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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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When leaders want to break team silos, drive exponential growth, and innovate through teamwork, they call Erica Dhawan. Dhawan is an internationally recognized authority, speaker, and advisor on 21st century teamwork, collaboration, and innovation, and was named one of the top 50 management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. In this era of digital-first workplaces, she shares innovative strategies to help business leaders unlock the collective power of teams, build a culture of trust across any distance, and create authentic engagement that drives sustainable growth and competitiveness.

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 ranging from the World Economic Forum at Davos to the US Army and companies such as Coca-Cola, FedEx, Goldman Sachs, Walmart, and Cisco. Real Leaders named Dhawan #1 among their “Top 20 Women Keynote Speakers of 2020.”

With degrees from Harvard University, MIT Sloan, and The Wharton School, Dhawan has taught courses in leadership and collaboration at both Harvard and MIT. She 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.

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Presentations listed below include in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as workshops, fireside chats, and other presentation formats.

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  • Non-verbal cues are vital to understanding each other. Now that so much communication happens online–and with the massive shift to distance learning and remote workplaces–we need Erica Dhawan’s book more than ever. In Digital Body Language, Erica shares tips and strategies for communicating effectively on chats, emails, and video calls, so everyone can successfully share and connect in the digital age.

  • Erica offers a profound look at how to foster inclusion and better leadership in our digital world.

  • Terrific. Our leaders were very engaged and had immediate practical takeaways. Erica made a big impact.

  • Erica’s presentation was an absolute hit.

  • Erica’s session was engaging, relevant, and actionable. She is thoughtful, inspirational, and smart with a contagious positive energy. All organizations and executive leaders would benefit from having her as an advisor to drive behavioral change, harness the power of networks, and think beyond traditional cohorts. She is a thought leader in the development of collaborative ways of working, improving productivity and customer engagement and experience.

  • 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.

  • As a presenter at our organization’s first large scale virtual conference, Erica delivered a keynote session that was not only engaging and thought-provoking, it was extremely relevant to what our organizational membership is currently experiencing. Erica’s presentation took viewers outside of their home offices and truly felt like a live, in-person event.

  • Erica delivered an outstanding keynote. Her message about digital body language could not be more relevant and timely than it is today.

  • So many of us saw ourselves in the vignettes that you shared both in terms of what we are doing well and areas that we need to develop. We appreciate that your tips were very practical and easily implementable. Incredibly good takeaways!

  • WOW, what an incredible message you delivered today! I was getting feedback during the event from so many attendees saying how relevant and relatable your content was.

  • Erica was even more impressive, relatable, and engaging in person, I really enjoyed the session. She has a unique way of making you feel that she is speaking directly to you, even in a group.

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