Karlin Sloan: Un-Fear and Resilience Facing Change
Karlin Sloan believes business leaders have a responsibility not just to make their organizations better, but to contribute to the world in a positive way. She is the author of Unfear: Facing Change in an Era of Uncertainty, and the breakthrough business book, Smarter, Faster, Better; Strategies for Effective, Enduring, and Fulfilled Leadership, (Jossey-Bass, 2006) which has been translated into Thai and Russian.
As the founder and CEO of Karlin Sloan & Company, Ms. Sloan provides organization development consulting, training and executive coaching to clients the U.S., South America and Asia. She has helped organizations to develop clearer, more effective communication, enhanced teamwork and powerful leadership in times of growth and change.
Experienced as a keynote speaker, Ms. Sloan is a passionate, inspiring, and engaging presenter focusing on the topics of resilience and UnFear: Facing Change in an Era of Uncertainty, also the title of her new book. Karlin Sloan has conducted original research on resilience and leadership, and speaks to what we know about cultivating our ability to bounce back from change or challenge.
She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor and numerous other publications as an expert in workplace behavior. Fortune Small Business Magazine recognized Ms. Sloan for her consulting work with organizations following the terrorist attacks of September 11th. She is a featured presenter with Wharton Executive Education at the University of Pennsylvania, and a 2007 US delegate to the Prince of Wales Business and the Environment Programme.
Ms. Sloan holds a BA from Mills College, an MA in clinical psychology from the Professional School of Psychology in San Francisco, and executive coach certification through the William James Institute Center for Executive Coaching.
Clients: Allstate, Procter & Gamble, Leo Burnett, The Wrigley Company, Rodale, MTV Networks, Interbank, Starcom MediaVest Group, NYU Stern School of Business, Jose Cuervo International and The Universidad Peruana Ciencias Applicadas, and Tory Burch.
Corporate leaders and managers who are looking for practical tools, inspirational stories, business case studies, and engaging interactive experiences that provoke thinking and discussion.
"Karlin Sloan was selected by the Chicago Booth Alumni Club to make a presentation on Leading Through Challenging Times: The Art of Resilience. Due to Karlin and her subject matter, our event was a resounding success. The attendance goal was exceeded and the evaluations were excellent, with comments including 'This was one of the best presentations I've attended in years.'
Karlin's presentation and small group exercises engaged the entire audience and the two-hour time slot flew by. Karlin is an exceptional and interactive speaker, who provided excellent, pertinent and actionable materials. Our committee would recommend her as a speaker and would definitely invite her to present again in the future." Del Larkin, Chicago Booth School of Business
"I attended your program, Leading Through Challenging Times: The Art of Resilience, at the University of Chicago, and I was so inspired. You are a dynamic speaker and the subject matter that you conveyed in addition to your stories were so relevant to me as I am in a transition between leaving a position and finding a new role. I hope your message that resilient leaders are those who adapt, change and use challenges as opportunities to re-invent themselves will stay with me for a long time. I left the program smiling, and I have continued to do so all day today. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences and knowledge." Cathy Leiberman, CFO
"Recently I saw Karlin in action and she was outstanding. She was very involved with the audience by starting with questions to get to know us and our needs. She used a great blend of great engagement techniques with stories, videos, audience participation and table exercises. The most impressive element of the presentation was her personal style. She was warm, charming, professional, approachable and very credible. The combination of her style, and method of involvement to convey her content, not only leads to a great presentation, but, more importantly, retention of her main points. Karlin Sloan gets my highest recommendation as a speaker." Jeff Hornstein, President, The Speaker's Choice