About Erik Therwanger - Think Great

Erik is the founder of Think GREAT and the author of The Think GREAT Collection. As the vice president of a media company, Erik developed a team of leaders and designed the systems necessary to achieve over 300% annual sales growth. He now teaches business leaders how to reach new levels of success based on his unique experiences as a United States Marine, executive business leader, sales professional, and entrepreneur.

His 3 Pillars of Business Greatness allows organizations to achieve greater results by providing dynamic programs and resources for the enhancement of leadership development, strategic planning, and sales excellence.

Erik has inspired audiences at companies such as US Bank, Sam’s Club, Shutterfly, RE/MAX, Hubbard Broadcasting, Thomson Reuters, U.S. Foods, armed services commands ranging from the Air National Guard to the U.S. Marine Corps, charities like The American Cancer Society, law enforcement and government agencies, and organizations in the health care and education industries.

Perhaps the role Erik has been most passionate about is that of husband and caregiver. Just ten months after their wedding, Erik’s wife, Gina, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Erik left his career in the entertainment industry and pursued a career in financial services, so he could maintain his caregiver duties.

Erik has been Gina’s caregiver through four bouts with cancer and through cardiac arrest. They were blessed with a daughter and Erik shares their remarkable story as part of his keynote speeches to provide long-lasting hope and inspiration to audiences everywhere.

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Elevate your Business to New Heights

From the pages of his game-changing book, ELEVATE, Erik Therwanger will introduce you to a new approach to strategic planning. Focusing on a unique aviation language, prepare to create the plan that will allow you to take-off.

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Erik is the real deal. He’s passionate about what he does, he finds the positive in every situation and helps everyone he meets to believe and work towards their potential. He does things according to a system that works, however, it’s not a cookie cutter approach. It’s always customized to enhance your strengths and to help you reach your goals. The passion and energy he has put into my company matches my own and is often greater. He has multiple skills and talents that make him quite extraordinary.

Nancy Peterson - President of Display Sales Company