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Arieli lectures widely to larg­e orga­ni­za­tions, growth companies, start-ups, glob­al busi­ness­es and government lead­ers, ana­lyzing and discussing the most critical leadership skills based on how Israeli cul­ture breeds risk-tak­ing and entrepreneur­ship from the very ripe young age of four. From top business schools to international organizations, from high-level executives of Fortune 500 companies to emerg­ing tech entrepreneurs around the globe, everyone is hungry for advice on how to apply and devel­op their own set of innovations, leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Arieli shares insights, thoughts, strategies and principles with them, providing ground for training the skills of the future as defined by the World Economic Forum.

Signature Keynotes & Webinars

Chutzpah - Skills For The Future

25-90 min

Synopsis

Israel, the Start-Up Nation, is full of young talent with unique character. Arieli provides a cultural perspective, discussing the most important soft skills required for business leaders, entrepreneurs and other jobs of the future as defined by the World Economic Forum through a journey of Israeli childhood, from infancy to military service, showcasing the special Israeli entrepreneurial mindset and its surprising resemblance to the lifecycle of a business in its different stages: scale, efficiency, validation, discovery, renewal and sustainability. The keynote covers anecdotes and explanations provided in Arieli's book, Chutzpah and is an inspiring experience.

Key questions and insights

  • How can structure, setting and dynamics influence our creativity?
  • Is there an optimal balance between super strong talent and high-performing teams?
  • Does using best practices come with a price?
  • Is excellence overrated?
  • Why are most brainstorming sessions ineffective?
  • What is the value of not knowing the answers?
  • How can we help ourselves learn and grow from failures?

From Special Forces to the Board Room

25-90 min

Synopsis

For most people, comparing the business world with military special forces does not resonate. Arieli believes it should. Her experience in an elite unit in the IDF, combined with two decades in business, has brought her to the conclusion that the mindset of the special forces can and should be applied to innovative and growth businesses, ranging from the characteristics of the team, to those of the organizational structure and those related to culture. In her thought-provoking keynote, Arieli shakes common beliefs and leaves her audience with inspiring food for thought, as well as practical principles to apply in any organizational structure. This keynote compliments articles published by Arieli in Forbes Online Magazine.

Key questions and insights

  • How to design optimal screening processes to fit your organization's needs?
  • Would you follow a leader that doesn’t know all the answers?
  • Me or my team - who’s more important?
  • Who should make decisions on the frontline?
  • Is challenging authority efficient?
  • Should there be an obligation to criticize?
  • Have you ever seen a submarine in the desert?

Secrets of Successful Interviewers

25-90 min

Synopsis

Arieli’s years of successful experience in interviewing, from her special forces days to her vast business endeavors, resulted in her unique interviewing expertise. Whether finding just the one right person for a job, doing due diligence with executive teams or interviewing clients, she shares her surprising secrets, deep knowledge & practical tips for the optimal interview format and flow. You will never interview the same again.

Key questions and insights

  • Why “How” is more than “What”?
  • How to fill a blank page.
  • What don’t you know?
  • Data or feelings, which wins?
  • Should we overcome silence?
  • Why and how to shake up fixed dynamics?

Leadership in Times of Uncertainty

25-90 min

Synopsis

Can a leader embrace uncertainty, ask questions, admit vulnerability, and still be seen as strong and confident? Despite the current fear of chaos and uncertainty, or perhaps because of it, Arieli believes now is the time to double down on the mindsets and principles ingrained in Israel from infancy, through military service, to business innovation and success. Hers is a cultural perspective - one that is crucial to conducting business in times of uncertainty. Arieli’s keynote provides principles and practical methods for creative and critical thinking while maintaining effective communication during uncertain times.

Key questions and insights

  • How does chaos encourage the development of skills required for dealing with unpredictability?
  • What is the value of not knowing the answers?
  • What is the price of using best practices?
  • Should we make the choice: strong talent or high performing teams?

Unpacking Start-Up Nation, Data and Phenomenon

25-90 min

Synopsis

A bird’s eye view of the flourishing Israeli tech ecosystem covering recent data regarding the start-up and tech industry as well as the reasons that led to such a flourishing ecosystem. This fascinating overview by Arieli will not only provide you with data but also with the explanations and rationale. By the end of the keynote you will understand the role of the different stakeholders and their dynamics with each other.

Key questions and insights

  • What are the current trends of the Israeli tech ecosystem?
  • Who are the active stakeholders and what role does each play?
  • Domestic or foreign funding, governmental or private investment?
  • Which numbers count the most, absolute or proportional?
  • Start-Up Nation or Scale-Up Nation? Do we need to choose?
  • Who is the typical Israeli tech entrepreneur? Is that changing?
  • What is the next big thing coming out of Israel?
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“Great talk! A great academy for entrepreneurship and innovation.”

Chemi Peres

Co-Founder & Managing General Partner, Pitango Venture Capital

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"Inbal’s series of talks has been an inspiring opportunity for our guests to learn and experience a view of where entrepreneurship comes from in Israel and as important, where can it go to. Our fortune 100 executive guests from companies like Coca-Cola, Turner and Mercedes-Benz are always wow-ed by Inbal's knowledge, unique perspective and fun way of telling a story"

Gabby Czertok

General Manager, The Builders

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"The presentation was thought provoking... I found the key thoughts around potential over knowledge/experience, agile mindset, success over excellence and a flat structure were all topics I would like to dive into further and understand how we might drive some of this thought process into our organization."

Greg Hendrick

CEO, AXA XL

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“Inbal Arieli is a dynamic speaker who captures her audience from her very first word!”

Lisa Brill

Board Member, JCC

Where Inbal Arieli has spoken
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Discover the secret behind how Israel is raising generations of entrepreneurs.

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Recent keynotes

AIPAC Policy Conference

Chutzpah - Skills For The Future

Diplomatic Forum - Economic Attaches

Unpacking Start-Up Nation, Data and Phenomenon

AXA

From Special Forces to the Board Room