What I admire most about Erik is that he’s put many years and a lot of really hard work into creating his own methodology on leadership, planning and sales. For example, through his recent TEDx Talk Erik delivered a fresh and positive message about Millennials, one that was long overdue! He’s doing the hard work by publicly challenging leaders to lead. To paraphrase Erik, as leaders we must offer a healthy mix of both training and development. In other words, we must challenge Millenials and offer opportunity for growth. If we do this and then inspire them to grow they will stay and become our most loyal contributors. I speak from experience when I say it works. After listening to Erik speak we implemented a mentorship program to develop our future leaders. Several of our mentees are Millennials and are now giving back in ways we never expected. It was a breakthrough moment for all of us. I believe Erik is spot on with what’s important today. As leaders we are charged with inspiring from the highest ethical order, while simultaneously seeking continuous improvement and growth. Erik has a proven methodology!
Our team members, at all levels of the organization have been universally impressed and inspired by their time with Erik. I can recommend Erik, without reservation, to anyone that is looking for ways to lead their organizations to a new level of performance and accountability. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Erik into the future.
In the telling of his life experiences Erik Therwanger gives an incredibly moving performance. In my own life, I would find it difficult to match the positive energy and attitude of this amazing individual. Most importantly for a group of hospitality industry professionals, each of us walked away with valuable development tools for use in our careers paths as well as a renewed sense of purpose for our everyday lives. I heartedly recommend engaging Erik for your group gathering. Your attendees will thank you!
I had a Doctor share with me that every time she sees an airplane in the sky she thinks “What have I done to ELEVATE my business today.
Erik Therwanger was a keynote speaker at the 2016 MRPA Conference with approximately 225 attendees. His message of Developing a Unifying Culture kept the audience engaged for the entire time. Employees of all levels need to learn how to set goals and stick to them. Erik’s message was motivating and a great reminder that leading people and managing processes make a system work well.
Erik’s style and presentation delivery is for all areas of an organization, not just management.
People ask me; what is Red Cow? I reply, “a Leadership Development company that sells fine burgers, beer & wine”. A combination of Erik’s regular involvement in our Leadership Team meetings and habitual use of the Leadership Connection & G.P.S.- 90 Day Run – assisted us in achieving 323% growth over the past three years.
The principles in Leadership Connection keeps our team focused, G.P.S.- 90 Day Run – keeps our actions on track and Erik assists me in course-correcting our team along the way. 2017 is set to be another banner year and I have already engaged Erik to assist us in Elevating our organization to another new height. 50% growth is our objective.
I recently attended a Leadership Workshop hosted by Think GREAT. Erik Therwanger is a dynamic speaker and the message he delivered was strong! One thing that stood out to me that I find different than other leadership events is that Erik has an approach that leadership is in all roles and responsibilities, not just for management roles. He puts emphasis on creating ownership and engagement from a leadership point of view for all levels within an organization.
At the time I contacted Erik, I was at a plateau stage in my career. I had set a goal of earning a promotion, but needed the guidance of a coach to reach that level. Erik has been instrumental as a mentor invoking thoughtful soul-searching and guidance; however, what Erik provided was far more than coaching. He held me accountable to the steps necessary for success, while simultaneously empowering me to reflect and enhance my leadership skills. I believe these attributes have had a positive impact on my contributions to my team, peers, and employer. Erik has not only helped me to accomplish my goal, but has supported my vision for much greater accomplishments – personally and professionally. Erik assists me to approach each situation with a holistic and strategic view as I strive to be a GREAT leader. Think GREAT coaching….is GREAT!
Our sales pipeline has grown ten times since we began to apply Erik’s 3-D Sales strategies and techniques. He has been transformational for our company. More than just providing ideas and thoughts, he delivers the “boots-on-the-ground” practical application necessary to put you in the driver’s seat.
Working with Erik we’ve been able to close good business faster. We are a solution company. We don’t have a product you can pick off of a shelf and buy today. To most companies that means a long, long selling cycle. It was for us, but not anymore. Erik taught us how to show our value to our clients sooner, and bundle it up in a way that is more purchasable, sooner. Clients are far, far happier to be getting to their marketing solutions sooner. And we’re enjoying the regular cash flow and organic growth that comes from it. We didn’t add staff to do this. We didn’t change our pricing. It was just a slight tweak. It’s amazing what a little change in perceptions can do.
I had the pleasure of hearing Erik present at the Veterans Business Leader Conference this year. His story was very relatable and engaging to the Veteran Business Owners in the crowd. His direction and message is just what everyone needed to gain the motivation to take their business to the next level. Erik Therwanger was very real in his message in the conference and something all should hear. I look forward to having Erik speak to more small business owners in the future!