Frans Johansson has made it his life’s mission to prepare and inspire leaders and organizations around the world for this new normal. His high energy, fast-paced keynotes have become legendary for how quickly they can drive leaders to action—and have made Johansson one of the most compelling speakers in the world.
Frans has advised executives and captivated audiences from Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Walt Disney Co., Johnson & Johnson, and Nike; as well as startups, venture capital firms, government agencies, and universities around the world. He has been featured on CNN's AC360, ABC's Early Morning Show, and CNBC's The Business of Innovation series.
Raised in Sweden by his African-American/Cherokee mother and Swedish father, Frans has lived all his life at The Intersection™. He has founded a software company, an international healthcare firm, a hedge fund, and the innovation consulting firm, The Medici Group. He has written articles on healthcare, information technology, and the science of sport fishing. Frans earned his B.S. in Environmental Science from Brown University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Frans lives in Brooklyn, New York with his family.
- Diverse and Inclusive Teams: The New Engines of Growth
Companies today stand on a precipice. They need to become faster, more adaptable, and far better at innovation — or risk obsolescence. The key to this shift is transitioning from the traditional organizational structure, that of divisions and departments that result in silos, to a new model of fast-moving, diverse and inclusive teams that can rapidly uncover new, innovative pathways for growth. Diversity and inclusion are imperative to the success of these teams and in fact, the driver of their innovative capacity. This talk is about how to be a leader within this team-based revolution.
Frans Johansson is the CEO of The Medici Group, author of the global innovations bestsellers The Medici Effect and The Click Moment and one of the most revered speakers in the world on how diversity drives innovation. He has created a revolutionary platform for driving organizational speed and innovative capacity by using diversity and inclusion, and by breaking down silos throughout the enterprise.
- Diversity Drives Innovation
Companies today, need to become faster and far better at innovation — or risk obsolescence. The key to this shift is transitioning to a new model of fast-moving, diverse and inclusive teams that can rapidly uncover new, innovative pathways for growth.
In his signature talk, Johansson demonstrates why diversity is a key driver of innovation success, and how you can capitalize on this fact. This talk has single-handedly catalyzed organizational change across industry after industry.
- Navigating Unpredictability
The only constant is change, and our interconnectedness means the world has become far more unpredictable. How can leaders navigate this climate? It takes collaboration, courage, and a new kind of thinking.
Johansson, will introduce a set of tools that can improve an organization's ability to move fast, respond to changing conditions, capitalize on unexpected success and scale rapidly through breaking silos using connectedness to its advantage.
- The Future of Organizations
An organization’s ability to move fast, respond to changing conditions, capitalize on unexpected success and scale rapidly is becoming the key to future growth.
In this talk, Johansson demonstrates the critical shift that all organizations must undergo in order to equip themselves for maximum growth. He will outline a model for transforming your organization, from speeding up idea-execution, to repositioning the organization to excel in the marketplace.
- The Innovative Leader
As a leader, how do you innovate your business and career, while the demands of today's marketplace are constantly increasing?
In this talk, Johansson will outline the challenges leaders face today and provide skills and insights they can use to spur innovation and stand apart. Johansson has worked with over 3,000 teams worldwide and empowered executive teams to rethink the way they lead to make organizations faster and more innovative