If MacGyver and a Swiss Army Knife had a baby, you would have Eric . When meeting Eric, you will immediately see he is energized by people and a mastermind of connecting. Without question… Eric is a natural problem solver, packed with passion and brings out the best in people. He is dynamic at innovation and ideation, sustainable growth, finance, and humans development.
To Eric, the worlds of life and business are an art. It’s all about taking raw materials – people, ideas, money, and emotion – and creating something special. Eric has been facilitating groups and coaching authentic communication for the past 8 years. He received his training from Angie Clark back in 2010 and has accumulated over 700 hours of facilitating groups on topics ranging from brainstorming, recruitment, business development, public speaking, team alignment, and scalable growth. When you work with Eric, you’re guaranteed a great time.
Eric has spent the past few years in Silicon Valley with some of the most innovative and disruptive technology companies. He has worked for, advised, and coach organizations such as Eventbrite, SilkRoll, Human Movement Management, Queue Technology, Vound, RedCap, Cooper Wynn Events, and Hedeker Wealth Management. While at Eventbrite, Eric quickly rose to the top, leading in the highest percentage of quota and new market expansion. He led the expansion of the “Obstacle and Fun Run Market” – which led him to bring in some of the largest clients in company history.
Eric believes we learn the most from the experiences in which we’ve undergone, designed or observed and it wasn’t from inside of a classroom. Eric founded Out Educated January 2016 to take education outside the box. He does this through immersive learning experiences by empowering people with the critical skills that traditional education failed to teach. Eric believes that learning is not about getting an answer right or wrong, it’s about momentum and forward progression.
Outside of his professional life, you will find Eric immersed in the kitchen (ask him about his spicy barbecue chicken egg roll recipe), backpacking the world, hiking the California coast, or scuba diving while on vacation. When he’s not on an adventure, you will find him living in beautiful San Francisco (he is a Chicagoan at heart).