Eric impacts an organization’s most valuable resource, its people, through high energy and powerful story telling aimed at unleashing individual potential, navigating change and leading with purpose.
With his vast experience in corporate boardrooms as an executive coach and business consultant, Eric brings 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.
Prior to becoming a sought-after speaker and consultant, Eric learned many of his principles of peak performance, team dynamics and leadership from his experience as a wide receiver with the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers and New York Jets.
Eric is also an author of a book, Moving to Great…Unleashing Your Best in Life and Work.
Eric is a committed husband of 25 years, father of two daughters and community leader in the Seattle / Tacoma area where he lives.
- Servant Leadership
Leadership is influence. Your ability to positively influence people by adding value to their lives is important if you are to influence beyond your title. See, there is a difference between people doing what you told them to do and people who are actively engaged in their work giving their very best.
We, at The Game Changers, Inc., believe that the best leaders are servant leaders. It requires very intentional work to lead well and help others thrive – to influence them towards greatness. If you want to effectively influence people, serve them.
Don't confuse serving others with doing their work. When we serve well, it means we are working to help them succeed. We make time. We check in. We encourage. We work to supply tools and skills to help them grow. We care about their goals. We do not view them as people who help us succeed. We view them as success stories in their own right who we are fortunate enough to lead and guide into further greatness.
As a leader, continually ask yourself these three questions:
•How can I best serve in this moment?
•How can I help others address their highest priority needs and grow as a person?
•How can I best serve the needs of the organization?
When you are motivated from this place, sit back and watch your influence grow. This premise, when fully embraced, fosters trust, collaboration, synergy, people development and a visionary mindset. It offers new ways to encourage the growth of people and capitalize on the knowledge and wisdom of all, not just those in positional leadership roles.
- Fearless Leadership
Perhaps the greatest challenge that you 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 mankind.
When Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself," he was saying that the emotion of fear, rather than the reality of what we fear, is the cause of the associated anxiety, stress, and unhappiness.
Fearless Leadership is based on this premise. Just think: What would you dare to dream, be or do if you were able to overcome your fears. Fortunately, the habit of courage can be learned, just as any other skill is learned.
In his presentation, Fearless Leadership, Eric Boles helps people learn to systematically diminish their fears, while simultaneously build the kind of courage that enables them to deal fearlessly with the inevitable up and downs of business and life.
- Increasing Human Effectiveness
Increasing Human Effectiveness is all about self-management and the well-being of the individual. Organizations don’t change, people change. When you give your people tools for self-management, they become accountable for their own success. The Cauldron Theory states that to pour water into another’s cup you must first have water in yours. Eric Boles presents concepts, teaches skills and provides tools that enable individuals to make desired changes in their lives and to thrive in the midst of change.
- Lead With Purpose
Become intentional about how you develop as a leader, positively influence others and best serve others. Learn how your influences grow alongside your commitment and ability to create superb relationships while adding value to the lives of those you lead and influence. Learn to build trust through personal integrity, define and articulate a compelling vision, challenge and inspire for results and lead with purpose. Learn to differentiate between life above (the head) and below (the heart) the waterline,. Broaden your understanding of what is necessary to help you get outstanding sustainable results long-term from those you lead and influence.
-VP at Astra Zeneca