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Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark

Keynote Speaker: CEO at Clark Strategic Communications & Author

Dorie Clark Biography

Dorie Clark is a renowned American author and executive education professor at Columbia University’s Columbia Business School. She helps individuals and companies get their best ideas heard in a crowded, noisy world. Clark, who started her career as a journalist at the alternative newsweekly The Boston Phoenix, has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. She was honored as the #1 Communication Coach by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards and one of the Top 5 Communication Professionals in the World by Global Gurus. She is a keynote speaker and not only teaches for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School, but also guest lectures at universities around the world, including Harvard University, IE Business School, and the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.

She is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of several books, including "The Long Game," "Entrepreneurial You," "Reinventing You," and "Stand Out," which was named the #1 Leadership Book of the Year by Inc. magazine. Besides her academic endeavors and authorship, she has given talks at prestigious locations such as the U.S. Library of Congress.

In her early career, Clark offered her expertise as a political communicator, serving as the press secretary for former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich’s unsuccessful 2002 campaign for Massachusetts governor, and later as the New Hampshire Communication Director for Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign. Building on her experience, she has been described by the New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” In addition to her contributions to academia and politics, she is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Business Insider, and consults and speaks for clients such as Google, Yale University, and the World Bank.

Adding to her diverse portfolio of activities, Clark hosts "Better," a weekly video interview program, for Newsweek. She is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, a producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album, and a Broadway investor.

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Dorie Clark Speaking Topics

How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World

It’s no secret that today’s leaders and professionals feel pulled in too many directions. We want to be long-term thinkers, but we’re constantly putting out fires and dealing with short-term challenges. In this talk, Dorie Clark - Harvard Business Review author and Columbia Business School executive education professor – will share concrete strategies to help you sharpen your strategic thinking and balance competing short- and long-term priorities. You’ll learn how to:

  • Identify areas with unique potential for leverage
  • Understand what we’re optimizing for
  • Make the right kind of tradeoffs
  • Achieve ‘strategic patience’
  • Place little bets to find promising leads and emergent possibilities

Cultivating Mental Agility in a Complex World

Now more than ever, we have to be ready to adapt to rapid change – and, even better, predict it. Columbia University executive education professor Dorie Clark – twice named one of the Top 50 Business Thinkers in the World - will share strategies to help you nimbly adjust when the situation changes, learn from the past, and get smarter about planning for the future. Participants will learn how to:

  • Create ‘smart networks’ that enable you to predict changes ahead of others
  • Analyze bad outcomes – before they happen, so you can prevent them
  • Seize opportunity by leveraging your unique advantages
  • Harness the forces that create serendipity

The Real Reason You Feel So Busy (and What to Do About It)

These days, every professional is pressed for time. But it’s not just too many meetings and too many emails. It turns out we’re making upstream choices that render us busy – and feeling overwhelmed – much of the time. In this expanded version of her viral TED.com talk (2 million+ views), Wall Street Journal bestselling author Dorie Clark shares research that reveals the hidden reasons behind the choices we’re making, and practical tips to break the cycle. That enables us to make better strategic choices about how and where we want to spend our time to achieve the greatest impact. You’ll learn how to:

  • Create white space in your schedule, so you can finally think
  • Guard your priorities and convey them to others – without creating friction
  • Feel more in control of your time and your calendar
  • Achieve more, because you’re focusing on the right things

Reinventing You in the Age of AI

Between the post-pandemic shifts in the workplace (including hybrid and remote work) and the rise of artificial intelligence (including ChatGPT and other generative AI technologies), we’re facing rapid, profound disruption. In this talk, Dorie Clark – author of Reinventing You (Harvard Business Review Press) – will discuss practical strategies to help you stay ahead of the curve in your career, take charge of your professional development, and ensure your skills and abilities are fully recognized at work. You’ll learn how to:

  • Discover how you’re currently perceived
  • Strategically position yourself for the future
  • Leverage your unique strengths
  • Powerfully demonstrate the contribution you can make at work

Dorie Clark Videos

The Real Reason We're All So Busy (and What to Do About It) | Dorie Clark
Dorie Clark and Alexander Rose: Becoming a Long Term Thinker
Influence and Relationships with Dorie Clark

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What topics does Dorie Clark speak about?

Dorie Clark is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Social Media, Strategic Leadership, Communication, Corporate Strategy, Marketing, Blogging, Technology, Business Leadership, Consulting, Authors, Business, Women in Business, Business Growth, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and TED.

Where does Dorie Clark travel from?

Dorie Clark generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Dorie Clark is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Social Media, Strategic Leadership and Communication. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dorie Clark for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Dorie Clark generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sally Hogshead, Keith Ferrazzi and Erica Dhawan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dorie Clark for an upcoming event.

Dorie Clark Speaking Topics

  • How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World

    It’s no secret that today’s leaders and professionals feel pulled in too many directions. We want to be long-term thinkers, but we’re constantly putting out fires and dealing with short-term challenges. In this talk, Dorie Clark - Harvard Business Review author and Columbia Business School executive education professor – will share concrete strategies to help you sharpen your strategic thinking and balance competing short- and long-term priorities. You’ll learn how to:

    • Identify areas with unique potential for leverage
    • Understand what we’re optimizing for
    • Make the right kind of tradeoffs
    • Achieve ‘strategic patience’
    • Place little bets to find promising leads and emergent possibilities

  • Cultivating Mental Agility in a Complex World

    Now more than ever, we have to be ready to adapt to rapid change – and, even better, predict it. Columbia University executive education professor Dorie Clark – twice named one of the Top 50 Business Thinkers in the World - will share strategies to help you nimbly adjust when the situation changes, learn from the past, and get smarter about planning for the future. Participants will learn how to:

    • Create ‘smart networks’ that enable you to predict changes ahead of others
    • Analyze bad outcomes – before they happen, so you can prevent them
    • Seize opportunity by leveraging your unique advantages
    • Harness the forces that create serendipity

  • The Real Reason You Feel So Busy (and What to Do About It)

    These days, every professional is pressed for time. But it’s not just too many meetings and too many emails. It turns out we’re making upstream choices that render us busy – and feeling overwhelmed – much of the time. In this expanded version of her viral TED.com talk (2 million+ views), Wall Street Journal bestselling author Dorie Clark shares research that reveals the hidden reasons behind the choices we’re making, and practical tips to break the cycle. That enables us to make better strategic choices about how and where we want to spend our time to achieve the greatest impact. You’ll learn how to:

    • Create white space in your schedule, so you can finally think
    • Guard your priorities and convey them to others – without creating friction
    • Feel more in control of your time and your calendar
    • Achieve more, because you’re focusing on the right things

  • Reinventing You in the Age of AI

    Between the post-pandemic shifts in the workplace (including hybrid and remote work) and the rise of artificial intelligence (including ChatGPT and other generative AI technologies), we’re facing rapid, profound disruption. In this talk, Dorie Clark – author of Reinventing You (Harvard Business Review Press) – will discuss practical strategies to help you stay ahead of the curve in your career, take charge of your professional development, and ensure your skills and abilities are fully recognized at work. You’ll learn how to:

    • Discover how you’re currently perceived
    • Strategically position yourself for the future
    • Leverage your unique strengths
    • Powerfully demonstrate the contribution you can make at work

Dorie Clark Videos

The Real Reason We're All So Busy (and What to Do About It) | Dorie Clark
Dorie Clark and Alexander Rose: Becoming a Long Term Thinker
Influence and Relationships with Dorie Clark
Dorie Clark OutNEXT Global Summit Keynote Presentation
Dorie Clark Open Lecture: "Personal branding and leadership ...

Dorie Clark Reviews

  • Sadly we had some tech issues with Dorie but we made it happen, and her generous offers to do a make up session and respond to the questions has been greatly appreciated. What a pleasure working with her!
    General Electric Company, through its GE aviation business unit ("GE Aviation") - Oct 31 2022

  • "Amazing! Who couldn’t get behind Dorie Clark’s messages on continuously reinventing yourself and using your personal brand to define your future. Dorie is engaging, perceptive, inquisitive and humorous. Her stories truly resonated with students. Dorie is proof that it’s one thing to read the theory but quite another to live it."
    Director of MBA Career Services , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Aug 11 2015

  • "We here at Wharton San Francisco had Dorie out for a visit in August to talk about Personal Branding as it applies to Career Reinvention. Dorie was outstanding! She was well received by our West Coast Executive MBA students. Her subject matter was relevant, insightful, and original. Her delivery was high energy and engaging. Our students gained a lot from their hour with her, and were able to apply her suggested strategies immediately. We look forward to having Dorie back."
    Associate Director of Career Management Services, The Wharton School, San Francisco campus - Aug 11 2015

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