Rasmus Hougaard

Rasmus is the Founder and Managing Director of Potential Project, a global research, leadership development, and consulting firm on a mission to create a more human world of work.

His prescient views on the critical qualities of future leaders got him recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the world's most influential business thinkers.

  • He is one of Harvard Business Review's most read author and author of the ground-breaking and best- selling book by HBR "The Mind of the Leader" and the upcoming "Compassionate Leadership - How to Do Hard Things in a Human Way".
  • Through his company Potential Project, Rasmus has been leading their large-scale research studies on more than 35,000 leaders across thousands of companies in more than 100
  • Rasmus has spent extensive time in monasteries in the East, receiving and teaching how to master the mind for mental clarity, focus and high performance and collaborates with Dalai Lama on leadership development ideology and
  • Voted 1 speaker at the prestigious WorkHuman conference 3 consecutive years.
  • Rasmus lives in Copenhagen with his family and three cats.

Victoria Pelletier

Victoria Pelletier draws from her 20+ years in corporate senior leadership at companies like IBM and American Express to deliver engaging, inspiring keynotes to audiences across North America. Victoria's presentations range from her inspirational story of overcoming childhood abuse to becoming a corporate executive, author, brand and networking leader. Perfect for sales, leadership, technology, and management conferences. Victoria's wide range of presentations both inspire, and deliver practical takeaways.

Audiences not only laugh along with Victoria, they learn valuable take-aways they can apply immediately to thrive in the corporate world.

Insights include:

• How developing a personal brand can accelerate your career and your success.

• The power of boundaries help you live a full life, without compromise.

• How choosing mentors, champions, and advocates can supercharge your brand and your career.

• Essential Diversity and Inclusion strategies to empower teams and corporations to benefit from every voice at the corporate table.

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Victoria is a prolific speaker, whose personal story carries so much strength, that she leaves her audience breathless and wanting more. - Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson, Executive at TD Bank

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Victoria has been a popular speaker at our events because she is a master networker and has the ability to explain how she is able to accomplish or overcome adversity. - Dina Barazza, Founder, Avanti Women

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Victoria's professional journey and accomplishments are impressive, and her personal story is truly inspirational. - Miglena Nikolova, IBM Canada

Jarno Duursma

Jarno Duursma is a technology expert, trendwatcher and speaker in the field of digital technology. He is also the author of four books on digital technology, including on artificial intelligence and blockchain. His two most recent reports are about ‘Machines with Imagination’ and ‘Deepfake Technology’.

He can often be seen and heard in the national media and he writes opinion articles for Het Financieele Dagblad (or FD, a Dutch daily newspaper focused on business and financial matters), NRC (a Dutch daily newspaper of record) and De Volkskrant (a Dutch daily morning newspaper) – among other publications.

He is also the creator of the ‘Listening to the future’ tech podcast and he organised the TechEvent SMC050 for many years. He personally founded this event at the time.

 

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In 45 minutes the participants of our ANVR travel congress in Portugal got a barrage of examples from applications of artificial intelligence. Jarno's presentation made it clear to us in a very vivid way that the future has already begun. A great presentation! - Frank Oostdam, Director ANVR

 

The webinar on the power of technology in times of corona is really recommended. Jarno Duursma takes you through the (im)possibilities that technology offers in these corona times in his typical, catchy way. Afterwards you'll be completely up-to-date and enriched with a number of surprising insights! - Bas Baalmans, Digital Business Centre - Rijksuniversiteit

Susan David

Susan David, Ph.D. is the visionary who developed the concept of Emotional Agility. An award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist, Susan has been named one of the world’s most influential management thinkers. She offers unique expertise on cultivating more agile, healthy, resilient and authentically happy people, families, workplaces, and communities.

Thinkers50 recognized her with the Breakthrough Idea Award for “insights that have the potential to forever change the way we do business,” and Harvard Business Review named Emotional Agility a Management Idea of the Year. Her book, Emotional Agility was a #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller, translated into 26 languages, and profiled throughout national and international media including in the New York Times, TIME, and on the TODAY show.

With powerful and engaging stories, humor, and insight, Susan’s creates a deep and authentic connection, so each person in the audience feels understood, inspired, and able to drive real, pragmatic change. Susan has been named an Inc.com top speaker and received a standing ovation at TED for a talk that went viral, with more than 60 million unique views on social media and 6 million at TED.com, making it one of the ten most popular TED talks of 2018.

 

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Susan was fantastic. She showed great empathy for the audience and guided our leaders on how to become more agile in the face of our daily challenges. Her talk was the perfect blend of inspiring and practical, and the audience loved it! - Guilherme Soárez, CEO of HSM

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We had such an amazing experience! Thank you. I had high expectations about your involvement from the beginning, and the outcome was better than I could have hoped for. You really reached our participants ‘in their hearts’.  - Mike Vierow, McKinsey & Co.

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Honestly, I have never seen anyone embrace our challenges and help to explain solutions in such a precise and beautiful way as you did today. You exceeded my expectations (and the expectations of our CEO and HREVP X 100.) They (and I) were absolutely riveted. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. - Christina Woodwick, Sabic Leadership Conference

 

You were exceptional. Your ability to hold space for so many hundreds of people over a broadcast is beyond the typical reach of humans I’ve met. It was awe-inspiring to watch and to feel that throughout the experience. - Phill Nosworthy, Github Annual Leadership Conference

Keith Ferrazzi

Keith Ferrazzi holds the secret to creating positive organizational change.

By helping global organizations recognize and transform behaviors that unlock or block strategic goals, Keith Ferrazzi helps create new, more profitable habits throughout every level of the businesses he works with.

This passion to understand human behavior and find actions and practices to effect positive change led to the founding of the Greenlight Institute, a think tank dedicated to finding the keys to sustainable human behavior change. Keith is also the founder and chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight and the author of the NY Times #1 bestseller Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone and is regularly published in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Inc., and Fast Company.

Keith’s keynotes go beyond the ordinary by tapping into the hearts and minds of attendees and challenging them to cut down silos and open up to each other and the change at hand. By deeply connecting everyone in the room, Keith Ferrazzi facilitates the risk-taking and candor that ignites action and paves the way for the innovation and agility needed for sustained organizational change in today’s radically interdependent world.