I'm Erica Dhawan and I'm on a mission to accelerate the collaboration and connectivity of your employees, teams, customers, clients, and other stakeholders. As a researcher at Harvard, I co-authored the first book on connectional intelligence, and now as CEO of Cotential, I deliver collaboration across teams, business units and with customers by ingraining collaborative approaches and behaviors in your organization.

The world economy is changing — and the workforce is changing with it.

And if we’re going to thrive and prosper, we need to learn how to listen to each other and transform and unleash our capacity in connectional intelligence.

So that’s what I'm here to help you do.

Sound interesting?

It means that I can advise you to…

·      unleash cutting edge strategies including Connectional Intelligence in your company so your new norm becomes a culture rich with productive communication, an open flow of ideas and profitable collaboration

·      create the urgency you need in your teams so they develop better and more innovative products, make the best use of their top talent and design processes that work across generations

·      redesign your recruiting, onboarding and integration strategies so your retention rate of new and experienced hires increases 10 fold

·      advise your company leaders to reframe their thinking around innovation, inclusion, and what it takes to execute never-heard-of before ideas

What makes me different

It can be difficult to know if someone is the real deal by just browsing through their website.  So, I wanted to share a few things I have done that might be important in deciding whether or not you’d like to hire me to speak, or train your teams or consult with you on the most important aspects of your business:

·      I’ve spoken at places like World Economic Forum at Davos, FedEx, Pepsico, Deloitte, Facebook, Social Media Week and Harvard

·      My clients include Fidelity Investments, ATKearney, Deloitte, McGraw Hill Financial and PepsiCo

·      I am a nationally recognized writer in Forbes, Fortune, and Fast Company on the future of work, the multi-generational workforce, innovation and leadership

·      I was invited to The World Economic Forum at Davos to speak on next generation leadership on a panel in front of attendees like Arianna Huffington and Bill Gates

·      I taught leadership at Harvard and MIT with leadership gurus Marshall Ganz and Otto Scharmer while earning my MBA at MIT Sloan and my MPA at Harvard Kennedy School.

·      I worked at Lehman Brothers through the boom and bankruptcy and have a deep understanding of challenges for emerging talent and corporate failures

Where to Go From Here

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

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

If you’d like to read my thoughts on how to drive innovation across multi-generational workforces, you can get started on my media page.

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