Karen Bowen 

Principal at ManagerKnowHow, Karen provides comprehensive leadership curriculums and interventional organizational development including her flagship Strategic Planning workshop. Karen holds a BA in English, a Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education, and a Masters in Leadership through Royal Roads University. Karen is committed to lifelong learning and development; her additional certifications include mBIT Certified Coach, Emotional Intelligence Trainer and Coach, Power+Systems, Clear Leadership Facilitator, Human Systems Dynamics Practitioner, MBTI Practitioner, Graphic Facilitator and True Colors Facilitator. Formal learning combined with over 25 years of experience working as a leader and consultant allow Karen to deliver innovative leadership learning programs and powerful organizational interventions. Translating a somewhat mysterious world of personal and organizational values, emotional intelligence, leadership skills, team dynamics, and culture change into metrics, measurable trends, concrete strategy and practical objectives is a unique skill that Karen brings to her work. Karen has worked with a diverse business field from front-line employees to mid and executive level leaders fostering positive workplace culture and organizational effectiveness. A passionate outdoor athlete as well as a practicing fitness and yoga instructor; Karen practices a holistic approach to life and leadership.

October 10th

1:15pm – 2:30pm (Breakout Session 5 - Shuswap/Pennask/Skeena Room)
The EQ of Leadership

3:00pm-4:15pm (Breakout Session 6 - Shuswap/Pennask/Skeena Room)

The EQ of Leadership

Emotional intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that collectively establish how well we perceive and express ourselves, how adept we are at developing and maintaining relationships, how effectively we cope with challenges and how we use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way including decision making. 


In this session, you will learn how important emotional intelligence is in your leadership, and how you can maximize your EQ.