com

The experts define emotional intelligence as a leader’s ability to recognize individual and team emotions, to understand their effect, and manage your own to guide your next move. However, when aspiring leaders ask me how to ramp up their emotional intelligence, I’ve never been able to offer any real formula. Thus, I was pleased to see the steps detailed in a new book, The Emotionally Strong Leader by Carolyn Stern. She is the president and CEO of EI Experience and has years of experience training business leaders across the continent.
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‘Emotions Are Our Superpowers,’ Says Leadership Development Expert Carolyn Stern

Forbes

In a new and scientific way bound to turn leadership on its head, leadership development expert and professor Carolyn Stern shares in her new book that "Emotions are actually our superpowers." In her just-released book, The Emotionally Strong Leader: An Inside-Out Journey to Transformational Leadership, she says leaders must "get inspired, take action, and achieve more by leading with emotional intelligence."
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Am I Being My Best Self? Building Your Emotional Intelligence at Work – It’s a Balancing Act

The European Business Review

The archetypes of the screaming team leader, the oversharing colleague, or the coworker who never looks people in the eye are so common that entire sections of the internet are reserved for memes and GIFs on the subject. Even Tik Tok has gotten in on the action with videos that show overreactions in the workplace – usually resulting in a computer being thrown on the floor or an over-the-top tirade.
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How to navigate awkward family holiday gatherings

CTV News

"Did you gain weight?" "Are you still single?" "You look tired." "When are you having kids?" Overtly personal comments and questions by overbearing family members have unfortunately become a tradition in some households during holidays gatherings, often creating awkward, tense moments during what should be a joyous occasion. However, there are ways to address negative comments from family members without bringing down the holiday spirit, according to emotional intelligence expert Carolyn Stern.
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Improving your emotional intelligence | The Social | Author Carolyn Stern explains why we shouldn’t underestimate the power of working on our EQ.
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Global News

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Health Matters: Emotional intelligence in leadership | Carolyn Stern of EI Experience explains what emotional intelligence is, and how it can be the mark of a good leader.
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CTV Your Morning

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How to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence
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Carolyn Stern Topic Presentations

The Emotionally Strong Leader

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • At first glance, ’emotional’ and ‘strong’ might appear contradictory when describing effective leaders. But embracing emotions is the key to elevating leadership. Learn to outsmart your feelings and emerge as an Emotionally Strong Leader. Don’t let emotions hold you back; let them propel you forward.

Enhancing Emotional Resilience

Emotionally Intelligent Leaders are Teachers

The Gifts of Emotions

Unleash Your Emotional Superpower

Testimonials

Carolyn Stern recently presented the opening keynote at our HR Conference and Expo. Ms. Stern delivered an impactful presentation on Emotionally Strong Leadership. Conference attendees shared positive feedback, referencing her authentic, heartfelt speaking style and ability to weave personal stories into practical lessons. Carolyn’s vulnerability in sharing her own emotional intelligence journey left an impact on many. It was clear she created a powerful connection with the audience; her “meet and greet” session after the keynote had attendees lined up to make a personal connection with her. The conceptual topic of emotional intelligence was made accessible and actionable...

Anthony Ariganello

President & CEO
CPHR BC & Yukon and CPHR Canada

As the event manager for the annual GFOA Alberta conference, I had the pleasure of working with Carolyn Stern and her outstanding team. Carolyn’s expertise in emotional intelligence was not only evident in her powerful keynote address but also in every interaction she had with several of our delegates. From the initial planning stages to the day of the event, Carolyn’s team was exceptionally professional, responsive, and organized. Carolyn’s presentation was engaging, insightful, and highly relevant, leaving a lasting impact on our attendees. She has a unique ability to connect with the audience on a different level. The feedback from our participants was very positive,...

Sheila Moore

Event Manager
MORCOMM PR & EVENTS, GFOA Alberta Conference 2024

For more than five years, I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Carolyn Stern and her dedicated team. Their collective passion for Carolyn’s work shines through in every interaction, making our collaborations a truly enjoyable experience. Together, we’ve organized numerous workshops for clients in the Rogue Valley, Oregon, where Carolyn’s expertise has garnered a devoted following. Her ability to engage audiences is truly remarkable, as evidenced by her captivating speeches at the Women’s Leadership Conference in Southern Oregon. Following one particularly memorable opening keynote address, attendees lined up eagerly for hours for autographs on her book, a...

Stacey Westrum

Director
Career Connections at Southern Oregon University

Carolyn Stern has internalized the constructs and principles of emotional intelligence. She believes it so passionately, for all the right reasons. She brings that in such a compelling way that you can’t fight back, you have to embrace it.

Mike Watson

Principal
Ignite Management Services Ltd.

In my 30+ year career, I have never experienced such profound insight into how and why I act and feel the way I do in the workplace.

Tom Hoffman

Director of Operations
Johnson Plastics

I would definitely recommend Carolyn Stern to other companies because what we did learn about each other here… [which] made us all closer together… I really do feel like that after we had our sessions and after we started to use the work that we did together with Carolyn, it really made me feel closer to people. That is what is important to me and I think it is important to a lot of the people here.

Wade Pugh

Co-Founder, VP
Foodservice & Hospitality Division, Chewter’s Chocolates

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