Keynote Speaker Erica Dhawan

Erica Dhawan

Leadership and Collaboration Expert and Bestselling Author

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $20,001 - $30,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    New York, USA

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Erica Dhawan’s Key Accomplishments Include…

When clients want to fully harness the intelligence across their organization, break silos and get big things done, they call Erica Dhawan. Erica Dhawan is the world’s leading authority on 21st century Collaboration and Connectional Intelligence. She challenges audiences and organizations to unlock the collective power of teams, business units, customers and other stakeholders.

Why Erica Dhawan?

  • Named by Thinkers50 as the Oprah of Management Thinkers and the World Foremost Expert in Connectional Intelligence
  • Speeches combines the 3 pillars of modern business success: collaboration, innovation, and empathy
  • Charismatic and energetic storyteller who helps audiences understand how to lead and influence with 21st century collaboration in the modern workplace led by global, virtual, multigenerational and matrixed teams

Erica Dhawan is the Founder & CEO of Cotential, a global organization that helps companies, leaders, and managers leverage 21st century collaboration skills and behaviors to improve gamechanging performance. She is the co-author of the bestselling book Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence, named #1 on What Corporate America is Reading. Dhawan was named by Thinkers50 as “The Oprah of Management Ideas” and featured as one of the emerging management thinkers most likely to shape the future of business. She hosts the award winning podcast Masters of Leadership. Erica speaks on global stages ranging from the World Economic Forum at Davos and TED to companies such as Coca-Cola, Fedex, Goldman Sachs, Walmart, SAP, and Cisco. Erica writes for Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company and the Huffington Post. Previously, she worked at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. She has a MPA from Harvard University, a MBA from MIT Sloan, and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School.

Testimonials 12

  • 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.

    Partner at Morgan Lewis

  • 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.

    Founder & President, POWER: Opening Doors for Women™

  • 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.

    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.

    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!

    Founder | Presencing Institute.

  • 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.

    Founder of Cultural Agents Initiative | Harvard University

  • Erica’s presentation was absolutely perfect for our leaders. Our group was diverse and Erica was a hit with everyone!

    George Chavel

    Chairman & CEO, Emeritus of Sodexo

  • Our executives thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and facilitated discussion. Not only did our executives appreciate the specific examples and research-based insights, but they valued your pragmatic and results-focused approach.

    Ana Dutra

    President, Executives Club of Chicago

  • Erica connects with the audience from the opening minute. Thank you for exposing us to the power of connectional intelligence.

    Nancy Vitale

    Chief Human Resources Officer, Genentech

  • 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 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 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 today’s world!

    Allen Hockenbury

    Director at Deloitte Consulting LLP

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