Karlyn Percil-Mercieca

CEO of KDPM Consulting Group

Karlyn Percil-Mercieca is a founder who believes in the brilliance of Black people/women/all people and the power of ancestral wisdom to guide us all toward our bravest selves. A Certified Emotional Intelligence and Neuro-Life Coach with a focus on equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, she is the Chief Executive Officer of KDPM Consulting Group Inc. as well as the founder of SisterTalk, and The Success System.

After 20 years as an international banking corporate leader, Karlyn chose to lean into her Purpose and founded The Success System. Soon after, KDPM was born as more and more corporate leaders sought out her unique approach to leadership and equity building. Through KDPM, she helps corporations plan, develop, and execute successful and comprehensive DE&I leadership strategies to support inclusive organizations and human optimization goals. Karlyn provides heart-centered support on the journey of personal and organizational transformation toward equity and true success.

An avid community and youth advocate, Karlyn served as the Vice President for the Black Business and Professional Association and was the Chair of the Harry Jerome Awards for over 5 years. She is passionate about equitable change and believes that inclusion is not a trend but a verb that requires daily action at both the systemic and personal levels.

KDPM Group has worked with companies such as UNICEF, Telus, Maple Leaf Foods, Mondelez, Sick Kids Foundation, TD Bank, RBC, the City of Toronto, and more. The company is currently working on research focused on workplace wellness and flourishing for Black women. The report on Psychological Safety and Wellbeing in The Workplace focused on Black women and leadership will be released in 2022

An inspiring speaker and facilitator, Karlyn has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Network, the Globe and Mail’s ROB Report and has been a guest expert providing leadership and includes guidance on Cityline, North America’s longest-running daytime Television show for women.