Karine Leblanc
16900 Chestnut St.
Industry, CA 91748
United States
Region: X
Honorarium: None

Karine Leblanc received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ecole de Technologie Superieure, a public engineering school in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, who was founded in 1974 and that is part of the University of Quebec. She was awarded an honorary medal as part of the 50th anniversary of the University of Quebec for her exceptional contribution to the institution.

Karine has been working as an HVAC sales engineer for US Air Conditioning Distributors since 2001 and has been an active member of ASHRAE since she was a student.

Karine has served on the ASHRAE Society Board of Director from 2014-2017 and became the first female Region X Director Regional Chair since 1959. In 2009-2010, she was the 2nd female and youngest President of the chapter of Southern California which was founded in 1930.

She has received the Louise & Bill Holladay chapter Distinguished service award, the Region X Director’s Cup award, the Regional Award of Merit and the Distinguished Service Award.

How to Use Emotional Intelligence to Become a Better Person Professionally and Personally

Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others. –John Maxwell

These days, the society is all about grades; who has the best grades and which school you have been graduating from. But why is it that employees with average grades from average schools are surpassing their All-Stars peers? Why is it that we have managers, boss and CEO that are not performing or that are not liked by their employees?

Emotional intelligence is definitely one of the key elements in improving your leadership skills in life, at work and with your volunteer organization like ASHRAE. Emotional intelligence is the key to your success!

There are four E.Q. skills: Self Awareness, Self-management, Social awareness and

Relationship management. And there are many strategies in improving your E.Q. skills to improve yourself.

We will also touch on the discussion between E.Q. vs gender, age and culture, ASHRAE being a global organization.

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect
“Only One Thing Stands Between You and Success. It Isn’t Experience. It Isn’t Talent.” ~John Maxwell

World-renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell says if you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. And while it may seem like some folks are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. In Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, I will share the Five Principles and Five Practices to develop the crucial skill of connecting, including:

The ability to connect with others is a major determining factor in reaching your full potential. It’s no secret! Connecting is a skill you can learn and apply in your personal, professional, and family relationships.