Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of Entrepreneurial You (Harvard Business Review Press), Reinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine and one of the Top 10 Business Books of the Year by Forbes. It was also a Washington Post bestseller. Her books have been translated into Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French, Polish, Korean, and Thai.
Clark, whom the New York Times described as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives,” consults and speaks for a diverse range of clients, including Google, the World Bank, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Yale University.
A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Clark is an adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Visiting Professor for IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. She has guest lectured at universities including Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, the University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Georgetown, NYU, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the University of Michigan.
Her work has been published in the Harvard Business Review Guide to Getting the Right Job and the Harvard Business Review Guide to Networking, and she is quoted frequently in the worldwide media, including NPR, the BBC, and MSNBC. She is also a regular commentator on Canada’s CTV and was named one of Inc. magazine’s “100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference.”
A former New England Press Association award-winning journalist, Clark directed the environmental documentary film The Work of 1000, and was a producer for a multiple-Grammy-winning jazz album.
At age 14, Clark entered Mary Baldwin College’s Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. At 18, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College, and two years later received a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.
Being recognized as a compelling leader can dramatically accelerate your professional success. Building on her book Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (Harvard Business Review Press), Dorie Clark – a Duke University Fuqua School of Business professor, former presidential campaign spokesperson, and HBR contributor – will show you how to cultivate a powerful professional reputation that enables you to persuade others and obtain buy-in more easily for your best ideas. You’ll learn how to:
- Communicate your brand effectively to others
- Establish and cultivate your reputation over time
- Increase your influence within and outside your organization
- Ensure others understand your true leadership abilities
Are you where you want to be professionally? To succeed in today’s competitive job market and build the career you want, you’ll need to reinvent yourself, and ensure that others recognize your unique skills and abilities. In this thought-provoking talk, Dorie Clark—author of the Harvard Business Review Press book Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future—will discuss concrete strategies to become a stronger leader through professional reinvention. You’ll learn how to:
- Discover how you’re currently perceived
- Identify the essence of your brand
- Leverage your unique strengths
- Powerfully demonstrate the contribution only you can make
To succeed in today’s competitive business environment, it’s essential to keep raising the bar. But how can you best encourage and cultivate innovative ideas? In this talk based on her book Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It, Dorie Clark – an adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a frequent Harvard Business Review contributor – explains how to develop breakthrough ideas. You’ll learn how to:
- Identify and develop ideas that will make a competitive difference for your company
- Gain support for those ideas internally and externally, so they can make a broader impact
- Ensure both you and your company are viewed as cutting-edge leaders in your field
Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they will be lauded as experts on the merits of their work. But that’s simply not true anymore. To advance your business or your cause, you have to inspire others to listen and take action. In this talk based on her book Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It, Dorie Clark explains how to build a following around your ideas. You’ll learn how to:
- Break through the noise and communicate in a way that makes others take notice
- Create a community that helps your idea spread
- Leverage social networks – online and off – to gain momentum
- Ensure your ideas receive the attention they deserve and make an impact
We all know networking is critical to our professional success. But how, specifically, do you develop a powerful network while being truly authentic? In this talk, Harvard Business Review Press author Dorie Clark guides you through the process. We’ll cover online and real world networking opportunities, how to cultivate mentors, and how to network in a way that feels comfortable and genuine for you. In this session, you’ll learn how to:
- Make yourself an indispensable connector
- Identify overlooked or unconventional mentors who can help you immeasurably
- Inspire others to want to seek you out
- Develop online content that makes your reach truly global
In this age of disruption, thinking entrepreneurially isn’t just for startups. Increasingly, the most successful companies and professionals recognize the importance of “intrapreneurship.” Based on her book Entrepreneurial You (Harvard Business Review Press), Duke University adjunct professor Dorie Clark shares research-based strategies for how to harness your full creative potential, as well as create an organizational culture that helps your colleagues and employees embrace an entrepreneurial mindset. We’ll discuss how to:
- Reframe existing problems in order to get breakthrough results
- Test new ideas in strategic and low-risk ways
- Learn from – and speak openly about – failure
- Marshal support for new ideas inside your organization