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Fahd has performed on over 400 stages for Organizations Around the Globe
Meet Fahd Alhattab

Hi! I’m Fahd. 

If you’re looking for a leadership speaker to change the way people think about leadership, teams and culture, look no further. As a storyteller, I weave leadership lessons with actionable takeaways to guide audiences through the leadership development journey from the moment I step on stage.

The goal of my keynotes are to trigger emotions that inspire audiences to make an impact in their career, organization, and community. Taking lessons from my experience as an immigrant, career as an entrepreneur, and over 10-years of experience working in education, my approach to leadership is relatable to audiences from all walks of life and personal goals.

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what's unicorn leadership?

Why should you build Unicorn Leaders?

Fahd's keynotes help audiences overcoming the challenges of leadership and team dynamics so they can reach their leadership potential.

As the battle for Unicorn talent rages on, managers are untapped potential to bridge the employee recruitment, retention, and engagement gaps. By training your managers into leaders who create long-term impact through industry changes, leadership development becomes your best return on investment to maximize the talent potential of your organization.

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KEYNOTES INTRO

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The Future of Work

Our keynotes are built on a decade of research and practical experience building teams and training leaders in high-growth start-ups.

We have provided value to over 100,000 people across North America, inspiring managers to become Unicorn Leaders who specialize in building high performing teams.

Each of these topics can be customized to fit your unique needs.
Leadership

The Future of Work :
Unlock Your Leaders' Potential

Build a High-Performing Culture through Team-focused leadership

leadership training

Your managers influence 70% of employee engagement; their leadership capacity is the cap on your organization's growth.

It’s not just the C-suite team busy setting the course for vision, but the managers and their teams setting the course for its execution. How should the C-suite team address problems like high employee turnover, disengagement, or a highly dynamic hybrid workforce while focusing on business growth and having faith that the appropriate people are supporting the journey?

One key solution:  Improve to ratio of great to lousy Managers 

As the battle for Unicorn talent rages on, managers are untapped potential to bridge the employee recruitment, retention, and engagement gaps. By training your managers into leaders who create long-term impact through industry changes, leadership development becomes your best return on investment to maximize the talent potential of your organization.

In this keynote presentation, attendees will learn the six levels of high-performing teams and precisely what they and their leadership teams can do to empower their managers to become leaders that create unstoppable teams. 

*We also offer this keynote as a workshop. Contact us for details.

leadership training

Audience will learn how to:

  • Discover a scalable, systemized way of creating high-performance teams
  • Learn how to access the leadership potential of your managers
  • Understand the psychology behind team dynamics - and how to use it to your advantage
  • Eliminate your office politics
  • Identify what team dysfunction traps your team is falling into
  • A blueprint for implementing an effective strategy to increase team buy-in and engagement
  • How to audit and rethink your organizational purpose and vision
tEAM BUILDING

The Future of Work : 
Build Unstoppable Teams That Last

The Six Steps to Building a High Performing Team

team building

Why do certain groups add up to be greater than the sum of their parts while others add up actually to be less? The critical insight is that interactions between individuals matter significantly more than the talent of the individual people in the team. Have your managers learn the Six Levels of High Performing Teams to transform your teams.  

Your managers control the culture of your entire organization and are the most significant factor in driving your company's success. However, managers are often promoted as reward to their past success of a job well-done instead of the people leader skills necessary in leading a high performing team. The result: your managers stuck as an oversized overworked individual contributor. 

Most managers do not spend the necessary time to build an effective team, and while they may know some of the pieces, they lack the understanding of how it all fits together. Elevate from manager to leader through small everyday acts of coaching, encouragement, and empowerment. In this keynote Fahd orients managers towards a pulse-check of their team dynamics and takes a digestible framework for creating a high-performing team.

Often, leadership isn’t about grandiose heroic actions. Leadership opportunities lay in small everyday acts of service through coaching, encouragement, and empowerment. Symptoms of leadership can be found in the implicit subtext and culture that it creates

*We also offer this keynote as a workshop. Contact us for details.

team building

Audience will learn how to:

  • Systemized Six-Step framework for creating high-performance teams
  • Real practices that everyone can use to create Psychological Safety
  • The levers of empowerment that drive teams forward
  • The role of communication in high-performing teams
  • Tactics for reframing mindset towards conflict in honour of innovation
  • A fresh perspective on creating a fluid culture of leadership
  • Why developing a sense of purpose increases meaning and outcome
  • Real practices to work towards an all-encompassing vision
culture

Building The Greatest Place To Work with 'One Question'

Do you believe in the inherent goodness of people?

Corporate culture

How answering this question can shift your culture.

The pressure is on to create a competitive organizational culture, but the crux of culture begins at broader horizons than flexible work schedules, trendy open-concept offices and benefit packages with obscure wellness treatments.

While you have a set of wordsmithed values that leaders agree to, why is it that we so often see leaders put at odds with their own words? Culture begins with the mindsets of people and the honest values practiced - not preached.

Through shared stories, case studies, and research, Fahd offers a new perspective on culture by exploring this loaded question. Audiences are encouraged to flirt with the idea that humans are inherently good and how this mindset can apply to all HR policies and Talent Strategies to upscale team culture. 

*We also offer this keynote as a workshop. Contact us for details.

Corporate culture

Audience will learn how to:

  • Learn how to build high performing cultures that stick
  • High Performing Cultures Begin with Humanity in the Workplace
  • Learn how to catch limiting mindsets and shift your organizational culture
  • How ethical erosion seeps into our organizations
  • A litmus test on organizational culture
  • Gain strategies for building empowered teams who don’t fall to traps of ethical erosion
  • Uncover the limitations of leaders : CEO Disease and its Remedy
Personal leadership

The Future of Work:
Finding Your Leader from Within

The 6 Steps to Embodying a Leader’s Mindset

Personal leadership

We’ve created this myth to expect singular, grandiose, charismatic leaders to pave the way forward. Be the north star. In practice it is seldom the case, and leaders can come from anywhere.

It's tempting to sway yourself into assuming all of the responsibility as a leader. As if its burden entirely weighs on one person only. But effective leadership is a teamwork activity. And great organizations cannot be built on one person's shoulders.

A group that is taught and given permission to lead dynamically from their strengths grounded in a mission and values can achieve and adapt to the constant of change. This is the agility a culture of leadership offers, the rest is a domino effect. You just need to be the first domino.

The days where seniority is rewarded are over. Employees who treat their job like routine threaten their own potential to take ownership, lead, and get promoted. The real magic happens when employees are empowered to take risks. And it all begins with a leadership mindset.

Having spent the last decade leading and studying teams, Fahd has learned what it takes to find the leader within us.  In this keynote, Fahd will teach the audience to how to own their brilliance, share their ideas and lead. identify overcome common pitfalls of leadership and teamworking using the six-levels of team development. This actionable talk gives managers the tools to transform any team into a high-performing machine. 

Personal leadership

Audience will learn how to:

  • Implement daily leadership practices
  • Position themselves for management positions
  • Inspire a culture self-leadership that rewards star performers
  • Motivate team members and improved culture with great retention and productivity
  • Become a more self-confident and disruptive team leader
  • Empower employees to take ownership of projects
Community building

The Future of Work: 
Driving Community and Connection

Community Building

Embrace building community as the central pillar of driving connection and culture are your company.  In order workplaces to compete in today's macro environment, have high productivity, employee engagement, and attract top talent they need to understand the latest insights on human connection and how it drives workplace community.

In this keynote, Fahd will educate executives and HR managers on internal community building and it’s implication on workplace diversity. The audience will learn why diversity leads to innovation and will learn how to authentically build a diverse and inclusive workplace culture.

*We also offer this keynote as a workshop. Contact us for details.

Community Building

Leaders and HR Executives will learn:  

  • The importance of creating a culture that fosters belonging 
  • How to lead with authenticity as a leader in your work community 
  • The difference between culture and community, and what it takes to foster unity and collaboration at all levels
  • Building loyalty and engagement among employees to boost performance
  • The connection between diversity and innovation 
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Testimonials

Thoughts from leaders who chose to book Fahd as a Leadership Keynote Speaker

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“Unicorn Labs gave the team exactly the type of experience they needed to develop skills and rapport with one another to provide a noticeable impact on team performance. Fahd turned even the most skeptical participants into engaged participants with his energy, charisma, and relatability. The exercises and lessons learned were perfect to not only make the team better but also to positively influence engagements with stakeholders, partners, and customers.”
Craig Handy
Head of Evolution, Shopify - Global Revenue Tech & Ops
“Fahd’s captivating stories are packed with leadership lessons. He shares what he’s learned from his mistakes, making his talks relatable and inspiring for the audience.”
Jason Daley
Investor
“I wish I had Fahd’s program sooner in my career. Frankly, it's given me some strong foundational pillars upon which to hang our culture.”
Vincent Ircandia
CO-foUNDER & CEO - STELLARALGO CORP
“ led me through such a wonderful journey of learning and growth into leadership. I’ve been applying his principles at work and in my personal life, and I’ve seen the positive effects these learnings have had in my endeavors. I went from compromise to collaboration, from stoicism to vulnerability, from artificial alignment to constructive conflict. Highly recommended to leaders - experienced as well as starting out.”
Patrick Labreche
Tech Lead, Fullscript
“Fahd brought an electric energy to our Passion to Purpose Leadership Forum! His natural delivery pulled in the audience to feel apart of his presentation. His story was both relatable and inspiring to all the young people in the room! After 2-years of sitting behind a screen, Fahd reminded us how impactful being in-person is. Both his keynote and workshops were extremely interactive – physically and mentally. He posed thought-provoking questions that challenged participants to think about a gap in the community they are looking to support. He designed his keynote and workshops to be extremely organic and each built upon one another. Many participants have shared how Fahd’s keynote and workshops helped them see how they have the power to create a positive impact in their community and take an idea and make it a reality. I would highly recommend Fahd and his team to anyone looking for speakers and/or workshop leaders at their next event! He is such a delight to work with and we’re so excited to have him back at our next Passion to Purpose Leadership Forum!”
Aida Abader
Events and Development Manager | The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Canada
WHY FAHD

Fahd provides an exceptional experience on and off stage.

When you work with us, you'll receive outstanding customer service from the moment we connect.
Customized Keynotes

Fahd will prepare a customized keynote for your event.

Customer Service 

You’ll be assigned a dedicated account manager to answer your questions within 12 hours.

Exceptional Delivery

Instead of a lecture, Fahd provides a performance that will have your audience asking for more.

Highly Relatable 

Fahd shares personal stories, hardships, and triumphs to illustration leadership lessons. 

Money Back Guarentee

If you’re not satisfied with the performance, we’ll refund your payment.

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