Inspirational Talks
and Speakers

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Our Speakers

Founder and CEO
Rasmus Hougaard

For executive and leadership audiences looking for inspiration and ideas on how to abandon outdated management approaches and embrace “both/and” leadership – one which brings both human and performance elements together.

Senior Partner and North America Lead
Jacqueline Carter

For executive and leadership audiences who want to do hard things in a human way and to operate from a revised playbook that is now more grounded in people-centered leadership qualities.

Partner and Head of Global Accounts
Marissa Afton

For organizations seeking new ways to support their people during these challenging times and to build the resilience, agility and optimism for a new world of work. For audiences interested in gender differences in leadership and what we can learn from women leaders.

Partner and Global Head of Leadership Solutions
Moses Mohan

For organizations and leadership teams who want to transform their organizations and engender more sustainable human performance by building more human, “both/and” leaders.

Our talks are different. Rather than deliver a generic PowerPoint presentation that may or may not engage your audience, our experts:

  • Tailor the content, stories and examples to the audience’s specific make-up and interests;
  • Ground the talk in Potential Project’s proprietary research on work, minds and leadership to bring unique data points and prompt new insights;
  • Engage the audience frequently and skillfully incorporate techniques for personal reflection and discovery;
  • Balance teaching aspects with practical strategies for navigating professional and personal challenges.

Whether in-person or online, the credibility and personal chemistry of our speakers shine through, creating a powerful and memorable learning experience for their audiences.

Not Cookie-Cutter

Though every talk is different and unique to the organization and audience, it may be helpful to see what our speakers have been talking about recently:

  • Compassionate Leadership: How to Do Hard Things in a Human Way
  • Leading and Thriving in a Hybrid World of Work
  • What We Can Learn from Women Leaders
  • Mindfully Leading Virtual Teams
  • Three Mindsets for Leading in Turbulent Times
  • Overcoming Ego to Unleash Innovation
  • Developing a Resilient Mindset
  • Supercharge Your Resilience with Optimism
  • The Benefits of a Digital Detox
  • Managing Difficult Conversations with Courage and Compassion
  • Developing Acceptance in Times of Change

Representative Speaking Topics

Take a Listen

Rasmus Hougaard

IDA Copenhagen: Compassionate Leadership, March 2022

Jacqueline Carter

2022 Online Inner MBA: Leadership

Marissa Afton

SHRM 2022: Compassionate Leadership

Podcast Interviews

Our speakers are also available to book for podcast interviews. They've been featured on a variety of podcasts covering different industries and sectors, including business, human resources, leadership, and more.

Listen to a few of our podcast features:

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Rasmus on
The Gary Bisbee Show
Jacqueline on
Leadership Lab with Dr. Patrick Leddin
Marissa on with Alex Pascal
Moses on
Ekho Academy

Interested in booking one of our speakers?

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The Leadership Crisis
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