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Eric Saperston

Eric Saperston

    • Leadership 
    • Innovation
    • What it Takes to be Extraordinary
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Eric Saperston 2023 Speaker Reel "What It Takes To Be Extraordinary"

Eric Saperston 2023 Speaker Reel "What It Takes To Be Extraordinary"

Eric Saperston Speaker Biography

Eric Saperston has spent the last 25 years cold-calling and taking the most successful people in the world out for a cup of coffee to discover the common traits, motivating factors and guiding principles which enable everyday people to produce extraordinary results.

Driven by the adage, “To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.” Eric wanted to better understand what separated ordinary achievement from legendary success.

With that premise, Saperston hit the open road, living in his Volkswagen bus, selling grilled cheese sandwiches at rest stops while cold calling the most successful people in the world and taking them out for cup of coffee.

With humble beginnings, tenacity, resourcefulness, and a genuine desire to learn from successful elders, drove Eric to interview thousands of business leaders, pioneers, visionaries, rockstars and legends and to become the leadership expert he is today.

Walt Disney Studios turned Eric’s life story into an award winning feature film, The Journey. He’s written a best selling book Live In Wonder and for the last two decades, top tier industry leaders like SAP, Gartner, and Hilton Worldwide trust Eric to share his refreshing blend of leadership lessons, motivating stories and tactical teambuilding experiences to audiences around the globe:
giving millions of people the tools to produce extraordinary results and living more meaningful lives.

What It Takes To Be Extraordinary
Keynote Length: 30-90 minutes

In this keynote, Eric shares 15+ years of defining leadership lessons he has learned interviewing and studying first hand top leaders, visionaries and pioneers who have stood in the face of adversity and thrived.

These top leaders know how to harness language to produce optimal results and enroll those around them. They remain life long learners, making no assumptions and asking lots of question. They approach challenges as opportunities in disguise and are clear on their and their organization’s guiding principles and mission and make excellence a daily practice.

Thriving in uncertain times is not about only having the skills to get the job done, it is about embodying and living a life of purpose, commitment and personal power.


The Journey To Success

Keynote Length: 30-90 minutes

Be ready to take The Journey of a lifetime with Eric Saperston as he shares leadership lessons, advanced communication distinctions and tales from his adventures over the last 15+ years taking iconic leaders out for coffee.

With a diversity of stories from US Presidents, Olympic Athletes, Rockstars, Pioneers and Visionaries, this award winning keynote is filled with humor, clear leadership lessons and concrete takeaways to leave your audience engaged and ready to do what it takes to be extraordinary!


The Power of Community: Three Things Teambuilding Experience
Teambuilding Length: 3 Hours

Celebrate the collective wisdom and diversity of your teams and organization. Build greater inclusion, belonging, trust and emotional safety. Whether you are coming back together at the office after a long period of working remotely, restructuring your teams or needing to cross pollinate different divisions within your organization, this crowd pleasing team building experience helps to open up channels of communication, create greater efficiency and collaboration.


“Up the Language, Elevate the Story” Transformational Leadership and Communication Experience

Teambuilding Experience Length: 3 Days of 3 Hour Segments

Have a new team and young culture that you are looking to infuse with trust, belonging, common mission, and inclusive, effective communication? Have a dysfunctional team of high functioning individuals that are performing less effectively than their potential?

Join Eric and his leadership and advanced communication team for a 3 day intensive culture and team building experience that will build connections and a sense of belonging, acknowledge and celebrate the diversity and wisdom of your team, facilitate a safe container to air grievance and find new pathways to success through “upping the language and elevating the story”.

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