Speaker. Workplace Strategist. Dot Connector.

The Business of Relationships

Erica Keswin is an expert in the business of working human. She helps top-of-the-class businesses, organizations and individuals improve their performance by honoring relationships in every context, always with an eye toward high-tech for human touch. In everything she does—speaking, workshops, writing, consulting, research—and in her personal life, she is a passionate dot-connector. Her  book, Bring Your Human to Work: 10 Sure-Fire Ways to Design a Workplace That’s Good for People, Great for Business and Just Might Change the World (McGraw-Hill) will drop in September 2018.

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Inviting Good Things to the Table

The Spaghetti Project is a platform devoted to sharing the science and stories of human connections with global brands, communities, teams and individuals. Inspired by a 2015 Cornell study showing that firemen who eat together are better at their jobs (they save more lives!), Erica has made it her business to help people honor relationships. And as a hats-off to the firemen and their go-to firehouse meal, she calls her work the Spaghetti Project.

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Upcoming Events

Check out a listing of Erica’s upcoming appearances, including this fall’s Bring Your Human to Work Road Show.

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Article: The Best Things at Work Are Free

Every day I talk to people who tell me they can’t afford to make their workplace cool enough to attract top talent. They think they don’t have what it takes to build the kind of workplace culture of companies like Google or Warby Parker.

Entrepreneur >>

at WorkHuman 2018

Video: WorkHuman 2018

Erica delivers her Bring Your Human to Work presentation at the WorkHuman 2018 Conference in Austin, TX.

WorkHuman 2018 >>

Erica Keswin, The Female Quotient

Interview: The Female Quotient

Erica’s recent interview with FQ: “You can’t be a relationship-based culture, or a human-based culture, if you only employ one kind of person. To me, a human-based, and a diverse, inclusive culture go hand-in-hand.”

The Female Quotient >>


Article: Giving employees meaningful development opportunities doesn’t have to be expensive

A millennial, a GenXer, and a baby boomer all walked into a bar. The millennial was talking about how he wanted to find a job where he could have “real impact.” The Boomer rolled his eyes, and actually said, “I hate managing millennials.”

Quartz >>

Brad Zizmor, A + I

Clients & Testimonials

Over the past twenty years, Erica has worked with top clients ranging from A+I Architecture to NASA to The Wharton Club. Read what they have to say about her.

Clients & Testimonials >>