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Eric Saperston          

Best-Selling Author & Award Winning Filmmaker

Eric has spent the last 20 years calling up world leaders, business tycoons, entertainment icons, visionaries and pioneers and taking them out for coffee to ask them about the lessons they’ve learned, the struggles they’ve endured, and what advice and counsel they’d give others for a successful road ahead.

Eric has created an award-winning documentary film, The Journey, which was honored as one of the most memorable films at SXSW and has written a best-selling book, Live In Wonder; Quests, Quotes and Questions to Jumpstart Your Journey.

One of Success Magazine’s Top Speakers, Eric’s clients include Coke, General Mills, ADP, Toyota, Americore, TEDX as well as countless others. He has been a featured guest on The Today Show, CNN, Headline News, PBS and has been written about in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Spin Magazine, Fast Company and National Geographic.

He currently lives in the tropical rainforest on Maui, Hawaii and spends most of his time surfing, creating inspiring content and adventuring the world with his partner, Sarah, and their two dogs Henry and Odin.

Speech Topics

"The Hero's Journey" -- An Open Life Is Yours If You Have The Courage.

Description: They say a journey of a thousand miles always begins with the first step... The Call to Adventure. In this dynamic and engaging keynote conversation, Eric Saperston will explore in an entertaining and uplifting fashion the extraordinary Hero's Journey to Greatness. With insightful stories from his adventure combined with the lessons he's learned from world leaders, Eric will inspire audiences with refreshing tales from his life's journey. He'll talk about the call to adventure, the refusal of the call, crossing over the first threshold, meeting the mentor, over-coming tests, trials and obstacles, the decent into the inner most cave, slaying the dragon and the profound discovery of the elixir.

Themes discussed: Courage, Resourcefulness, Creativity, Problem Solving, Character, Integrity and Greatness.

Topic Categories: Business Excellence, Change, Communication, Living Courageously, Personal Empowerment, Entrepreneurism, Ethics, Integrity, Values, Leadership, Motivation, Inspiration

1 Hour Presentation

"To Know The Road Ahead, Ask Those Coming Back -- Building A Bridge Between The Ordinary, The Extraordinary And The Legendary.

Description: This highly acclaimed keynote address is a deeply inspiring and optimistically uplifting pilgrimage into the minds, hearts and actions of the most powerful and accomplished people in the world. Drawing upon his interviews with over two hundred of the most successful thinkers, leaders and doers on the planet, Eric Saperston takes us on an engaging adventure to explore and uncover the common truths, motivating factors and guiding principles which separate those who achieve greatness in this world from those who do not.

Topic Categories: Honoring Commitments, Living Out Values, Risking Relationships, Engaging in Courageous Dialogue, Asking for Help, Building Community, Standing for the Extraordinariness of Self and Others

1 Hour Presentation

"What It Takes To Be Extraordinary"

Eric Saperston has spent the last 25 years cold-calling world leaders, business tycoons, entertainment icons, visionaries and pioneers, taking them out for a cup of coffee to discover the common traits, motivating factors and guiding principles which enable everyday people to produce extraordinary results.

Top organizations like Gartner, Nike, ADP, Coca-Cola, Modelez, SAP, The Million Dollar Roundtable, Orangetheory Fitness and Walt Disney Studios all have sought out Eric Saperston for his uncanny ability to captivate a room.

Eric uses his consulting team of business, culture and communication experts to collaborate with your organization. This process sets Eric apart from other speakers. The outcome is a highly customized keynote presentation that speaks directly to your unique corporate culture, offers real time solutions to real time problems, and leaves your audience inspired to produce extraordinary results.

Inspiration: Who hasn’t dreamed of jumping behind the wheel of their favorite vehicle and setting off an epic adventure? Eric Saperston did just that ands soon discovered he was no long taking the trip. The trip was taking him.

The character’s in Eric’s story: an old VW bus, a fun loving dog, and a road full of possibilities. His higher purpose: to call up some of the most powerful people in the world and take them out for a cup of coffee. The reason: to find out the values they live by, the struggles they’ve endured and what advice and counsel they would give other’s to better prepare themselves for the road ahead. What he discovered: the people who get up excited and go to bed fulfilled and live extraordinary lives for decades are the one’s who live in wonder.

Eric’s story is a universal gettable and his journey is accessible to everyone. In his keynote, he is not the hero, everyone else is.

Customization: Captivating your audience and speaking directly to your organization’s unique needs, then delivering a message that uplifts your culture and propels our people to produce extraordinary results is our highest intention.

Audiences know when a speaker has done their homework. This is why it is imperative our team understands your living organizational culture, the current challenges you are facing, the stories and language you are using to describe your phenomenon, your long term vision, and the immediate objectives your organization is committed to achieving.

In our experience, when a presenter can speak meaningfully to the unique nuances of your business and the important role your people play in your organizational community, this activates a greater sense of listening. fulfills a humanistic need to be acknowledged and appreciated, and ultimately creates a deeper sense of individual commitment to the organization’s higher purpose.

Application: What it takes to be extraordinary, is having answers to questions like:

  • What separates those who achieve from those that do not?
  • How is the story I’m telling impacting my performance?
  • How is my work in alignment with my organization’s higher purpose?
  • Am I approaching my life and work with a sense of wonder?
  • How do I uplift everyone around me in times of great uncertainty?

No adversity, no misalignment, no lack of communication, no unfavorable market conditions stopped those who achieved legendary success. Be extraordinary!

Appreciation: After the applause fades, the lights go out and Eric leaves the stage, for us the show is not over. We never rush away to the next engagement.

Giving a talk for an hour can offer significant breakthroughs. However, what we have seen time and time again is by making ourselves available after the talk to engage with attendees out by the pool, at dinner, when signing books, or even between floors in the elevator; it is often these conversations that make a profound difference in people’s lives and help the businesses they support become even more extraordinary.

Invitation: Because of our rigorous approach to creating and producing extraordinary keynote presentations that are of maximum benefit to our clients, we only agree to a limited number of engagements per years and only work with organizations that are, or have a strong desire to be, at the forefront of their industry. When a keynote presentation like this resonates with you and your team, please call on our team.


Real-Life “Most Interesting Man” Starts Apparel Brand, Uses Art and Clothes to Inspire Wonder in the World
Eric Saperston might be the real-life “Most Interesting Man in the World,” and every single one of the above statements is 100% true.
Eric Saperston – Living in Wonder as an Author, Filmmaker, and Adventurer
This week I interviewed author, filmmaker, speaker, and all around adventurer Eric Saperston. Eric’s book Live in Wonder has been a huge inspiration to me, and I wanted to share his story with you.
One Simple Choice with Eric Saperston
I first met Eric Saperston in 1995. He was passing through Atlanta in a VW bus with a dog named Jack selling grilled cheese sandwiches for living expenses. He was also interviewing some of the most powerful people in the world.

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