Fahd Alhattab – Keynote Speaker

Award-winning leadership speaker, coach, and consultant. Using humor, storytelling, and actionable advice, Fahd will inspire audiences to become leaders who build teams that last

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Specialist Subjects

  • Unlock Your Leaders' Potential & Build High-Performing Culture
  • Power of Community: Through Personal Leadership Drive Connection and Impact
  • Build Unstoppable Teams That Grow & Win
  • Disruptive Leadership for an Entrepreneurial Workplace
  • Finding Your Leader from Within


  • English


Fahd Alhattab’s path to leadership began with philanthropy. Compelled by his background as an at-risk immigrant from a low-income family, he raised over $1M for local charities, founded a camp for underprivileged children, and was awarded Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 Award for his dedication to the community.

On the pursuit of entrepreneurship, Fahd served two terms as President of Carleton University Students’ Association where he represented more than 25K students, managed a team of 150 staff, and oversaw the allocation of a $9M budget.

In 2013, Fahd launched a student entrepreneurship center that has since founded +50 student startups and help them raise more than +$450K in seed capital. This catapulted him to develop a mobile tech startup.

In 2015 with three co-founders Fahd Alhattab and his team set out to introduce a low-cost mobile smart phone with a fun and cheeky brand that could capture the imagination of its customers while not breaking the bank. The journey was a rollar coaster of wins, and loses. Learning the ropes of the startup world over two years, raising funds, manufacturing units, and bringing their vision to life.

‍Today, Fahd is both an Education reformist and Leadership Expert. Training university educators on how to include experiential learning and leadership development programs in their courses. Having successfully re-imagined and integrated 35 University of Ottawa courses to integrate entrepreneurship, social innovation and leadership.

Built on thirteen years of experience building successful teams, Fahd and his team through their research have identified the tried and true ingredient that set high performing teams apart from competitors — they had leaders who prioritized team performance over individual success. He named them Unicorn Leaders.

Delivered through captivating and actionable keynotes, Fahd Alhattab now retrains managers to become architects of effective teams through his principle of Unicorn Leadership.

Fahd has spoken to +70K people across North America on leadership and been named Rising Star Speaker and Most Entertaining Speaker by the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.

Working alongside his team at Unicorn Labs, Fahd is committed to giving start-up founders the leadership skills to build Unicorn companies. He delivers team-building retreats and customized training programs that upgrade staff and start-up managers into self-driven leaders.

Popular Talks by Fahd Alhattab

Unlock Your Leaders' Potential & Build High-Performing Culture

Reignite Your Leaders to Build a High-Performing Culture for the Future of Work. Your managers hold the key to 70% of employee engagement; making their leadership capacity the cap on your organization’s growth.

Gone are the days when vision-setting was solely in the hands of the C-suite. It’s the managers and their teams who navigate the execution, tackling challenges like turnover, disengagement, and the demands of a dynamic hybrid workforce. So when organizations are looking high and low for the missing piece in their organizational culture that they believe will lead them to the constantly illusive destination of success, they are usually overlooking the key hidden in plain sight. What is it?: Elevating the ratio of extraordinary to lousy managers.

Amid the battle for top talent, managers embody untapped potential to bridge the gaps in recruitment, retention, and engagement. By transforming managers into visionary leaders who thrive in times of industry change, investing in leadership development becomes your organization’s most impactful investment, maximizing the untapped potential within your talent pool.

In this electrifying keynote, attendees will dive into the six levels of high-performing teams and discover concrete strategies for empowering themselves to become exceptional leaders who forge unstoppable teams.

Power of Community: Through Personal Leadership Drive Connection and Impact

The Six Steps to Building a High Performing Team. 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 are 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.

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