Sima Dahl is a branding visionary who will revolutionize the way you think about generating demand. Her early career as an award-winning marketer paved the way for the Sway Factor™, a groundbreaking model of modern influence that explores personal branding and its impact on traditional business and employer brands. Sima has traveled from Boston to Budapest helping sales, marketing, and HR leaders drive sales, attract top talent, and increase retention by capitalizing upon this unconventional branding trifecta.
Known for her ability to distill complex theory into practical application, Sima delivers a simple framework that moves even naysayers into action. With bold candor, unfiltered honesty and her signature charismatic style, Sima will challenge you to stand out, stay relevant, and be in demand. Be it a conference keynote or corporate training, her passion on stage is matched only by the passion she ignites in the audience. When she’s not speaking*, you’ll find her consulting with an impressive roster of forward-thinking clients including Allscripts, Allstate, CDW, Harley Davidson, Medline, Orbitz, Rust-Oleum, Walgreens and United Airlines.
*When she's not working you'll find Sima trying a trendy new Chicago restaurant, on a bike or pair of skis, or rocking out at a concert.
- The Certified Speaking Professional™ (CSP) designation is conferred by the National Speakers Association and is the professional speaking industry's international measure of professional platform competence. Only 12 percent of the 5,000+ speakers worldwide who belong to the Global Speakers Federation (or an affiliated association) currently hold this designation.
- Contribution to Learning Excellence: Each year Lake Forest Graduate School of Management honors those faculty who demonstrate a level of excellence in a number of different categories, based on student and participant feedback gathered from course evaluations. I received this award in 2015 and again in 2017 for my work with the Corporate Training division where I deliver programs on personal branding, collaboration, influence, and social selling to business professionals.
- President's Spirit Award from the National Speakers Association - Illinois Chapter: This award is given for unrelenting spirit and contributions to the chapter. When presenting the award to me in 2017 the chapter president Vickie Austin said, "I chose you because you are a woman of action and a woman who is her word."
- Woman of the Year: The Metropolitan Club Woman of the Year was established in 2014 to honor female members who contributed their time and talent in a consistent, meaningful way to grow membership and enhance community. I was honored to receive the inaugural award.