Without trying, I’ve had too many to count run ins with celebrities. These encounters include, but aren’t limited to: Idris Elba, Vin Deisel, Kendrick Lamar, Bill Cosby,Cuba Gooding Jr. and five, count em five different members of the Brady Bunch on five different occassions. Weird right?
Real life, baby. Hard knocks. Fail fast, learn fast. Pivot. Grow.
Eric learned a valuable lesson on being himself in the middle of his career. He was once asked to give a speech in front of 350 people at a conference. He had no prior experience with public speaking at the time, and the speaker before him was a Ted Talk level speaker. To calm his nerves, he decided to imitate the speaker before him, which ended up being a train wreck but he wasn’t going to let one bad experience define him. He vowed to learn from this experience and with patience, he watched his confidence in public speaking and presentation grow over time. This contributed to the advancement of his career and is ultimately what brought him to LifeHikes.
Eric has held numerous positions throughout his career, including Company President, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Innovation Officer, EVP/GM, and entrepreneur. Eric is a certified coach and an award-winning adjunct professor. In his coaching, Eric enjoys pouring his experiences (good, bad, and ugly) into helping others thrive! His clients include CEOs, executives, and high-potential individuals and teams seeking to improve team development, leadership, and communication success.
In his spare time, he enjoys being outside in nature, participating in sports, seeking out new adventures, and traveling the world.