Craig Dowden, Ph.D.

Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Author

Craig Dowden, a Certified Positive Psychology Coach, has a Doctorate in Psychology, with a concentration in Business. An engaging and inspiring coach, as well as a trusted advisor, Craig develops practical solutions grounded in the science of leadership and organizational excellence. Craig partners with leaders and executives from diverse industries and sectors, who benefit from his drive, passion, and insight. Craig is also an award-winning speaker who is routinely asked to share his insights at conferences and corporate events throughout North America. 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 shares his views and expertise through articles published regularly in widely respected business and Human Resources publications including the Huffington Post (U.S.), the Financial Times, the Financial Post, Psychology Today, and HR Professional (the largest HR publication in Canada). In 2009, 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.