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Eric Termuende


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Future of Work Expert

Eric helps organizations improve workplace culture by boosting employee engagement. His company NoW Innovations creates future-proofing initiatives for businesses looking to become more agile and innovative. Perfect for leaders and HR groups, Eric shows audiences it’s not about millennials, technology and workplace aesthetics— but instead creating a workplace that aligns with employee values. You’ll leave his presentation with the tools to re-humanize your organization, resulting in not only increased performance levels within your team but also more candidates applying to join your team.

Keynote Speeches

Winning the Talent War 3 Unorthodox Rules to Elevate Recruiting, Retention, Performance, and Organizational Success

In today’s job market, where good candidates have an increasing amount of options available to them, how is it that organizations can stand out from the competition to attract and retain top talent? Gone are the days when a 250-300 word job description will do the work for us. Today, we must change the story we tell to attract (and keep) the best of the best.

Through years of extensive research and practical experience, Eric Termuende has developed a systematic approach to winning the talent war. In this keynote presentation, Eric takes reveals three counterintuitive and extremely powerful steps to boosting performance, beating back competitive threats, and driving long-term shareholder value.

Key Takeaways:
• How to increase the retention of top performers, while having low-performers self-select out of the organization.
• Techniques to differentiate your story to new candidates and existing team members.
• A radically new framework for recruiting the best candidates for your organization.

The One Degree Shift Building an Intentional Future

The strategy of building five and ten-year plans has proven to be antiquated; the world is moving too quickly and the future is too unpredictable. Change can be scary, but standing still is the fastest way to watch our competition and goals race off into the distance. So how is it that we can build an intentional future? Eric Termuende believes it is 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.

In this keynote presentation, Eric shows audiences how to create opportunities and potential from every conversation and meeting. He will help organizations realize that the future of work and life can be more optimistic than we ever thought possible.

Key Takeaways:
• How to raise the level of consciousness on your decisions.
• Techniques to help you iterate and pivot faster.

Building a Thriving Community to Future-Proof Your Company Three key shifts to build something more meaningful and successful than ‘team’

Having surveyed and interviewed thousands of people across North America, Eric Termuende discovered that a team doesn’t always equate to success- the community does. Gone are the days when we could simply attract 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 teams miss.

Key Takeaways:
• A new approach to telling your story in a way that speaks to the right candidates.
• How to identify the skills, competencies, and character traits of today’s workforce.
• A framework for building and nurturing a community where people thrive, together.

The Cost of Connection

Over 90% of the information on the internet today was put there in the past two years. With 40% of corporate America feeling an unprecedented sense of loneliness, and the average person spending over 3.5 hours on our phones a day, the way we connect is changing. The ‘Honeymoon Phase’ of technology is here, and we’re in the eye of the storm. How do we balance the increasing dependency of technology while still getting the most out of the people and relationships around us on a daily basis? What do we need to do to build a modern team that leverages technology, but still gets to know people for who they are. In this presentation, Eric provides tips and tricks that wow the audience and leaves them with tangible takeaways to live a more connected life.

Audience reviews:

  • 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
  • Eric Termuende is wise beyond his years. The keynote... 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 believes that if he can help make people’s lives better at work; he can make people’s lives better outside of it. His presentations go beyond diversity and inclusion to help audiences understand people and patterns in order to optimize the workplace.

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.