Eric Williamson | Keynote Speaker, Expert Consultant & Author 'How to Work with Jerks'

Like you, expert training consultant and nationally recognized keynote speaker Eric Williamson has seen the word success defined in numerous ways. Does it take good grades and education, high IQ scores and standardized tests, climbing up the corporate ladder, playing politics, is it about good timing, is it only meant for a select few? Or is there a different story? With almost two decades of leadership training, speaking, and most importantly, real-life, hands on in-the-trenches leadership experience, his view is inherently different. Eric appreciates, and shares with listeners, that success is about stepping outside of your comfort zone and not about privilege, circumstance, or upbringing. Success is deliberate, does not discriminate, is not accidental, and cannot be measured based on someone else. No matter how talented, gifted or experienced, and no matter what role we serve or title we carry, our level of success is not measured based on the work we produce; it is measured based on the relationships we build. Eric is the president and CEO of Tailored Training Solutions, which helps organizations build stronger customer and workplace relationships. He is often referred to as the “Connector” for his ability to make his message resonate with groups, or as “the Change maker” for his ability to inspire change and improve morale, provides a coaching skill that brings out the best in people. He is known for his empathic, engaging, down to earth style. Eric’s fusion of real-life stories and his conversational techniques connect with his audience at an intimate, intense and individual level. Eric is the author of the book, How to Work with Jerks: Getting Stuff Done with People you Can’t Stand. Whatever you do and wherever you work---jerks are all around you. And without a clear strategy for working with these difficult people, we inevitably suffer and risk failure on the job and in our careers. This book offers that strategy. Eric’s desire to see others improve, survive, and thrive in the workplace is what drives him to speak with you today. He has delivered motivational speeches and training workshops to businesses and organizations throughout the country. And today, he is excited for the opportunity to participate on today’s panel and share tips and strategies about how to leverage EQ to manage workplace relationships while not becoming a jerk in the process! ** for full information on Eric's keynotes, client options and service range click to his website from this profile **



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  • International
  • Digital Keynote Delivery


4 Reviews
Azaria McClure Sponsored Projects Coordinator Grants & Contracts at Yale University
Energetic, interactive, and effective.

Eric Williamson of Tailored Training Solutions is an extremely experienced trainer and motivational speaker. His energetic, interactive, and effective workshops help individuals and organizations reach the next phase of their development. The vast knowledge of topics allows us to utilize his organization to meet our various needs.

August 2019

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Ifara Seabrook Program Analyst at Social Security Administration
An insightful, engaging speaker/trainer.

Eric Williamson is an insightful, engaging speaker/trainer. I participated in two of his workshops and applied techniques to enhance my interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. I also followed his advice to venture outside of my comfort zone, and take a risk. The result is that I received a promotion, and am enjoying my new position. I highly recommend Tailored Training Solutions.

August 2019

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Aleah Williamson Health Insurance Specialist at Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
I highly recommend!

I had the opportunity to attend one of Eric’s emotional intelligence seminars with a number of professionals across multiple industries and job seekers looking to transition from one industry into another. The Emotional Intelligence seminar addressed the direct connection to dealing with demanding clients, enhancing job performance, strengthening working relationships and achieving the work life balance we all crave by stepping outside of our comfort zone. Eric has been a manager/mentor for 15 years and has gained the professional knowledge needed in order to effectively address any internal difficulties that stem from a lack of leadership, organizational change, employee recognition, decision-making, etc. I decided to continue working with Eric in order to enhance my own emotional intelligence skills which has allowed me to switch from the non-profit sector into the federal sector, and has enhanced my professional portfolio as a team-player, leader and effective communicator. I have recommended friends, colleagues and clients to secure Eric’s services and they continue to advance due to the knowledge they’ve gained from his soft skills training workshops. I highly recommend any of Eric’s training modules as he is patient, positive and professional.

August 2019

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