12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 November
As a keynote speaker and executive coach to the leadership of Fortune 500 companies, Olivia Fox Cabane helps people become more persuasive, influential and inspiring. From a base of thorough behavioral science, Cabane extracts the most practical tools for business, applying the latest in global behavioral science to everyday leadership needs to improve her clients’ productivity, effectiveness and efficiency.
In addition to being a columnist for Forbes and The Huffington Post, Cabane is often featured in media such as The New York Times, Bloomberg and BusinessWeek. She has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal as well as NPR’s Marketplace show. She has lectured at Stanford, Yale, Harvard, MIT, the Marine Corps War College and the United Nations, and currently serves as director of Innovative Leadership for Stanford’s StartX program. Her course at Berkeley’s business school was so popular that university staff had to guard the entrance to ensure that only the students admitted to that course gained entrance. Her first book, The Charisma Myth, published by Penguin/Random House, went into second printing before it even launched.
Olivia has both French and American citizenship and is fluent in four languages; her books have been translated into 17 languages and she was the youngest person ever to have been appointed Foreign Trade Advisor to the French government. Her upcoming book on the mental side of innovation is representative of her ability to take the complexities of psychological factors and transform them into immediately applicable leadership tools for individuals.