MEET KAREN

Karen Donaldson is a Celebrity Communication, Body Language and Certified Confidence Coach,  Sr.Executive Public Speaking Coach and International Speaker. Many of her clients call her the communication and confidence disruptor.

Karen Donaldson is an award winning, 3x Best Selling Author of the books; Speak Like You Breathe: 30 Lessons to Become a Naturally Confident Speaker, Living a Life with No Excuses, Speak Like You Breathe: Straight Talk To Say What You Mean, Be Heard and Get Noticed.

She is also the owner of Karen Donaldson Inc., and the brands; Speak and Get Booked, and Speak Confident.

As one of the worlds leading communication, confidence and body language experts, Karen is often called upon by local and national media, radio and television to cover a wide variety of stories. She has appeared on Breakfast Television, CTV Toronto, CTV News Channel and is also a regular Communications and Body Language contributor to Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health Magazine and Bustle, her work has been syndicated world wide.

Karen is the secret weapon behind many high profile professionals, CEO’s, celebrities, politicians, senior executives and successful entrepreneurs across Canada, the United States, Africa and the UK. She has worked with some of North America’s biggest corporate teams (ING Direct, University of Toronto, Proctor and Gamble, Manulife Financial, Government of Canada).

Karen has been speaking and coaching for over 20 years, showing individuals exactly how to take powerful action and own their voice, increase their impact and confidence whenever they speak (verbally and non-verbally).

Karen is a sought after leader and certified expert in her industry.


“Good things don’t come to those who wait, good things come to those who go out and get it.”
“Words of other don’t define you, You define you”


Those are the words Karen Donaldson lives by, and are the foundation of her success. It all starts with Karen’s energetic and direct straight talk keynote presentations, and her results positive coaching style.

Karen’s work is based on the premise that “development comes from within.” Because the only thing you have 100% control of is you. Whether Karen is helping individuals become more authentic and relatable when they speak or showing them how to self-identify their unique assets, own them, take action and become leaders in their own right; she has a natural ability to transform lives.

But Karen’s life has not been without hardships and challenges. A young mother at age 20, Karen allowed nothing to stand in her way of pursuing her university education.  She declined a full scholarship to a University in the U.S and chose to enter a 4-year degree program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, her home town. Despite the tremendous challenges and stereotypes that came along with being a young mother, she overcame tremendous adversity. Karen persevered and always walked with her head high and never allowed anyone else question her self-worth. A graduate of Ryerson University Karen possesses’ a Bachelor of Applied Science major in Health Promotion. Throughout her four years in University, Karen continued to deliver workshops and motivational keynotes to organizations and professional groups on the topics of self-empowerment, leadership and presentation skills.

Her past has prepared her for her future as a servant leader. Karen has a well-recognized expertise at driving community and team initiatives. She actively spearheaded the community development efforts to convert Canada’s first public housing developments to a vibrant mixed income community. Karen has developed numerous partnerships between the public and private sector on a Provincial and National basis. She has served as Sr. Specialist Health Partnerships for one of Canada’s largest health charities.

Karen registered her first business while in her early twenties, Panache Choreography and Productions, an event planning and management company, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Karen Donaldson
#1 Best Selling Author
Personal Growth Strategist // Certified Confidence Coach
Executive Public Speaking Coach
Keynote Speaker
email: karen@karendonaldsoninc.com
dir: (416) 414-2082

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