Erica Dhawan

Teaching Audiences How To Innovate Faster and Further, Together

Erica Dhawan, Professional Speaker
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Erica Dhawan is a renowned authority on 21st-century collaboration and connectional intelligence. She encourages organizations and audiences to innovate collaboratively and effectively. Erica helps companies and leaders enhance performance by embracing modern collaboration skills. Dhawan is known for her bestselling books, including "Digital Body Language," which decodes effective collaboration in a digital-first workplace, and "Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence." She has been celebrated as "The Oprah of Management Ideas" by Thinkers50 and is a top management expert globally. Her insights are featured in prestigious publications like Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company.

Erica, a sought-after speaker, has addressed audiences at top forums like the World Economic Forum at Davos and TED. Her education includes degrees from Harvard University, MIT Sloan, and The Wharton School​​.

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Speaking Topics

Unleashing Team Potential with Connectional Intelligence

In this energizing session, Erica Dhawan introduces Connectional Intelligence (CxQ), a vital skill for thriving in today's fast-paced environment. This talk will transform your view on collaboration from just emails and meetings to a meaningful, results-driven process. Attendees will learn to apply CxQ for efficient, innovative, and resilient teamwork, enhancing service speed, expertise sharing, and eliminating redundancies.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Master leading and communicating with diverse teams in uncertain times.
  • Techniques for maintaining alignment, trust, and motivation in cross-team collaborations.
  • Strategies for fostering teamwork, innovation, resilience, and impactful results.
  • Skills for building trust and connection, regardless of physical distance.

Enhancing Digital Communication and Trust

Erica Dhawan delves into the evolution of communication in the digital age, where traditional body language cues are hidden behind screens. In her engaging session, she reveals how to interpret and utilize digital body language effectively, enhancing clarity and trust in a virtual environment.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize and manage your digital communication style.
  • Build a culture of clear and empathetic communication across various digital platforms.
  • Formulate strategies for nurturing valuable relationships, both virtually and in-person.
  • Eliminate ineffective meetings and misunderstandings in digital communication.

Future-Proofing Teams in the AI Era

We live in a culture defined by a distinct empathy deficit: The boss who expresses displeasure without giving valuable feedback. The mansplaining colleague who has no interest in the opinions of others. The team member who spends most of the meeting texting and answering emails.

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 matrixed teams working remotely.

In this keynote, attendees will learn practical ways to activate Concrete Empathy to create cultures of psychological safety, employee engagement, wellbeing and innovation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discover simple ways to signal understanding and empathy across difference and distance
  • Learn rules of thumb to avoid misunderstanding, ambiguity, and conflict
  • Gain tools to foster innovation and create lasting relationships both within your organization and with clients, customers and other key stakeholders

Q&A for Erica Dhawan

  1. Where does Erica Dhawan travel from?
    Erica Dhawan travels from Manhattan, New York. She travels internationally for events and offers virtual keynotes and workshops​​.
  2. What topics does Erica Dhawan speak on?
    Erica Dhawan speaks on topics such as "The Power of Connectional Intelligence," "Digital Body Language," and "Concrete Empathy: A Playbook for Leading Modern Teams to Innovation"​​.
  3. What is Erica Dhawan's speaking fee?
    Erica Dhawan speaking fee ranges from $30,000 to $50,000 US for live events and $20,000 to $30,000 for virtual events​​. Please contact for more details
  4. How long is Erica Dhawan's typical keynote speech?
    The length of her typical keynote speech isn't explicitly mentioned, but keynote speeches usually range from 45 minutes to an hour.
  5. Does Erica Dhawan offer Q&A sessions after her talks?
    She offers Q&A sessions, her interactive and engaging presentation style.
  6. Is Erica Dhawan available for panel discussions and workshops?
    Yes, Erica Dhawan does offer live, hybrid, and remote presentations customized to specific needs, indicating her availability for panel discussions and workshops​​​​.
  7. Can Erica Dhawan tailor her presentations to specific audiences or themes?
    Yes, she tailors her topics to the needs of the group, delivering stories and data that resonate with the specific industry​​.
  8. What are some of Erica Dhawan's notable past speaking engagements?
    She has spoken on global stages ranging from the World Economic Forum at Davos to TED and for companies such as Coca-Cola, FedEx, Goldman Sachs, Walmart, SAP, and Cisco​​.
  9. What technical requirements are needed for Erica Dhawan's presentations?
    The specific technical requirements for her presentations are not detailed in the sources. These are typically arranged on a case-by-case basis, depending on the format and venue of the event.
  10. How can we book Erica Dhawan for our next event? To book Erica Dhawan for an event, you can contact her Canadian speaking agent, ProSpeakers, at 416.420.4525 or [email protected].

“Erica’s presentation was an absolute hit.”
Erik Spoelstra, Head Coach of Miami Heat

"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."

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

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

Billie Jean King, Founder, Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative

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

Mike Fucci, Chairman Emeritus, Deloitte

“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 Emeritus, Sodexo

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

Bridget Dunn, Meeting Planner, Association for Talent Development