Dr. Karyn Gordon’s purpose is to develop great leaders who drive success both at home and work. A bestselling author, top 10 TEDx speaker, and media personality, Gordon has delivered over 1000 keynotes to more than half a million people across 17 countries — including Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and government agencies. She draws on her extensive research into leadership, relationships, and emotional intelligence to help audiences foster the skills needed to lead in the 21st century.
Gordon is currently the founder and CEO of DK Leadership, a global leadership coaching company specializing in emotional intelligence skills for organizations and families. Known for her expertise, Gordon is often featured in national media outlets and is currently the leadership and relationship expert on Canada’s #1 daytime show, Cityline. She has previously worked with Good Morning America, Forbes, and The New York Times. Gordon is also a bestselling author with her most recent book, The Three Chairs: How Great Leaders Drive Their Teams’ Communication, Productivity, and Engagement, becoming a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller.
A dynamic speaker, Gordon’s most recent TEDx talk “Why Confidence is the Secret to Great Leaders at Work and Home” ranked #6 on TEDx Talk’s Top 10 World’s Chart ranking their most popular talks in 2022. She excels at communicating complex research in a simple and passionate way, and specializes in building effective multi-generational workforces and increasing engagement, productivity, and retention. Her past clients have included Pepsi, Credit Union, Young Presidents Organization, Entrepreneur Organization, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Canadian Tax Foundation, Ontario Family Judges, the University of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta.
Gordon has a bachelor’s in psychology, a master’s in counseling, and a doctorate in marriage and family. She has also completed several specialty leadership certifications with extensive research into generational differences, leadership, and emotional intelligence.