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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.

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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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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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.

Douglas Conant Videos

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

Douglas Conant Books

Douglas Conant Speaking Topics

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

FAQs on booking Douglas Conant

  • How to book Douglas Conant?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Douglas Conant for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. Fill out a booking request form 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 pricing information and check availability for Douglas Conant or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Douglas Conant?

    Booking fees for Douglas Conant, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. 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 Douglas Conant, 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 Douglas Conant?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Douglas Conant 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 Douglas Conant 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 Douglas Conant or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Douglas Conant 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.

Douglas Conant is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . 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 Marshall Goldsmith, Marcus Buckingham, Chip Conley, Chester Elton and Mark C. Thompson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Douglas Conant for an upcoming event.

Douglas Conant Speaker Videos

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

Douglas Conant Speaking Topics

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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