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Eric Saperston

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Team building expert, Acclaimed film director, producer and author.

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What makes Eric Saperston so wonderful is not just his message. It's who he is, how he communicates, and how he embodies exactly what he is talking about. He's an extraordinary storyteller, a true inspiration, and a genuine connector of people. Hire him. He’s outstanding.

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The keynote speaker Eric Saperston is highly successful in everything he does. He is an infectious, outside of the box captivating speaker and acclaimed film director, producer, and author. He is the perfect match for any event. The highly in-demand and unconventional keynote speaker Eric Saperston can inspire and amaze attendees as he speaks on leadership through teambuilding and the powerful life lessons he's learned along the way. Eric's keynotes put life in perspective and encourage audiences to lead through team work.

Why book speaker Eric Saperston?

  • Eric Saperston has spent the last 25 years studying the common traits, motivating factors, and guiding principles that enable everyday people to produce extraordinary results. He shares these sticky leadership lessons, success principles and tactical teambuilding experiences to increase productivity, strengthen your teams and move your organization from good to extraordinary.
  • Eric doesn’t believe in canned speeches. He interviews your Senior Leadership team to pull out the challenges you are facing organizationally, in your vision for the future, and the specific messaging behind your conference’s theme. This enables his keynotes to amplify your messaging for your audience members to leave tremendously impacted and aligned on where the organization is going next.
  • Speaker Eric Saperston leaves audiences inspired. 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.

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 that enables everyday people to produce extraordinary results.

Driven by the adage, “To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.” Eric wanted to understand better 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 a 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 best selling 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.

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What It Takes To Be Extraordinary (Keynote)

When your employees begin to experience their worklife through the lens of wonder, it unlocks human potential, advances communication, inspires innovation, and opens up new pathways for success. Teams, who adopt wonder in the workplace, are more enthusiastic, high functioning, and push the boundaries of what they think is possible.

Audience takeaways:

  • Wonder enhances the emotional health of an organization.
  • Enabling individuals and businesses to thrive and produce extraordinary results.
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Culture & Teambuilding Experience:

Welcome to Three Things, a fun team-building experience designed to cultivate meaningful relationships that enhance performance, drive innovation and improve your business’s bottom line.

Benefits of Three Things:

  • Celebrate your business’s collective intelligence
  • Enhance employees’ confidence in their, and their team’s ability
  • Break down walls of fear and mistrust
  • Increase emotional commitment and accountability
  • Boost moral and productivity
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Standing ovation! Eric Saperston blew us away!! It was clear to everyone that he did his homework and weaved in poignant messages that were uniquely important for our top producers. If you get the chance to hire Eric to speak at your event, do it! We did and Eric’s talk ‘What It Takes To Be Extraordinary’ was filled with leadership lessons and success principles that made a profound difference for our organization

Eugene Hall

Chief Executive Officer, Gartner

Saperston’s keynote and teambuilding experience was the buzz of the conference. His message was fresh, engaging and impactful for our team here at Hilton. Our audience loved it and so did our leadership. He spoke right to the needs of our people and helped our organization carve new pathways for our culture’s continued success. I would highly recommend to anyone planning an event to elicit the help of Eric and his team to start or close out your conference with a bang!

Scott Hammerl

Director Learning & Develpment, Hilton Hotels Worldwide

What makes Eric Saperston so wonderful is not just his message. It's who he is, how he communicates, and how he embodies exactly what he is talking about. He's an extraordinary storyteller, a true inspiration, and a genuine connector of people. Hire him. He’s outstanding.

David Long

Founder, Orangetheory Fitness
10.09.2014

Interview with Eric Saperston

What is the message you hope people take away from your presentations?

My prime directive is to inspire people. I am one of the lucky ones in that over and over again people find themselves at the end of my talks having laughed, cried and learning something new about themselves. I always endeavor to have people leave feeling deeply invigorated and upbeat about life. I love my job!

How do you prepare for speaking engagements?

I typically get to connect with clients on the phone before my talks so I can learn about their company, their struggles, their values and what they are endeavoring to accomplish during the particular event at which I’ll be speaking. Once I know those details, I’ll take all that I have learned from my journey and craft a unique, tailor-made talk designed especially to exceed my client’s expectations.

Who or what inspires you?

People inspire me! Surfing inspires me! Being of service inspires me! And definitely living in wonder inspires me!

How are your keynote presentations unique?

My presentations are unique in that I often disarm the audience…in a good way. I speak from a place where every person in the room gets it. My story is powerful and compelling yet simple and easy to understand. It also has a long-standing ‘stickiness’ to it: people remember my story and the lessons I share even years later.

Another unique element to my keynotes is that I craft my talk in a three-act structure: I open with my story about how I traveled around the country for 4 years in a VW bus calling up the most powerful people on the planet and asking them out for a cup of coffee and inspired conversation.

For the second act, the audience gets to experience my story more directly by watching an award-winning short film, The Journey. Following the film, we have a spirited and lively Q&A which allows the audience to interact with me in a way that is memorable and personable, not typical in most keynote presentations. And finally, I tailor the closing segment around three sustainable and salient take-a-ways. These take-a-ways conclude the talk in a way that improves the quality of life both at work and at home for audience.

What are some tips for improving life quality?

Drink lots of water. Keep your mind open and your body limber. Become an expert listener. Pay attention. Ask for help. Live In Wonder!  Trust your instincts. Have fun. Enjoy the ride. And, most importantly: Be yourself, because everyone else is taken.

What types of audiences benefit from your inspirational keynotes?

I have been blessed to have spoken for a diverse spectrum of companies and institutions from Harvard to Nike to the Million Dollar Round Table.

How does humor factor into your presentations?

My presentation is riddled with humor from my stories from the road. I love to make people laugh.

How do you find material for your keynote presentations?

I live an extraordinary life.

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5 out of 5 stars

What makes Eric Saperston so wonderful is not just his message. It's who he is, how he communicates, and how he embodies exactly what he is talking about. He's an extraordinary storyteller, a true inspiration, and a genuine connector of people. Hire him. He’s outstanding.

David Long, Founder, Orangetheory Fitness See all references

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