Eric Termuende

Eric Termuende

Future of Work and Corporate Culture Expert, Best Selling Author

Eric Termuende

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 Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, and many more.

Through his company, NoW of Work Inc., Eric has worked with companies firsthand to accelerate the creation of more human, creative, and resilient teams. From keynotes to full-day workshops, Eric works with senior leadership to identify and work towards unique value propositions and gain alignment across the company.

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

    The future of work may look wildly different 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 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

  2. Leading Virtual 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 virtual 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 virtually 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 virtual 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 virtual 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 virtually

  3. 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
    • 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 caffeinated sugar drink

Testimonials: 
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.
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.
Dell Technologies
Wow, just WOW. Safe to say that was the best virtual presentation we’ve done yet, and not just for this event! The comments section definitely showcased that. Thank you very much for that incredible presentation. I will be in touch again very soon.
Senior Conference Producer, Key Media
Eric is highly knowledgeable in his field of business and, at the same time, is capable of quickly understanding the complexity of the event we were hosting. Eris is an excellent speaker with a plethora of great thoughts and ideas. His insights regarding the future of work were spot-on and the content of his keynote spurred a significant amount of conversation amongst our attendees.
Executive Director, AAA
Eric is an absolute pro. He was tasked with closing our 4-day event. He was the 13th speaker, he followed 12 incredible presentations, not an enviable position to be in. Not only did he bring something from every other presentation into his program, he also wrapped our entire event with a bow. He may have been the youngest presenters on our faculty but ended like a seasoned pro.
Founder, EPIC Conference
Eric delivered an engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking session to our audience. It was a pleasure working with Eric - he delivered the perfect presentation. Eric is a charismatic and passionate storyteller with great insights, real-world experience and exceptional presentation skills. It was a pleasure to work with Eric and I would highly encourage any organization to invite Eric to present to their community!
University of Manitoba, Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship
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.
Senior Manager, People & Culture - Arc'teryx
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.
Vice President Human Resources at Toyota Material Handling
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!
Director Talent Development - North America, Caribbean, Mexico at Club Med

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