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Erica Dhawan

Erica Dhawan

Keynote Speaker: Leading Authority on 21st Century Teamwork, Collaboration, and Innovation; Award-Winning Management Thinker; Best-Selling Author of "Get Big Things Done"

Erica Dhawan Biography

Erica Dhawan is an internationally recognized leading authority, speaker, and advisor on 21st century teamwork, collaboration, and innovation. When leaders want to break team silos, drive exponential growth, and innovate through teamwork, they call Dhawan.

Named as one of the top 50 management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, Dhawan is the author of two bestselling books, "Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence" and "Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance." As we continue to experience an increasingly digital world where work practices are changing at a blistering pace, she shares innovative strategies to unlock the collective power of teams, build a culture of trust across any distance and create authentic engagement to ensure competitiveness.

Rated #1 on the Top Women Keynote Speakers list, Dhawan frequently appears in the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal. Dhawan speaks on global stages ranging from the World Economic Forum at Davos, to the US Army, to companies such as Coca-Cola, FedEx, Goldman Sachs, Walmart, and Cisco. She holds degrees from Harvard University, MIT Sloan, and The Wharton School.

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Erica Dhawan Speaking Topics

Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence

We typically associate success with speed and smarts. But in today’s hypercompetitive world, even those gifts aren’t enough. Collaboration expert Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence (CxQ). As radical a concept as Emotional Intelligence was in the 90s, Connectional Intelligence is turning people into superconnectors who accelerate innovation, break down silos and foster breakthrough impact.

This dynamic, engaging, high-energy, fast-paced session will help participants understand the practice of using connectional intelligence as the key to purposeful collaboration, resilience, and business success. Attendees will shift the notion of collaboration from more meetings and emails to productive engagement that improves speed and quality of service, increases subject matter expertise and specialist sharing across silos, reduces cross-team dysfunction and delay, and eliminates duplicative work. Attendees will learn new insights and tools to accelerate the connected power of teams, become more agile and innovative, and drive breakthrough ideas and outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discover new ways to lead, inspire, and communicate with diverse teams through uncertainty
  • Learn how to keep cross team collaborations aligned, build trust, and foster motivation
  • Gain specific actions to inspire teamwork, innovation, resilience, revitalization, and results-driven progress
  • Behaviors to understand and build trust and connection, no matter the distance

Win Together: Build Resilient and High-Performing Teams in the Age of AI

This isn't your ordinary keynote; it's a front-row seat to the future of inspiration and impact in the age of AI. WSJ Bestselling Author and award winning keynote speaker Erica Dhawan promises not just a talk but an immersive experience, where the secrets to unlocking peak performance and team spirit are revealed in the new world of work. Get ready to be captivated, motivated, and equipped with the tools to bring out the best in yourself and those around you.

Discover the exact strategies to build 21st century teams that defy the odds, whether it's how to be a better leader in the AI revolution or turn challenges into triumphs in the digital-first world. Spoiler alert: AI won't replace us, but leaders who master it will redefine the game. Globally recognized teamwork expert Erica Dhawan provides actionable insights, equipping attendees with the knowledge and strategies to not only adapt to the changing landscape but to thrive in it.

Key Takeaways:

  • Build Trust in Times of Change: Learn proven techniques to foster trust within teams amidst constant digital and AI transformation.
  • Thrive Amid Uncertainty: Gain actionable tips to enhance engagement, minimize friction, and confidently navigate the unpredictable terrain.
  • AI as a Leadership Tool: Recognize AI as an asset rather than a threat, and harness its capabilities for organizational success.
  • Cultivate Team Spirit: Uncover strategies to enhance collaboration, experimentation, and camaraderie within your teams.

Collaborate Faster and Further, Together

Email replies that show up a week later. Video chats full of “oops... sorry no you go” and “can you hear me?!” Ambiguous text-messages. Is it any wonder communication takes us so much time and effort to figure out? How did we lose our innate capacity to understand each other? Humans rely on body language to connect and build trust, but with most of our communication happening from behind a screen, traditional body language signals are no longer visible - or are they? In her keynote, Erica combines cutting-edge research with engaging storytelling to decode the new signals and cues that have replaced traditional body language across genders, generations, and cultures. In person, we lean in, uncross our arms, smile, nod, and make eye contact to show we listen and care. Online, reading carefully is the new listening. Writing clearly is the new empathy. And a phone or video call is worth a thousand emails. In this keynote, Erica Dhawan, author of the bestselling book DIGITAL BODY LANGUAGE will supercharge your teams with collectively understood rules that foster connection, build trust and drive innovation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand your collaboration style and the digital body language signals you may be broadcasting (even if you don't intend to!)
  • Create cultures of maniacal clarity across email, phone, IM, text, video, and even live meetings
  • Develop a collaboration strategy that fosters valuable relationships, both in-person and online
  • End cultures of useless meetings, missed deadlines, and digital misunderstandings

Erica Dhawan Videos

Erica Dhawan | Award Winning Keynote Speaker | Teamwork
Erica Dhawan | Author | Keynote Speaker | Collaboration and Innovation
On Stage Video Clip 1

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What topics does Erica Dhawan speak about?

Erica Dhawan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Business Leadership, Business, Women in Business, Inspirational, Business Growth, Economy, Finance, Authors, Female Leadership, Innovation, Business Ethics, Consulting, Leadership, Digital Business, Future Of Work, Teamwork & Teambuilding, Motivational, Mental Health, Futurism, Human Resources, Women, Sales, Personal Growth, Virtual, Women's History Month, Asian Heritage, Entrepreneurship, Diversity, Influential Women, Social Activism, Thought Leadership and Belonging.

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Erica Dhawan generally travels from Tampa, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Erica Dhawan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business Leadership, Business and Women in Business. The estimated speaking fee range to book Erica Dhawan for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $30,000 - $50,000. Erica Dhawan generally travels from Tampa, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Cassandra Worthy, Eric Boles and Carey Lohrenz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Erica Dhawan for an upcoming event.

Erica Dhawan Speaking Topics

  • Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence

    We typically associate success with speed and smarts. But in today’s hypercompetitive world, even those gifts aren’t enough. Collaboration expert Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence (CxQ). As radical a concept as Emotional Intelligence was in the 90s, Connectional Intelligence is turning people into superconnectors who accelerate innovation, break down silos and foster breakthrough impact.

    This dynamic, engaging, high-energy, fast-paced session will help participants understand the practice of using connectional intelligence as the key to purposeful collaboration, resilience, and business success. Attendees will shift the notion of collaboration from more meetings and emails to productive engagement that improves speed and quality of service, increases subject matter expertise and specialist sharing across silos, reduces cross-team dysfunction and delay, and eliminates duplicative work. Attendees will learn new insights and tools to accelerate the connected power of teams, become more agile and innovative, and drive breakthrough ideas and outcomes.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Discover new ways to lead, inspire, and communicate with diverse teams through uncertainty
    • Learn how to keep cross team collaborations aligned, build trust, and foster motivation
    • Gain specific actions to inspire teamwork, innovation, resilience, revitalization, and results-driven progress
    • Behaviors to understand and build trust and connection, no matter the distance

  • Win Together: Build Resilient and High-Performing Teams in the Age of AI

    This isn't your ordinary keynote; it's a front-row seat to the future of inspiration and impact in the age of AI. WSJ Bestselling Author and award winning keynote speaker Erica Dhawan promises not just a talk but an immersive experience, where the secrets to unlocking peak performance and team spirit are revealed in the new world of work. Get ready to be captivated, motivated, and equipped with the tools to bring out the best in yourself and those around you.

    Discover the exact strategies to build 21st century teams that defy the odds, whether it's how to be a better leader in the AI revolution or turn challenges into triumphs in the digital-first world. Spoiler alert: AI won't replace us, but leaders who master it will redefine the game. Globally recognized teamwork expert Erica Dhawan provides actionable insights, equipping attendees with the knowledge and strategies to not only adapt to the changing landscape but to thrive in it.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Build Trust in Times of Change: Learn proven techniques to foster trust within teams amidst constant digital and AI transformation.
    • Thrive Amid Uncertainty: Gain actionable tips to enhance engagement, minimize friction, and confidently navigate the unpredictable terrain.
    • AI as a Leadership Tool: Recognize AI as an asset rather than a threat, and harness its capabilities for organizational success.
    • Cultivate Team Spirit: Uncover strategies to enhance collaboration, experimentation, and camaraderie within your teams.

  • Collaborate Faster and Further, Together

    Email replies that show up a week later. Video chats full of “oops... sorry no you go” and “can you hear me?!” Ambiguous text-messages. Is it any wonder communication takes us so much time and effort to figure out? How did we lose our innate capacity to understand each other? Humans rely on body language to connect and build trust, but with most of our communication happening from behind a screen, traditional body language signals are no longer visible - or are they? In her keynote, Erica combines cutting-edge research with engaging storytelling to decode the new signals and cues that have replaced traditional body language across genders, generations, and cultures. In person, we lean in, uncross our arms, smile, nod, and make eye contact to show we listen and care. Online, reading carefully is the new listening. Writing clearly is the new empathy. And a phone or video call is worth a thousand emails. In this keynote, Erica Dhawan, author of the bestselling book DIGITAL BODY LANGUAGE will supercharge your teams with collectively understood rules that foster connection, build trust and drive innovation.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Understand your collaboration style and the digital body language signals you may be broadcasting (even if you don't intend to!)
    • Create cultures of maniacal clarity across email, phone, IM, text, video, and even live meetings
    • Develop a collaboration strategy that fosters valuable relationships, both in-person and online
    • End cultures of useless meetings, missed deadlines, and digital misunderstandings

Erica Dhawan Videos

Erica Dhawan | Award Winning Keynote Speaker | Teamwork
Erica Dhawan | Author | Keynote Speaker | Collaboration and Innovation
On Stage Video Clip 1
On Stage Video Clip 2

Erica Dhawan Reviews

  • Davidson Hospitality Group - Apr 29 2024

  • Erica was so easy to work with. She's so kind and knowledgeable about her topic. The entire experience was great. Thank you!
    Transact Campus - Mar 11 2024

  • I knew I found what we wanted as soon as I came across Erica's bio. What an amazing job she did! It was great to meet her in person. The energy she brought to the room was incredible and the positive feedback was abundant!
    Azurity Pharmaceuticals - Mar 01 2024

  • Erica’s presentation was an absolute hit.
    Miami Heat - Feb 28 2024

  • Non-verbal cues are vital to understanding each other. Now that so much communication happens online--and with the massive shift to distance learning and remote workplaces--we need Erica Dhawan’s book more than ever. In Digital Body Language, Erica shares tips and strategies for communicating effectively on chats, emails, and video calls, so everyone can successfully share and connect in the digital age.
    Facebook - Feb 28 2024

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