[x]

CLIENT LOGIN: ADD SPEAKER TO FOLIO

Please enter your username and password below to add this speaker to your folio.

Erica Dhawan
Travels From TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA
Speaker Fee Range SPEAKING FEE RANGE ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$15,000 to $20,000
Book This Core Agency Speaker BOOK ERICA DHAWAN
speakers@coreagency.com
PROFILE
Erica Dhawan
Travels From TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA
Travels From SPEAKING FEE RANGE*
$15,000 to $20,000
Email Core Agency Book Erica Dhawan
speakers@coreagency.com
  • 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.

VIDEOS
TESTIMONIALS

“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

PROGRAMS

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

 Now it’s your turn to leverage the secrets of the people using connectional intelligence. It’s your turn to “Get Your Big Things Done.” You’ll be surprised at just how easy it is.

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

BEST-SELLING BOOKS

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.

SIMILAR SPEAKERS
Nick Bontis
Recently nominated as one of the Top 30 Management Gurus in the World, Dr. Nick Bontis is renowned for his expertise in corporate team building…
Doc Hendley
Doc Hendley is a CNN Hero and President and founder of the organization Wine to Water. He brings his knowledge of civil and human rights,…
Aaron Dignan
Even successful companies are having difficulty dealing with new technologies that are disrupting their traditional processes. Aaron Dignan works with the leadership teams of many…
Connie Dieken
Formerly a broadcast journalist, Connie Dieken brings the insights from her bestsellers Talk Less, Say More and Become the Real Deal to thought leadership presentations…
Anil Gupta
Widely recognized as a leading expert on entrepreneurship strategy and globalization, Anil Gupta holds the Michael Dingman Chair in Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the…
Connie Duckworth
Business strategist Connie Duckworth transferred her skill set from Wall Street to war-torn Afghanistan. The retired Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs, & Co.…
Harrison H. Schmitt
Harrison Hagan “Jack” Schmitt possesses a remarkably diverse biography. He studied at Caltech, as a Fulbright Scholar at Oslo, and at Harvard, receiving his Ph.D.…
Thomas Frey
Known as “the Dean of Futurists,” Thomas Frey has built a solid reputation for his uncanny ability to accurately forecast future trends and describe the…
Deanie Elsner
With more than 25 years of experience in marketing, Deanie Elsner is an industry leader in business transformation and strategic brand innovation. Named one of…

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT CORE SPEAKERS

“This has been one of the most outstanding speaker agencies I have had in my 25+ years in the hospitality industry. They have helped my company secure speakers for years to the delight of my attendees. They have secured high profile speakers, even within the confines of a tight turnaround and an even tighter budget. I recommend their services without hesitation. They are truly leaders in their profession looking out for their clients: excellent is all I can say!”
AHIMA
AHIMA
“Our agent was great to work with. Very easy to reach when needed and promptly returned messages. Thank you for making our event such a big success, we are looking forward to working with you again soon!”
American Lung Association
American Lung Association
“Finding the appropriate speaker for an event is a challenge. Your stellar speakers agency made the process extremely easy. I would recommend your agency to anyone.”
Mercury University
Mercury University
“Working with your speakers agency on our training projects during the year proved to be a great business choice. I felt that my account reps were always around when I needed them, willing to help and listen. They showed flexibility when it was required and were reliable and dependable. ”
KPMG, Europe
KPMG, Europe
“I will certainly recommend to others that they contact you for guest speakers in the future. It was a pleasure working with you as well. We all appreciate your professionalism and exemplary service.”
BASF
BASF
“I'm extremely impressed with your speakers bureau's follow-through, responsiveness and willingness to understand our needs so that he could match the best speakers with what we are looking for. I will definitely work with you again in the future. Thank you for all that you did to help us create an exceptional learning experience for our attendees.”
American Society of Association Executives
American Society of Association Executives
“Working with your speakers bureau has been a pleasure. Everyone on your team was extremely responsive and informative, and really helped us to customize our event. I will be sure to reach out to your agency again in the future with any speaker needs that I may have.”
The Advisory Board Company
The Advisory Board Company
“Our Account Executive is an extraordinary person. Always available, very kind and funny. Eager to help and always quick to respond. I have so much fun working with him. A very delightful experience. I hope continue working together for years to come!”
Credicorp Bank
Credicorp Bank
“Our account rep was fantastic; he is very responsive, handled registration for our speaker, submitted the contract and invoice quickly - so easy to work with. Thank you!”
Deloitte
Deloitte
“I just wanted to send a quick follow-up note to say – THANK YOU! I appreciate your partnership, and perseverance in helping us to find the right speaker for our group. Our speaker was absolutely excellent! The group loved him; it was perfect.”
DeVry Education Group
DeVry Education Group
“My account executive was very professional as well as patient with us. The entire experience of working with your agency was cordial and professional, with attention to all the, sometimes complicated, important details.”
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
“SPEAKING.com does a wonderful job! Our AE always responds promptly and is very professional, thank you!”
AlphaNet
AlphaNet
“SPEAKING.com / Core Agency were very helpful in every way possible. I would recommend them to others and we will most definitely secure all our future conference speakers through them again.”
Babcock & Wilcox
Babcock & Wilcox
“Everyone at your speakers bureau was incredibly attentive and easy to work with; you have been a conference organizer's dream!”
ABS Capital Partners
ABS Capital Partners
“Everyone at your speakers agency were professional and helpful throughout the process, making it easy to book, communicate, and prepare for our event.”
Hewlett Packard
Hewlett Packard
“Once again our agent did an outstanding job. Not only did he provide me with a number of options for potential speakers but he helped with seeing who was available, when they could speak, and getting everything done in a timely fashion. I look forward to working with him again.”
Auburn University
Auburn University
“Our Account Executive was a pleasure to work with to arrange our keynote presenter for the Sustainable Brands Sydney Conference. He was swift to respond and his communication was always clear. If I am looking for international speakers, I will think of SPEAKING.com in future.”
Sustainable Brands
Sustainable Brands
“Your speakers bureau was a tremendous resource for the NHL as we planned and executed our NHL Club Business Meetings. Their assistance with securing our keynote was invaluable. They provided detailed information in a timely manner which was crucial to the success of the event. The execution was seamless! ”
National Hockey League
National Hockey League
“Our event was what I would call 'over the top'... The survey results were at 92% very favorable. The speakers formed such a good relationship with myself and others at the conference. I am confident we will bring them back to do more. I will definitely contact you when we are in need of additional services. You have been the best!”
American Express
American Express
“The retreat was extraordinary, professional, and personable. Everyone is still raving about it. They said it was the best experience of their lifetime. And, I would have to agree. I most certainly hope we have the opportunity to work together in the future.”
YPO: Young Presidents’ Organization
YPO: Young Presidents’ Organization
“Our speakers were absolutely outstanding and top class. Once again, thank you for making this happen for us. You have been outstanding and the best speakers bureau we have ever worked with!”
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
“My Account Executive was able to work within my quick turn around time and price limitations to find the perfect speaker for the job. Although I thought finding and booking a speaker for our sales meeting would be the most difficult part of the planning process, your agency made it the easiest.”
Ales Group USA, Inc.
Ales Group USA, Inc.
“It was an extreme pleasure to work with our account rep. She was friendly, flexible, and knowledgeable about all their speakers. She made the process simple. I cannot begin to put into words the impact that our speaker had on our audience. People are still taking about his presentation and his program set a standard on all diversity programs.”
FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
“I so appreciated my representative for his responsiveness and for the ease with which I could communicate with him. This was my first time having to secure the talent for our program myself, and I could not have asked for a better experience with your speakers agency.”
Mayor’s Commission on Unity, Diversity and Prosperity for Columbus, GA
Mayor’s Commission on Unity, Diversity and Prosperity for Columbus, GA
“Our client rep was a pleasure to work with. He was well organized and kept me updated every step of the way. The level of professionalism and the quality of the materials received were excellent. I will be in touch for future speakers!”
Mattel
Mattel
Core: the central, innermost, or most essential part of anything.
Contact Us