Dr. Jody Carrington

Renowned Psychologist | Human Connection Expert | Bestselling Author


Dr. Jody Carrington is a powerhouse speaker and fearless champion for authentic human connection. She is highly sought after for her expertise, energy and genuine approach to helping people solve the most complex human-centred problems. Jody’s work focuses on the value of reconnection – the key to healthy relationships and productive teams. Her authentic, honest (and often hilarious) approach never fails to inspire and motivate audiences. 


Dr. Carrington is the founder and principal psychologist at the Carrington Practice, where she uses her twenty-plus years of experience to empower the clients she connects with. Jody’s unique resume of clients – from kids to major institutions – provides her with the insights and depth of experience to present unmatched value to her audiences. Her core message resonates with everyone from the practice to the world stage: our power lies in our ability to acknowledge each other first. 


She is the bestselling author of Kids These Days (2019), Teachers These Days (2021) and the emotionally charged and introspective chart topping, Feeling Seen (HarperCollins, 2023). 


Jody lives in small-town Olds, Alberta, with her husband and three children (she had three kids in 2 years to test her own resilience) and leads the amazing team at Carrington & Company.

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Decoding Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence has long been discussed as a requirement for the “soft skills” in organizations; the things considered secondary after ensuring policies and procedures were firmly in place. Turns out, however, that the most mentally well, productive, and best-led teams these days, have a clear understanding of emotional intelligence. Despite technological advances that allow for efficiency and less face-to-face connection than ever before, we cannot automate relationships.


In this talk, Dr. Carrington helps audiences understand how to better perceive, control, and evaluate emotions, both in oneself and in others. This leads to more impactful leadership, reduces experiences of burnout and helps people better navigate challenging conversations and change.


From a neuro-physiological perspective, we will walk through what it means to access the best parts of ourselves and our employees and discuss practical, easily implemented strategies to create the most successful, connected teams.


Dr. Jody Carrington has inspired many to consider the capacity for reconnection as the foundation to every healthy, authentic relationship. We are not born with the ability to repair ruptures; we have to learn how to do this as we build strong cultures. These relationships are the foundation of a successful company, team, or community. Dr. Jody is one of North America’s top psychologists, bringing a unique and often hilarious take on what it means to master the art of reconnection.


As an entrepreneur, CEO, and clinical psychologist, Dr. Jody Carrington believes that every successful team must have the inherent ability to repair and reconnect if they ever hope to serve their clients well. Her leadership style promotes building healthy relationships among her employees to ensure synergy and a positive, dynamic workplace. By combining her expertise as a workplace leader and clinical psychologist, Dr. Jody will motivate other leaders to change their team-building approach from the inside out.


Celebrated clinical psychologist Dr. Jody Carrington reminds us that it’s never about what’s wrong with you; it’s about what has happened to you – and more importantly, how you make sense of it all.  As a former Civilian Member with the RMCP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) and a clinical psychologist working with children and families managing significant trauma, Dr. Jody combines research and experience to highlight the importance of understanding trauma from a systems-level as the key to healthy, productive employees.  Her ability to explain the effects of trauma and the often-isolating costs of enduring difficult things, will leave audiences inspired and with a clear direction forward on how to rebuild organizations and families.


As we step back into the unfamiliar world post-pandemic, many organizations are understandably witnessing what burnout looks like. Emotional exhaustion, a lack of compassion, and an experience of futility have become common experiences for many teams.  Dr. Jody has begun walking hundreds of organizations through the process of reconnection to combat burnout and build mental resilience. She has created specific strategies to shift culture, bringing hilarity and truth while reigniting purpose and productivity with this game-changing talk.

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