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Rana Florida

CEO of Creative Class Group, Bestselling Business Author & Entrepreneur

CEO of Creative Class Group, Bestselling Business Author & Entrepreneur

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Toronto, Canada
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Rana Florida Biography

As CEO of the Creative Class Group, Rana Florida manages new business development, marketing, consulting, research and global operations serving such diverse clients as BMW, Converse, IBM, Cirque du Soleil, Audi, Zappos, and Starwood Hotels – to name just a few.

She brings to this leadership role more than two decades of experience in corporate strategy, communications, and marketing, having directed global strategic communications for HMSHost, the world’s largest airport developer, as well as having executed marketing initiatives for Disney Live and Starbucks and events experience working with The Atlantic, CityLab, The Aspen Institute and The Knight Foundation.

Well known as a writer on business and leadership – for Fast Company, Inc.com and the Huffington Post – Florida has also served as a guest business analyst on "The Today Show" and MSNBC’s "The Cycle," has been a Fox News contributor for several years, and has been featured in The New York Times, Vogue Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Market Watch, CNN and The Globe and Mail. Her one-on-one high profile interviews have covered notables – from President Bill Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama to Andre Agassi, Nelly Furtado, Tory Burch, and many more.

She is also heavily involved in philanthropic including The United Nations Global Network on Digital Technologies and Sustainable Urbanization for UN Habitat, The Olympics Committee, Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, The National Ballet of Canada, St. Mike’s Hospital Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit, Luminato Festival, Travel & Leisure Rebel Awards, Le Miami, Objekt USA-Canada, AMBI 2.0 Gala, The Design–Exchange – DX Intersection, Isabella Blow Foundation, Girls E Mentorship, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Airports Council International, Council for International Visitors, The Founders Junior Council of the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Marketing Magazine Awards in Design.

Florida holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and a MBA in marketing and management. Her book, "Upgrade—Taking Your Work and Life From Ordinary to Extraordinary" was a ‘Business Best Seller,’ by Tattered Cover, the largest independent bookstore retailer in the U.S. and The Globe and Mail, Editor’s Pick.

Rana Florida Videos

  • One Percent Edge #Podcast: Rana Florida
    What does it take to stay competitive and relevant in the world of business? Our talk with Rana Florida will reveal some of the secrets of someone...
  • Top Tip: Lead By Example
    Rana Florida, the CEO of Creative Class Group, tells us how you can teach your employees to lead by being a good leader yourself.
  • The Today Show: Rana Florida
    The Today Show - Rana Florida: 9 out of 10 women want a raise but are scared to ask

Rana Florida Books

  • Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary
    Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary

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  • What are the speaker fees for Rana Florida

    Speaking fees for Rana Florida, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Rana Florida are for live events and for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Rana Florida, 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 Rana Florida speak about?

    Rana Florida is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Business Leaders, Consulting, Executive Leaders, Innovation, Leadership, Literary, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Rana Florida travel from?

    Rana Florida generally travels from Toronto, Canada, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. For more details, please contact an AAE Booking agent.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Rana Florida 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 Rana Florida for your next private or corporate function.
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Rana Florida is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rana Florida for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rana Florida generally travels from TorontoCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Liene Stevens, Erica Dhawan, Fran Hauser, Shaz Kahng and Danelle Delgado. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rana Florida for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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