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van Hauen

Emilia van Hauen

Culture sociologist, trend advisor & speaker
Country: Denmark

Keynote speaker Emilia van Hauen is a culture sociologist and marketing expert. She is one of Scandinavia’s most sought-after keynote speakers and most quoted sociologists on the topics of current trends and social tendencies and phenomena.

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Emilia van Hauen writes for several Danish media outlets, and she is often asked to comment on both national and international matters. In addition to this, she is a board member of the Danish cultural institution Messecenter Herning and real estate firm Danbolig Niels Hald.

Emilia van Hauen is the author of five books. Her latest, Ladycool: Your Gender is a Strength, Use It! became a national bestseller, as did her previous publication, Goodbye Egoparty, which explains why we should embrace the communities that we are part of. Her highly popular keynote of the same name takes its outset in the book, and shows why Emilia van Hauen is one of Scandinavia’s most popular speakers on current trends and society.

    Keynote by Speaker Emilia van Hauen

    Goodbye to success tyrannny – and hello to contributions and relations

    • The greatest challenge facing the modern human is the ability to answer “yes” to the question: Am I successful?
    • Remarkably few can! Modern life is so complex that we never really know whether we are successful or not. This challenge is not getting smaller as our culture and economy continue to grow. Instead, we have more and more to live up to!
    • Most of us already live in a success tyranny in which we try to live up to a long list of demands. These may seem trivial, but when added up, they result in a life that leaves us no time to embrace our communities and do the things that we are actually good at. This is true for all of us – the accountant, the artist, the CEO, and the teenager who is only just starting to meet the demands of adult life.
    • The success tyranny is a direct way to stress and anxiety, and often creates a bad working and family environment. In spite of this, we rarely speak out about it because it is associated with shame and taboos. But it is important that we dare to talk about it if we want to free ourselves and our surroundings.
    • It is actually rather simple: Our lives become meaningful and dignified when we have meaningful relationships and the ability to contribute to our communities.
    • This keynote is about:
      – Contributions and relations lead to true success
      – The 13 areas of life wherein we plan our way to failure while chasing success.
      – Success is not fact. It is a feeling that we can create for ourselves.
      – The Fraud Syndrome: Something almost everyone suffers from.
      – Relational and productive capital: Two new terms that make it easier to achieve true success in life.
    • The keynote is uplifting, enlightening, and sharp, and you will learn how the conditions of our time (Facebook, coaching, and celebrities) have made our ideals unattainable – and how you can kiss these hopeless ideals goodbye! Although life cannot be written into simple formulas, you will get a practical model of what gives life value. Through funny and moving stories, interesting examples, and simple exercises, you will learn how to say goodbye to the success tyranny and instead focus on strengthening your communities!


    Keynote by Speaker Emilia van Hauen

    Understand the Danes – and join the tribe!

    • The Danes are the world’s most trusting people, we have the lowest levels of corruption and the highest levels of democracy, high equality, and we raise our children to be highly independent and group oriented at the same time. The Danes’ most important values are equality, open-mindedness and community – and they are practiced daily both in work and leisure. Many of these features make the Danes good representatives for the people of the future, as we are entering a time where co-creation is the key to success.
    • Learn more about who the Danes are, what it is they’ve got, which conditions will shape the society of the future – and which qualities to grow in order to do well.


    Keynote by Speaker Emilia van Hauen

    Become rich, powerful and loved using erotic capital

    • If you can say “yes” to the following:
      – Do you want more clout?
      – Do you want to be perceived as more honest and competent?
      – Would you like to have an easier time finding friends, getting a job and getting married (if you aren’t already, of course)?
      – Would you like to earn 15 percent more than average?
    • …then you should grow your erotic capital!
    • In a humorous way, this uplifting peptalk for men as well as women demonstrates how we can make our everyday lives more fun, more exciting, and, in particular, more social by sharing even more of ourselves. It is all about learning to drop the taboos and instead grow the 6 elements that make up erotic capital – a new and interesting concept that is making headway all around the world.
    • The keynote is aimed at both genders and a wide audience. It is relevant at serious conferences, leadership forums, internal and external events – across departments – and as warm-up at more festive occasions.


    Keynote by Speaker Emilia van Hauen

    Ladycool: Your gender is your strength – use it!

    • Emilia’s new book “Ladycool” became an instant bestseller in Denmark when it was published in March 2014. This keynote is based on the book and is very popular in networks, organizations, and businesses with many female employees and female leaders.
    • It is not cool for a boy or a man to be associated with femininity, while girls and women often gain status when they are attributed masculine characteristics. In a sharp but humorous way, this keynote addresses many of the historical and cultural prejudices that women still face today. Emilia then turns these prejudices around and explores how we can use them to our advantage. Being a women is actually a blessing! We have more options than men to unfold all sides of ourselves. We just have to believe that they are valuable.
    • Time is on our side. The world is experiencing a social revolution wherein the feminine is gaining the same high status as the masculine, because we – and society – need it! But in a contemporary version that complies with all the roles, tasks, relations, and values that women have today. And so that we can contribute in the best possible way to our communities – on our own terms!
    • In short, we as women need to (re)discover how fun, important, and valuable our feminine qualities also are. We need to become ladycool so that we can truthfully say: “I am loved. I am free. I am beautiful. I am important.”
    • Experience an exciting, challenging, and entertaining keynote which will teach you how to love your feminine side. And show you how you can use it much more and better in your day-to-day life – both at home and at work. You will be actively involved and hear many funny and exciting stories – and, finally, you will leave feeling uplifted and with a renewed wish to contribute to the world around you with your special female talent.
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