Experience one of the most inspiring speakers in the world



Whatever sector or industry you are in, expertise or competitive advantage you have mastered, or rules or norms you have come to understand—all of them are changing. Every company must grapple with this inevitable shift. How can you prepare your organization and leaders to meet the relentless pace of innovation, and what does it take to transform your organization so it can move at least as fast as the world at large?

The answer rests with unlocking the diversity in your organization. Today, more so than ever, as diverse and inclusive teams are on the rise, and will become an inevitable part of every thriving organization's fabric.

The Medici Group’s CEO Frans Johansson has made it his life’s mission to prepare leaders and organizations around the world for this future. The first step is to inspire people to adopt a new way of thinking about vision, strategy and innovation—all centered on diversity & inclusion. His high energy, fast-paced keynotes have become legendary for how quickly they can drive leaders to action—and have made Johansson one of the most compelling speakers in the world.



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Companies today, need to become faster and far better at innovation — or risk obsolescence. The key to this shift is transitioning to a new model of fast-moving, diverse and inclusive teams that can rapidly uncover new, innovative pathways for growth.

In his signature talk, Johansson demonstrates why diversity is a key driver of innovation success, and how you can capitalize on this fact. This talk has single-handedly catalyzed organizational change across industry after industry.



 An organization’s ability to move fast, respond to changing conditions, capitalize on unexpected success and scale rapidly is becoming the key to future growth.

In this talk, Johansson demonstrates the critical shift that all organizations must undergo in order to equip themselves for maximum growth. He will outline a model for transforming your organization, from speeding up idea-execution, to repositioning the organization to excel in the marketplace.



The only constant is change, and our interconnectedness means the world has become far more unpredictable. How can leaders navigate this climate? It takes collaboration, courage, and a new kind of thinking,

Johansson, will introduce a set of tools that can improve an organization's ability to move fast, respond to changing conditions, capitalize on unexpected success and scale rapidly through breaking silos using connectedness to its advantage.



As a leader, how do you innovate your business and career, while the demands of today's marketplace are constantly increasing?

In this talk, Johansson will outline the challenges leaders face today and provide skills and insights they can use to spur innovation and stand apart. Johansson has worked with over 3,000 teams worldwide and empowered executive teams to rethink the way they lead to make organizations faster and more innovative.




Frans has spoken on six continents and has impacted thousands of teams at top organizations around the world.


AJAY BANGA | CEO, Mastercard

“Frans Johansson is an exceptional speaker and thought leader. I brought him to speak to my leadership and his powerful message and memorable delivery helped change how we thought about innovation.”



Frans “Captured the tremendous business value of cultural diversity and its impact on innovation—in a very fun way! Frans’ presentation was one of the highlights of our conference.”


MINDY GROSSMAN | CEO, WW International, Inc.

“Unlike any other speaker I have ever seen. Incredibly high-energy and able to surprise the audience and keep them at the edge of their seats. Excellent insights and … remembered for years.”



“One of the most compelling speakers in the world. Frans grabs your attention immediately and he never let’s up after that. I have asked him to share his message around innovation and diversity many times to multiple audiences.”


ROGER FERGUSON | CEO, TIAA | Fmr. Vice Chair, Federal Reserve

“Frans Johansson is a leading thinker in the realms of innovation and diversity. He delivers cogent and relevant insights in a thoroughly engaging way.”

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SAM PRESTI | General Manager, Oklahoma City Thunder

“Frans delivered an inspired talk where he urged us to continue our efforts in adapting, learning and pushing boundaries. It was energizing and tailored to our organizational goals and identity.


OMAR HATAMLEH | Chief Innovation Officer, NASA

"Frans is an electrifying speaker. He has a very special talent engaging the audience and keeping their attention. He has a vast wealth of knowledge and experience and we were lucky to be part of his talks"


TEXANA M. REEVES | Vice President, Sodexho

“The evaluations are in and this is the response: 1) The speaker was motivational and informative 100%. 2) I learned something new that I can apply to my business 99%. We have never received a 100%, on speaker evaluations. You are awesome!”


SAL LAHER | Vice President, SAP

“Frans is an incredible presence on stage – amongst one of the very best speakers in the world today. I am proud to have, met him and introduced him to South Africa!"


LORIE VALLE-YANEZ | Chief Diversity Officer, MassMutual

“One of the only persons that I know of that teaches the practical steps of how to make innovation happen.”


BRAD MACAFEE | CEO Porter Novelli

“[Frans] thought leading principles and concepts from The Medici Effect and The Click Moment should be ingrained in every leader and in every organization.”


ALAN GALLO | EVP, Global Business Services, American Express

"An absolutely brilliant thought-leader and outstanding speaker. He is able to convey with intelligence, passion and energy an approach around innovation that is compelling and extremely easy for leaders to recall."


“Frans is an intellectual tour-de-force. He has an incredible set of ideas, delivered in an absolutely unforgettable way. One of the most engaging and dynamic speakers that I know ... Once he is done, you feel like you can move the world—and then you realize he just helped you figure out how to do it.”

NICK DONOFRIO | IBM Fellow Emeritus & EVP







Following the keynote, bring the power of the Medici Effect to your organization. The Medici Group operationalizes the principles that Frans addresses in his keynotes, translating the excitement on stage into action off stage. Explore our solutions.


Frans Johansson is the founder and CEO of The Medici Group. His ideas around leadership, innovation, and diversity have inspired audiences worldwide, while his practical insights have empowered thousands to take action. High energy and bold delivery have made Johansson one of the most captivating speakers in the world.

Living all his life at the Intersection, Johansson offers global appeal. Raised in Sweden by his Swedish father and African-American/Cherokee mother, educated in the U.S. at Brown University and Harvard Business School, and working with an international roster of clients, Johansson brings a broad worldview to his talks. He has spoken to audiences on six continents, in virtually every industry and across disciplines, from creatives to engineers, financiers to scientists, and politicians to humanitarians.

Johansson immerses his message through focused energy, bold visuals, intriguing soundtracks, and interactive exercises that scale to audiences in the thousands. Clients have brought him back again and again, sometimes more than 20 times.

Photo credit: Ciro Photography

Photo credit: Ciro Photography