Working with you to develop,
engage, and optimize your talent.
Coaching is a leadership development technique that is becoming increasingly recognized and valued by executives at industry-leading organizations. It is a rigorous learning process with the overall objective of acquiring, developing and maintaining effective leadership skills and behaviors, which requires considerable self-analysis and reflection. This culminates in the development and execution of an action plan that is designed to assist the individual in maximizing their productivity and effectiveness.
Craig’s coaching philosophy is to help his clients find the best ways to target an issue rather than “telling them what to do” or producing an off-the-shelf solution. Research has shown that including clients as an integral part of the solution maximizes the probability of their long-term success. Furthermore, and perhaps most importantly, the coachees develop new leadership muscles that may be used throughout their career, and even their personal lives.
BRIAN LITTLE, Ph. D
award-winning Harvard professor, taught at Cambridge
Craig Dowden is the consummate professional. He is intellectually rigorous, socially engaging and deeply ethical. His knowledge of organizational behavior is extensive and his research on entrepreneurs is highly creative and important. He is a rising star in the applied field of organizational behavior. He is an extraordinary lecturer and keynote speaker and is passionate about wedding solid science with the applied concerns of business leaders and professionals. As a bonus, he has a wonderful sense of humor and is a delightful colleague.
W. BRETT WILSON
former star of CBC's Dragon's Den
Craig Dowden is a leader’s best friend. He understands what the future of business looks like – it’s a combination of doing what’s right for yourself, your community and your business. If you can do all three well, you have truly become a success and I don’t know of many experts who are better at helping leaders grow into this new paradigm than Craig. He is way ahead of the curve and I’m fortunate to have been able to grow as a leader thanks to his ideas.
ADAM GRANT Ph.D.
WSJ and NYT best-selling author of "Give and Take"
Craig Dowden is passionate about bridging the gap between science and practice. He integrates innovative, leading-edge research into his consulting work, and his enthusiasm for bringing out the best in others is contagious. It’s very rare to encounter an expert who can match Craig’s engagement and commitment to making his clients successful.
Craig’s expertise in the fields of communication, leadership, and organizational behaviour has given our audience the exclusive opportunity to grow themselves as leaders in a wide variety of fields. Craig combines professional wisdom with factual case studies and research-driven data to deliver lectures that are engaging, informative, and entertaining. These workshops encompass the best form of professional development. It is a pleasure for both myself and our audience to continually learn from Craig’s one-of-a-kind insight.
best-selling author of WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing and Drive: The Surprising Truth about what Motivates Us
A distressing number of leaders believe they must choose between being successful and being ethical. Fortunately, Craig Dowden is here to set them straight. His research shows that the best way to lead well is to do good — that self-awareness, civility, and humility are powerful leadership tools. This book is ideal reading for people who want to make a positive impact their organizations.