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Fiona Passantino

Speaker, author, comic book illustrator. Expert on internal communications and employee engagement.

English, Dutch


Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Host, Workshops


Listening, Employee Engagement, Internal Communication, Community Building, Hybrid Working



HR, company culture & leadership


Speaker, author, blogger, YouTuber, leadership coach and comic book illustrator, Fiona is an executive coach for matters of culture and engagement for large multinationals. Her latest book in the Comic Books for Executives series is titled The Handbook for Post-Covid Engagement and was nominated finalist for the UK Business Book Awards .

Long before the pandemic changed everything about the way we live and work, Fiona Passantino started as an old-school comic artist, writer and game designer. In 2020 she achieved a masters in management, and then worked as Creative Lead, Senior Visual Communicator, Innovation Advisor, Explainer and Storyteller for some of the largest multinationals in Europe, hopping from Vienna, London, Budapest to Brussels and Amsterdam. She now lives in the Hague with her family.

The Comic Book for Executives combine highly visual storytelling with research-driven guides for improving our internal communications and employee engagement in our post-Covid world.

Presentations and Topics

HR, company culture & leadership

H2H Communication: “Human to Human"

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Re-examine how we communicate and use the power of our humanity to form a connection.

HR, company culture & leadership

Habits of High-Visibility Leaders

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How can leaders increase their presence, visibility, and interaction?

Technology, transformation & innovation

ChatGPT Integration for Professionals

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Workshops and training for leaders and teams

HR, company culture & leadership

Engage, Connect, Inspire your teams

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a Roadmap for Leaders

HR, company culture & leadership

Listening and Creating a Culture of Collaboration

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As we enter the post-Covid period in our history and battle the demons of the Great Resignation, listening to what we need is more important than ever. Keeping employees happy and not quitting is now a matter of business survival.

Resilience & wellbeing

Burning out, and “Burning in”

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The key to wellbeing is less rather than more; building in space for silence and creativity.

Testimonials & References

"Really inspiring keynote at #hrnc23 from the amazing Fiona Passantino on how to be engaged, focused, and how to prioritise the 'human' in 'human resources’. I especially loved how she talked about real fun vs forced fun at work, so much of it resonated with me!"

-- K. Male, Roffey Park Institute 

"Great keynote by Fiona Passantino about how one can drive engagement in jobs with lower autonomy, or lower org commitment. Her thoughts on gamification and encouraging a healthy competition to foster performance as well as engagement in such jobs is a very interesting approach.”

-- S. Sachdeva, University of Strathclyde

“Fiona was brilliant. I really enjoyed the visuals and the insights. Evidence based, inspiring and practical - thank you!”

-- F. Martin, National HR Network Awards, Glasgow Caledonian  University

"I loved this from Fiona Passantino We all talk about encouraging a diverse range of opinions but that can mean we need to learn to handle creative Rebels.”

-- C. Moore, INSEAD

"Fiona Passantino, thank you for your fantastic and engaging presentation! Thoroughly enjoyed the event and the presentations by all the speakers at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium.”

-- A. A. Sheikh, Strand Solicitors

"I really enjoyed Fiona's session in particular; I've already used the 'flow' concept in two conversations already - one with my son and one with a friend.”

-- P. Deaken, CMI

"I really enjoyed Fiona's presentation (and her boots!). I will definitely be taking some learnings on conscious workload reduction back to my team. I intend to keep up with her work.”

-- S. Kincaid, Leading Kind

"I thoroughly enjoyed Fiona's session; it was extremely thought provoking (I was quoting some of her stats to my partner last night around burnout as he works too hard!).”

-- A. MacDonald, Coaching Culture Ltd.

"I was great listening to Fiona's keynote presentation yesterday! I was thoroughly taken by what she had to say and really got me thinking about my own organisations short comings (and positive aspects!) with regards to focus and engagement! Absolutely delighted to have been introduced to her and her work. Thank you!”

-- G. Hunter, The Chartered Banker Institute

"I'll have to say one of my favourite speakers was Fiona Passantino who had the most engaging animated presentation.”

-- N. Tukur, Leading Kind


“Fiona, thank you for such an engaging session this morning at the conference, you really brought the subject to life. I look forward to reading your book soon also!!”

-- S. Macfarlane, SSEN

"Great talk, Fiona; very inspirational.”

-- Dr. A. Egan, Chief Executive Officer, Roffey Park International 

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