Dean Van Leeuwen

Dean Van Leeuwen

Acclaimed Futurist, Thought-Provocateur, Author and TEDx speaker

Dean believes in challenging people to use the power of business to do remarkable things. He believes that the most amazing innovations of the 21st century are yet to be invented. But a remarkable century will not just happen, we have to create it.

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Dean is a TEDx, international keynote speaker, leadership and strategy consultant and the author of Quest: Competitive Advantage and the Art of Leadership in the 21st Century.

He is an explorer and intellectual adventurer, who enjoys looking at things differently, figuring out what works and what can be improved. He believes that just when you think you know something, that is the time to look at it differently.

Dean is a fantastic and creative storyteller whose research is deeply rooted in understanding the future and identifying innovative solutions that leaders can implement today to be more successful in tomorrow’s changing world. He speaks, conducts workshops and advises boards on the future world of work, organisational agility and competing in a changing world. Dean is also a regularly lecturer on leadership, future trends, strategy and competitive advantage on executive leadership programmes at the London Business School and the Centre for European Leadership Development at INSEAD.

With a down-to-earth, humorous conversational style that combines cutting-edge graphics and powerful multimedia with professionally researched content, Dean is able to both inform and inspire. He connects with audiences of all levels and functions.

Aside from speaking, Dean is a co-founder of TomorrowToday International, a business that focuses on showing leaders new realities in the changing world of work.

Strong international demand for Dean’s expertise has seen him deliver keynote speeches across five continents and consult to leading organisations worldwide such as Coca-Cola, Waitrose, Tesco, Nordea Bank, Novartis, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, John Lewis Partnership, Nestlé, HSBC, Nissan, Topshop, Mars Group, Whitbread and many others. Dean is also a regular contributor to the New World of Work blog and Motivated Magazine.

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“Thank you for a most enriching and wonderful talk”

Nicholas Nicoli, TEDx Curator


“Feedback has been off the chart for your season”

Kate Hogben, Director, Corporate Communications Anglo American


“Dean. You are a legend…Do I need to say anymore? I will. Thank you for an awesome presentation and sense of humour. You really engaged the staff so much so that they are using the idea back at work. I am not sure what you have started but I know it’s going to run for a while. So thank you Dean for your time, commitment and passion. We really appreciate it!”

Kerry Franklin, Private Secretary to Peter Wilkinson, MD, Passenger Services, Department for Transport

Quest: Competitive Advantage and the Art of Leadership in the 21st Century

The leading resource in the world surprisingly is not money. Rather it is the productivity of individuals. But how do organisations achieve more productivity, more innovation, more growth and more competitive advantage? These are good questions aren’t they? Quest answers these important questions by placing organisations and leaders who have achieved remarkable things under the microscope. The book decodes what these leaders do and the remarkable journeys that they have taken to move their organisations and their worlds to higher levels...

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