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Erica Ariel Fox    

Executive Advisor; Founding Partner, Mobius Executive Leadership; and New York Times Best-Selling Author, "Winning from Within: A Breakthrough Method for Leading, Living, and Lasting Change"

Helping the world’s top leaders and audiences learn how to “Win from Within,” Erica Ariel Fox is a pioneer among a new generation of experts and the figurehead of a growing global movement to evolve the art of leadership by bringing attention to an often-overlooked dimension: leading not just your company or your team, but also leading yourself.

Erica Ariel Fox is the figurehead of a growing global movement to evolve the art of leadership. She’s a pioneer among a new generation of experts bringing attention to an often-overlooked dimension: leading not just your company or your team, but also leading yourself. Her writing, speaking and teaching challenge long-standing assumptions about leadership. Based on her research at Harvard and 20 years of advising the most senior leaders in the world, she has developed a revolutionary approach which she calls “Winning from Within.” In her talks, Fox earns rave reviews from C-suite executives and business partners alike. As one McKinsey & Company partner said, “Erica is simply one of the best leadership teachers of our time.” She brings a wonderful combination of an academic’s credibility, a top consultant’s hands-on orientation, and her own down-to-earth personal style to her presentations, moving easily between citing a recent article in The Economist to sharing a funny story about her adventures as a stepmom. In her thought-provoking and uplifting presentations and executive briefings, Fox shows the way for people to understand why thriving—and even surviving—in today’s complex world means they need to learn to transform themselves. Her core message is “The key to mastery, to achieving greatness…is not your toolbox. It’s you.” She appreciates the challenges people face every day, both at work and at home. An audience member recently told her, “I feel grateful for the concrete advice I can start using on Monday.” Her first book, Winning from Within: A Breakthrough Method for Leading, Living, and Lasting Change (2013), was an instant New York Times bestseller and has been translated into more than a dozen languages to date. Fox was selected for LinkedIn’s exclusive Influencer program, where she frequently shares her insights with LinkedIn’s millions of users around the world. In addition, her “Winning from Within” framework is regularly featured by the world’s leading business media outlets, including Bloomberg, FORTUNE, Fast Company and others, and is central to the messages she passionately shares with global audiences.

Speech Topics

The New Leadership Agenda

The world around us makes our heads spin. Disruptive technology. Wild cards in the market. Unprecedented storms and droughts. Terrorism springing up at home. How do we engage the role of leading when the whole world feels like a tsunami? Erica Ariel Fox offers an unconventional answer: the key to successful leadership today is learning to lead yourself. Paradoxically, the best resource you have to navigate the external world is knowing how to leverage your internal world. She introduces audiences to a new leadership agenda: meeting your “inner top team” and learning to “negotiate with yourself.” In her unique voice, Fox will bring new life to the timeless wisdom that the key to leadership, and to life, is to “know thyself.”

Achievement and the Four Dimensions of Human Nature

When you think about accomplishing your goals, you probably think of yourself as singular, the one and only “you” that you see in the mirror each day. In this talk, Erica Ariel Fox will challenge that assumption, suggesting instead that we are all made up of multiple parts. In this view, full achievement means appreciating the distinct aspects of who you are, and then bringing out the best in each one of them. She discusses what she calls “The Big Four” dimensions of human nature, and points the way for you to maximize what you can create and contribute by developing all four of these dimensions, asking the audience to reflect on outer achievement vs. inner fulfillment, and how each individual will measure success over the course of their life.

Innovation and the Revolution in Leadership Development

Erica Ariel Fox is transforming the world of business today by standing for a new kind of leadership—“Winning from Within.” Going beyond conventional thinking about what leaders need to know, Fox advises top executives around the world on how to transform themselves. In a space often focused on the latest app or gadget, Fox speaks directly to what she calls “the inner technology” of getting results and leading into the future. A pioneer in bringing self-discovery and self-realization to senior leaders, Fox explains how this revolution in leadership development is one of the most important innovations of our time.

Change: Managing It/Leading It

When business leaders set out to improve their organization, they look around the company for things to improve. Should we reorganize the roles and reporting lines? Streamline operations? Reduce headcount or reverse course in capital investment? While important, initiatives like these often fail because they overlook a fundamental principle: Organizations don’t change. People do. Based on 20 years of research and advising top executives about culture change, Erica Ariel Fox discusses how transforming your employees and yourself is the necessary ingredient to any successful change effort.

Peak Performance

Excellence in what you do means not only delivering results today, but getting better and better over time. In this presentation, Erica Ariel Fox presents the metaphor of you as a voyager, traveling over the course of your life, forever learning and realizing more of your innate potential. She explains her concept of the “performance gap” between your optimal reactions—what you do at your peak—and your current reactions that typically fall short of you at your best. Building on the latest findings about neuroplasticity along with timeless wisdom about human possibility, she inspires you to get out of your own way and start seizing all of life’s opportunities.


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