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
- Top-50 Leadership Innovator
- Top-100 Leadership Speaker
- Top-100 Most Influential International Author in the World
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. He is also a Top Thought Leader in Trust Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and has been lauded as a Top 30 Leadership Professional by Global Gurus; a Leader to Watch by the American Management Association (AMA); a Top 50 Leadership Innovator Changing How We Lead; and a Top 75 Human Business Champion.
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 Chairman of The Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, and proudly serves on the boards of the National Organization on Disability, the Partnership for Public Service, and Hope College.
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
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.
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.’
Chairman, Malkin Securities Corp
ConantLeadership is providing essential leadership in mobilizing corporate support for societal improvement and social betterment.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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
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