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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 the co-founder of NoW of Work, author of the bestselling book Rethink Work, and global keynote speaker. Having been on hundreds of stages and worked with and studied the greatest places to work in the world he knows what it takes to build incredible teams that are resilient, innovative, and ready for the future of work.

A former World Economic Forum Global Shaper and recognized as one of the Top 100 Emerging Innovators under 35 by American Express, his ideas have been featured in Forbes, Thrive Global, The Hu!ngton Post, The Globe and Mail, and many more.

One-Degree Shifts: Building Tomorrow’s Greatest Places to Work

The future of work may look wildly di”erent depending on industry, size, and location but the one thing all great leaders do is build a deep sense of trust, respect, and safety across their team. The question is: how do they do it?

In this completely tailored, engaging, and takeaway-loaded presentation, workplace expert Eric Termuende shares what years of research, stories, and insights uncover about the one-degree shifts leaders use to remove friction, improve communication, and innovate. From Domino’s Pizza to the British Cycling Team, discover how the consistent application of small, incremental changes builds tomorrow’s greatest places to work.

In this presentation, leaders will learn the secret of a one-degree shift to:

• Reduce friction and build trust

• Work more e”ectively with a smaller team

• Build a culture of innovation

• Understand your role in creating a ‘greatest place to work’

• Discover what cilantro teaches us about strong workplace culture

Leading Remote Teams: Maintaining Engagement, Productivity, and Happiness

Having studied some of the world’s best companies and surveyed thousands of employees, workplace expert and bestselling author Eric Termuende knows that those who lead remote teams do three things effectively: They communicate well, reduce friction, and are highly empathetic. With the world changing at a break-neck pace, there are key steps we can take today to ensure that we’re mitigating burnout and getting the most out of our teams whether working remotely or together in the o!ce.

In this fully customized, insightful, and takeaway-filled keynote, Eric Termuende shares leadership stories from the Cleveland Browns to Chicago’s Holy Cross Hospital to uncover what makes for an incredible workplace experience. Building stronger remote teams requires a deeper understanding of how we use our time, connect with our people, and tie recognition back to our values. While the future is anything but certain, the actions we take today are sure to prepare us for whatever the world throws our way.

Attendees will learn:

• How to build a deeper sense of trust with your remote team

• The three golden rules of recognition

• Where a stronger foundation of belonging resides and how to access it

• The research-backed correlation between recognition and engagement

• How leaders can take ownership of company culture remotely

Can You Make It? What a Race Across Europe Fuelled By RedBull Teaches Us About Leadership and Building Thriving Teams

300 people on 100 teams with 7 days to get from London to Berlin. The catch? No communication with anyone outside your team, no currency or credit cards, no pre-arranged accommodation and no pre-arranged transportation – only 24 cans of RedBull. Would we make it? And what would it teach us about leading and cultivating an incredible team?

In this highly entertaining, always surprising keynote, hear from Eric Termuende as he takes you on his harrowing escapade across Europe. Learn how his team overcame new languages, new modes of transportation, and navigated their way across an unfamiliar continent before crossing the finish line and completing the journey of a lifetime.

Leadership and team development doesn’t just happen in the o!ce. A remarkable story with unforgettable lessons may be exactly what your leaders need to be energized, engaged, and equipped with a new set of tools to lead their team.

In this highly engaging, interactive presentation, you’ll learn:

• How to reduce friction across your team

• What the difference between forced innovation and chosen innovation is and how to execute

• Why choosing the road less travelled is more effective than the highway

• How empathy, trust, and experimentation breed success

• How to empower the team to rise to any challenge

• Why failure almost always leads to success

• And finally, how to travel 2,013 miles across a continent you’ve never been to before without anything to trade other than a few cans of a ca”einated sugar drink

Virtual programs available

One-Degree Shifts: Keeping Employee Engagement High While Working Remotely

No matter how we slice it, this new normal is difficult to adjust to. This transition is much more than moving from our office to our home, it is about adjusting to a new way to live life both with our co-workers and family and friends, too. How is it, in these trying times, that we avoid ‘Zoom fatigue’ while still maintaining a sense of trust, community, belonging, and psychological safety?

In this webinar, hear from best-selling author Eric Termuende as he shares best practices and frameworks for a remote workforce.

Attendees will learn:

  • An easy-to-use framework that gives everyone a voice
  • A new way to look at employee engagement
  • Three tips to improve your communication via web meetings
  • How to reduce friction at home and while working
  • Unexpected practices that build trust and community

Presentation 2

Developing Soft Skills in Times of Change

Wherever you look—the World Economic Forum’s ‘Future of Jobs’ Report, Royal Bank of Canada, McKinsey, etc.—it is becoming increasingly clear that to succeed in the workplace of the future, soft skills must be developed. Especially for leaders. As leaders, we need to be better active listeners, problem solvers, critical thinkers, dynamic speakers, managers of time, and learners. We need this for employees, as well.

The problem, though, is that we don’t even have a way to assess soft skills, let alone how to improve them. How can we measure what we can’t set a baseline for and don’t know how to measure?

In this presentation, Eric Termuende will walk attendees through the current and future working environment to build a better sense of trust, belonging, and better communication.

You’ll learn:

  • 3 best practices to boost soft skill development amongst team members
  • How to proactively create a sense of belonging in the workplace
  • Unlock the secret to better feedback practices
  • How to mitigate poor short turnover and high tenure

Max attendees: no maximum

Platform used: Zoom or WebEx

Tech requirements: I have everything I need – light, mic, webcam, etc.

Time: 45-50 minutes + Q+A (total = 60 minutes) – NOTE* this is flexible and I’m happy to work with the client

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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