Eric Saperston

Eric Saperston is Oprah Winfrey with a VW Bus, Forrest Gump with a camera and Curious George with a microphone who ignites organizations to produce extraordinary results!


Communication, Sales


Communication, Creativity, Innovation, Inspirational, Leadership, Peak Performance

Full Bio

"Sometimes you take a trip. Sometimes the trip takes you."

Award‐Winning Speaker, Critically Acclaimed Film Director and Best Selling Author Inspires More Wonder In The Workplace and Transforms Business To Produce Extraordinary Results

Eric Saperston travels worldwide teaching associations, corporations, and professions how to maximize human potential by cultivating leaders who inspire wonder in their employees, partners, and customers.

With over 20 years of first hand experience interviewing CEOs, Presidents, and leaders in industry and success, Eric Saperston has a breadth of stories and wisdom he can share to custom meet your event's topics and needs.

A prolific speaker, Eric has inspired audiences including Harvard University, Stanford University, at Nike, Coke, General Mills, US Bank, Procter & Gamble, Trader Joe's, ADP, United Way, the Million Dollar Round Table, and the list goes on....

Eric's energetic and charismatic storytelling delivery and his own tale of his incredible journey and the wisdom he was bequeathed from the most influential and successful minds of this era create a narrative that is sure to inspire wonder and remain in the minds and hearts of your employees long past the end of the session.

When Leaders Inspire Wonder:
◦ Productivity increases
◦ Innovation ignites
◦ Change is met with courage
◦ Strong teams are built
◦ Adversities are overcome

Eric shows us how asking powerful questions can drive innovation, build strategic partnerships, and open doors to the most successful thought leaders in the world. He encourages people and organizations to maximize their potential by replacing fear with curiosity and to thrive during times of change and adversity.

Eric has spent the last 20 years calling up the most influential people in the world and taking them out for coffee to discover the lessons they've learned, the struggles they've endured, and what advise and counsel they'd give others for a successful road ahead. This makes Eric an incredible storyteller chalked full of practical leadership lessons learned from the wisest in the world, combined with his humorous and engaging tales from his own adventure to success, will leave your attendees undeniably more successful, uplifted and inspired to produce extraordinary results both in business and at home!

Eric's speech is based around his incredible journey (which became an award winning film) where a dare to make a trip more meaningful by a mentor turned into a four year adventure, in which he gained three accomplices and drove cross country making their trip work through sheer resourcefulness and tenacity, to connect and gain access to over 200 of the most successful and influential minds of our era to learn from the source what it takes to reach the pinnacle of success, what was learned from their failures, and what advise they would share to better prepare those for the road ahead. Within this speech, Eric broaches the topics of being resourceful, to "do what you can, with what you have, where you are", being tenacious, going after your goals, and not taking "no" personally, to speak your possibility into existence, to create goals to have something to drive towards, the importance of being humble, seeking out the wisdom of those who have already achieved, finding mentors, the importance and success that goes with asking others for help, especially in new territory and areas beyond your own expertise, the importance of dynamic communication, speaking and being able to listen, collaboration, and to do excellently whatever it is you commit to doing.

Eric utilizes storytelling, video, and audience engagement to captivate and create an uplifting experiential take-away. Eric's speeches range from 60-75 minutes. Eric will cater in stories of interviews and life and business lessons that are pertinent to your event's subject matter which can be honed in more specifically after a conference call, where Eric can interview you and learn more about your organization's needs, expectations, other speakers subject matter, the weekend's activities, topics, and events so he can tailor make a spectacular speech that specifically meets and exceeds your group's expectations.

Eric has been a featured guest on The Today Show, CNN, CNN Headline News, PBS and has been written about in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Spin Magazine, Fast Company and National Geographic.

Businesses across the globe have given Eric rave reviews and standing ovations for his captivating and energetic keynote addresses. Eric's approach of using leadership parables by taking business concepts and applying them to firsthand life stories creates a connectivity that is received wholeheartedly and remains inspiring and engrained in the minds of your attendees for years to come.

What Clients Have Said About Eric Saperston:

"We've had past speakers such as Emmitt Smith, Steve Wynn and other very well know celebrities but you sir, my peers and I were blown away with your passion for life. We left inspired because of your words, your film and your book. Rock on, Eric Saperston!" -Sarah Isaac, ADP

"Eric Saperston your ability to dive deep and touch the soul is a rare talent. The overwhelming response from our employees has been unbelievably positive. Folks left the theater with a new sense of optimism, pride and hope for a better world!" -Les Badden, Nike

"A year after bringing Eric Saperston to the Coca-Cola Company, people are still thanking me for sharing this powerful story of leadership, vision and perseverance." -Arlene Glaser, Coca-Cola

"Eric hit it out of the park! Totally engaging, audience loved him- Standing ovation!"-Alan Weber, Fast Company Magazine

Eric Saperston loves what he does and it shows in his work! Eric guarantees to captivate your future leaders, engage them in the core values of your business through storytelling, and leave everyone refreshed and ready to approach life and business with a renewed sense of wonder, inspiration, and a commitment to excellence.

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