Eric Saperston Profile
Eric Saperston has spent the last 25 years cold-calling and taking the most successful people in the world out for a cup of coffee to discover the common traits, motivating factors and guiding principles which enable everyday people to produce extraordinary results.
Driven by the adage, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Eric wanted to better understand what separated ordinary achievement from legendary success.
With that premise, Saperston hit the open road, living in his Volkswagen bus, selling grilled cheese sandwiches at rest stops while cold calling the most successful people in the world and taking them out for cup of coffee.
With humble beginnings, tenacity, resourcefulness, and a genuine desire to learn from successful elders, drove Eric to interview thousands of business leaders, pioneers, visionaries, rockstars and legends and to become the leadership expert he is today.
Walt Disney Studios turned Eric's life story into an award winning feature film, The Journey. He's written a bestselling book Live In Wonder and has been a featured guest on The Today Show, CNN, CNN Headline News, PBS and has been interviewed and published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Spin Magazine, Fast Company and National Geographic.
For the last two decades, top tier industry leaders like SAP, Gartner, and Hilton Worldwide trust Eric to share his refreshing blend of leadership lessons, motivating stories and tactical teambuilding experiences to audiences around the globe: giving millions of people the tools to produce extraordinary results and living more meaningful lives.
Why Book Eric?
•Eric Saperston has spent the last 25 years studying the common traits, motivating factors and guiding principles which enable everyday people to produce extraordinary results. He shares these sticky leadership lessons, success principles and tactical team-building experiences to increase productivity, strengthen your teams and move your organization from great to extraordinary.
•Eric's journey began as an idea to set off on a cross country odyssey to do the impossible of opening doors and gaining access to iconic leaders. His story is one that reminds audience members to be unstoppable, to "do what you can with what you have where you are" and make no excuses, but rather approach challenges with a sense of adventure, tenacity and resourcefulness.
•The most salient commonality of extraordinary achievers is that they all Live In Wonder. Eric invites audiences to approach life and work with a sense of curiosity, awe, gratitude and life-long learning.
•Extraordinary people know what they believe in which enables them to move efficiently and with precision in the face of adversity. Eric encourages his audience to take the time to define what truly matters. Once, an individual is clear about what they value and see how their contribution is vital, work and life become much more meaningful and purpose driven.
•Eric doesn't believe in a canned speech. He spearheads his in-house consulting team interviews your Senior Leadership, pulling out the challenges you are facing organizationally, your vision for the future and the specific messaging behind your conference's theme. This enables his keynote to amplify your messaging where your audience members leave tremendously impacted and aligned on where the organization is going next.