Eric Termuende

Eric Termuende

Future of Work and Corporate Culture Expert, Best Selling Author

Eric Termuende

Eric Termuende is a globally-recognized thought leader, best selling author and keynote speaker who specializes in building tomorrow’s greatest places to 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 who also enjoy their time at work.

His actionable and entertaining keynotes don’t just inspire audiences, they equip leaders with tools and takeaways to energize and provoke growth within their teams. Eric shares concrete examples, stories, and case studies that audience can relate to, that are digestible, and downright interesting — all designed to spark action and empowerment.

Eric has a deep understanding of what to expect in 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 re-humanizing the workplace.  His best-selling book, Rethink Work, has become a must-read for today’s leaders.

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.

What does Eric speak about?
The future of work has never been harder to predict. With the world around us moving faster than ever before, employers are feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and curious about how to differentiate, attract and retain talent, and win the talent war. With unemployment being at its lowest point since World War II, and 71% of employees  open to taking a new job, creating an optimal experience and developing community is essential. Having interviewed thousands, and having worked with dozens of companies across North America, Eric understands what it takes to architect thriving communities and build an intentional future for your organization.  In his best-selling book, Rethink Work, Eric shares insights that are entertaining, actionable and free! Your attendees leave feeling confident about the future to come, and with the tools to build an optimized employee experience.
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  1. CULTURE CONSTRUCT: If you Build it, they will come!

    Whether your goal is to make your company one of the best places to work or serving your customers and clients better, your company’s performance always starts with a strong foundation: your people.   In this Keynote Eric shares how to build an intentional corporate culture that is unique to you.  One that will attract and retain the right multi generational people, inspire consistent innovation, and drive high performance. It starts with having a better understanding of culture and what ‘best’ looks like for you and doubling down on what enables your people to thrive.  In this engaging, humorous, and takeaway-packed keynote, Eric shares his research and what he learned about building a culture, community, and thriving team as the future of work isn’t something that just happens to us, it is something we create.

    Attendees will learn:

    • Three unconventional ways to boost engagement across all generations
    • Tricks to avoid the biggest mistakes companies make when attracting talent
    • Where culture really lives in the company and how to optimize it for your leaders
    • Key insights to boost productivity and performance
    • A clear framework for building and nurturing an environment where people thrive, together
    • How to create a deeper sense of trust and belonging across the team
    • Why cilantro and pineapple can teach us about culture and employee experience
  2. The One Degree Shift: Building an Intentional Culture and Future for your Organization

    In a fast and dynamic world, the future is too unpredictable, which means our standard five and ten-year strategy will no long work. Yet, , standing still is the fastest way to watch our competition and goals race off into the distance. What we need to do, is focus on building an intentional future. What we need to do is embrace the small, one-degree shifts we make every hour of the day that will get us to where we’re going with more confidence, intention, and experimentation.

    Change can be scary. Standing still can be paralyzing. The one-degree approach is the way forward, in business and in life. It is the new framework to plan and thrive.

    In this interactive and humorous keynote, hear from Eric Termuende about how to build an intentional future, create opportunity and potential from every conversation and meeting, and realize that the future of work and life can be more optimistic than we ever thought possible.

    Key takeaways include:

    • How to raise the level of consciousness on your decisions
    • The ability to iterate and pivot faster
    • Develop a deeper appreciation for the present moment and process rather than outcome
    • Learn why practice development is more effective than habit development
    • Become more resilient and persistent

    Be more in control of your future

  3. Building a Thriving High Performing Team

    Having surveyed and interviewed thousands of people across North America, Eric Termuende profoundly discovered that focusing on team building doesn’t always equate to success.   He discovered that community is the key factor.

    It’s not longer about hiring people solely based on what they can do and the experience they have. Competition is too fierce and employees need to be a part of something bigger than a group of people that share a common skillset; they need to share values, a similar way of working, and have a sense of community that many organizations fail to offer.

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

    Key Takeaways:

    • The components of a thriving community
    • New best practices that allow your community to stand out
    • How to tell a story that speaks to the right candidates
    • The skills, competencies, and character traits of today’s workforce and how these individuals are shaping the future of work
    • A clear framework for building and nurturing an environment where people thrive, together
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.
Candice Seiger
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.
Stu Saunders
Founder, EPIC Conference
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
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
"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!”
Howard McCarley
Director Talent Development - North America, Caribbean, Mexico at Club Med

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