Having spent years researching and building extraordinary teams, Fahd Alhattab found the key ingredient that sets high-performing teams apart — their leaders prioritize team performance over individual success. He calls them “unicorn leaders”. An award-winning leadership speaker, coach, and consultant, Alhattab shows audiences how to unlock the leader within and become the architect of effective teams through his principles of unicorn leadership.
Alhattab defines unicorn leaders as the heroes within an organization. They have an innate ability to attract and retain top talent, engage a multi-generational workforce, and build high performing teams for extraordinary impact. As the founder of the consultancy, Unicorn Labs, Alhattab works with startups and organizations to deliver customized training programs and retreats geared towards leadership development and building unstoppable teams.
Alhattab’s path to leadership began with philanthropy. Compelled by his background as an at-risk immigrant from a low-income family, he raised over $1 million for local charities and founded a camp for underprivileged children. He was awarded Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 Award in recognition of his work. Alhattab’s passion for entrepreneurship continued in university, where he launched a student entrepreneurship centre while serving as president of the student union. It has since founded more than 50 student startups and helped raise over $300,000 in seed capital.
Named a “Rising Star Speaker” and “Most Entertaining Speaker” by the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, Alhattab has spoken to audiences across North America. He is also the host of the podcast, Unicorn Leaders with Fahd Alhattab.