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Keynote Presentations That Help Leaders Build Incredible Teams

Eric Termuende has worked with hundreds of organizations across the world, helping them attract and retain top talent to assist in future-proofing their organization. His proven methodology and takeaways keep audiences hooked throughout his keynotes and inspired to act when they get back to work.
Eric gained his experience by building a proprietary diagnostic tool that quantified culture to better understand how to better engage talent and optimize the employee experience. Following his early success, Eric wrote his bestselling book, Rethink Work and has sold thousands of copies since its release.
In his action-packed keynote presentations, you can expect immediate takeaways that require no budget to implement, an inspiring, engaging presentation, and rich stories that bring concepts to life.

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

With the pandemic closer and closer to being in the rear-view mirror, many leaders are asking ‘now what?’ As we navigate our next steps together, an agile mindset and the desire to choose to innovate are going to be key to thriving in the workplace of tomorrow. How do we continue to innovate while not rocking the boat too much? It turns out that those who are succeeding in a post-covid world most are the ones that continue to experiment, build trust, and work through problems together.

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 effectively 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

 

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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 office.

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

 

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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 office. 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·

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 caffeinated sugar drink

 

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ENGAGING, SMART, TO THE POINT, AND VERY RELEVANT.

SENIOR CONFERENCE & MARKETING DIRECTOR, INFORMA CANADA

“Today’s presentation was great and I’m delighted at the response from the Team. The videos, the customization, and of course, your presence, knowledge, and energy made it a huge success! I’ve contracted and supported many Executive Leadership Summits for the agency over the years and it is not often that they say…” This is the best Summit we’ve ever had!” There’s been a lot of that type of feedback today and it is much deserved and well-earned praise.”

SUSAN SCHOENBERG
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

“In October 2020, in the middle of this Pandemic crisis, we had the pleasure to work with Eric for one of our episodes of our Dell Technologies Thought Leader Series. In addition to being a very fun person to work with, Eric was very generous of his time and an amazing presenter that our customers love!!!! His story was very inspiring and helped people with a different perspective during these difficult times.”

MICHEL LAGACÉ
DELL TECHNOLOGIES

“We had the opportunity to bring Eric in as the keynote speaker for our annual strategic planning workshop with all of our Senior Leaders. Eric did an excellent job of helping us understand and connect the links between strategy and culture with some “one degree shifts” in our thinking about people and process. This slight change in our thinking was a great catalyst for the subsequent discussions as we built out our strategies for the coming year.”

DAN KLASSEN
VICE PRESIDENT HUMAN RESOURCES AT TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING

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“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.”

Dion O. Kostiuk, Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Services

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“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.”

Director of Communications, Alberta Forest Products Association

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“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.”

David Allison, Branding Expert

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“Eric was absolutely fantastic this morning. He was incredibly well received, so much so that, at least in my 20 or so years attending this conference, I've never seen so many questions asked of a presenter. Our expectations of an energetic, interesting and engaging keynote speaker were definitely exceeded.”

Incoming Executive VP and Workshop Chair, Canadian Property Tax Association

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“What a world it would be if we viewed people as "human beings, not humandoings"! He's spoken at several of our conferences and has become a favorite among our delegates. Engaging, smart, to the point and very relevant.”

Senior Conference & Marketing Director, Informa Canada

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"Eric delivered a high energy, engaging and informative keynote that left our people leaders inspired, informed and committed to shifting 1 degree. The task of creating a conversation about what ‘has got us here, won’t get us there’ was met 100% with modern research and examples of companies that were relevant and thought-provoking. Eric has a gift for deep listening, challenging the status quo and confidently sharing his stories with humility, humor at a world class standard."

Laura Appleton
Senior Manager, People & Culture - Arc'teryx Equipment

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