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Eric Kaufmann, Leadership Speaker

Eric Kaufmann

    • Developer of Conscious Leadership
    • Founder and CEO of Sagatica
    • Author of Leadership as a Hero's Journey
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Eric Kaufmann Speaker Biography

Eric Kaufmann guides leaders to make better decisions and achieve better results. A native of Israel, he lived and worked in South Africa, before gaining two decades of experience in sales, management and leadership at Lanier/3M and Corning Clinical Laboratories. In 1999, he launched an executive development consultancy which has served Sony, T-Mobile, Genentech, Alcon Labs, Teradata and many senior managers of Fortune 1,000 companies.

Along with his real-world business experience, Kaufmann brings a range of other skills and perspectives to his keynote speaking and management consulting. He is a licensed clinical hypnotherapist and a certified master scuba diving instructor. He is an adjunct professor teaching leadership at San Diego State University and Cal State San Marcos, and is a speaker with Vistage International. Kaufmann is a lifelong practitioner of Zen meditation who once spent a year in silent meditation, living in a cabin he built himself in a remote area of New Mexico.

Kaufmann’s book, “Leadership as a Hero’s Journey,” explores the four traits shared by successful, passionate and creative business leaders. The book describes how they navigate through uncertainty and anxiety in order to improve the lives and livelihoods of those around them.

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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.

  • Apply a four-step process to manage anxiety
  • Ignite keys to perseverance and resilience
  • Attract to talent team members that make things happen
  • Unlock the power of vision and purpose



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:

  • Limit the role that your ego plays in leading
  • Guide teams to focus on profit, people, and the planet
  • Generate breakthrough team results with
  • Empower people with a “distributed consciousness” mindset
  • Learn how to apply kindness AND accountability



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:

  • Identify exactly where they need to apply a new level of courage
  • Turn on courage to commit, courage to speak up, and courage to care.
  • Step toward their full potential more quickly and consistently
  • Develop tools for being courageous in the moment and over a lifetime



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:

  • Understanding why every team throws tantrums
  • Applying a process for uncovering team dysfunctions
  • Accelerating the ability to significantly increase trust in the team
  • Creating a leadership presence that inspires team alignment

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