Sima Dahl is a branding visionary who will revolutionize the way you think about generating demand. Her early career as an award-winning B2B corporate marketer paved the way for Sway Factor™, a groundbreaking approach to embracing personal brands as a means to boost sales, amplify employee retention, accelerate talent acquisition, and transform your staff into brand ambassadors.
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 challenges audiences from Boston to Budapest to stand out, stay relevant, and be in demand. Whether it's a conference keynote, sales kickoff, or corporate offsite, her passion on stage is matched only by the passion she ignites in her audience. When she's not speaking, you'll find her consulting with a roster of forward-thinking clients including Allscripts, CDW, Harley Davidson, Medline, Orbitz, Rust-Oleum, Walgreens, United Airlines & Zebra Technologies.
- 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.