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Karolina Gwinner 

Leadership Speaker, Trainer, Author and Knowledge Partner 

The Human Leader: Conscious Leadership as The Key to The New World of Work.


The world as we know it has changed. The current reality is so different from what we were used to before the pandemic. Things have been unsettling, challenging, and hard to predict, as no one knows what the aftermath of the pandemic is going to be. Does it mean we should just stand there watching how things are shaping up? Or should we as leaders use this unprecedented opportunity to step up and intentionally shape the new reality as we would like to see it? 

Karolina is the Knowledge Partner of Women Leaders Institute and Founder of Charismatic Leadership. Karolina co-authored the book titled “Breakthrough: Secrets of Growth, Happiness, And Bouncebacks From Women Around The World


Karolina is a high-energy and performance-driven leadership keynote speaker. She empowers leaders, executives, and C-suite to thrive by becoming more intentional, mindful, and resilient. As a result, they can unleash the best in themselves and their teams and make a bigger positive impact on their organisations. Karolina is the Knowledge Partner of Women Leaders Institute.  


Since 2016 she has been collaborating with the Women in Leadership Conference in APAC and her workshops have proven to be extremely popular with leaders at all levels. Karolina co-authored the book titled “Breakthrough: Secrets of Growth, Happiness, And Bouncebacks from Women Around the World” which aims at helping leaders discover what truly matters to them and find the courage to act on it. She is also a Speaker Training Lead for KeyNote Women Speakers, a member of Asia Professional Speakers Association APSS and Global Speakers Federation GSF.  

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Karolina developed her expertise while living in five different countries and working for corporations such as Hewlett-Packard in Germany, Merrill Lynch, and Bank of New York Mellon in Ireland. Karolina has worked with leaders of top organisations including Mastercard, Adobe Systems, Fuji Xerox, PwC, Mazars, Agilent, Roche, MSD, Shell, Honeywell, DB Schenker, PGIM, AIA, Swiss Re, NETS, DBS, Willis Towers Watson, Columbia Threadneedle, Changi Airport. Karolina is well known for her engaging speaking style, contagious energy, and immense passion for helping leaders unleash their full leadership potential. 

Karolina helps leaders activate their human superpowers such as:

  • The power of intention.

  • The power of mindfulness.

  • The power of influence.

  • The power of adaptability. 

  • The power of compassion.

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