Dr. Karyn Gordon is one of North America’s leading authorities on understanding and motivating Generation Y. She is frequently interviewed by national media (Globe & Mail, National Post, Maclean’s, CTV etc.) and speaks to national corporations (Maple Leaf Foods, Motorola, Doritos, PepsiCo, etc.) to provide insight into connecting and motivating Generation Y.
A Youth / Generation Y expert, corporate consultant, motivational speaker, and author, Dr. Karyn’s style is dynamic and inspiring. Her gift is communicating playfully, passionately and pragmatically.
For 12 years, she has consulted and listened to over 7000 hours from Generation Y. A sought after speaker, she has spoken to more than 200,000 people from many diverse audiences – presidents, executives, marketers and human resource managers have all sought Dr. Karyn for her expertise.
Her mission is to truly understand what makes Generation Y ‘tick’ so she can help them and those who work with them understand and motivate them to reach their greatest potential.
She is the best-selling author of Dr. Karyn’s Guide To The Teen Years (Harper Collins) and has written 3 additional resources for parents, teachers & counselors. She has a Bachelor in Psychology, a Masters in Counseling, a Doctorate in Marriage & Family and has done extensive studies in generational differences, personalities, leadership & EQ (Emotional Intelligence).
Dr. Karyn is media savvy with over 15 years of national experience. She is a regular expert for the USA’s #1 morning show Good Morning America (ABC), Canada’s #1 talk-show Cityline (City) and Toronto’s #1 morning show Breakfast Television (City). In addition – she writes a regular column for New York Parenting and Chatelaine Magazines. Previously, she was the resident expert for The Mom Show (Slice), hosted a radio talk-show (CFRB), and produced her own music talk-show, Spill Your Guts (Global), interviewing celebrities to share lessons they learned as teenagers.
A dynamic motivational speaker to more than ¼ million people, Dr. Karyn’s gift is communicating playfully, passionately & pragmatically. Her expertise is sought by leaders who want to build exceptional relationships at work and home (Presidents, employers, HR managers, judges, doctors, educators, parents and students). She has given over 1000 keynotes to many diverse audiences including Fortune 500 companies, government, educational / parenting conferences and schools K-12. Recent engagements include speaking at The New York Times, Young Presidents Organization, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ontario Family Judges, University of Alberta, Sudbury Regional Hospital, Government of Alberta, Utlility Contractors Association Of Ontario, BC Trucking Association as well as dozens of schools.
For 17 years Dr. Karyn, along with her associates, built a thriving coaching practice for families in Toronto. In 2011 she expanded her work to New York City and in 2013, John Prato, The Consul General of Canada in New York, hosted a reception at his Manhattan residence honoring the work she has done for New York families and organizations. This year, she is thrilled to launch with her team, the wildly creative dk Leadership. Designed as a New York loft, this space includes The Leadership Studio, offering inspirational all-day events for teens & adults (teaching EQ Leadership Skills) and The Coaching Studio, offering individual coaching for clients from all over North America.