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Soren  Kaplan

Soren Kaplan

Bestselling & Award-Winning Author & Founder of Praxie.com

Soren Kaplan

Bestselling & Award-Winning Author & Founder of Praxie.com


Soren Kaplan is a bestselling and award-winning author, a Columnist for Inc. Magazine, a leading keynote speaker, the founder of Praxie.com, and an affiliate at the Center for Effective Organizations at USC’s Marshall School of Business. Business Insider and the Thinkers50 have recognized him as one of the world’s top management thought leaders and consultants.

Soren has advised and led professional development programs for thousands of executives around the world, including Disney, NBCUniversal, Kimberly-Clark, Colgate-Palmolive, Hershey, Red Bull, Medtronic, Roche, Philips, Cisco, Visa, Ascension Health, Kaiser Permanente, CSAA Insurance Group, American Nurses Association, and many others. He has lectured at the Harvard Business School, Copenhagen Business School, Melbourne Business School, Breda University in the Netherlands, and with other MBA and executive education programs globally. Soren’s debut book, Leapfrogging, was named “Best Leadership Book” and The Invisible Advantage received the “Best General Business Book” distinction by the International Book Awards. He has been quoted, published, and interviewed by Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, CNBC, National Public Radio, the American Management Association, USA Today, Strategy & Leadership, and The International Handbook on Innovation, among many others. He holds Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Organizational Psychology.

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Speech Topics

Transform Leadership & Culture with Experiential Intelligence (XQ)

As a leading expert in leadership, organizational culture, and innovation, Soren Kaplan’s conference and virtual keynotes leverage the most compelling ideas and tools from his breakthrough book, Experiential Intelligence. His keynote presentations deliver insights and practical actions based upon his 25+ years of work leading global executive education programs, conducting consulting and research for some of the most innovative organizations in the world, and his own personal journey focused on developing XQ.

Create a Culture of Innovation

As a leading expert in innovation, organizational culture, and leadership, Soren Kaplan delivers high-impact keynotes that tap into his 20+ years’ experience working across industries. His keynotes deliver insights and practical actions based upon his work advising and running innovation initiatives for over 30 of the Fortune 1000, leading executive education programs at USC’s Center for Effective Organizations, and research and examples from his internationally award-winning book, The Invisible Advantage.

Disruptive Innovation is Every Company’s Business

Dr. Soren Kaplan’s keynote speaking focuses on a single theme: innovation. Having worked across industries including technology, consumer products, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, media & entertainment, and many others, Soren tailors his keynotes to his audience’s specific definition of “innovation” – which can range from incremental to the disruptive innovations that change the game. He also frequently leads and facilitates collaborative working sessions and breakouts following his keynotes – something that sets him apart from other traditional speakers.

Business Model Innovation

Soren Kaplan’s keynotes on the future of business model innovation focus on the strategies and steps for identifying, developing, and driving innovative business models that generate new revenue streams, create competitive differentiation, and add a step-change in value to the market. With a focus on future trends, he outlines the intersecting disruptive innovations and forces shaping new opportunities. Through well known and little-known examples from across industries, he outlines specific strategies that any organization – whether product or service focused – can apply to create game changing business models.