Craig Dowden has a doctorate in psychology with a concentration in business and is a certified positive psychology coach. He is an award-winning speaker who delivers interactive, evidence-based workshops that translate the science of leadership, team, and organizational excellence into everyday leadership practice. He is a Charter Member of ForbesSpeakers, a highly select group of 20 individuals from around the world who are "best-in-class" in their respective areas of practice.
His first book, Do Good to Lead Well – The Science and Practice of Positive Leadership (published by Forbes in 2019) was 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. It achieved best-seller status and was quickly picked up for national distribution by Chapters/Indigo.
Craig has been a regular contributor to Forbes, Fast Company, the Financial Post, the Huffington Post, Financial Times, the Globe and Mail, and Psychology Today. Craig was recognized as one of Ottawa’s “Forty under 40” business leaders by the Ottawa Business Journal, a select group of individuals who “exemplify leadership, entrepreneurship and community building”.