Eric Termuende

Eric Termuende

Future of Work and Leadership Expert

A globally recognized thought leader, bestselling author, and speaker, Eric Termuende brings a fresh perspective to workplace culture and the future of work. His actionable and entertaining keynotes combine research, storytelling, and case studies to help leaders attract and retain top talent and build teams that thrive. Audiences will leave energized, empowered, and equipped with the tools needed to spark action and growth within their organizations.

Termuende 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, Termuende advises industry-leading organizations, institutions, and associations on future-proofing their teams, talent management, and rehumanizing the workplace. His bestselling book, Rethink Work, has become a must-read for today’s leaders.

Recognized as one of the Top 100 Emerging Innovators under 35 by American Express, Termuende’s 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, Termuende inspires, challenges, and opens minds to opportunity and doors to growth.


Winning the Talent War: Three 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, Termuende 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.

Takeaways include:

  • Increase retention of top performers, while having low-performers self-select out of the organization.
  • Key strategies to increase belonging and trust.
  • A deeper understanding of culture and where it actually lives within the team.
  • Techniques to differentiate your story to new candidates and existing team members.
  • A radically new framework for recruiting.

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.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to raise the level of consciousness on your decisions.
  • The ability to iterate and pivot faster.
  • Develop a deeper appreciation for the present moment and process rather than outcome.
  • Learn why practice development is more effective than habit development.
  • Become more resilient and persistent.
  • Be more in control of your future.

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

Having surveyed and interviewed thousands of people across North America, Eric Termuende profoundly discovered that a team doesn’t always equate to success —  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.

In this highly engaging, interactive presentation, you’ll learn:

  • The components of a thriving community.
  • New best practices that allow your community to stand out.
  • How to tell a story that speaks to the right candidates.
  • The skills, competencies, and character traits of today’s workforce and how these individuals are shaping the future of work.
  • A clear framework for building and nurturing an environment where people thrive, together.

One-Degree Shifts: Keeping Employee Engagement High While Working Remotely

No matter how we slice it, this new normal is difficult to adjust to. This transition is so much more than just moving from our office to our home — it’s adjusting to a whole new way of life and communication, both with our co-workers, as well as our family and friends. So how, in these trying times, can we avoid “virtual fatigue” while still maintaining a sense of trust, community, belonging, and psychological safety?

In this webinar, hear from future of work and leadership expert Eric Termuende as he shares best practices and frameworks for a remote workforce.

Attendees will learn:

  • An easy-to-use framework that gives everyone a voice.
  • A new way to look at employee engagement.
  • Three tips to improve communication via web meetings.
  • How to reduce friction at home and while working.
  • Unexpected practices that build trust and community.

This virtual presentation includes a 45-minute presentation, plus Q&A. Length can be customized to meet your needs.

Developing Soft Skills in Times of Change

Wherever you look — the World Economic Forum’s “Future of Jobs” Report, Royal Bank of Canada, McKinsey, etc. — it’s becoming increasingly clear that to succeed in the workplace of the future, soft skills are critical; especially for leaders.

As leaders, we need to be better active listeners, problem solvers, critical thinkers, dynamic speakers, managers of time, and learners. We need this from our employees as well. The problem is that we aren’t really equipped to assess soft skills, let alone set goals to improve them. It’s impossible to judge or measure something that we can’t set a baseline for.

Eric Termuende will walk attendees through strategies and practices needed to cultivate a better sense of trust, belonging, and communication in order to meet the demands of both the present and future work environments.

Attendees will learn:

  • Three best practices to boost soft skill development amongst team members.
  • How to proactively create a sense of belonging in the workplace.
  • How to unlock the secret to better feedback practices.
  • How to mitigate poor short turnover and high tenure.

This virtual presentation includes a 45-minute presentation, plus Q&A. Length can be customized to meet your needs.