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Dorie  Clark

Dorie Clark

2x Top 50 Business Thinkers in the World


Dorie Clark helps individuals and companies get their best ideas heard in a crowded, noisy world. She has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. She was honored as the #1 Communication Coach by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards and one of the Top 5 Communication Professionals in the World by Global Gurus. She is a keynote speaker and teaches for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School. Read More >

She is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long Game, Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of the Year by Inc. magazine.

A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Clark has been described by the New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and consults and speaks for clients such as Google, Yale University, and the World Bank. Forbes has declared that “her insights connect marketing, social media, communications, learning technologies, and personal discovery to give us a blueprint for success in the future economy.”

She is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, a producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album, and a Broadway investor. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Dorie Clark | How to Be a Long Term Thinker in a Short Term World | Talks at Google

Investing In Yourself for Your Career

How to Future-Proof Your Career | Dorie Clark | TEDxLugano

Speech Topics

How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World

It’s no secret that today’s professionals feel pulled in too many directions. In this talk, Dorie Clark - Harvard Business Review author and Duke University Fuqua School of Business executive education professor – will share concrete strategies to help you sharpen your strategic thinking and embrace a long-term perspective that pays future business and career dividends. Read More >

You’ll learn how to: Read Less ^

  • Create priorities with the future in mind
  • Understand what we’re optimizing for
  • Make the right kind of tradeoffs
  • Achieve ‘strategic patience’
  • Place little bets to identify promising leads and emergent possibilities

Building Your Brand as a Leader

Being recognized as a compelling leader can dramatically accelerate your professional success. Dorie Clark will show you how to cultivate a powerful professional reputation that enables you to persuade others and obtain buy-in more easily for your best ideas. Read More >

You’ll learn how to: Read Less ^

  • Communicate your brand effectively to others
  • Establish and cultivate your reputation over time
  • Increase your influence within and outside your organization
  • Ensure others understand your true leadership abilities

Reinventing You

Are you where you want to be professionally? To build the career you want, you’ll need to reinvent yourself, and ensure that others recognize your unique skills and abilities. Dorie Clark will discuss concrete strategies to become a stronger leader through professional reinvention. Read More >

You’ll learn how to: Read Less ^

  • Discover how you’re currently perceived
  • Identify the essence of your brand
  • Leverage your unique strengths
  • Powerfully demonstrate the contribution only you can make

Stand Out: How to Develop Breakthrough Ideas

To succeed in today’s competitive business environment, it’s essential to keep raising the bar. But how can you best encourage and cultivate innovative ideas? In this talk, Dorie Clark explains how to develop breakthrough concepts. Read More >

You’ll learn how to: Read Less ^

  • Identify and develop ideas that will make a competitive difference for your company
  • Gain support for those ideas internally and externally, so they can make a broader impact
  • Ensure both you and your company are viewed as cutting-edge leaders in your field

How to Build a Following Around Your Ideas

Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they will be lauded as experts on the merits of their work. But that’s simply not true anymore. To advance your business or your cause, you have to inspire others to listen and take action. Read More >

Dorie Clark explains how to build a following around your ideas, and you’ll learn how to: Read Less ^

  • Break through the noise and communicate in a way that makes others take notice
  • Create a community that helps your idea spread
  • Leverage social networks – online and off – to gain momentum
  • Ensure your ideas receive the attention they deserve and make an impact

Stand Out Networking

We all know networking is critical to our professional success. But how, specifically, do you develop a powerful network while being truly authentic? In this talk, Dorie Clark guides you through the process. We’ll cover online and real world networking opportunities, how to cultivate mentors, and how to network in a way that feels comfortable and genuine for you. Read More >

In this session, you’ll learn how to: Read Less ^

  • Make yourself an indispensable connector
  • Identify overlooked or unconventional mentors who can help you immeasurably
  • Inspire others to want to seek you out
  • Develop online content that makes your reach truly global

How to Think Entrepreneurially Inside Your Company

In this age of disruption, thinking entrepreneurially isn’t just for startups. Increasingly, the most successful companies and professionals recognize the importance of “intrapreneurship.” Dorie Clark shares research-based strategies for how to harness your full creative potential, as well as create an organizational culture that helps your colleagues and employees embrace an entrepreneurial mindset. Read More >

We’ll discuss how to: Read Less ^

  • Reframe existing problems in order to get breakthrough results
  • Test new ideas in strategic and low-risk ways
  • Learn from – and speak openly about – failure
  • Marshal support for new ideas inside your organization