Dr. Craig Dowden

Executive Leadership Coach and Author – Craig Dowden & Associates

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Craig Dowden is a highly respected executive coach with the Forbes Coaches Council as well as an award-winning speaker who delivers interactive, evidence-based workshops that translate the science of leadership, team, and organizational excellence into everyday practice. He is a Charter Member of Forbes Speakers, a highly select group of 20 individuals from around the world who are “best-in-class” in their respective areas of practice. Craig has a PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Business and is a Certified Positive Psychology Coach.

His first book, Do Good to Lead Well – The Science and Practice of Positive Leadership was published by Forbes in early 2019. Called “ideal reading for people who want to make a positive impact in their organizations” by best-selling author Daniel Pink, Craig’s book was endorsed by over 30 CEOs and top-rated TED speakers, including Adam Grant and Marshall Goldsmith. It quickly achieved best-seller status and was immediately picked up for national distribution by Chapters/Indigo.

His next book, A Time to Lead: Mastering Your Self… So You Can Master Your World, which he is writing with Alan Mulally (former CEO of Ford Motor Company and Boeing) and Sarah McArthur (co-Editor in Chief of Leader to Leader magazine), will be released in late summer of 2022.

Craig has been a regular contributor to, and featured expert in, top-tier leadership and business publications including Forbes, Fast Company, the Financial Post, the Huffington Post, Financial Times, the Globe and Mail, and Psychology Today. His webinars and in-studio sessions for the Financial Times were endorsed as follows: “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.”

Craig was recognized as one of Ottawa’s “Forty under 40” business leaders by the Ottawa Business Journal, a select group of individuals who “exemplify leadership, entrepreneurship and community building”. These Leaders are chosen using three criteria: career accomplishments, professional expertise, as well as community and charitable involvement.

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