Craig Dowden, Ph.D.

President, Craig Dowden & Associates

Craig Dowden is a highly respected executive coach with the Forbes Coaches Council as well as an award-winning speaker who delivers interactive, evidence-based workshops that translate the science of leadership, team, and organizational excellence into everyday practice. Craig has a PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Business and is a Certified Positive Psychology Coach.

His first book, Do Good to Lead Well – The Science and Practice of Positive Leadership was published by ForbesBooks in early 2019 and instantly achieved best-seller status. Called “ideal reading for people who want to make a positive impact in their organizations” by best-selling author Daniel Pink, Craig’s book was endorsed by over 30 CEOs and top-rated TED speakers, including Adam Grant and Marshall Goldsmith.

Craig has been a regular contributor to, and featured expert in, top-tier leadership and business publications including Forbes, Fast Company, the Financial Post, the Huffington Post, Financial Times, the Globe and Mail, and Psychology Today. 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 was recognized as a “Forty under 40” business leader by the Ottawa Business Journal, a select group of individuals who “exemplify leadership, entrepreneurship and community building”.


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Do Good To Lead Well: The Science and Practice of Positive Leadership

Publication Date: February 2019
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