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Meet Charlene

Do you have what it takes to be truly disruptive?

For more than three decades, Charlene has been on the front lines of disruption, where she’s predicted and navigated the global power shifts brought on by the internet, social media, and generative AI.

As a devoted storyteller and an influential thought leader, she helps her followers understand that disruptive change should not be feared but rather embraced - with the knowledge that only by transforming our organizations and communities can we create a better future for all of humanity.

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From 10,000-person keynote speeches to intimate executive workshops, Charlene has captivated audiences with her authoritative voice and insights.

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Leadership & Strategy Advisory

Charlene is a trusted advisor and executive coach to many of the world's most disruptive leaders.

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Charlene Li is one of our finest business minds.

Author of six books, including New York Times bestsellers When and Drive


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Charlene Li will help you and your team dance with disruption in this fast-changing world.

Author of Imagine It Forward and former vice chair of GE


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Read Her Latest Books

The Disruption Mindset:Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail

To be competitive, it’s no longer enough to be innovative – you must have a strategy for disruptive growth, a plan to seize an opportunity no one else has the audacity to attempt. This book will help you build your own disruption mindset and create positive change in the process.

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The Engaged Leader:A Strategy for Your Digital Transformation

In order to be truly effective today, leaders in business and society must change how they engage, and in particular how they establish and maintain relationships with their followers via digital channels.

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Open Leadership:How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead

In easy-to-understand language, this book will help leaders orient themselves to social networking and other technological advances.

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Groundswell:Winning In a World Transformed By Social Technologies

This book remains as relevant today as it was when it was written in 2008. It is a key resource for business leaders seeking to understand the phenomenon of social technology.

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