Erica Dhawan Keynote Speaker

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“#1 Woman Keynote Speaker”

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“Internationally Recognized Top 20 Management Expert”

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Speaking Topics

Learn new insights and tools to accelerate the connected power of teams, become more agile and innovative, and drive breakthrough ideas and outcomes in a digital workplace.


We live in a world of endless meetings and emails and constant cross-team dysfunction, duplication and delays. Our collaboration skills aren’t working to unlock better value in our business. 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 top and bottom line impact.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn successful tactics to address communication overload and create authentic digital and in-person relationships
  • Discover how to break down silos and keep teams aligned, accountable, and motivated beyond in-person meetings
  • Gain specific actions to foster loyalty, respect, collaboration and innovation across all stakeholder networks regardless of physical distance

Learn the new common sense rules of effective communication on digital teams across business silos, levels, backgrounds and regions.


We all leave a digital impression on each other. If someone doesn’t text back for hours or even days, do you think they are being rude? Is using an emoji or LOL unprofessional, or creating a human connection with your team? What impression does your boss, team, or colleague think of that kind of behavior? Whether your team works on separate floors, buildings or even countries, they have to connect online in order to collaborate. These new misunderstandings are happening all day, every day. They’re reducing your employee engagement, morale, and team performance each time.

In this keynote, you will learn new rules and nuances of Digital Body Language, the new requirement to innovate faster and further together, led by collaboration expert Erica Dhawan.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand your collaboration style and what digital body language signals you are broadcasting (even if you don’t intend to!)
  • Create cultures of maniacal clarity in email, phone, IM, text, video mediums and even live meetings in the new normal
  • Develop a collaboration strategy to create the highest performing teams and relationships

Transform your business through the power of empathy and belonging.


We live in a culture defined by a distinct empathy deficit: The boss who constantly emails you are “wrong”—but never shows you how to correct those mistakes. The colleague who mansplains you to death in every conference call and has no interest in what you have to say. The team member who won’t stop looking at her phone as you share sensitive information during a meeting.

Why is empathy today at such a low point? Fewer face-to-face interactions, an ever-accelerating pace of change and an increasing number of global teams working remotely.

In this keynote or workshop program, attendees will learn to activate Concrete Empathy. With a combination of engaging stories, science, and practical tools, it shows attendees how to cultivate greater empathy across teams, ultimately creating cultures of connection, collaboration and high-performance.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discover simple ways of seeing the world as others do and signal understanding and empathy no matter the distance
  • Learn rules of thumb to avoid misunderstanding, ambiguity and rushes to judgment (or what we call, reading digital body language)
  • Gain tools to diffuse tensions, bring an end to conflicts and create lasting connections
Terrific. Our leaders were very engaged and had immediate practical takeaways. You made a big impact.
Mike Fucci
Chairman Emeritus, Deloitte

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Why Erica?

A presentation like you’ve never experienced. An Erica Dhawan Keynote is…

My presentations include cutting-edge research, real-world examples, and dynamic visuals. I aim to create experiences that guide participants to their ‘aha’ moment.

I encourage participation through high-energy, practical exercises that keep the crowd engaged and attentive. As a result, each participant leaves with new ways of thinking and actionable steps to implement in their daily lives.

I tailor my topics to the needs of your group, delivering stories and data that resonate with your industry. Along the way, I’m ready to respond to specific audience needs with an authentic, dynamic stage presence.

My goal is to give you practical insights that are still useful 3 months, 1 year, or 5 years from now.

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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
CEO Emeritus, Sodexo


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