Ravi Hutheesing

Ravi Hutheesing

Cultural Catalyst & Global Keynote Speaker
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Millennials will become the largest generation in the United States in 2019 and have already outnumbered Baby Boomers globally. These independent multicultural thinkers view themselves as part of a "gig economy." We are heading for fundamental change as a global society.

Ravi—part of the "middle-child" Generation X—will empower you to understand the millennial mindset and effectively collaborate across generations, harnessing Millennial strengths and helping them overcome weaknesses.

In addition to captivating keynotes, what makes Ravi a unique speaker? He will:

  • Interview several attendees in advance to prepare (keynotes only)
  • Socialize with attendees throughout the entire event (keynotes only)
  • Give attendees the opportunity to download his presentation and stay in contact with him (keynotes only)
  • Not pitch products or services from the stage
  • Close with a song if requested, and if you provide the guitar

    Millennial Mojo: Disrupting Education under Millennial Leadership
    All generations must collaborate to redesign education and make it relevant in an age of Artificial Intelligence and Globalization. Personalized Learning, Career Pathways, STEAM vs. STEM, and better systems to measure student development are some of the greatest opportunities in education, but only if implemented appropriately.

    Millennial Mojo: Collaborating Across Generations in the Workplace
    They are the largest stakeholders on the planet, and understanding their mindset is the key to economic and social prosperity going forward. By embracing their idealism and harnessing their entrepreneurial spirit and global prowess, Baby-Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials can collaborate within any industry and together build a better future.

    Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Mindset
    Also available for youth as "Live the Dream" The future requires an entrepreneurial mindset. What are the essential ingredients for career growth, staying relevant, and positively impacting the world? Step out of your comfort zone and expand your horizons.

    Teaching Cultural Competency
    With Globalization and A.I., how do we create cultural competency during a time of cultural dilution and shrinking job markets? It's not about teaching cultural competency, but un-teaching cultural incompetency.
  • Why Book Ravi Hutheesing?

  • Ravi is a global keynote speaker whose philosophies and strategies have empowered people to bridge generational and cultural divides throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia  
  • He captivates his audiences while offering solutions for a smoldering problem—the communication gaps between cultures and generations
  • Stories from Ravi's experiences as an artist-entrepreneur, aviator, 'rock star' and cultural diplomat motivate and inspire audiences
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    Biography Read more

    Ravi Hutheesing is a cultural catalyst and global motivational/keynote speaker empowering businesses, educators, and over a million people throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. The first American born member of the family that created the world's largest democracy and governed it for over 40 years, Ravi is the grand-nephew of Jawaharlal Nehru (India's first Prime Minister), the nephew of Indira Gandhi (India's only female Prime Minister), and the cousin of Rajiv Gandhi (India's youngest Prime Minister).

    Cultural Catalyst
    Ravi began serving as a cultural diplomat for the US Department of State in 2015, giving presentations on entrepreneurship and youth leadership in Russia. In 2016, he went to Indonesia—the world's largest Muslim population—and created songwriting and cultural entrepreneurship programs that bridged the most severe cultural and religious divides, and in 2017, Ravi created similar programs in Iraq and Lebanon which included students from Mosul liberated from ISIS just three days earlier, and Syrians from the decimated city of Aleppo.

    In 2018, he launched Ravi Unites Schools -an initiative fostering real-time audio-video interactions between student groups around the world.

    For nearly a decade, Ravi has partnered with Shanti Bhavan Children's Project in India—a non-sectarian boarding school providing a holistic upbringing in a high quality educational setting for the poorest of the poor. Current graduates are employed by American Express, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, and others, and the school is the subject of the 2017 Netflix documentary series, Daughters of Destiny.

    Ravi's worldwide visibility skyrocketed as the guitarist for triple Grammy nominee, Hanson, whose massive fan base of the earliest millennials catapulted him to the stages of the White House, Madison Square Garden, Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and Saturday Night Live. Simon & Schuster published his memoir, Dancin' with Hanson, and he has authored over a hundred articles for major magazines. He also spoke globally on behalf of the music industry, giving presentations for the National Association of Music Merchants in California (2004-2014), MusikMesse in Moscow (2014), and Music China in Shanghai (2014).

    After getting his pilot's license in 2008, Ravi gave keynotes to the industry to help attract millennials and reverse the shrinking pilot population. He also created a niche market by performing concerts at air shows, becoming the spokesman for products targeting young pilots, and designing a signature model folding guitar specifically for pilots requiring portability.

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    "The best keynote we ever had."
    --The School Superintendents Association

    "A dynamic, engaging speaker who can charm an audience in seconds."
    --US Embassy in Russia | Department of State

    "Our members said that Ravi was one of the very best keynote speakers they’ve ever heard."
    --Colorado Association of School Executives

    "Ravi's journey is a testament to the positive impact each one of us can make building connections and relationships."
    --Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development

    "The feedback from our members has been overwhelmingly positive."
    --Wisconsin Association of School Boards

    "A charismatic, dynamic speaker who captivates audiences from his opening line to his last."
    --Ohio Counseling Association

    "The outpouring of compliments regarding Ravi's words during superintendent’s conference day was over the top."
    --Jericho Public Schools

    "In my 30 years with TACE, Ravi is by far the best speaker that we've presented."
    --Texas Administrators of Continuing Education

    "Ravi was the highlight of the conference. Attendees gave him the highest rating."
    --Accenture | Scrum Gathering India

    "Ravi was a terrific. He was engaging and his message was powerful."
    --Ohio School Counselor Association

    "Ravi presented at our state education convention and was phenomenal!"
    --Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials

    "An experience of a lifetime. Lives are forever-changed through Ravi's storytelling."
    --Los Angeles Community College District

    "Outstanding! Ravi's message is powerful, and his purpose is inspirational."
    --Association of Continuing Higher Education

    "Ravi was a terrific. He was engaging and his message was powerful."
    --Ohio School Counselor Association