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Eric Termuende

Speaker

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Future of Work Expert

Eric Termuende is the co-founder of NoW of Work, helping leaders build incredible teams and tomorrow’s greatest places to work. His one-degree shift methodology enables leaders to build trust, remove friction, and create a culture of experimentation. Having worked with and studied the greatest places to work in the world, Eric will leave attendees with memorable stories, and a refreshingly unique take on leadership, culture, and the future of work.

Keynote Speeches

Virtual Keynotes & Webinars

Using the latest technologies, Eric will give your audience a presentation that is customized, modifiable, and exceeds expectations. Whether you’re looking for a fireside chat from the home office with an interactive Q+A, or a well-produced hour in Eric’s newly built studio, there is a setup that can fit your needs.

The future of work isn’t a destination, it is a mindset. In Eric’s virtual sessions, he’ll talk about trust, belonging, psychological safety, and building a workplace (remote or in the office) that people want to be a part of, that drives performance, and creates a positive environment for everyone.

All of Eric’s virtual keynotes will come with free, downloadable worksheets and review documents for the audience, and give attendees an opportunity to contribute to the material in an interactive session. 

Leadership and AI: Building High-Performing Teams in the New World of Work

Weaving its way into nearly every conversation from the boardroom to the dinner table, we talk about AI like we talk about any news story of the day. AI though, isn’t just a news story, nor is it a flash-in-the-pan, it is a revolutionary technology that is turning the page and starting a brand-new chapter in the world of work and leadership. Today, leaders of category-leading companies, associations, and non-profits need to not only understand what AI truly is, but where it came from, how it will change the world of work in the years to come, and how the foundations of building trust, belonging, and connection haven’t changed one bit. The very best leaders don’t just know what AI is, they know how to build high-performing teams as AI continues to invade the workplace.

In this insightful, actionable, and eye-opening keynote, leaders will understand specifically how to build resilient, trusting, and engaged teams both because of and despite AI in a world that is changing faster than we’ll ever understand. While AI won’t replace us, the leaders that understand AI and know what to do about it most certainly will. In this keynote, Eric Termuende will teach exactly how to be a better leader in a world dominated by AI.

Attendees will learn:

  • What AI really is, how it is changing the world of work, and what to watch out for
  • How to build trust on their team when change appears to be constant
  • 3 tips to boost engagement, remove friction, and navigate uncertainty
  • Why AI is a tool and not a threat
  • Strategies to boost camaraderie and experimentation across teams
  • The ethics of AI and what we truly need to know
One-Degree Shifts: Building Tomorrow’s Greatest Places to Work

How do we build teams that thrive in an unpredictable future? The answer lies in one-degree shifts: small, consistent changes that enable teams to build trust, remove friction, and build a culture of innovation.

In this 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 adapt to an ever-changing world around them and build incredible teams. From Domino’s Pizza to the British Cycling Team, discover how the consistent application of small, incremental changes improves camaraderie, belonging, psychological safety, and engagement.

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

  • Reduce friction and build trust
  • Increase effectiveness of remote/hybrid teams
  • Build a culture of innovation
  • Understand your role in creating a ‘greatest place to work’
The Perfect Storm: What is really Causing the Talent War & What to do about it

It is no secret that the world of work has evolved an incredible amount in recent years. From how we communicate, to where we work, and what is expected from our leaders, trying to keep up with the changes has been downright exhausting. And while managing the day-to-day has been challenging enough, a storm has been brewing and the clouds are rolling in. A talent crisis is on the horizon and COVID isn’t the only thing to blame.

In this research-heavy, eye-opening, and actionable presentation, learn from leadership and workplace culture expert Eric Termuende as he shares what is really causing The Great Resignation, a looming national talent shortage, and the key steps we can take today to build incredible teams, sustain growth, and thrive in the future of work.

In this presentation, attendees will learn:

  • 6 factors contributing to the talent crisis
  • Why COVID is only partly responsible for The Great Resignation
  • How to attract top talent and stand out
  • Why the best attraction strategy is a good retention strategy and how to build it
  • What key actions leaders can take to build trust, engagement, and belonging on their teams
The Great Resignation: Why This is the Biggest Opportunity We’ve Never Seen to Attract and Retain Incredible Teams

Regardless of which research we subscribe to; the outlook is bleak: employees coast-to-coast are transitioning jobs at rates we haven’t seen since the Vietnam War. And while many of us think this is a threat to our workplace culture and organizational success, the truth is that the opportunity has never been greater to establish a one-of-a-kind culture that attracts and keeps an incredible team. Instead of calling it ‘The Great Resignation’, perhaps it should be called ‘The Great Reconfiguration’. After all, people aren’t leaving the workforce, they’re aligning with a lifestyle that suits them. This is where the secrets lie.

In this head-scratching, insight-filled, and unexpectedly funny keynote, workplace culture and future of work expert Eric Termuende takes us on a journey filled with out-of-the-box ideas that are budget free and immediately actionable as we work to not just survive ‘The Great Resignation’ but thrive through it. Just because there is a national talent shortage, doesn’t mean our team has to have one too.

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

• What it means to ‘plant your flag’ and how to do it
• How to tell a better story to attract top talent
• Why the best defense is a good offence and how to retain your best people
• Where your best recruiters are (hint* they’re closer than you think) and how to give them the free
tools they need to build the team
• What cilantro teaches us about workplace culture and attracting top talent
• Why all of your eggs should actually be in one basket

Leading Remote Teams: Maintaining Engagement, Productivity, and Happiness

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. 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 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 separates incredible hybrid workplaces from those that are losing talent and suffering as a result. 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: 

  • Three simple shifts to deepen trust, belonging, and psychological safety
  • A framework to boost innovation and creativity
  • What to expect in the future of work and how to evolve accordingly
  • The difference in communication with remote and in-person team members
  • How to get more smiles from the team and reduce friction

Audience reviews:

  • 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. - Senior Conference Producer, Key Media
  • 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. - VP Human Resources, Toyota Material Handling
  • Eric delivered a session to over 100 attendees at our virtual session on public speaking and presentation skills and blew our group away! He was the most captive speaker we’ve had and there was intention behind his entire presentation, whether that included where he sat, what was behind him, how he looked directly at the camera, how he personalized the content even with a large group and so much more. Given the topic, we even got a behind the scenes tour of his virtual presentation setup which was so impressive and thought out. Everyone felt engaged and connected throughout the session, almost feeling like we were with Eric in real life. - Director of Community, League of Innovators
  • His charismatic energy was electrifying and contagious. He gave us a great insight on where retail is headed and what we need to be successful. The managers’ feedback was exceptionally positive. They were left inspired and enlightened.

    - VP of Retail Operations, INDOCHINO
  • Eric delivered a high energy, engaging and informative keynote that left our people leaders inspired, informed and committed to shifting 1 degree... 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 of People & Culture, Arc'teryx
  • 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.

    - Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Services, Keyera Corp
  • 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. Thank you so much for your help in setting this all up. Our expectations of an energetic, interesting and engaging keynote speaker were definitely exceeded.

    - Incoming Executive VP and Workshop Chair, Canadian Property Tax Association (National Office)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Speaker Biography

Eric Termuende is a seasoned keynote speaker and best-selling author who has given over 400 presentations to industry-leading businesses and associations all over the world.

Now, with The Great Resignation in full force and organizations and associations struggling to attract and retain top talent, Eric’s keynote presentations inspire business leaders to prepare for the future of work and make the one-degree shifts that build trust, belonging, and engagement at work.

A life-long entrepreneur, Eric has surveyed and interviewed thousands of employees and leaders coast to coast in his efforts to put numbers behind the employee experience and understand what separates great teams and leaders from the pack. He brings a fresh perspective to workplace culture and what it takes to build incredible teams.

As a renowned keynote speaker, Eric inspires, challenges, and shares the tools needed to succeed in a wildly unpredictable future. Since his best-selling book Rethink Work came out in 2017, he’s been an in-demand speaker and commentator on this subject and other aspects of The Future of Work, leadership, and workplace culture.

Recently, Smart Meetings rated Eric in their Smart Speakers 2023 list as one of the best-of-the-best for the stage.

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