Doug Conant

Keynote Speaker on Leadership

ConantLeadership Founder Doug Conant brings unique expertise and deep perspective to speaking engagements, delivering wide-ranging keynotes on effective leadership practices for the new millennium.

  • Offering Virtual & In-Person Programs
  • Former Fortune 500 CEO & NYT Bestselling Author
  • Named a Top 50 Leadership Innovator
  • Named a Top 100 Leadership Speaker
  • Twice-Named a Top 100 Most Influential Author in the World
Trusted by some of the world’s leading brands

Unique Expertise & Deep Perspective

Doug is the only former Fortune 500 CEO who is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, a Top 50 Leadership Innovator, a Top 100 Leadership Speaker, and one of the 100 Most Influential Authors in the World.

Doug is Founder and CEO of ConantLeadership, former President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, former President of Nabisco Foods, and former Chairman of Avon Products. He is also Chairman of CECP—Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose, and the recently retired Chairman of The Center for Higher Ambition Leadership. He has previously served as Chairman of The Conference Board, Chairman of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and Chairman of Enactus, and he has served on the boards of AmerisourceBergen, RHR International, and many more

A devoted leadership practitioner and teacher, Doug’s 45-year career has been defined by achieving high performance through an intentional commitment to studying, practicing, improving, and spreading the tenets of “leadership that works.”

What People Are Saying

Daryl Brewster

CEO, CECP; Former CEO, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.

Doug Conant is truly one of the great leaders in American business. He understands the requirements of business as well as the motivations of people.

Sara Mathew

CEO & Chairman, Dun & Bradstreet Inc.

It’s not just what Doug does; it’s how he gets it done, and there is much to be learned by observing him and from his work on the subject of leadership. As leaders go, Doug is truly ‘one of a kind.’

Peter Malkin

Chairman, Malkin Securities Corp

ConantLeadership is providing essential leadership in mobilizing corporate support for societal improvement and social betterment.

Russ Eisenstat

Executive Director, Center for Higher Ambition Leadership

Doug is the living embodiment of the power of a great leader as teacher. He has an extraordinary capacity to share the lessons of his experience in a way that enlightens and inspires.

Jim Goldman

CEO & President, Godiva Chocolatier NV

Doug is a unique individual — a leader who leads with integrity, vision, and a passion for what is possible. He has touched the lives of many, establishing a legacy of extraordinary leadership

Dan Pink

Author, To Sell Is Human; Author, Drive

Doug Conant is a rare combination — someone who thinks like a leader and leads like a thinker. When he talks, not only does the C-suite listen, but they also take notes.

Kendall Crolius

President, G100 Next Generation Leadership

Douglas Conant’s keynote presentation and insights were of enormous value in preparing our members to assume the CEO role in their companies. He practices what he preaches.

Avid Modjtabai

Senior Executive Vice President, Consumer Lending, Wells Fargo

Doug’s leadership lessons around what it takes to achieve the best by building, training, and leading highly effective teams are very applicable to our work at Wells Fargo. Your keynote inspired us!

Stephen M.R. Covey

Author of The New York Times bestselling book, The Speed of Trust

“Doug Conant is a remarkable leader and so is this work.”

Tony Earley

Chairman & CEO, Pacific Gas & Electric

Doug, your presentation was a big hit! You weren’t just a consultant telling us what we should be doing. You had been in our chairs and saw first-hand what worked and what didn’t work.

Fred Hassan

Partner, Warburg Pincus; Former Chairman & CEO, Schering Plough Corp & Pharmacia

Doug stands out as a high performance CEO who is also a people builder. He demonstrates that one can get outstanding results while also being a good human being

Current Topics

The Blueprint: A Proven Process for Lifting Your Impact

6 practical steps to lift your leadership to new heights in a changing world

Mastering Hybrid Workplaces: It's All about the People

Proven world-class talent management practices from the C-Suite, tailored to today’s unique environment

The Campbell Soup Story: From Worst to First

Hear how Doug transformed the culture of an iconic Fortune 500 companyand learn how you can too

The Post-Pandemic Leadership Solution

Cultivating a ‘Net Positive’ Culture in a Chaotic World

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