Keynote Speaker

Dan Heath

What if you could stop the next crisis before it starts? Business thought leader and author of Upstream Dan Heath reveals his future-altering insights at Workhuman Live.

Why he’s the right human

Dan has co-written some of the most-loved business books of the past decade, exploring why certain brief experiences can jolt, elevate, and change us—and how we can learn to create these extraordinary moments in our life and work.

At Workhuman Live, he’ll share the three forces that push us downstream, as well as the powerful levers we can use to start preventing problems before they happen. And he’ll do it all with a quick sense of humor and a dynamic energy. Do. Not. Miss. Him.

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  • “We shouldn’t wait for defining moments to happen to us – we should be the author of them.”

    Dan Heath

A little more about Dan for the road

Dan is a senior fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs who fight for social good. He is also an entrepreneur himself, having founded Thinkwell, an innovative education company that will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017. A former case writer for Harvard Business School, Dan was named in 2013 to the Thinkers 50, a ranking of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers, and also to Fast Company magazine’s list of the Most Creative People in Business.

He has delivered keynotes or workshops for teachers, police chiefs, U.S. senators, interior designers, Navy admirals, healthcare leaders, marketers, ministers, and countless executive teams, across 26 countries on six continents. (He’s still waiting for that invitation from Antarctica.) Dan has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Don’t miss Dan’s knowledge-dropping, working-upstream, future-planning keynote. It’ll be legendary.

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