Eric Termuende

Eric Tremuende

Building Tomorrow’s Greatest Places to Work

Eric Termuende is a globally-recognized thought leader, author, and keynote speaker on the future of 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 enjoy their time at work.


Eric’s actionable and entertaining keynotes don’t just inspire, they equip leaders with tools and takeaways to energize and provoke growth within their teams. Eric brings concrete examples, stories, and case studies to the stage that are relatable, digestible, and downright interesting — all designed to spark action and empowerment.


Eric has a deep understanding of 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 rehumanizing the workplace. His best-selling book, Rethink Work, has become a must-read for today’s leaders and is available wherever you buy your books.


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.

“The need to re-humanize work is stronger now than it has ever been, and it is only getting stronger. “


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


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. What does it look like to stand out from the competition to attract and retain top talent?


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

The One Degree Shift

Building an Intentional Future


In a fast and dynamic world, the future is too unpredictable, which means our standard five and ten-year strategy will no longer 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.

Building a Thriving Community Rooted in Soft Skills, Belonging, and Psychological Safety

Three key shifts to build something more meaningful and successful than ‘team’


Having surveyed and interviewed thousands of people across North America, Eric Termuende profoundly 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.

Change Management / Leadership / Peak Performance / Resilience / Workforce/HR
Entrepreneurship / Leadership / Management Strategy / Motivators / Workforce/HR
Creativity / Fresh Perspectives / Innovation