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Eric Termuende

Co-Founder of NoW Innovations

Eric Termuende is on a mission to change the way we talk about work and get fulfillment from it. An author, speaker, and entrepreneur, Eric is co-founder of NoW Innovations, and Lead Content Strategist for True Calling Canada. He travels the world talking about the future of work and multiple generations in the workplace.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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.

Bringing Together Generations in the Workplace
Today there are up to five generations in the workplace. With increased technological integration combined with different levels of technological competency, how can we get the most out of our people? How can we increase collaboration and engagement in the workplace? In this presentation, Eric discusses communication and collaboration in the workplace. He talks about the shifting nature of work and the environment needed for an integrated workplace.

People Relations: The New PR
Over the past decade, there has been an increasing focus on culture in the workplace and the struggle to attract the right people and keep them on board for longer than a year or two. With marketing being focused usually on the product, and HR usually being about benefits, vacation, recruiting, etc. the future of talent attraction must be about radical transparency, authenticity, and most importantly, people. This presentation talks about the changes needed to differentiate companies from each other and market our strongest assets: our people.

Redefining Success
In this presentation, Eric talks about his small town roots and how success can mean many different things to different people. As he ties his story back to numerous experiences throughout his life, he sheds light on a new way to think about goal-setting, success and the ever long search for success and happiness.

Choosing & Educating for the Right Career
With the next generation set to have 10-14 jobs by the time they’re 40, and the number of students enrolled full-time in university having more than doubled since 1980, what do students need to know to get the most out of their education as they prepare for the workplace? Alternatively, how can we educate students to ensure future success? In this presentation, Eric provides a fresh perspective on education and the path the working world. Pulling from experiences as Students’ Union Vice President and Class Ambassador, Eric offers up a Millennial’s point of view on moving through the education system. He provides educators key questions to ask and things to consider while educating the next generation.


American Express | Top 100 Emerging Innovators Under 35

University of Calgary | Class Ambassador
Canadian G20 Delegation
BRANDED Magazine | Game Changer

Leaders Hall Ambassador

  • 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.

    - Vice-President, Development | JA South Alberta
  • 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.

    - Executive Director | Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers
  • 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.

    - Event Manager | Western Canada BUILDEX Show, Global Exhibitions, Informa
  • 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.

    - President & CEO, Human Resources Management 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.

    - Director of Communications, Alberta Forest Products Association
  • A tremendous about of nuance, emotion and charisma. His talk was extremely well received by our delegates. We would definitely consider booking in again.

    - Director, Student Service, University of Calgary Students’ Union
  • 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.

    - Director of Marketing & Communications, Calgary Chamber
  • 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
  • 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 favourite among our delegates. Engaging, smart, to the point and very relevant.

    - Senior Conference & Marketing Director, Informa Canada

Summary Profile

Eric Termuende is a thought-leader on optimizing workplace culture, the future of work, and engagement in the workplace. He believes that if he can help make people’s lives better at work; he can make people’s lives better.

On stage, Eric’s engaging presentations bring forward timely data and insight with compelling visuals to motivate audiences towards future success. He is dynamitic, passionate, charismatic informative and very relevant to the current business environment.

Prior to NoW Innovations, Eric co-founded DRYVER Group, a consultancy focused on the attraction and retention of top talent. Here he co-developed a tool that quantifies workplace culture. Eric and his team helped pinpoint strengths and opportunities in an organization to optimize culture, improve attraction, and mitigate poor retention numbers. Believing that collaboration is a key to success, Eric has helped develop a partnership network in Canada to emphasize the importance of teamwork and the delivery of great work.

Eric has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Thrive Global, the Huffington Post and many others prominent media organizations. He has been recognized as one of only ‘100 emerging innovators under 35’ globally by American Express and an active ‘Global Shaper’ with the World Economic Forum.

Eric sat as Community Integration Chair for Global Shapers Calgary, a community that functions under the World Economic Forum. He is a former Canadian G20 YEA Delegate, representing Canada in Sydney in 2014.

Eric has spoken at events ranging from leadership and development to success and happiness, education and innovation, and the future or work and workplace culture. 

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