KEYNOTE SPEAKER. DISRUPTION STRATEGIST. CHANGE-MAKER.
DISRUPT YOUR THINKING WITH HOLLY RANSOM
Named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review, Holly is widely recognized as one of the world’s top female keynote speakers. She has delivered a Peace Charter to the Dalai Lama, interviewed Barack Obama on stage, was Sir Richard Branson’s nominee for Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List’ of Future Game Changers to watch in 2017 and was awarded the US Embassy’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Leadership Excellence in 2019. Holly has presented over 500 sessions across six continents in the past three years, super-charging audiences and bringing a unique voice to public, not for profit and corporate decision-making forums.
MC & CONTENT CURATOR
DISRUPTION IS A CHOICE
As a top keynote speaker, Holly Ransom’s secret weapon is simplifying the complex to make the difficult doable. Founder and CEO of Emergent, Holly helps leaders and teams formulate the questions to find their disruption strategy. She is driven by the belief that we can’t change what we can’t challenge, and we can’t challenge what we don’t understand. By fighting complexity with curiosity, apathy with empowerment and fear with fact, Holly helps people ask better questions, identify better answers and build a better tomorrow.
From MC to moderator, keynote speaker to provocateur, Holly treats every speaking engagement as an opportunity to partner on content curation, thought-leadership, behavioral change, outcomes, energy and social media strategy… As a leading disruption strategist, here’s just a few topics Holly is particularly passionate about!
Troublemakers and trailblazers: encouraging those who think differently to do differently
This theme ignites the spread of creativity, courage and curiosity throughout the workplace. Available as both a keynote and a masterclass, Holly teaches us how to harness discomfort and drive courage zone behaviours to ensure agency in our collective future.
Methods for thriving in uncertainty
Leadership is no longer about individual strength, but group strength. The adoption of new technologies is requiring humans to perform at their highest collective ability. How are you training yourself and your teams to be future fit? Holly unpacks the leadership capabilities critical to success in a fast-moving world.
Trust in Technology: Governing our own
If trust is the critical currency of a digital age, having a firm handle on the impact of AI, machine learning and quantum computing is our tap-and-go as leaders. Over the next ten years, the adoption of new technologies will transform the workplace. How do we upskill our own tech-literacy to mitigate risk?
“I BELIEVE TECHNOLOGY IS THE SINGLE MOST POWERFUL LEVER AVAILABLE TO US TO EVOLVE OR DIMINISH OUR HUMANITY.”
A believer in life-long learning, Holly is undertaking a Master of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Holly will join the Class of ‘21 as a Fulbright Scholar, focusing on emergent technology. A key goal is to develop strategic policy frameworks that balance commercial technology interests with social and ethical ramifications. Holly incorporates latest learnings in high-energy keynote addresses and corporate workshops.
PARTNER WITH A DISRUPTION STRATEGIST
HOLLY RANSOM is the founder and CEO of strategic advisory firm Emergent, a company and community of passionate, purpose-led individuals motivated to ensure technology is leveraged to create a better tomorrow. A globally respected leader in disruption strategy and social technology architecture, Emergent clients include P&G, Microsoft, Virgin, Cisco and the AIS. With a clear focus on design-thinking, innovative outcomes and ethical systems hacking, Holly and the Emergent team offset the paralysis felt by leaders and organizations facing rapid change and remove ambiguity around decision-making.
Allow us to catalyze your next company offsite or board retreat. We’re renowned for our ability to synthesize complexity and deliver engaging forums to facilitate new thinking and wide-ranging contribution.
Disruptive thinking should be data-driven and insight-powered. Our research team will bring fresh eyes and analysis to your challenges in order to leverege new opportunities.
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