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Eric Termuende

Eric Termuende

Eric Termuende dispels generational groupings to re-humanize and gain more out of the workforce

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Eric Termuende is a globally-recognized thought leader, author, and keynote speaker on the future of work and building teams that thrive. Eric has surveyed and interviewed thousands of leaders about what it takes to create teams that not only win, but enjoy their time at work.

Eric’s actionable and entertaining keynotes don’t just inspire, they equip leaders with tools and takeaways to energize and provoke growth within their teams. Eric brings concrete examples, stories, and case studies to the stage that are relatable, digestible, and downright interesting — all designed to spark action and empowerment.

Eric has a deep understanding of the next generation of work and how to attract and retain the right talent. As co-founder of NoW Innovations, Eric advises industry-leading organizations, institutions, and associations on future-proofing their teams, talent management, and rehumanizing the workplace. His best-selling book, Rethink Work, has become a must-read for today’s leaders and is available wherever you buy your books.

Recognized as one of the Top 100 Emerging Innovators under 35 by American Express, his ideas have been featured in Forbes, Thrive Global, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, and more. From the stage of TEDx to BUILDEX to Coca Cola and the Milken Global Conference, Eric inspires, challenges, and opens minds to opportunity and doors to growth.

Winning the Talent War: 3 Unorthodox Rules to Elevate Recruiting, Retention, Performance, and Ultimately Organizational Success

Through years of extensive research and practical experience, Eric Termuende has developed a systematic approach to winning the talent war. In this inspiring and actionable keynote, Eric takes the audience on an unforgettable journey, and reveals three counterintuitive and extremely powerful steps to boosting performance, beating back competitive threats, and driving long-term shareholder value.

  • Embrace a radically new approach to recruiting, boosting success rates dramatically.
  • Uncover the biggest myths and blocks to fully-engaged talent.
  • Increase retention of top performers, while having low-performers self-select out of the organization.
  • Eradicate and replace ‘empty values’ with authentic experiences.
  • Become armed for battle with practical tools and takeaways to put into immediate action, including: the most unusual job description which will yield the exact talent fit for your team, and how to differentiate your story to new candidates and existing team members,
  • Discover unique connection points between talent and leadership, thereby driving loyalty, trust, and performance
The Future of our Workforce

The World Economic Forum says we are now entering the fourth Industrial Revolution, one where we no longer are taking steps, but leaps forward. Considering exponential integration of technology and accessibility of information being greater now than ever before, what stories are we telling to attract the right candidates to the workforce? More so, how are we finding purpose in the work we do and happiness in the lives we live? In his presentation, Eric talks about the importance of community and belonging at work. The conversation about the future of work is bigger than Millennials and generations, and spans wider than technology and workplace aesthetic- it is about people and creating a life each of us can enjoy living through the work we do.

The One-Degree Shift: Setting Leaders Up To Thrive In The Future Of Work Through One Degree Shifts In Perception

Wherever you look, it is becoming increasingly clear that to succeed in the future of work, we must realize our full potential as a team. In this presentation, Eric Termuende walks attendees through the current and future work environment and shares three one-degree shifts we can make to build better teams, establish deeper trust, and create an environment of belonging.

  • Understand key shifts needed to transform teams that work into teams that thrive.
  • Harness real life employee experiences to tell a better story and attract the next generation of talent.
  • Revolutionize the job description to build a team capable of reaching its full potential.
  • Learn what to do to make your team and company stand out from the competition.
  • Understand how to proactively build a culture that is right for your people, not for those who shouldn’t be there, and how to tell the difference!
  • Practical tools and takeaways to empower team members to be best they can be and lead experience creation at a team level.
The Future Of Work: Building A Future Where Teams And Organizations Not Only Thrive But Enjoy Work

In Eric’s engaging and interactive presentation, he talks about the importance of community and belonging at work and delivers actionable takeaways in the form of small shifts leaders can make to build teams that thrive. The conversation about the future of work is bigger than millennials, generations, technology and workplace aesthetic—it’s about people and creating a future where we enjoy our work as an integral part of our lives.

  • Deep understanding of the mindset of the modern workforce, and how to tell a story that speaks to the right candidates.
  • Immediately actionable takeaways leaders can implement to build better teams.
  • A clear framework for building and nurturing an environment where people thrive, together.
  • Insight into the skills, competencies, and character traits of today’s workforce and how these individuals are shaping the future of work.
  • Pertinent industry examples and engaging stories that demonstrate the impact a small shift in perception can have.
  • Practical tools leaders can use to create teams that thrive in the future of work.
Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Services
Eric Termuende presented to our senior leadership and shared his perspective on optimizing culture. I found Eric to be a highly credible, engaging and relevant speaker that connects with all levels of leadership. Eric’s insights are well articulated and provide examples and ideas that are critical to an organization looking to improve engagement and retain the right talent.
MacKay CEO Forums
relevant, engaging and with some strong practical takeaways for the audience of seasoned Chief Executives of a range of companies from manufacturing to health care to technology to financial services. He is an excellent presenter and readily relates to senior executives.”
Branding Expert
Eric is a remarkable thinker, and one of those speakers you see sometimes, but not often enough, who you run around telling everyone about for a long time afterwards. I remember the first time we met, and within a few minutes he had me leaning over the table in the restaurant, fascinated, waiting to hear what would come out of his mouth next. I can count on one hand the number of times that has happened to me; he's in very rare company. So book him. Listen to him. Take the time to use his ideas. They are a gift.
Economic Planning Board for Canada
You most definitely captivated our audience. We appreciate the time you took away from your family and for the attention in adapting your presentation to complement our conference objectives.
Informa Canada
What a world it would be if we viewed people as "human beings, not humandoings"! Great TEDx talk by Eric Termuende. He's spoken at several of our conferences, and has become a favourite among our delegates. Engaging, smart, to the point and very relevant.
Informa Canada
"Eric was great. The attendees that I talked to gave him rave reviews."
Manager, Career Services, University of Calgary
What stood out to me about Eric’s keynote was how relatable he was to the entire audience. I feel as though whether you were a graduating student, new grad or a Gen X Mom like me, there was something in his talk for everyone. The concept of defining your own success is very inspirational and Eric was as open to talking about his shortfalls and sacrifices as he was to talking about his “big wins.” I have seen Eric speak at three different events now and he is very astute when it comes to his audience. Each of the speaking engagements has showcased something different, which tells me that he puts a lot of time and energy into meeting his host/client’s needs for the event. I would definitely have him back.
Manager, Leadership Programs, University of Calgary
Eric’s keynote was very much delivered from a place of personal narrative, and he was incredibly relatable to the students at the University of Calgary’s Grad Day Conference. In Eric, our students were able to see someone starting out in his career, but through his own path of pairing a passion of entrepreneurship and Generation Y into impactful work with an empowering message.
Women in Leadership and Business Conference
Eric spoke at our leadership and business conference and was rated by our audience as one of our top speakers. He is relatable and delivers practical learning through his expertise. As a speaker, his is a delight to work with, is always prepared and offers great follow up to keep the lessons alive long after his presentation.
WORKshift Canada
Eric delivered a highly engaging presentation that had the crowd buzzing all afternoon. Feedback from the event told me that Eric provided great value for those in attendance, and we welcome him back as we host more events in the future.
Catherine Brownlee Inc.
“Eric Termuende is a powerful and exciting speaker that truly understands the workforce and its true definition, today. He tells us that what we may have thought was ‘coming’, is already here. Through his research and fact based presentation, we start to see what it is going to take to attract, retain and motivate Gen-Y’s….and by the way, we will all love it! I am onboard with promoting Eric and his team at Gen-Y. This is true evolution for today and for our future.”
Calgary Chamber
Eric is a passionate speaker and his messages transcend generations. He connects easily with Millennial and Gen-Y audiences, as well as the other 3 generations in the workplace. He’s funny, professional and on point, either in prepared remarks or in informal discussion. I’m sure we’ll invite him back to another event again soon.
President COI
Eric gave an invigorating and spirited presentation that left our audience captivated and wanting more.
JA South Alberta
Eric Termuende is wise beyond his years. The keynote he delivered for JA Southern Alberta Business Development Workshop students was warm, informative and inspirational. His insight into how young people can harness their personal relationship management skills to ensure future success, even in this era of pervasive internet and mobile communications technology, is powerful.
Western Canada BUILDEX Show, Global Exhibitions, Informa
Eric had an outstanding knowledge base on his area of expertise. He was insightful, efficient and helpful in the lead up to his seminar. Feedback from his address has been nothing but positive.
Human Resources Management Association
As moderator of the presentation, I found that Eric’s skill set overall to be unique and his passion for the subject enthusiastic…Eric is a dynamic and very engaging speaker. I do not hesitate in recommending Eric for similar engagements.
Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers
Eric led our attendees through an engaging discussion on Gen Y and their engagement with the workforce. People joined in the discussion with questions and comments, evidence that he reached and motivated them. His fresh perspective challenged our members to be aware of the needs of young talent, and helped them better answer the important question “What do Millennials want?” I endorse Eric as a speaker, and as a thought-leader.
Alberta Forest Products Association
Eric did an excellent job of communicating to our membership where our workforce is headed and what we needed to do to accommodate trends in the workplace. His use of visuals and presentation style made a complex topic manageable for our audience. He is a captivating presenter and prompted a lot of discussion.
Student Service, University of Calgary Students’ Union
A tremendous amount of nuance, emotion and charisma. His talk was extremely well received by our delegates. We would definitely consider booking in again.
Director Talent Development - North America, Caribbean, Mexico at Club Med
"Eric wowed us with his interventions at our manager summit. For the first act, his keynote presentation on the one-degree shifts to move from TEAM to COMMUNITY was perfectly tailored to the audience. A master storyteller, he captivated the group with humor and human insight, and made the abstract HR challenges of our business seem practical and simple. And then in the 2nd act, he facilitated a small audience implementation workshop of property managers that quickly moved them from conceptual discussion to realistic concrete actions. Bravo!”
Associate Director, Alumni Career Development | UCalgary Alumni University of Calgary | Advancement
We were honored and privileged to have Eric Termuende as our keynote speaker at our 3rd annual UCalgary Alumni Grow your Career Conference about the One Degree Shift: Building an intentional future. Eric's keynote was outstanding and he had the audience highly engaged from the moment he began speaking to the very end. Conference attendees continued to rave about his keynote throughout the entire day. Not only was his message highly relevant and applicable to everyone but he also delivered it in a dynamic, humorous and poignant manner. Eric's blend of confidence, insight and authenticity is powerful and inspirational. Working with Eric leading up to the conference was also an extremely positive experience and I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again. He truly is one of a kind!
Learning and Development Coordinator, Planning & Development at The City of Calgary
The City of Calgary, Planning & Development, invited Eric Termuende to speak at our annual Town Hall. Based on the feedback, Eric was a tremendous hit with the employees. He was informative, entertaining and provided a few simple but practical tools for employees to take back to their workplace to build better communities. Wow! Thank you Eric.
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