Executive coach and keynote speaker, Craig Dowden, Ph.D., is bridging the gap between what science knows and what leaders do. Integrating evidence-based principles from the fields of positive psychology with those in leadership, and organizational excellence, Craig helps his clients develop real-life solutions to solve their greatest challenges.
Craig Dowden (Ph.D.) is an inspiring and thought-provoking executive coach, Forbes author and keynote speaker who partners with leaders and executives to tackle their most important personal and organizational challenges. Craig holds a Doctorate in psychology, with a concentration in business and is a Certified Positive Psychology Coach. In his role as a trusted advisor, he integrates the latest findings in the science of leadership, team, and organizational excellence into his coaching and consulting work.
A dynamic and award-winning speaker, participants have described Craig’s presentations as motivating, energizing, and empowering, as they come away with strategies they can implement immediately within their workplaces. Audience members also highly respect the scientific foundation of his ideas.
Craig is passionate about sharing world-class content and insights with his clients. To date, he has interviewed over 50 CEOs of North American companies, including Molson Coors, McDonald’s, IKEA, and VIA Rail. He has also interviewed widely known best-selling authors/TED speakers, including Marshall Goldsmith (Triggers, Mojo; What Got You Here Won’t Get You There), Daniel Pink (Drive; To Sell Is Human; When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing), Adam Grant (Option B; Originals; Give and Take), Susan Cain (Quiet), Dr. Marilee Adams (Change Your Questions, Change Your Life), Barry Schwartz (Why We Work; The Paradox of Choice), Adam Bryant (The Corner Office; Quick and Nimble), and Doug Stone (Difficult Conversations; Thanks for the Feedback). He routinely integrates these conversations and insights into his client work.
Craig has been asked to share his thought leadership in leading HR and business publications, including Forbes, the Huffington Post (U.S.), the Financial Post, the Financial Times, as well as Psychology Today.