In his two decades of experience in digital leadership, entrepreneurship, and social impact, Caleb has worked for a variety of organizations in the public and private sectors, including at prestigious professional service firms like Bain & Company and Edelman. Caleb Gardner’s career has been driven by curiosity and focused on change.
Reasons to book Caleb Gardner
- Caleb is passionate about helping organizations understand how to adapt to a world in which technology, communications, and media define our reality.
- He turns his unique experience and everyday consulting work leading strategy firm 18 Coffees—into actionable insights that reframe how leaders think about transformational leadership, ethical innovation, and effective change management.
- Caleb’s keynote presentations have inspired audiences around the world to understand their capacity to make change.
For more than three years, he was the lead digital strategist for OFA, Barack Obama’s political advocacy group. Caleb led one of the largest digital programs in existence, including the most followed Twitter account in the world, @BarackObama.
But his decades of experience in digital leadership, entrepreneurship, and social impact don’t just include work in government and politics: He’s built content strategies and developed operational frameworks for a variety of organizations in the public and private sectors, including at prestigious professional service firms like Bain & Company and Edelman.
Now as the cofounder and managing partner of 18 Coffees, an innovation consulting firm, Caleb helps businesses with a mission to change the world get a foothold in the future, using his professional experience to solve impossible problems and bring new ideas to life, for global clients such as United Way Worldwide, Bose Corporation, Comcast, and others.
Caleb has also written columns for Forbes and other online publications, and is frequently asked for quotes for publications like NBC News, Crain’s Chicago Business, WIRED magazine, BBC Radio 4, and Entrepreneur magazine, among others. Caleb Gardner can speak, train, and lead workshops around the world on topics related to change, including strategy in a mission economy, technology and innovation for a better world, and change management at the speed of digital.
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