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$15,000 to $20,000
BOOK ERICA DHAWAN
SPEAKING FEE RANGE*
$15,000 to $20,000
Book Erica Dhawan
- A pioneer in the innovative new field of “connectional intelligence.”
- Founder and CEO of Cotential, a globally oriented consulting firm that helps organizations to transform their capacity for growth and innovation by stimulating cultures of collaboration and successful listening.
- Interpreter of the “Millennial” generation, offering unique insight into the skills and attributes young professionals bring to any organization.
Erica Dhawan believes the key to surviving – and prospering – in today’s rapidly changing economy lies in learning how to listen. As the world’s leading authority on the emerging science of “connectional intelligence,” Dhawan recognizes that effective listening is the linchpin upon which successful innovation turns.
Dhawan parlayed her Harvard research in the field of connectional intelligence into co-authorship of the bestselling book Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence. As founder and CEO of Cotential, a globally oriented consulting firm, she helps organizations transform their capacity for growth and innovation by stimulating collaborative efforts across teams, business units, and even customers and other stakeholders. By teaching the art of successful listening, Dhawan helps clients develop innovative new strategies, increase their value, achieve sustainable improvements, and maintain global competitiveness long into the future.
Dhawan speaks regularly to global audiences including the World Economic Forum at Davos and to Fortune 500 companies. Her work is often featured in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company, and the Huffington Post. Dhawan contributes her services to Deloitte’s Inclusion External Advisory Council and the Lufthansa Innovation Hub, and she is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, Aspen Institute Socrates Society, and World Economic Forum Global Shapers. In addition to her M.P.A. from Harvard, Dhawan holds an M.B.A. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
“Erica’s presentation was absolutely perfect for our leaders. Our group was diverse and Erica was a hit with everyone! Her storytelling style of presenting along with a healthy dose of informative case studies kept everyone engaged and interested–and excited about using connectional intelligence to transform our business.”
-George Chavel, Chairman and CEO emeritus of Sodexo
"Erica was the keynote speaker at our 7th annual Women in Shared Services and Outsourcing event in NYC. She was excellent in all respects. Erica is a dynamic, thoughtful speaker. I would recommend her to any business with multi-generational work force."
-Barbara Melby, Partner, Morgan Lewis
"Erica Dhawan was an inspiring and provocative keynote speaker at our executive retreat. I highly recommend her and her work to senior executives seeking to build a thriving talent pool in the today’s world!"
-Allen Hockenbury, Director at Deloitte
"Erica Dhawan delivered a superior keynote at our annual Business of Social Media Women's Leadership Summit in New York, June 2013. I could not have been happier with her work. Our attendees raved: 'Erica presented a provocative and compelling view of the impacts from and implications for use of social connectivity." "great keynote speaker…vibrant and passionate about the topic with great insights and stories.' Several also added 'Wow' – which is what I want to say. Wow. I HIGHLY recommend Erica as a speaker."
– Janet Wigfield, Vice President, Executive Director, Conferences + Events, Working Mother Media
"Erica is one of those rare speakers who are analytical, creative, and inspiring. Erica used those talents to WOW our audience at the POWER Detroit Conference. She has the ability to translate her ideas into clear presentational formats that not only educate, but engage executives and show bottom line impact. I would recommend her to present at any forum geared toward guiding today's leading Fortune 500 executives."
- Deirdre Joy Smith, Founder & President, POWER: Opening Doors for Women™
"We received extremely positive feedback on Erica’s keynote presentation on Millennials. She delivered an informative, compelling session and captivated the audience with her energetic, dynamic delivery. Thank you for an outstanding presentation!"
- Tannis Redenkopp, Next Generation Leadership Summit, Rotman School of Management
"Erica was one of the best speakers we've had. Her message was of great value to our teams at FedEx who ranged from Gen Y to Traditionalists! We left with specific actions we could use right away to drive more innovation across our teams."
- Mary Haley, Senior Advisor, FedEx Corporation
"Erica is an extremely passionate & inspirational speaker. I would recommend her to any organization that is looking to take their young employees and leaders to the next level — and provide them with tools to be truly successful."
- Jo-Ann Tan, Marketing Manager, Acumen Fund
"We hired Erica to help move our Institute to the ‘next level’, and her support helped us define our core mission, clarify key opportunities for profitable growth, and develop a powerful strategic retreat. Thanks, Erica, for your great work!"
- Otto Scharmer, Founder, Presencing Institute.
"Erica is very gifted teacher, learner and leader. I recommend her enthusiastically to any organization that requires learning, teaching, and leadership."
- Marshall Ganz, Professor, Harvard University
"Erica's Innovation is an Art workshop was totally engaging and you could tell from the conversation, the comments, how long people stayed and their enthusiasm around the work that it was a huge success! Erica has a natural ability to make everyone feel at ease and dive into the work, and then learn from each other through a sharing of experience."
- Michelle Stanners, Founder of Cultural Agents Initiative, Harvard University
"Charisma, versatility, and charm make Erica’s Bollywood dance workshop a can-do for people of all ages and abilities! Before you know it, total strangers are engaged in a group dance like nothing you have experienced before."
- Rachel Keyser, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
"Erica's Navigating your Career workshop was game-changing. Erica helped me see the structures that had been blocking me, which I had not even realized. The strength of her training was that she posed simple yet profound questions, focused on the individual. I ran to my desk after those sessions, energized to work through the questions that she had posed. Within a one-hour training and two-hour homework session, I had re-connected with my calling and my fears had receded in the face of the resolve I now felt to pursue my path."
- Voop de Vulpierres, Harvard University
In today’s hypercompetitive, technologically complex world, intelligence, passion, and good fortune are no longer enough to guarantee success. Fortunately, innovative thinkers like Erica Dhawan have diagnosed the tools necessary to cultivate achievement and develop a culture of high performance.
Dhawan’s “connectional intelligence” refers to the ability to combine knowledge, ambition, and human capital, forging connections that foster unprecedented levels of value and meaning – and doing it on a global scale. Her clearly organized presentations combine theoretical foundations with practical tactics for learning the skills of connectional intelligence and then putting this remarkable force to work in audiences’ professional and personal lives. Listeners gain important insight into how they can cultivate connectional intelligence both for themselves and within the broader culture of their organizations.
Many of today’s most connectionally intelligent leaders are Millennials – young people who have grown up surrounded by creative new technologies and exhibit unprecedented comfort in utilizing them to develop fresh frameworks for interaction. A Millenial herself, Dhawan serves as a generational ambassador, offering unique insight into how to develop and maximize this exciting new generation’s incredible potential.
Get Big Things Done: Unleash your Connectional Intelligence:
We typically associate success and leadership with smarts, passion and luck. But in today’s hypercompetitive world, even those gifts aren’t enough. Strategist Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence (CxQ). Virtually anyone can maximize his or her potential, and achieve breakthrough performance, by developing this crucial ability.
So, what is it? Connectional Intelligence is the ability to combine knowledge, ambition and human capital, forging connections on a global scale that create unprecedented value and meaning. As radical a concept as Emotional Intelligence was in the 90s, Connectional Intelligence is helping people enlist supporters, accelerate innovation, develop strategies, and sustain solutions to big problems.
This dynamic keynote will help employees understand the practice of using connectional intelligence as the key to professional success and leadership in the 21st century. Attendees will learn from real-life stories and leave with an action plan to become a power player in your organization.
Learning outcomes include:
- How anyone can excel not just through skills and smarts, but through Connectional Intelligence
- Keys to leveraging your networks and connections, and creating contagious positive results
- Successful tactics used to address connectional overload and in changing turbulent times
- How leaders create deep connections of fierce loyalty and respect from their team and customers
- How connectionally intelligent leaders outperform the competition and create remarkable results
How to Build a Connectionally Intelligent Organization:
Connectional Intelligence (CxQ) helps organizations accelerate and sustain the capability to drive breakthrough innovation and results by harnessing the power of relationships and networks. In our new world of an embedded digital, global infrastructure that connects all of our lives, the power of connectional intelligence holds exponential and previously untapped potential for breakthroughs in ways we can barely begin to imagine in the workplace. To harness CxQ, we have to work with the future workforce differently – because they are ahead of the rest of us in harnessing connective capacity.
In this keynote, Erica Dhawan shares insights into how leaders can bring out the connectional intelligence of your employees and utilize the talents that different silos, cultures, and generations all bring to the table. This is a powerful, interactive presentation for leaders who seek to breakthrough generational friction, drive innovation, shift company culture and transform the untapped connectional intelligence of your entire workforce.
- Understand the resources each employee brings to the workplace
- Decode the connectional capacity of each generation and culture and use that knowledge to significantly improve innovation
- Transform workforce conflicts into growth points
- Create processes designed to maximize the ability to connect people, ideas, and resources for breakthrough results
How to Maximize Value from Millennials:
Millennials are the rising generation in the workforce today. Millennials expert Erica Dhawan reveals the #1 key to determining their workplace performance: Connectional Intelligence. For millennials, engagement with different kinds of connection is not just about social media – it’s embedded in all aspects of their daily life and work. This engagement enables them to realize exponential results from Connectional Intelligence (CxQ) leading them to drive growth, streamline costs and improve the overall performance of your business. The way to acquire, engage and retain top millennial talent to generate fast results is to stop with the play and perks. Instead, put their fundamentally different, powerful, radical, and disruptive Connectional Intelligence to work.
This presentation and/or workshop will decode the millennials’ employment mindset, reveal how to maximize millennials recruitment, retention and performance, and offers specific actions to unleash your millennials’ Connectional Intelligence.
Other Speaking Topics:
- Preparing for the Global Workforce
- Marketing to Millennials
Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence
We typically associate success and leadership with smarts, passion and luck. But in today’s hyper-competitive world, even those gifts aren’t enough. Get Big Things Done argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence. Virtually anyone can maximize his or her potential, and achieve breakthrough performance, by developing this crucial ability.
So, what is it? Put simply, Connectional Intelligence is the ability to combine knowledge, ambition and human capital, forging connections on a global scale that create unprecedented value and meaning. As radical a concept as Emotional Intelligence was in the 90s, Connectional Intelligence is changing everything from business and sports to academics, health and politics by quickly, efficiently and creatively helping people enlist supporters, drive innovation, develop strategies and implement solutions to big problems. Get Big Things Done unlocks the secrets of how the world’s movers and shakers use Connectional Intelligence to achieve their personal and professional goals–no matter how ambitious.