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Diana Kander

5 out of 5

Founder, Investor, Author & Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation

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Diana Kander Biography

Diana Kander revolutionizes the way businesses look at innovation and curiosity. A New York Times best-selling author, innovation consultant and keynote speaker, she asks some big questions. What kind of culture needs to exist in an organization to ensure innovative ideas and practices? How has Snoop Dogg continued to innovate decade after decade to stay relevant to the next generation? What causes name brands to lose relevance with their customers and go out of business? Can organizational decline be prevented?

Kander has spent her career challenging assumptions and asking thought-provoking questions. A serial entrepreneur who entered the United States as a refugee at the age of 8, she has launched and sold millions of dollars worth of products and services. She outlined her biggest lessons learned for launching new products in her first book, "All In Startup," which has been used by over 100 universities in their innovation courses and countless large organizations to help their employees think more like entrepreneurs. A former MBA professor at Mizzou, she has served as an entrepreneur in residence at H&R Block, Commerce Bank and several government agencies.

Kander's second book, "The Curiosity Muscle" explains why it's harder to stay at the top than it was to get there. The book documents Kander's consulting experience with large organizations and demonstrates why most companies who experience significant success can so easily get comfortable, lose their curiosity and crash into irrelevance. The book walks readers through a methodology to keep curiosity alive and thriving inside of an organization, ultimately, future-proofing the business.

Fun fact about Kander: She likes to use her curiosity methodology to push herself out of her own comfort zone and achieve big personal challenges each year. Despite having never completed a pull-up prior to 2021, she raised over $26,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City by doing 5,000 pull-ups that year.

Kander lives in Kansas City, Missouri with Jason, her high-school sweetheart and husband, their son, True and daughter, Bella Brave.

Speaking Topics
  • Unleash the Innovator Within

    In today’s ever-changing business climate, your attendees’ roles have evolved far past their job descriptions. They face a volatile external environment • they encounter pressure to stay relevant to customers • they experience challenging workforce issues • and they are being asked to do a lot more with a lot less. All of this is asking them to be innovators. The big question is, are they doing it the hard way or the easy way.

    Based on her book, The Curiosity Muscle, this keynote helps members of organizations who don't have innovation in their job description to embrace and identity as an innovator. Diana will share the key skills and habits that make innovation easier and a lot more fun. And she'll empower attendees to harness the power of curiosity to unlock new possibilities and drive business growth. Attendees will leave this keynote identifying as innovators and seeking opportunities to use their new skills.

    ROI & Key Outcomes: How to institutionalize curiosity, asking better questions to stay competitive and relevant to your customers; How to determine blind spots within your organization and avoid falling into the “expert trap"; How to create a more innovative culture that leads to results and drives growth

  • Go Big or Go Home Keynote

    Did you know that once you finish a presentation, your audience will forget 50% of it within an hour and 90% of it within a week? How are they supposed to take action on your idea when they can't remember anything you said?

    This sad statistic doesn't have to be your fate. Diana's Go Big or Go Home keynote will show you how to significantly increase the amount of your presentation that an audience will retain and create that "gut feeling" that compels them to take action as soon as you're done. Based on Diana's newest book, this talk will offer five concrete tools you can use to emotionally connect with prospects, customers, and employees, and help them remember and act on what you said!

    And Diana won't just educate you about these principles. What fun would that be? She'll take you on an interactive roller coaster, carefully weaving in each practice into the talk itself! (Note: Due to the audience participation level of this presentation, it is exclusively available through an in-person format).

    ROI & Key Outcomes: How to create trust with your audience at lightning speed; How to make your presentation memorable and worth telling others about; How to do research that no one else will do to get meetings that no one else will get; How to add surprises into your presentation that will keep the audience laser focused on what you're saying

Videos
Books
The Curiosity Muscle

The Curiosity Muscle

All In Startup: Launching a New Idea When Everything Is on the Line

All In Startup: Launching a New Idea When Everything Is on the Line

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Diana Kander?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Diana Kander for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Diana Kander, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Diana Kander or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Diana Kander?

    Speaking fees for Diana Kander, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Diana Kander charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Diana Kander, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Diana Kander?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Diana Kander for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Diana Kander for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Diana Kander or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Diana Kander or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Diana Kander

5 out of 5

Founder, Investor, Author & Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation

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Kansas City, MO, USA
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Diana Kander Biography

Diana Kander revolutionizes the way businesses look at innovation and curiosity. A New York Times best-selling author, innovation consultant and keynote speaker, she asks some big questions. What kind of culture needs to exist in an organization to ensure innovative ideas and practices? How has Snoop Dogg continued to innovate decade after decade to stay relevant to the next generation? What causes name brands to lose relevance with their customers and go out of business? Can organizational decline be prevented?

Kander has spent her career challenging assumptions and asking thought-provoking questions. A serial entrepreneur who entered the United States as a refugee at the age of 8, she has launched and sold millions of dollars worth of products and services. She outlined her biggest lessons learned for launching new products in her first book, "All In Startup," which has been used by over 100 universities in their innovation courses and countless large organizations to help their employees think more like entrepreneurs. A former MBA professor at Mizzou, she has served as an entrepreneur in residence at H&R Block, Commerce Bank and several government agencies.

Kander's second book, "The Curiosity Muscle" explains why it's harder to stay at the top than it was to get there. The book documents Kander's consulting experience with large organizations and demonstrates why most companies who experience significant success can so easily get comfortable, lose their curiosity and crash into irrelevance. The book walks readers through a methodology to keep curiosity alive and thriving inside of an organization, ultimately, future-proofing the business.

Fun fact about Kander: She likes to use her curiosity methodology to push herself out of her own comfort zone and achieve big personal challenges each year. Despite having never completed a pull-up prior to 2021, she raised over $26,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City by doing 5,000 pull-ups that year.

Kander lives in Kansas City, Missouri with Jason, her high-school sweetheart and husband, their son, True and daughter, Bella Brave.

Diana Kander Speaking Topics

  • Unleash the Innovator Within

    In today’s ever-changing business climate, your attendees’ roles have evolved far past their job descriptions. They face a volatile external environment • they encounter pressure to stay relevant to customers • they experience challenging workforce issues • and they are being asked to do a lot more with a lot less. All of this is asking them to be innovators. The big question is, are they doing it the hard way or the easy way.

    Based on her book, The Curiosity Muscle, this keynote helps members of organizations who don't have innovation in their job description to embrace and identity as an innovator. Diana will share the key skills and habits that make innovation easier and a lot more fun. And she'll empower attendees to harness the power of curiosity to unlock new possibilities and drive business growth. Attendees will leave this keynote identifying as innovators and seeking opportunities to use their new skills.

    ROI & Key Outcomes: How to institutionalize curiosity, asking better questions to stay competitive and relevant to your customers; How to determine blind spots within your organization and avoid falling into the “expert trap"; How to create a more innovative culture that leads to results and drives growth

  • Go Big or Go Home Keynote

    Did you know that once you finish a presentation, your audience will forget 50% of it within an hour and 90% of it within a week? How are they supposed to take action on your idea when they can't remember anything you said?

    This sad statistic doesn't have to be your fate. Diana's Go Big or Go Home keynote will show you how to significantly increase the amount of your presentation that an audience will retain and create that "gut feeling" that compels them to take action as soon as you're done. Based on Diana's newest book, this talk will offer five concrete tools you can use to emotionally connect with prospects, customers, and employees, and help them remember and act on what you said!

    And Diana won't just educate you about these principles. What fun would that be? She'll take you on an interactive roller coaster, carefully weaving in each practice into the talk itself! (Note: Due to the audience participation level of this presentation, it is exclusively available through an in-person format).

    ROI & Key Outcomes: How to create trust with your audience at lightning speed; How to make your presentation memorable and worth telling others about; How to do research that no one else will do to get meetings that no one else will get; How to add surprises into your presentation that will keep the audience laser focused on what you're saying

Diana Kander Videos

  • Diana Kander Curiosity Sizzle Reel 2023
  • Diana Kander The Expert Trap
    A sought-out public speaker, consultant and writer, Diana has advised startup founders and Fortune 500 executives on her methodology for ...
  • Innovation Inspiration with Diana Kander: Bad Habits
    It doesn't matter what your strategy is, it's how your team works that determines whether you're going to meet that strategy. Here are 3 habits...

Diana Kander Books

FAQs on booking Diana Kander

  • How to book Diana Kander?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Diana Kander for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Diana Kander, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Diana Kander or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Diana Kander?

    Speaking fees for Diana Kander, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Diana Kander charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Diana Kander, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Diana Kander?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Diana Kander for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Diana Kander for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Diana Kander or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Diana Kander or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Diana Kander is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Unleash the Innovator Within and Go Big or Go Home Keynote. The estimated speaking fee range to book Diana Kander for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Diana Kander generally travels from Kansas City, MO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sharon Gai, Elatia Abate, Marissa Orr, Polly LaBarre and Saj-Nicole Joni. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Diana Kander for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Diana Kander Speaking Topics

  • Unleash the Innovator Within

    In today’s ever-changing business climate, your attendees’ roles have evolved far past their job descriptions. They face a volatile external environment • they encounter pressure to stay relevant to customers • they experience challenging workforce issues • and they are being asked to do a lot more with a lot less. All of this is asking them to be innovators. The big question is, are they doing it the hard way or the easy way.

    Based on her book, The Curiosity Muscle, this keynote helps members of organizations who don't have innovation in their job description to embrace and identity as an innovator. Diana will share the key skills and habits that make innovation easier and a lot more fun. And she'll empower attendees to harness the power of curiosity to unlock new possibilities and drive business growth. Attendees will leave this keynote identifying as innovators and seeking opportunities to use their new skills.

    ROI & Key Outcomes: How to institutionalize curiosity, asking better questions to stay competitive and relevant to your customers; How to determine blind spots within your organization and avoid falling into the “expert trap"; How to create a more innovative culture that leads to results and drives growth

  • Go Big or Go Home Keynote

    Did you know that once you finish a presentation, your audience will forget 50% of it within an hour and 90% of it within a week? How are they supposed to take action on your idea when they can't remember anything you said?

    This sad statistic doesn't have to be your fate. Diana's Go Big or Go Home keynote will show you how to significantly increase the amount of your presentation that an audience will retain and create that "gut feeling" that compels them to take action as soon as you're done. Based on Diana's newest book, this talk will offer five concrete tools you can use to emotionally connect with prospects, customers, and employees, and help them remember and act on what you said!

    And Diana won't just educate you about these principles. What fun would that be? She'll take you on an interactive roller coaster, carefully weaving in each practice into the talk itself! (Note: Due to the audience participation level of this presentation, it is exclusively available through an in-person format).

    ROI & Key Outcomes: How to create trust with your audience at lightning speed; How to make your presentation memorable and worth telling others about; How to do research that no one else will do to get meetings that no one else will get; How to add surprises into your presentation that will keep the audience laser focused on what you're saying

Diana Kander Speaker Videos

  • Diana Kander Curiosity Sizzle Reel 2023
    Diana Kander The Expert Trap
    A sought-out public speaker, consultant and writer, Diana has advised startup founders and Fortune 500 executives on her methodology for ...
  • Innovation Inspiration with Diana Kander: Bad Habits
    It doesn't matter what your strategy is, it's how your team works that determines whether you're going to meet that strategy. Here are 3 habits of ...
    Innovation Inspiration with Diana Kander: What is Inspiration ...
    No matter what your business or job within a business, innovation is key to success. But what is innovation? Is just coming up with wild and ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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