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Douglas Conant

Chairman, Avon Products; Founder & CEO, Conantleadership; Chairman, Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute at Northwestern University; Former CEO & President, Campbell Soup Company

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Douglas Conant Biography

Douglas R. Conant is a New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker with over 35 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies. In 2011, he founded ConantLeadership, a growing community of people dedicated to improving the quality of leadership in the 21st century. Deeply committed to leadership, he also serves as Chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI) at Northwestern University as well as Chairman of Avon Products.

From 2001 to 2011, Conant served as CEO and President of the Campbell Soup Company. He was the 11th leader of this iconic company’s 141-year history – faced with reversing a precipitous decline in market value. Conant dramatically transformed the global leadership team, reconfigured the portfolio, cut costs, and made integral strategic investments. These visionary changes resulted in cumulative shareholder returns in the top tier of the global food industry. Conant’s mission to achieve superior employee engagement levels was a crucial contributor to the company’s exemplary performance. Under his leadership, employee engagement at Campbell Soup went from being among the worst in the Fortune 500 to being consistently among the best. The company was also celebrated as a leader in social responsibility and ethical leadership during his tenure. A lifelong advocate for ethical practices and corporate responsibility, Conant remains actively involved with many non-profits and advocacy programs.

Conant earned his BA degree from Northwestern University and his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. Before serving as CEO of Campbell Soup, Conant worked for three of the world’s best food companies. He began in marketing at General Mills, held leadership positions in marketing and strategy at Kraft, and served as President of the Nabisco Foods Company where he led his team to five consecutive years of double-digit earnings growth.

Conant speaks widely to people and organizations on effective and enduring leadership practices for the modern age. He is the co-author with Mette Norgaard of the New York Times bestseller "Touchpoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments." He is a featured blogger on leadership issues at Harvard Business Review online and also writes extensively about leadership on the ConantLeadership Blog and on LinkedIn.

Speaking Topics
  • ENGAGEMENT: A CEO Perspective - It's All About the People

    How do we engage employees in the most impactful way? In this keynote Doug addresses his "people-first" approach to making work meaningful and building powerful organizations. Learn the tools to effectively and genuinely acknowledge success and show people you "have their back" while also keeping a critical eye on performance. Hear anecdotes that illustrate the notion of visibly energizing and supporting stakeholders so they will vigorously fight for the good of the company. Highlights include Conant's CEO tips for Attracting, Developing, Engaging, and Retaining the best employees and the profound effect of a personal thank you.

    "To win in the marketplace, you must first win in the workplace." – Doug Conant

  • PERFORMANCE: A CEO Perspective - Creating a High Performance Organization

    In this inspiring keynote the cornerstone of effectively leading others to high performance is revealed. At the heart of an optimally performing organization is the abundant notion of leadership which teaches us to be tough-minded on standards and tender-hearted with people. Highlights include the genius of the "and" and the "Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing" model for excellence.

    "My ambition is to help build world class organizations that defy the critics and thrive in the face of adversity." – Doug Conant

  • LEADERSHIP: A CEO Perspective - Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Transformation

    Just as Gandhi advised that we must be the change we want to see in the world, leaders who wish to profoundly transform organizations must lead by example. In this keynote, turnaround CEO Doug Conant shares his perspective based on a lifetime of effectively leading organizations towards renewal and growth. Highlights include his guiding principles for leading change and his personal "leadership lessons" from over 35 years of corporate experience and his personal leadership model which provides listeners with the tools needed for enduring transformation.

    "You can't talk your way out of something you behaved your way into." – Doug Conant

  • TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments

    Today the information age has morphed into the "interruption" age. People are swamped with work and emails. And just when they hunker down to get something done, a colleague knocks on the door. Or the phone rings. People tend to push these interruptions aside to focus on the "real work." But in this counter-intuitive keynote Doug shows us how these brief interactions are the "real work" today and they will be even more so tomorrow. Highlights include how to contribute to a TouchPoint in a meaningful way, the importance of Declaring Yourself, and Walking the Talk.

    "The action is in the interaction." – Doug Conant

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Books
TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments (J-B Warren Bennis Series)

TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments (J-B Warren Bennis Series)

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  • How do I book Douglas Conant to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Douglas Conant for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Douglas Conant, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Douglas Conant or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Douglas Conant

    Speaking fees for Douglas Conant, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Douglas Conant are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Douglas Conant, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Douglas Conant speak about?

  • Where does Douglas Conant travel from?

    Douglas Conant generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Douglas Conant’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Douglas Conant for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Douglas Conant for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Douglas Conant or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Douglas Conant Biography

Douglas R. Conant is a New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker with over 35 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies. In 2011, he founded ConantLeadership, a growing community of people dedicated to improving the quality of leadership in the 21st century. Deeply committed to leadership, he also serves as Chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI) at Northwestern University as well as Chairman of Avon Products.

From 2001 to 2011, Conant served as CEO and President of the Campbell Soup Company. He was the 11th leader of this iconic company’s 141-year history – faced with reversing a precipitous decline in market value. Conant dramatically transformed the global leadership team, reconfigured the portfolio, cut costs, and made integral strategic investments. These visionary changes resulted in cumulative shareholder returns in the top tier of the global food industry. Conant’s mission to achieve superior employee engagement levels was a crucial contributor to the company’s exemplary performance. Under his leadership, employee engagement at Campbell Soup went from being among the worst in the Fortune 500 to being consistently among the best. The company was also celebrated as a leader in social responsibility and ethical leadership during his tenure. A lifelong advocate for ethical practices and corporate responsibility, Conant remains actively involved with many non-profits and advocacy programs.

Conant earned his BA degree from Northwestern University and his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. Before serving as CEO of Campbell Soup, Conant worked for three of the world’s best food companies. He began in marketing at General Mills, held leadership positions in marketing and strategy at Kraft, and served as President of the Nabisco Foods Company where he led his team to five consecutive years of double-digit earnings growth.

Conant speaks widely to people and organizations on effective and enduring leadership practices for the modern age. He is the co-author with Mette Norgaard of the New York Times bestseller "Touchpoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments." He is a featured blogger on leadership issues at Harvard Business Review online and also writes extensively about leadership on the ConantLeadership Blog and on LinkedIn.

Douglas Conant Speaking Topics

  • ENGAGEMENT: A CEO Perspective - It's All About the People

    How do we engage employees in the most impactful way? In this keynote Doug addresses his "people-first" approach to making work meaningful and building powerful organizations. Learn the tools to effectively and genuinely acknowledge success and show people you "have their back" while also keeping a critical eye on performance. Hear anecdotes that illustrate the notion of visibly energizing and supporting stakeholders so they will vigorously fight for the good of the company. Highlights include Conant's CEO tips for Attracting, Developing, Engaging, and Retaining the best employees and the profound effect of a personal thank you.

    "To win in the marketplace, you must first win in the workplace." – Doug Conant

  • PERFORMANCE: A CEO Perspective - Creating a High Performance Organization

    In this inspiring keynote the cornerstone of effectively leading others to high performance is revealed. At the heart of an optimally performing organization is the abundant notion of leadership which teaches us to be tough-minded on standards and tender-hearted with people. Highlights include the genius of the "and" and the "Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing" model for excellence.

    "My ambition is to help build world class organizations that defy the critics and thrive in the face of adversity." – Doug Conant

  • LEADERSHIP: A CEO Perspective - Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Transformation

    Just as Gandhi advised that we must be the change we want to see in the world, leaders who wish to profoundly transform organizations must lead by example. In this keynote, turnaround CEO Doug Conant shares his perspective based on a lifetime of effectively leading organizations towards renewal and growth. Highlights include his guiding principles for leading change and his personal "leadership lessons" from over 35 years of corporate experience and his personal leadership model which provides listeners with the tools needed for enduring transformation.

    "You can't talk your way out of something you behaved your way into." – Doug Conant

  • TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments

    Today the information age has morphed into the "interruption" age. People are swamped with work and emails. And just when they hunker down to get something done, a colleague knocks on the door. Or the phone rings. People tend to push these interruptions aside to focus on the "real work." But in this counter-intuitive keynote Doug shows us how these brief interactions are the "real work" today and they will be even more so tomorrow. Highlights include how to contribute to a TouchPoint in a meaningful way, the importance of Declaring Yourself, and Walking the Talk.

    "The action is in the interaction." – Doug Conant

Douglas Conant Videos

  • Doug Conant Secchia Breakfast Lecture
  • 3 Questions: Doug Conant on Collaboration Advice for New Managers

Douglas Conant Books

FAQs on booking Douglas Conant

  • How do I book Douglas Conant to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Douglas Conant for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Douglas Conant, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Douglas Conant or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Douglas Conant

    Speaking fees for Douglas Conant, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Douglas Conant are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Douglas Conant, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Douglas Conant speak about?

  • Where does Douglas Conant travel from?

    Douglas Conant generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Douglas Conant’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Douglas Conant for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Douglas Conant for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Douglas Conant or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Douglas Conant is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as ENGAGEMENT: A CEO Perspective - It's All About the People, PERFORMANCE: A CEO Perspective - Creating a High Performance Organization, LEADERSHIP: A CEO Perspective - Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Transformation and TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments. The estimated speaking fee range to book Douglas Conant for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Douglas Conant generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are JP Pawliw-Fry, Patrick Lencioni, Linda Sharkey, Jeffrey Pfeffer and Geoff Colvin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Douglas Conant for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Douglas Conant Speaking Topics

  • ENGAGEMENT: A CEO Perspective - It's All About the People

    How do we engage employees in the most impactful way? In this keynote Doug addresses his "people-first" approach to making work meaningful and building powerful organizations. Learn the tools to effectively and genuinely acknowledge success and show people you "have their back" while also keeping a critical eye on performance. Hear anecdotes that illustrate the notion of visibly energizing and supporting stakeholders so they will vigorously fight for the good of the company. Highlights include Conant's CEO tips for Attracting, Developing, Engaging, and Retaining the best employees and the profound effect of a personal thank you.

    "To win in the marketplace, you must first win in the workplace." – Doug Conant

  • PERFORMANCE: A CEO Perspective - Creating a High Performance Organization

    In this inspiring keynote the cornerstone of effectively leading others to high performance is revealed. At the heart of an optimally performing organization is the abundant notion of leadership which teaches us to be tough-minded on standards and tender-hearted with people. Highlights include the genius of the "and" and the "Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing" model for excellence.

    "My ambition is to help build world class organizations that defy the critics and thrive in the face of adversity." – Doug Conant

  • LEADERSHIP: A CEO Perspective - Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Transformation

    Just as Gandhi advised that we must be the change we want to see in the world, leaders who wish to profoundly transform organizations must lead by example. In this keynote, turnaround CEO Doug Conant shares his perspective based on a lifetime of effectively leading organizations towards renewal and growth. Highlights include his guiding principles for leading change and his personal "leadership lessons" from over 35 years of corporate experience and his personal leadership model which provides listeners with the tools needed for enduring transformation.

    "You can't talk your way out of something you behaved your way into." – Doug Conant

  • TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments

    Today the information age has morphed into the "interruption" age. People are swamped with work and emails. And just when they hunker down to get something done, a colleague knocks on the door. Or the phone rings. People tend to push these interruptions aside to focus on the "real work." But in this counter-intuitive keynote Doug shows us how these brief interactions are the "real work" today and they will be even more so tomorrow. Highlights include how to contribute to a TouchPoint in a meaningful way, the importance of Declaring Yourself, and Walking the Talk.

    "The action is in the interaction." – Doug Conant

Douglas Conant Speaker Videos

  • Doug Conant Secchia Breakfast Lecture
    3 Questions: Doug Conant on Collaboration Advice for New Managers

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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.

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