Former Guest ON-Oprah Winfrey Network
Karlyn is a Leadership Coach, Elephant Storyteller, Author and Motivational Speaker who strongly believes in the power of women. She is the Creator & Founder of SisterTalk Group & host of SisterTalk TV as seen on Afroglobal TV – Bell Fibe Channel 2372 & Rogers Channel 708. SisterTalk Group is a sub division within KDPM Consulting Group INC, a multimedia company providing leadership training & development tools, coaching services, strategic consulting & mentorship programs. With over 23 years of experience in the Operations & Technology field in the Financial industry, Karlyn has been described as a passionate, innovative & creative leader – qualities that she is utilizing as Managing Director of her own company.
She is a trained Facilitator and received her Masters Certificate in Adult Training & Personal Development from the Schulich School of Business and is currently pursuing a Masters in Leadership.
Karlyn was a key participant for the UN – UNiTED to end violence against women and children in the Caribbean and served as the keynote for UNICEF “Break The Silence” Regional Initiative and Campaign – a program raising awareness to end sexual violence against women & children. She has been the keynote for YMCA – Black History Month opening event, OECS National Council, Scotiabank’s Women’s Group and has facilitated workshops for HSBC National Women Success Workshop, United Way CITY Leaders Retreat, Power of Girls Conference and has also worked with the Toronto Police Service to create the very first PSA on sexual assault.
Through her Not for Profit – Bellemoun Community Youth Network (BCYN)– she has supported numerous charitable initiatives both here in Canada & the Caribbean and has served as the Chair for the BBPA Harry Jerome Awards for 5 years and as Vice President for the BBPA as well. Through BCYN Karlyn will be using technology to further contribute to the advancement of women and girls through the launch of the Beauty Bank Club APP & Website (coming FALL 2016) a technology start-up designed to enhance self-esteem in girls and young women, by providing them with the opportunity to be impactful leaders and powerful change agents in their own lives and those of other girls and young women in the future.
Karlyn has received numerous Awards including: International Women Award, Young Fem Leader Award by Illuminessence , The Leadership Award from Women United, The Black Arts & Innovation Expo Innovation Award, and has been named as one of the Top 100 Black Women To Watch in Canada.
Karlyn has also made numerous television appearances including being on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Global TV, Huffington Post LIVE, Planet Africa TV and has hosted the Planet Africa Awards Red Carpet numerous times, appeared on Roland Martins’s TV ONE show in the US as well as Oprah’s Lifeclass 3 times.
Karlyn helps women and girls create a life they love – a life filled with passion and purpose – simply because they are worth it! She utilizes digital communication channels and the art of storytelling to help women reconnect to their authentic selves and become effective leaders.
She recently launched the invisible Minority Report – a published the Success Planner –a day planner that provides the roadmap for high potential individuals to holistically integrate their personal, professional & social lives using the proven power of positive psychology, the science of how the brain works as well as the success principles of inspiring thoughts leaders Brene Brown, Oprah, Tony Robbins, Napoleon Hill, Robin Sharma and Arianna Huffington.
Her e-Books “A Successful Woman’s Guide to Creating a Life She Loves” – Volumes 1 & 2 and her signature class “21 Days of Self-Love – finding your way back to you” is available via her website. She will be releasing Success Essentials this fall – the one time subscription box is a one stop shop for all things essential to a woman’s success: journals, planners, love attraction cards & more! Use them to create a life you love.”