Keynote Speaker Jean Oelwang

Jean Oelwang

Founding CEO and President of Virgin Unite, Jean Oelwang, illuminates how we can increase depth and meaning in our most important relationships.

Meet Jean Oelwang

Jean Oelwang is the founding CEO and President of Virgin Unite. She is well-known for her work partnering with organizations to unite people, spur collaboration, and create opportunities for a better world. She is also the author of the book Partnering: Forge the Deep Connections That Make Great Things Happen. Jean Oelwang is available to be hired for corporate and private events. She is also well-known for her keynote and motivational speaking. Additionally, her husband Chris Waddell is also a keynote speaker. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Jean Oelwang’s fees.

Want to book Jean Oelwang for an event?

Contact MPG at 215-510-6607 to book Jean Oelwang for corporate or private events, keynotes, workshops, or virtual appearances. Our agency will work directly with your organization and our keynote speakers to create an unforgettable event. The Mollie Plotkin Group is the leading keynote speakers agency and entertainment bureau bringing excitement to audiences, clients, and employees. We represent subject-matter experts in every possible field. Whether we’re your partner in creating a memorable meeting, or your meeting planner’s secret weapon in securing the perfect keynote speaker, we’re in this with you.


Many of the world’s most successful individuals possess a hidden strength. Surprisingly, it’s not their experience or technical knowledge, but their ability to form strong partnerships.

As President and founding CEO of Virgin Unite, Jean Oelwang has worked with endless extraordinary individuals. Accordingly, she has observed how they cultivate meaningful connections in both their professional and personal lives. In fact, she has spent over 15 years working with some of the world’s greatest partnerships. Together, partners not only become better versions of themselves, but they multiply their positive impact on the world.

Before pioneering Virgin Unite, Jean was the joint CEO of Virgin Mobile in Australia. Specifically, she spent 17 years leading mobile phone companies in South Africa, Bulgaria, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and the US.

Since then, Jean has partnered with several global initiatives including:

  • The Elders – An independent group of global leaders, founded by Nelson Mandela, working for peace, justice, human rights, and sustainability.
  • The B Team – A collective of high-profile business executives creating a new form of leadership to build a better world.
  • The Carbon War Room – A nonprofit, now merged with the RMI, focused on accelerating the adoption of low-carbon business solutions.
  • And many more!

Now, Jean is hired as a keynote speaker, educating people on the principles that allow organizations to catalyze their growth.

How to Hire Jean Oelwang

Find out how to hire Jean Oelwang to appear at your next event. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to inquire about Jean Oelwang’s availability and cost. When booking Jean Oelwang for an event, we need to know the type of venue and location the event will take place. Jean Oelwang is a popular choice for corporate events, private events, and virtual events. So, click ‘Check Availability’ to contact us and an MPG Jean Oelwang booking agent will respond within 48 hours.

Jean Oelwang Booking Price

How much to book Jean Oelwang depends on the type of event. So, the cost to hire Jean Oelwang for corporate or private events is available by contacting a Mollie Plotkin Group Agent. Notably, Jean Oelwang is hired for conferences, festivals, private parties, and events. Just contact the Mollie Plotkin Group and tell the booking agent the proposed date, time, and location.

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Upcoming Engagements

Our speakers are in high demand! View their upcoming events.

Jun 17 - 20 2024

Kinexions 24 Annual Conference – Keynote Speaker Lisa Bodell – Miami, Florida

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
Jun 22 - 23 2024

Atlanta Women’s Expo 2024 – Keynote Speaker Laila Ali – Atlanta, GA

Gas South Convention Center
Jun 24 - 27 2024

HFMA Annual Conference 2024 – Keynote Speaker Suneel Gupta – Las Vegas, NV

Mandalay Bay Convention Center
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Key Audience Takeaways

Presentations and workshops tailored for you.

Whether you’re creating a diverse team, thinking of building a large-scale collaboration, or helping your existing team work better together, Jean can create a workshop or presentation to match your needs. Some examples of potential themes: Here are some examples of potential themes:

  1. Collective Flourishing – What does it look like? Introduction to the Six Degrees.
  2. Collaboration Design Principles – Explore the six design principles through the stories from some of the greatest collective human achievements.
  3. Partnership Wonder – Select one of our incredible 60+ partnerships to have a conversation about what makes their relationship flow.
  4. Go Deep – Dive into one or more of the Six Degrees. Learn the 12 tips for celebrating friction. Explore the magnetic moments that keep people connected. Practice the six virtues in the ecosystem.

Client Testimony for Jean Oelwang


Partnering: Forge the Deep Connections That Make Great Things Happen

It’s not their technical skills or experiences that matter most, it is their ability to partner: to forge deep connections. As the President and founding CEO of Virgin Unite and the co-founder of Plus Wonder, Jean Oelwang has had a ringside seat to remarkable people and has learned how they build deep business and personal relationships. She has spent over 15 years working with some of the world’s greatest partnerships like Richard Branson and Peter Gabriel, Archbishop Desmond and Leah Tutu, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Ben and Jerry, and the cofounders of AirBnB, all of whom, due to their partnerships, learned to become better versions of themselves, which directly multiplied their positive impact on the world.In Partnering, Oelwang illuminates the core principles that weaves through sixty extraordinary partnerships and collaborations. Remarkably, these six elegant principles are common to meaningful partnerships of all types: friends, family, business, and romantic. They are also at the center of most great human collaborations, like closing the ozone hole and ending apartheid in South Africa.In this book you’ll find daily rituals for staying connected, practical tools for disagreeing respectfully, virtues that deepen your relationship, and a blueprint for expanding small partnerships into large-scale collaborations. Partnering is a refreshing antidote to a disconnected and divided world. It is the answer to how we can increase depth and meaning in all of our most important relationships.All the author’s proceeds from Partnering will be donated to Plus Wonder, an independent not-for-profit initiative to inspire people to forge partnerships in service of a greater purpose.

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