Transform Leadership & Culture with Experiential Intelligence (XQ)

As a leading expert in leadership, organizational culture, and innovation, Soren Kaplan’s conference and virtual keynotes leverage the most compelling ideas and tools from his breakthrough book, Experiential Intelligence. His keynote presentations deliver insights and practical actions based upon his 25+ years of work leading global executive education programs, conducting consulting and research for some of the most innovative organizations in the world, and his own personal journey focused on developing XQ.

Disruptive Innovation Keynote Speaker

Transform Yourself, Team, & Organization with Experiential Intelligence

What leads to personal and professional success in today’s disruptive world? You need to be smart and emotionally aware. But that’s not enough. You also need to tap into the intelligence gained from your range of experiences—your XQ.


Uncover your hidden strengths to become a better leader


Tap into Team XQ for higher performance, collaboration, & innovation


Scale your organization’s XQ to transform culture & get breakthrough results

Innovation Culture Keynote Speaker

Soren’s keynotes help you understand the role of Experiential Intelligence in fostering personal and business breakthroughs for leadership, teams, organizations, and even communities. His engaging, grounded personal style provides everyone with the opportunity to reflect upon their own experiences and the mindsets, abilities, and know-how they possess that can become the springboard for transformation.

Soren customizes every keynote to his specific audience by including examples designed to illustrate his most compelling points. In working with Soren, you’ll participate in several planning calls and collaboratively design your keynote experience to ensure it deeply resonates with your audience and reinforces your most important messages.

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Some previous presentations include:

  • Chevron
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Frito-Lay
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Wells Fargo
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • American Association of Museums
  • American Society of Training and Development
  • Front End of Innovation
  • Institute for Credentialing Excellence
  • Cisco Systems
  • Disney
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • PepsiCo
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Harvard Business School
  • Credit Union Executives Society
  • American Society of Association Executives
  • Academy of Family Physicians
  • International Boston Seafood Show

What Clients Say

Kristin Petrovich Kennedy
President & Founder, Createasphere

Soren delivered our kickoff keynote where he set the tone for our conference. The feedback from our attendees has been fantastic and Soren exceed my expectations with his engaging style and thought provoking presentation.

Tatyana Kanzaveli
Organizer, TEDx Bay Area / Silicon Valley

Soren’s new spin on the popular topic of innovation kept the entire audience on the edge of their seats. His talk was amazing.

Teppo Paavola
Vice President & Head of Global Business Development, PayPal

Soren’s talk inspired our organization while providing both strategic and practical approaches for driving breakthroughs in the business and for our leadership.

Kay Kennedy
Executive Director, Int’l Assoc. of Corporate & Professional Recruitment

Soren was engaging, knowledgeable, thought-provoking — and fun. Our attendees, who are highly experienced talent strategists, are a hard group to please, and they gave Soren uniformly excellent ratings.

Mary Beth Robles
Vice President, Innovation Capability & Systems, Colgate-Palmolive

Soren understood our audience and he made the topic of disruptive innovation accessible and inspirational. People are still buzzing about his presentation.