Soulaima Gourani


Soulaima Gourani is a keynote speaker and an advisor to major companies on customer loyalty, strategic networking, change management, employee motivation and future of business. She is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, and the owner of and

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Are you the type who gets fired?

“You will get a lot of tips and good advice on how to become someone your organization wants to retain and reward.”

This fantastic lecture is designed to make you think about your job situation. The lecture takes you on a trip where you, in a fun way, will assess your market value and readiness for change. You will get a lot of tips and good advice on how to become someone your organization wants to retain and reward.

Have you been fired, or are you afraid that you will get fired?
Are you one of those people who have never experienced getting fired and therefore believe that they are particularly excellent or better than their coworkers? In this lecture, you will find out whether your being tactical (maybe even in an uncool way) is the reason you have never been fired. Learn why never having been fired is by no means an advantage.

Are you the type of person who gets fired?
Believe it or not, there are three types of people who, more often than others, experience getting fired. You could say that they have a special talent for getting fired. Most companies want to grow, and they can’t do that if they are employing too many people who constantly challenge the way they work and think. You can always question whether we are firing those people who really create value or growth.

Companies fire three types of people:

  • The naysayer. This type always says no to changes and innovation. Companies know that it costs a lot of money when employees aren’t ready for change. These years, companies sort out employees who do not embrace change and are not reasonably positive about continuous organizational adjustments. This type is also referred to as the grumbler. People of this type create a negative atmosphere in the office, and many colleagues avoid spending time with them.
  • The victim. This type constantly sees himself as a victim. He has a mentality that can best be characterized by the word victim. People don’t want to waste their time on victims. Get in the game and show some enthusiasm, energy, power, and courage.
  • The challenger. This is the type who thrives on questioning the existing structures and wants to change, improve, and enrich. This type usually has a low degree of acceptance of authority and therefore can only be managed by the best managers. Typically, a very valuable employee but often impossible to manage because he knows best!

How to avoid getting fired:
Do you dream of never getting fired because you fear the shame (is getting fired really something to be ashamed of?) or the uncertain future, or because you are too lazy to start from scratch on a new job? Attend this lecture and learn about the six good rules of conduct!

Booked by unions, private and public companies and young leaders and schools.

Want to hear Soulaimas own story? Listen to her podcast with Harvard Kennedy School.


Please contact Soulaima if you wish to register for a specific lecture or a combination of topics tailored to your needs.

You can also use the contact form on the right side or at the bottom of this page to send an inquiry to Soulaima.

Further reading

Write E-mails That People Want to Read (Important If You Apply for a Job via E-mail)

Blog by Soulaima Gourani
Have you recently sent e-mails to people asking them for a favor such as reading or forwarding your résumé? This blog advices on how to write e-mails that people wants to read and how to optimize your chances of getting a new job, feedback, etc. on your e-mail.
Read here

What You Should Know Before You Find a New Job

Blog by Soulaima Gourani
Are you dreaming of finding a new job? This blog consist of questions and pointers helping you decide whether or not you need a new job, and if you do, how to approach the job hunting.
Read here