Erica is on a mission to advise organizations and leaders to accelerate the connectedness of your workforce, become masters of connectional intelligence, “spar” in order to reach your goals more quickly, and prepare your global workforce for the future. Through Erica's keynote speeches and interactive presentations she’ll do just that.
Equal parts business strategist, motivational speaker and innovation expert, her speaking style is personal, fresh, humor-laden and energetic. Erica is a gifted presenter who is able to read a room, customize her approach and style accordingly, and draw audiences in with her storytelling and pragmatic solutions to your organization’s most pressing challenges, setting her apart from anyone else you’ve heard.
Get Big Things Done: Unleash your Connectional Intelligence:
We typically associate success and leadership with smarts, passion and luck. But in today’s hypercompetitive world, even those gifts aren’t enough. Strategist Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence (CxQ). Virtually anyone can maximize his or her potential, and achieve breakthrough performance, by developing this crucial ability.
So, what is it? Connectional Intelligence is the ability to combine knowledge, ambition and human capital, forging connections on a global scale that create unprecedented value and meaning. As radical a concept as Emotional Intelligence was in the 90s, Connectional Intelligence is helping people enlist supporters, accelerate innovation, develop strategies, and sustain solutions to big problems.
This dynamic keynote will help employees understand the practice of using connectional intelligence as the key to professional success and leadership in the 21st century. Attendees will learn from real-life stories and leave with an action plan to become a power player in your organization. Learning outcomes include:
- How anyone can excel not just through skills and smarts, but through Connectional Intelligence
- Keys to leveraging your networks and connections, and creating contagious positive results
- Successful tactics used to address connectional overload and in changing turbulent times
- How leaders create deep connections of fierce loyalty and respect from their team and customers
- How connectionally intelligent leaders outperform the competition and create remarkable results
Now it’s your turn to leverage the secrets of the people using connectional intelligence. It’s your turn to “Get Your Big Things Done.” You’ll be surprised at just how easy it is.
How to Build a Connectionally Intelligent Organization:
Connectional Intelligence (CxQ) helps organizations accelerate and sustain the capability to drive breakthrough innovation and results by harnessing the power of relationships and networks. In our new world of an embedded digital, global infrastructure that connects all of our lives, the power of connectional intelligence holds exponential and previously untapped potential for breakthroughs in ways we can barely begin to imagine in the workplace. To harness CxQ, we have to work with the future workforce differently – because they are ahead of the rest of us in harnessing connective capacity.
In this keynote, Erica Dhawan shares insights into how leaders can bring out the connectional intelligence of your employees and utilize the talents that different silos, cultures, and generations all bring to the table. This is a powerful, interactive presentation for leaders who seek to breakthrough generational friction, drive innovation, shift company culture and transform the untapped connectional intelligence of your entire workforce.
- Understand the resources each employee brings to the workplace
- Decode the connectional capacity of each generation and culture and use that knowledge to significantly improve innovation
- Transform workforce conflicts into growth points
- Create processes designed to maximize the ability to connect people, ideas, and resources for breakthrough results
How to Maximize Value from Millennials:
Millennials are the rising generation in the workforce today. Millennials expert Erica Dhawan reveals the #1 key to determining their workplace performance: Connectional Intelligence. For millennials, engagement with different kinds of connection is not just about social media – it’s embedded in all aspects of their daily life and work. This engagement enables them to realize exponential results from Connectional Intelligence (CxQ) leading them to drive growth, streamline costs and improve the overall performance of your business. The way to acquire, engage and retain top millennial talent to generate fast results is to stop with the play and perks. Instead, put their fundamentally different, powerful, radical, and disruptive Connectional Intelligence to work.
This presentation and/or workshop will decode the millennials’ employment mindset, reveal how to maximize millennials recruitment, retention and performance, and offers specific actions to unleash your millennials’ Connectional Intelligence.
Other Speaking Topics:
Preparing for the Global Workforce
Marketing to Millennials
What You Can Expect
Prior to each speaking engagement Erica’s team conducts detailed research in order to ensure event outcomes are achieved and tailored to your audience. Speaking engagements include:
1. One hour pre-event conference call
2. An optional confidential data review
3. A multi-page take-home handout.
4. A professionally prepared, dynamically delivered presentation focused on achieving the outcomes you want with your audience
5. A custom resource page, exclusively created for your attendees. It will include the slides Erica used in the presentation, along with links to books, articles, and other resources Erica believes will be helpful.
6. Upon request, Erica does not charge more than her regular keynote fee to do a breakout, moderate a panel or emcee a session provided she can return home same day. She can also provide an article for a client's trade publication, newsletter or website following the event.
A Little About Erica
Erica has presented to corporations, universities, technologists, entrepreneurs, government agencies, and many other groups. Private corporate speaking has included places like Pepsico, Deloitte, Fidelity, McGraw Hill Financial, United Nations, Facebook, Social Media Week, Harvard University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
— David Thompson (@dcthmpsn) April 20, 2015
Enjoyed meeting thought leader and author of "Get Big Things Done" Erica Dhawan @edhawan
— Emma Fogt (@emmafogt) April 17, 2015
— Michaela Tatro (@MichaelaTatro) April 16, 2015
— Jill Rowley (@jill_rowley) April 9, 2015
@edhawan Love the "connectional intelligence" concept! I think this will be essential for HR leaders of the future! Get Big Things Done!
— Rodney Byrd (@RodneyByrd_PHR) February 28, 2015
— Missy Goss (@missymusing) February 25, 2015
— Eri Mizobe (@emizobe) February 25, 2015
— Philip Blackett (@PhilipBlackett) November 1, 2012
— James Andrews (@keyinfluencer) July 27, 2013
— Sandra Long (@SandraGLong) June 14, 2013
— Working Mother Media (@WMConferences) June 14, 2013
— Joyce Feustel (@joycefeustel) August 23, 2013
— Nag Dales (@SLCreativeco) August 17, 2012
— Natalie (@amouratt) June 14, 2013
@edhawan amazing presentation! I am inspired!! Thank you!!
— Clarissa Felts (@carolinagal) June 14, 2013
— Carolyn Grace (@CarolynGDavis) May 17, 2014
— Elana Lyn Gross (@preppypostgrad) October 17, 2012
— Olyia Music (@Olyiamusic) June 14, 2013
"Erica’s presentation was absolutely perfect for our leaders. Our group was diverse and Erica was a hit with everyone! Her storytelling style of presenting along with a healthy dose of informative case studies kept everyone engaged and interested–and excited about using connectional intelligence to transform our business." -George Chavel, Chairman and CEO emeritus of Sodexo
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. -Barbara Melby, Partner, Morgan Lewis
Erica Dhawan was an inspiring and provocative keynote speaker at our executive retreat. I highly recommend her and her work to senior executives seeking to build a thriving talent pool in the today's world! -Allen Hockenbury, Director at Deloitte
Erica Dhawan delivered a superior keynote at our annual Business of Social Media Women's Leadership Summit in New York, June 2013. I could not have been happier with her work. Our attendees raved: "Erica presented a provocative and compelling view of the impacts from and implications for use of social connectivity." "great keynote speaker…vibrant and passionate about the topic with great insights and stories." Several also added "Wow" – which is what I want to say. Wow. I HIGHLY recommend Erica as a speaker.
– Janet Wigfield, Vice President, Executive Director, Conferences + Events, Working Mother Media
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.
– Deirdre Joy Smith, Founder & President, POWER: Opening Doors for Women™
We received extremely positive feedback on Erica’s keynote presentation on Millennials. She delivered an informative, compelling session and captivated the audience with her energetic, dynamic delivery. Thank you for an outstanding presentation!
– Tannis Redenkopp, Next Generation Leadership Summit, Rotman School of Management
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.
– Mary Haley, 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.
– Jo-Ann Tan, Marketing Manager, 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!
– Otto Scharmer, Founder | Presencing Institute.
Erica is very gifted teacher, learner and leader. I recommend her enthusiastically to any organization that requires learning, teaching, and leadership.
– Marshall Ganz, Professor | Harvard University
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.
– Michelle Stanners, Founder of Cultural Agents Initiative | Harvard University
Charisma, versatility, and charm make Erica’s Bollywood dance workshop a can-do for people of all ages and abilities! Before you know it, total strangers are engaged in a group dance like nothing you have experienced before.
– Rachel Keyser, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Erica's Navigating your Career workshop was game-changing. Erica helped me see the structures that had been blocking me, which I had not even realized. The strength of her training was that she posed simple yet profound questions, focused on the individual. I ran to my desk after those sessions, energized to work through the questions that she had posed. Within a one-hour training and two-hour homework session, I had re-connected with my calling and my fears had receded in the face of the resolve I now felt to pursue my path.
– Voop de Vulpierres, Harvard University