Bonnie Hagemann

Bonnie Hagemann is the CEO of EDA, Inc. an established global human capital brand w/marquis clients and access to the “top of the house.” Since 1982, EDA has been in the business of ensuring their client’s talent is their competitive advantage which historically they have done through premium executive development tied to strategy, but since 2012 they have also been in the tech lab. Today, they have an all-new premium SaaS and AI technology platform that is designed to make culture visible to the leaders, the board, the investors, and potential employees by providing a one-stop-shop for all enterprise-wide surveys for employees and customers. The future of EDA is talent, technology and trade.

She has deep expertise in leadership from every angle. She has founded and led companies, led and outsourced functions for large corporations and coached and advised over 200 CEOs and Senior leaders on vision, leadership, strategy, and culture. Boards and leaders engage her and her company to create compelling cultures that last, develop top-of-the-house talent, increase employee connectedness and to work through both general and highly contentious leadership issues.

She is also a published author and well-known leadership strategist who coached over 200 public and large private company CEOs and C-Suite leaders and is often called upon as a leadership subject matter expert for the media including MarketWatch, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, US News and World Report and many more.

Core Technology:
EDASurveys a platform designed that is designed to make culture visible to the leaders, the board, and the investors by providing a one-stop-shop for all employee and customer surveys.

Thought Leadership:
Bonnie is also a well-known thought leader on leadership. She has authored 2 books, many articles, has a TEDx Talk, is C-Suite LinkedIn Learning Educator and is called on often by the media for leadership understanding and insight.

Gender Equality Advocate:
She is co-founder and co-chair of the WomenExecs on Boards network made up of over 190+ women from 23 countries who completed the Harvard Women on Boards program.  She is also a member of the Exponent Business Council, a world-changing coalition that amplifies global gender equity efforts at the highest levels of power.

In addition, she leads some of the industry’s most valued Trends in Executive Development research and serves as co-president for WomenExecs on Boards. She has over 50 publications including a book on visionary leadership entitled “Leading with Vision: The Leader’s Blueprint for Creating a Compelling Vision and Engaging the Workforce”.


Bonnie’s personal leadership journey combined with sound business principles, and expertise in leadership strategy have led her to serve as a speaker, coach, and trusted advisor to some of the most respected organizations in the world.

  • Trends in Executive Development
  • Visionary Leadership
  • Creating Compelling Cultures
  • CTO to CEO
  • CFO to CEO
  • Gender Equality in Leadership

Our Clients

Our clients say they view Bonnie as an excellent speaker, facilitator, coach, and a trusted advisor with a talented and dedicated team of technologists, consultants and staff. She speaks to corporate, non-profit, and government audiences and works with senior executives in some of the world’s most recognizable organizations in the world. Sampling of current and past clients:

  • Bunge
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Cisco
  • McDonalds
  • Merck
  • Unum
  • St. Luke’s University Health System
  • The RAND Corporation
  • U.S. Dept. of Defense
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Davita
  • Dolese
  • Cable One/Sparklight
  • Johnson Controls
  • Express Employment Professionals

“Your address was superb! Numerous graduates, faculty and family members commented on the importance of your message concerning the professional and humanistic side of medicine.”

– Joel Rosenfeld
Address at the St. Luke’s Graduate Medical Education Ceremont


To date, Hagemann has provided coaching for over 240 leaders in primarily large organizations including 17 high level CEOs. Many of her coaching clients receive a promotion, a better position and/or an increase in salary during or upon completion of the coaching process.

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She has 50+ published works in a variety of fields and areas of study, she is also called upon as a subject matter expert for the media, including Forbes, Financial Times, Chief Executive, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Career Builder, US Business Review, and many others. Prior to leading consulting firms, Hagemann excelled as a consultant and thought leader for CPP, Inc. the publisher of the MBTI®, CPI® and other well-known and highly credible assessments.


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