Eric Boles

Eric Boles

Teamwork and Leadership Authority

What better way to learn the principles of leadership, team dynamics, and performance than with a former player of the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers? Eric Boles draws on his experiences with the National Football League and as a noted global expert in talent development, business strategy, change management, cultural transformation, and peak performance to impact an organization’s most valuable resource — it’s people. Through high energy and powerful storytelling, Boles helps audiences unleash their potential, navigate change, and lead with purpose.

Boles is currently the CEO and Founder of The Game Changers, Inc., a training and consulting company whose leadership, team, and personal development processes are used by some of the most recognized and successful companies in the world. He has presented throughout North America and Europe, with recent clients including IBM, Bank of Montreal, Northwestern Mutual, Bank of America, Medtronic, Motion Industries, Bridgestone Tires, and the National Automobile Dealers Association.

Prior to this, Boles played in the National Football League with the New York Jets and the Green Bay Packers, where he was introduced to many of the concepts of peak performance, leadership, and teamwork he shares today. He was fortunate to be coached and to have played with some of the finest in professional football such as Pete Carroll, Brett Farve, Reggie White, and Mike Holmgren, along with many other great athletes and coaches.

With his vast experience in corporate boardrooms as an executive coach and business consultant, Boles brings razor sharp insights and leadership strategies that have impacted the marketplace. His perspectives on managing and leading change, transforming culture and overcoming complacency are laced with practical tools and principles that can be applied both professionally and personally.

Boles is also the author of Moving to Great… Unleashing Your Best in Life and Work.


Leading and Managing Change in the New Reality

Leading and managing change has never been easy.  But it’s never been more challenging than it is today in this “new normal” or “new reality”.  The customer has never been more demanding, the competition never stiffer, employees less engaged, and change and technology advances only getting faster. Plus, despite all these demands, many leaders are being asked to accomplish more, faster; and remain flexible to marketplace demands and changes.

Eric Boles will share key strategies and insights to allow you to lead and manage change, and even influence change more effectively.

Key points of this presentation include:

  • Leaders becoming “dealers of hope”.
  • Changing the momentum.
  • Three reasons you may be resisting change.
  • Leading to win or not to lose?
  • The need to give and receive timely feedback and act on it.
  • Overcoming fear and uncertainty and leading more courageously.
  • Seeing the potential through all the hazards and noise around you.
  • Communicating the “why” and the “how” to change.
  • Having difficult conversations, making tough decisions, and taking action.
  • No longer allowing good intentions to be a substitute for actual accomplishment.
  • Inspiring your people and leading and modeling the change.
  • Being at your “best” more of the time.
  • The need to be resilient and to bounce back quickly.

Boles will weave powerful stories and depth around each of these strategies that will touch the heads and hearts of your people. Plus, he’ll work with you to customize his presentation around your meeting theme, key business issues, and goals so you get the results you want. They’ll also receive relevant information that they can put to work immediately both personally and professionally.

Leading in the New Reality

Leading has never been easy, but it has never been more challenging than it is today in this “new normal” or “new reality.” The customer has never been more demanding, the competition never more stiff, the employees increasingly less engaged. All the while, industry changes and technology advances continue coming at a faster pace. Plus, despite all these demands, many leaders are being asked to accomplish more with less.

Some key points of this presentation include:

  • Fear works best in isolation.
  • Leaders becoming “dealers of hope”.
  • Changing the momentum.
  • The need to be more than your job description.
  • Are you leading to win or not to lose?
  • Staying hungry and humble.
  • Overcoming fear and leading more courageously.
  • Seeing the potential through all the hazards and noise around you.
  • Being fearful and doing it anyway.
  • Having difficult conversations, making tough decisions, and taking action.
  • No longer allowing good intentions to be a substitute for actual accomplishment.
  • Inspiring your people and leading the change.
  • Being at your “best” more of the time.

Moving to Great

How do you get to the next level? You may be in a “rut” or you may be doing incredibly, but the pressure from all around you demands that you “up” your game. You can’t rest on your past successes, you cannot be left behind, and you don’t want to be left behind. But, where do you get the energy and the strategies to move to the next level while the competition and the stress increase? Some of the limitations you identify may even be mental and self-imposed. Eric Boles will help you get out of your own way and move forward.

Key points of this presentation:

  • Meeting expectations is another definition of mediocrity.
  • Stop playing “prevent” defense.
  • Confronting problems and fears releases potential.
  • The danger of comparing yourself to the competition.
  • Whatever your mind dwells on grows.
  • Truly serving others and the organization.
  • Accepting responsibility and self-correcting.
  • Overcoming complacency and managing change.
  • Returning to your first love and discovering your passion.
  • Importance of working together and sharing successes.
  • Looking for the big opportunities and avoiding the big hazards.
  • Avoiding the “victim” mentality.
  • Designing your own future.

Fearless Leadership

We need “fearless leaders” now more than ever who can lead courageously. With all the challenges and uncertainty in the world today it’s easy to let fear influence you. Perhaps the greatest challenge that many of us will ever face in life is the conquest of fear and the development of the habit of courage. Fear has always been the greatest enemy of humankind. Letting fear get its grip on you can cripple you both personally and professionally.

Key points of this presentation:

  • Fear works best in isolation.
  • Conquering fear with a stronger emotion.
  • Challenging, coaching, and Leading to results.
  • Fear and selfishness go hand in hand.
  • Seeking out experience and being transparent.
  • Fear is contagious.
  • Confronting real problems and controlling your imagination.
  • You can only “pose” so long.
  • Becoming a “chief courage officer”.
  • Going first and leading the way.