About

Erica Dhawan is the go-to advisor teaching leaders innovative strategies to create increasing value, tap next generation insights, deliver sustainable results and ensure future global competitiveness. Just as gamechanging as emotional intelligence was in the nineties, Erica’s work on connectional intelligence unleashes the breakthrough competitive advantage in the 21st century.

Erica was one of the best speakers we’ve ever had. We left with specific actions to drive more innovation across our teams.” – FedEx

Email erica@cotentialgroup.com to check availability for your next event or conference.

Dhawan delivers as a speaker. She has:

  • inspired thousands taking the stage alongside the likes of Dr. Condoleeza Rice, Daniel Pink, and Arianna Huffington
  • spoken on Future Models of Leadership at the World Economic Forum at Davos
  • speaks at major conferences like Drucker Forum, SXSW and Social Media Week

Corporations such as Deloitte, SAP, and Lufthansa have brought her into their leadership teams to ready themselves for the future and ingrain modern day collaboration behaviors. Google invited her as a speaker at their famous Google @Authors program to educate them on Connectional Intelligence.

Erica Dhawan has total and unshakable faith in the transformative power of connection to evolve today’s global businesses into the future.

Awards, Accolades, Achievements & Honors

 

  • Erica was named a Young Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, which recognizes individuals for their commitment to improving the state of the world.
  • The Thinkers 50 short listed her in 2015 as a “Future Thinker” most likely to shape the future of business and management
  • Her book Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence was named No1 on the CEORead’s Bestseller List in March 2015

Speaking Style

 

Dhawan is a provocative voice who speaks dynamically to audiences about the new world of work, changing generations, and the rise of a new set of organizational business models critical to the global marketplace.

Career

 

With Ivy League prowess, Wall Street experience, and Bollywood flair, her presentations integrate sound business sense with sparkling intuition — and leave audiences dancing in their seats (and often on their feet). As CEO of Cotential, she advises companies to transform by measuring and improving collaboration across teams, business units, customers and other stakeholders. Dhawan has spoken on global stages ranging from the World Economic Forum at Davos and SXSW to companies like Fedex, Deloitte, Google, and Pepsico. She holds a MPA from Harvard, MBA from MIT Sloan, and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School.

Background / History

 

Named as one of People’s 20 Teens Who will Change the World and Newsweek’s 15 Students You Don’t Know But Will , Erica was a change maker from an early age — she ran global youth movements, worked on Wall Street at Lehman Brothers, helped to start an education company in India, and completed her postgraduate work at Harvard and MIT.

As a researcher at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership, she focused on this key question: In our hyperconnected world, why do some companies and leaders get big things done and others not? The answer she found was through connectional intelligence.

Where to Go From Here

If you’d like to know about her keynotes and presentations, check out her speaking page.

If you’d like to learn how to leverage Connectional Intelligence, find out how to work together.

If you’d like to read her thoughts on how to drive collaboration across today’s workforce, you can get started on her media page.

If you’d like to get in touch right away to see how you can work together to create the results you want, you can contact her here.

Professional Bio

Dhawan 2014-3 (1)(1)Erica Dhawan is the world’s leading authority on Connectional Intelligence and the Founder & CEO of Cotential, a global consultancy that transforms organizations by delivering collaboration across teams, business units, customers and other stakeholders. 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 bestselling book Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence. 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 and Lufthansa Innovation Hub. She is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, Aspen Institute Socrates Society, 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.

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