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Erica Dhawan

Leading Expert on Digital Teamwork, Collaboration, and Innovation | Bestselling Author

Erica Dhawan
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Erica Dhawan
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Erica Dhawan says we all have the power to drive innovation, but first we need to get past the roadblocks we create for ourselves: endless meetings, cross-team dysfunction, resource-wasting duplication, and a lack of real, meaningful inclusion. Drawing on her original research, frontline experience, and proven practical methods, Dhawan helps teams and organizations tap into their Connectional Intelligence and take their collaboration to the next level in an era of digital-first workplaces.

Dhawan is the CEO of Cotential, a firm that helps modern leaders develop so they can drive disruptive thinking while removing bureaucracies and inefficient communication patterns. As a speaker, she has presented to organizations and enterprises that range from the World Economic Forum at Davos, to US and global Fortune 500 companies. Dhawan is also the host of the award-winning podcast Masters of Leadership, and the bestselling author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence and Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance.

In 2020, Global Gurus named Dhawan as one of the “World’s Top 30 Thought Leaders in Management and Organizational Culture” and one of the “World’s Top 30 Motivational Speakers” in 2022. In addition, Thinkers50 has named her as the “Oprah of Management Ideas”, and Real Leaders named her #1 among their “Top 20 Women Keynote Speakers of 2020.” As a research fellow, Dhawan has taught courses in leadership and collaboration at both Harvard and MIT.

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