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Keynote Speaker Erica Dhawan

Erica Dhawan

CEO of Cotential, Author, Leadership Strategist, Connectional Intelligence Expert

  • 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…

Erica Dhawan is the Founder & CEO of Cotential, a global consultancy that accelerates the connectedness of employees teams, customers and clients. Through keynote speaking, training and consulting, she teaches business leaders and companies innovative strategies to create increasing value for customers and clients, deliver sustainable results and ensure future global competitiveness.  She is the co-author of the new book Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence (Macmillan, Feb 24, 2015). Her book was named #1 of the Top 25: What Corporate America are Reading in the Tribune

Erica speaks on global stages ranging from the World Economic Forum at Davos to companies such as Fedex, Pepsico, and McGraw Hill Financial. Erica writes for Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company and the Huffington Post. She serves as a board member to Deloitte’s Inclusion External Advisory Council. She is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, Aspen Institute Socrates Society, TEDx fellows, and World Economic Forum Global Shapers. 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.

Her writings have appeared in dozens of publications, including Fast Company, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review.  She has a MPA from Havard Kennedy School, MBA from MIT Sloan, and BS in Economics from The Wharton School.


Testimonials 9

  • 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

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