Eric Kaufmann combines an unrelenting commitment to results with an unyielding regard for human spirit. He is the product of forty years of Zen practice seamlessly woven into three decades of business leadership, both as a corporate leader and advisor to leaders.
Eric is an appointed Thought Leader at Harvard’s Institute of Coaching, he designed and taught the Coaching for Professionals program at San Diego State University, and has presented at TEDx. He is the author of The Four Virtues of a Leader and Leadership Breakdown, and is laser focused on teaching executives and leaders how to raise their game as human-centered leaders with bottom line accountability.
Eric’s teaching and guidance to clients such as Dr. Bronner’s, Verizon, ASML, Sunpower, Circle, SDG&E, Alcon, and Facebook, weaves in tried-and-true wisdom gleaned from more than 15,000 hours as an executive guide. He takes leaders on a journey below the surface and beyond the obvious to help them be more effective, content, and empowered. His experience-earned presence and practices equip, inspire, and embolden leaders to switch on and apply their Wisdom, Love, and Power. As a result, they connect more deeply, decide more powerfully, and generate innovative outcomes.
Eric has lived and worked on three continents, managed and led at Fortune 100 firms, and in addition to his degree in business, he is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master Scuba diving Instructor. In his previous life he lived off the grid in a mountain cabin he built by himself. Eric is married for 25 years and is the blessed father of two remarkable young women who know how to navigate the Matrix.
LEADERSHIP AS A HERO’S JOURNEY |
HOW COURAGE, GRIT, FOCUS, AND FAITH TURN UNCERTAINTY INTO RESULTS
This keynote guides leaders how to explore the unknown, accelerate results, get people excited, and be an authentic leader on the journey. If you look into your heart, you know that leading is about leaving the comfort zone, taking on challenge and risk, capturing people’s hearts, and accelerating results. You also know that in addition to being smart and educated you need courage in the face of risk, focused intention, and grit to stay the course. But you probably don’t know exactly how to switch on these natural virtues into a leadership character.
This is what Eric Kaufmann brings to life – a clear and accessible map to switch on your heroic virtues for your journey of leading. This keynote empowers leaders to make a difference in their work and with their people. It reveals just how to befriend the unknown, get people excited, and be an authentic human being that flourishes amidst challenge.
Eric brings his unique outlook and shares applied wisdom, humor, global perspective, and practical tools for developing the heart and mind of a leader on a hero’s journey.
THE BLUEPRINT TO CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP |
HOW TO ROCK RESULTS AND BE A WILDLY POSITIVE INFLUENCE
Leadership is so critical these days, and leaders are getting a bad rap from employees: 82% of believe that their leaders are ineffective, 67% are disengaged from their leaders, and 35% are willing to give up a pay raise just to see their boss get fired! In a world where leadership is a game-changer we need to be the kind of leaders that deeply engage because they are bold, curious, and kind – they are conscious leaders.
This keynote is gets to the heart of satisfying your employee’s deep desire for meaningful work, meaningful impact, and meaningful relationships; for enabling them to increase profits AND improve their community. Leaders that matter know how to meet these expectations and ensure that the enhanced trust and productivity yields customer satisfaction.
This keynote is an applied strategy for leaders to become resilient, influential, and thoughtful. Eric shares proven and practical steps for leaders to reflect and decide how to engage and empower their people with wisdom, Love, and Courage.
The Blueprint for Conscious Leadership teaches leaders how to:
THE POWER TO SHOW UP |
HOW TO SWITCH ON COURAGE AND CONQUER THE WORK THAT MATTERS MOST
This keynote defines a path to being inspired, inspiring, and courageous in projects, with coworkers, and with customers. Courage the first leadership virtue because it is the secret sauce for bold decisions, innovative breakthroughs, challenging status quo, and facing rejection, and making deep connections.
Your fundamental job as a leader is to organize and influence people to move away from the comfort zone and toward a new vision and to new achievements;this always ignites both excitement and anxiety because achievement and safety simply don’t go hand in hand.
In this keynote Eric Kaufmann why, how, and when to turning on your leadership courage; and not just in general, but specifically the courage to care, the courage to speak up, and the courage to commit.
This keynote guides leaders at any level to be more courageous and effective on projects, with coworkers, and with customers. Specifically, in this program audiences will be able to:
TEAMWORK WITHOUT TANTRUMS |
GETTING LEADERS TO STICK TOGETHER, DECIDE TOGETHER, AND MAKE STUFF HAPPEN
Never confuse a team of leaders with a leadership team! A team of leaders has doesn’t have one vision, chases work in multiple directions, and fights one another rather than the competition. A leadership team, on the other hand, is focused on the unified vision, works collaboratively, and transcends silos.
This keynote is for leaders that want their leadership teams to realize its full potential. Eric Kaufmann has dissected thousands of hours of teamwork and teaches how leadership teams can stop burning precious time, energy, and goodwill.
Eric reveals the three poisons of leadership team effectiveness: 1) drag – misinformed disagreement, 2) drift – lack of vision, and 3) friction – internal conflict. He then offers clear and focused instructions for becoming a leadership team that accelerate results by creating flow, alignment, and cohesion.
This keynote is a deep dive into:
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