Biography

When leaders want to break team silos, drive exponential growth and innovate through teamwork, they call Erica Dhawan.

Erica Dhawan is an internationally recognized leading authority, speaker and advisor on 21st century teamwork, collaboration and innovation. Named as one of the top 50 management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, she is the author of two bestselling books, Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence and Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance.

As we continue to experience an increasingly digital world where work practices are changing at a blistering pace, Erica shares innovative strategies to unlock the collective power of teams, build a culture of trust across any distance and create authentic engagement to ensure competitiveness.

Rated #1 on the Top Women Keynote Speakers list, Erica frequently appears in the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal. Erica speaks on global stages ranging from the World Economic Forum at Davos, to the US Army, to companies such as Coca-Cola, FedEx, Goldman Sachs, Walmart, and Cisco. She holds degrees from Harvard University, MIT Sloan, and The Wharton School.

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Terrific. Our leaders were very engaged and had immediate practical takeaways. You made a big impact.
– Mike Fucci, Chairman Emeritus, Deloitte
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’s presentation was an absolute hit.
– Erik Spoelstra, Head Coach of Miami Heat
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
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.
– Lisa McCann, COO & Global Head of Customer Success and Delivery Services, Korn Ferry
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
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.
– Hannah DeBevoise, AACSB International
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
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!
– Georgine, World Bank
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.
– Sandy, CDWG

Booksby Erica Dhawan

Digital Body Language

Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence

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