Global Leadership Coaching Company

DK Leadership

Developing GREAT Leaders

For Organizations, Entrepreneurs, Professionals & Parents

Our vision is to develop GREAT leaders at work and home by teaching simple leadership EQ tools to accelerate your SUCCESS in business, relationships and well-being!


About DK Leadership

Welcome to DK Leadership, a global coaching company dedicated to developing great leaders in organizations and families through books, speaking and our online leadership academy, Success Intelligence (SI). SI simplifies leadership development with a ONE-system approach and practical tools that can be applied both at work and at home.

We empower entrepreneurs, professionals and parents to accelerate their business SUCCESS, strengthen their relationships, and enhance their well-being through LIVE courses, masterclasses and coaching. In just five years, SI has trained over 7,000 leaders, professionals and parents across America, Europe, and Asia. Join us on the fast-track to achieve your success with Success Intelligence!

About Dr. Karyn Gordon

CEO & Co-Founder

A Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, World’s Top #10 TEDx Talk Speaker (2022), and nominee for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award (2022), Dr. Karyn is the CEO and co-founder of DK Leadership. She has spoken to over half a million people in 17 countries, including Fortune 500 executives, family businesses, entrepreneurs, professional associations, and school boards.

Since 2022, she has been honored to be one of five premier coaches for celebrity Jesse Itzler’s global business mastermind. In addition, she collaborated with professors from The Wharton School to develop a leadership EQ curriculum for family businesses, and The Consul General of Canada in New York hosted a private reception honoring her work for organizations and families.  A media personality for over 20 years, Dr. Karyn has consulted for prestigious brands including: LIVE With Kelly & Mark, Good Morning America, New York Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazines and Cityline.

She holds a Doctorate in Marriage & Family and certifications in leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and career direction. With 25 years of experience as a professional registered therapist and executive coach, she practices what she preaches – embracing a ‘work smart, play hard’ philosophy. Her hobbies include interior design, tennis, skiing, traveling and cherishing moments with her husband of 22 years, twin teenagers, friends, and two energetic puppies in their home north of Toronto.

About Dr. Brent Penner

VP Of Operations & Co-Founder

An entrepreneur, strategist and technology enthusiast, Dr. Brent joined DKL in 2018 to help launch their leadership academy, Success Intelligence. He has been instrumental in launching Dr. Karyn’s engaging and practical online resources and courses, and scaling them to the global marketplace (America, Europe and Asia) for organizations and families.

While Dr. Karyn is the face clients often see, Dr. Brent is the one executing behind the scenes with their high-performing team. A retired chiropractor, he is passionate about serving DKL’s global clients to create positive change. He lives north of Toronto with his amazing family (yes, married to Dr. Karyn!). A former competitive rower, he also has many hobbies including carpentry, running, tennis, skiing, traveling and any type of family adventure.

About Philanthropy

DKL is passionate about giving back!  They partnered with World Vision to build a new school in Haiti, sponsor annual school speaking events and are faithful supporters of the Muskoka Woods Youth Foundation.

Passionate about empowering others, in 2018 they started a partnership with Covenant House to create affordable housing for youth transitioning out of homelessness. Their work was the focus of a research study with McMaster University and MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions to teach their 5 Leadership EQ Skills™ to young people transitioning out of homelessness. The outstanding findings showed that students were experiencing a “significant improvement” in “self-esteem and purpose” after learning these tools. This confirmed a key philosophy of DKL, which is that we can all learn great leadership skills when we have the right instruction and a hunger to grow.

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