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Aaron McDaniel, Speaker

Aaron McDaniel

    • Globally Recognized Author & Thought Leader
    • Engaging Educator
    • Proven Business Builder
    • Advice Based on Corporate Experience
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In Person-Fee 🛈

$20,000 - $30,000

Virtual Fee:

$10,000 - $15,000

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Haas Undergraduate Commencement 2022 Keynote Aaron McDaniel

Haas Undergraduate Commencement 2022 Keynote Aaron McDaniel

Aaron McDaniel, Global Class co-author, speaks at Talentland 2022 (Guadalajara, Mexico)

Aaron McDaniel, Global Class co-author, speaks at Talentland 2022 (Guadalajara, Mexico)

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Aaron McDaniel Speaker Biography

Aaron McDaniel is a globally recognized corporate manager, entrepreneur, teacher, speaker and author with a passion for helping companies innovate at global scale. Aaron is the co-author of The Wall Street Journal and National Bestseller, Global Class, a playbook for how to build a global company, developed through interviewing more than 300 executives from 50+ countries who have scaled the world’s fastest-growing companies.

Aaron is currently a faculty member at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business (where he is also an alumnus), and is the co-founder of 10X Innovation Lab, an international consulting firm and accelerator helping corporations and governments across 4 continents build and leverage innovation ecosystems. He is also the managing partner of Grow Scale, a real estate private equity firm.

Aaron began his corporate career at AT&T, as part of its flagship Leadership Development Program. He rose to become one of the youngest to serve as Regional Vice President (at age 27) and was an AT&T Diamond Club honoree, being part of the Top 1% of sales managers worldwide (out of an organization of 10,000+). Aaron is also a serial entrepreneur, having founded 3 companies that were acquired (Pong360, Tycoon, Access Invest), one of which he turned down an offer for on ABC’s Shark Tank.

He is also the author of The Young Professional’s Guide to the Working World (an international top 10 listed book printed in multiple languages, with a foreword by New York Times Bestseller Marshall Goldsmith) and The Young Professional’s Guide to Managing (foreword by co-author of The Leadership Challenge, Jim Kouzes), has been featured in numerous media outlets including: Forbes, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CBSRadio, Entrepreneur, and US News & World Report, and is trusted by top companies including: Microsoft, the Ritz-Carlton, Deloitte Consulting, Wells Fargo, Principal Financial and UnitedHealth Group. Aaron is the Vice Chairman of Project Giving Kids, a non-profit helping kids learn empathy through age-appropriate volunteering opportunities, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


The Global Class Mindset
Building the right mindset, team, culture and structures to enable your business to thrive at global scale

Attendee Benefits & Takeaways
· Understand how global business has changed and why today's best opportunities are in global markets
· Gain key insights into how the world's fastest-growing company succeed at scaling globally (based on extensive research with 400+ executives from top brands)
· Learn WHO Global Class teams are made up of, Interpreneurs, and why they are the catalysts for scaling globally
· See HOW Global Class companies localize their business to find traction in new markets
· Learn the Global Agile Methodology and how to foster two-way innovation within your organization
· Implement flexible frameworks to navigate all aspects of global growth from market selection to effectively launching to ongoing management
· Understand and apply the 3 Pillars of Effective Global Growth Relevant case studies from top brands to lend context to core concepts

The INTERpreneur - Nurturing Globally Minded Leaders
Identify and nurture the next generation of global business leaders to be a catalyst for your company's growth
Attendee Benefits & Takeaways
· Learn how a new breed of business leader, The Interpreneur™ can be a difference maker in your company's growth
· Better understand the importance of a cultural mindset in scaling your business in new markets
· Get practical strategies to help manage a diverse and distributed workforce
· Master effective cultural conscious management tactics
· Implement the Global Class Team Building Framework to activate top talent and ensure you have a strong balance of local market and company knowledge
· Gain strategies for training and building cultural conscious leaders
· Activate innovative and entrepreneurial/agile thinking within your team
· Capitalize on differences in culture to localization and achieve growth

Rapid Global Growth:
How to effectively expand into to new global markets and penetrate your existing international footprint
Attendee Benefits & Takeaways
· Learn how to balance the need to localize with the complexity created by these changes to your business
· Understand the 10 biggest mistakes companies make when scaling globally, and how to avoid them
· Hear case studies from the world's fastest growing companies, unlocking key insights to apply to your business
· Learn how to create a culture with universal appeal and build a best-in-class global team
· Get a playbook for how to uncover local market insights ("Localization Discovery"), build an ideal global strategy, and implement your internal expansion initiative - progressing from market entry to growth and global scale
· Gain strategies for how to capture and communicate best practices, creating internal structures and processes to support scale
· Implement the management model that unlocks global innovation

Ignite your Innovation:
Building an agile culture and processes to harness your organization’s intrapreneurial spirit and thrive in a rapidly changing marketplace

Attendee Benefits & Takeaways

  • Understand how the most successful companies leverage new working models and engagement strategies to get the most out of their employees
  • Develop a culture that fosters growth, collaboration, and intelligent risk-taking
  • Study emerging trends and technologies relevant to your business
  • Make your organization and team more successful and adaptive in today's fast-changing business world
  • Learn how to best integrate with innovation ecosystems
  • Create an engagement plan that delivers measurable results
  • Establish effective lines of communication through your organization to create frictionless collaboration
  • Implement frameworks that allow for stakeholder buy-in and participation in innovation initiatives
  • Learn how organizations large and small can implement innovative strategies to grow their business


Thriving in a Multigenerational Workplace
Amplify your ROI from engaging your Gen Z/Millennial employees and learn how to inspire collaboration in a MultiGenerational workforce

Attendee Benefits & Takeaways

  • Understand WHO members of the youngest generations are (Millennials & Gen Z) and how they got this way
  • Gain insights into how to empower your young workforce and what to avoid
  • Learn how to improve the return on investment (ROI) you get from the resources put into young employees, improving retention and bolstering succession planning
  • Make your organization's product/service irresistible to the next generation of customers
  • Get a deeper understanding of how you can revamp your employee engagement methods to appeal to and leverage the best traits of employees from all generations
  • Master techniques to leverage your younger employees to drive innovation and your organization's future vision
  • Gain strategies to remove obstacles and maximize the value high performers provide



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