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Karlin Sloan, MA believes that business leaders have a responsibility not just to make their organizations better, but to contribute to the world in a positive way.

She is the author of: Smarter, Faster, Better; Strategies for Effective, Enduring, and Fulfilled Leadership (Jossey-Bass, 2006), Unfear (2010), and Lemonade: The Leaders Guide to Resilience at Work (2011), and is recognized globally as a thought leader in the topic of Resilience at Work. 

As the founder and CEO of Sloan Group International, Ms. Sloan provides organization development consulting,  and executive coaching to clients the U.S., South America and Asia. She has helped organizations to develop clearer, more effective communication, enhanced teamwork and powerful leadership in times of growth and change. Her role as a thought leader includes publishing articles, books, and tools that serve our clients and our broad network of executive coaches and consultants. 

Experienced as a keynote speaker, Ms. Sloan is a frequent presenter on the topic of executive leadership development. She has been featured on ABC News Network’s “Moneyscope”, Fox Channel Five’s “Good Day New York” and Boston Cable Network’s “The Art of Coaching”. Her client list includes Allstate, PNC, Leo Burnett, Exelon, MTV Networks, Interbank, Yahoo!, Starcom MediaVest Group, NYU Stern School of Business, Procter & Gamble, Jose Cuervo International and The Universidad Peruana Ciencias Applicadas. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor and numerous other publications as an expert in workplace behavior. Fortune Small Business Magazine recognized Ms. Sloan for her consulting work with organizations following the terrorist attacks of September 11th. She is a featured presenter at Wharton Executive Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Sloan is a 2007 US delegate to the Prince of Wales Business and the Environment Programme. In 2014 she was awarded the "Thought Leader of Distinction Award" by the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches. 

Ms. Sloan holds a BA from Mills College, an MA in clinical psychology from the Professional School of Psychology in San Francisco, and executive coach certification through the William James Institute Center for Executive Coaching.


Education, Certifications, Faculty, Publications

  • MA, Clinical Psychology
  • Certifications: Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument, MBTI Step II, Appreciative Inquiry, LMAP 360, GENOS EI 360, 
  • Featured Speaker, The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania
  • Certified Executive Coach, The William James Institute
  • Executive Coaching Thought Leader of Distinction, 2014 - the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches
  • Honorary Master Corporate Executive Coach through the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches

Industry Experience

  • Advertising
  • Beauty & Cosmetics
  • Biotechnology
  • Consumer Products
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Fashion
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Higher Education
  • Government
  • Media/ Entertainment
  • Nonprofits
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Equity/ Venture Capital
  • Technology
  • Social Networks
  • Telecommunications

Areas of Expertise

  • 360 Assessment
  • Appreciative Inquiry Summit Design and Facilitation
  • Building Leadership and Organizational Resilience
  • Change Management/ Change Leadership
  • Client Relationship Management
  • Coaching Program Design and Management
  • Creating Rapport with Difficult Colleagues
  • Ethics, Trust, and Values Based Business
  • Executive Assessment
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Team Alignment Facilitation
  • Executive Team Assessment and Development
  • Experience as a Senior Executive
  • Experience as an Entrepreneur
  • High Performing Organizations
  • Internal Coach Training
  • Leadership Development Program Design
  • Managing and Leading Change
  • Merger & Acquisition Integration
  • Mindfulness at Work
  • Navigating International and Multicultural Business Environments
  • Navigating Organizational Politics
  • Strengths-based Leadership Development
  • Stress Management and Stress Reduction
  • Values, Mission, Vision Facilitation