Kian Gohar inspires individuals and organizations to harness the power of possibility and innovation to build transformative futures. He delights clients and audiences with his inspiring keynotes on innovation, possibility, leadership and the future of work. His global experience is incredibly unique, and his insights literally out of this world!
Reasons to book Kian Gohar
- He provides high value takeaways and frameworks that will move your audience to action immediately. Your audience will be educated, engaged and entertained!
- Kian exudes high energy and his storytelling and visuals will captivate your audience to lean, learn and be inspired. Guests often tell Kian, “That was the best talk I’ve ever heard!”
- His real world experience as an executive and entrepreneur provide deep expertise on what works in the real world, not just in a classroom.
- Kian’s years of experience living and working in Europe and Asia (not to mention speaking 5 languages!) enrich his keynotes with stories that connect with clients globally.
Kian is Founder & CEO of Geolab, an innovation research and leadership training firm. He is a master facilitator and has coached the CEO and leadership teams of over 50 companies in the Fortune 500 on innovation, disruptive technologies, moonshot thinking, leadership and the future of work.
He’s co-author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book Competing in the New World of Work, published by Harvard Business Review and with #1 NY Times bestselling author Keith Ferrazzi. This bestselling book explores the most important leadership behaviors and team skills necessary to succeed in the post-pandemic era, and outlines how to build successful hybrid workplaces and workforces.
Previously, Kian was an executive director at the XPRIZE Foundation, where he founded the world’s leading corporate innovation ecosystem, and was also an executive director of Singularity University in Silicon Valley. His 20-year innovation career spans venture capital, academia and startups around the world. Early in his career, he was a Luce Scholar in China.
A sought-after public speaker, Kian’s been featured in global media like CNBC, Fortune, Fast Company, HBR, Axios, and NPR, and headlined marquee events like SXSW and the World Economic Forum. He speaks 5 languages, is a graduate of Harvard Business School, the London School of Economics, and Northwestern.
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