A team of smart leaders in a meeting doesn’t guarantee breakthroughs; getting there requires focus, courage, grit and trust. These are the very gifts that our Sagatica facilitators bring a leadership team.

  • Breakthroughs come from identifying and taming the elephant in the room.
  • Breakthroughs come from going beyond the obvious and toward the emergent.
  • Breakthroughs come from making the invisible visible.
  • Breakthroughs come from making heartfelt commitments.

This is why we facilitate – to reveal and eliminate the friction and pressure that slow down results.

A facilitated meeting is concurrently a team building event and a business planning process that leads to faster and better decisions, clear plans, and stronger relationships. Typically held as an off-site for a day or longer, an executive team retreat is a chance to get out of the fray of daily fire-fight and reflect, strategize, bond and rejuvenate.

What does your facilitator bring? Discipline. Curiosity. Care. And remarkable blend of business savvy and human psychology that enables a team to focus, disagree, negotiate, converge, commit to next steps, and leave with clarity on four dimensions:

1. What we focused on
2. Why it’s important
3. Who will execute
4. How to measure progress

Teams that experience our expert facilitation always appreciate being more focused in their actions, reaching beyond silos, improving communication and collaboration, accelerating results, and deepening commitment.

Why Leaders Are Excited About Eric


I loved the presentation, the delivery – everything! The CEO’s deeply resonated with the content. My favorite comment was, “he was so present the whole  night.” Your integrity and teaching is what is so inspiring and awesome about you.

Violet Lehrer, YPO Education Chair and President of Clarity Path Coaching

Eric Kaufmann’s work is truly visionary. Hear him, read his work, apply the principles, and you will be a hero in your organization!

Marshall Goldsmith, The World’s Most Influential Leadership Thinker – Thinkers 50 global survey – Bestselling author Mojo and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Eric shows leaders how to transform themselves into masters of chaos and uncertainty. From this place of power, they become a force of clear and calm direction that aligns their people and accelerates results.

Garry Ridge, CEO, WD-40 Companies

The insights and actions Kaufmann offers will make your work conscious, intentional and successful.

Steve Farber, Author, The Radical Leap Re-Energized and Greater Than Yourself; founder, The Extreme Leadership Institute

Eric has a gift at helping leaders see things in themselves that they may be blind to.  He is kind, caring, present, empathetic and not afraid to tell the truth as he sees it.  I would recommend Eric to any leader who is looking to unleash their inner potential and lead more effectively in a truly conscious and authentic way.

Ryan Picarella, CEO, Welcoa

Eric Kaufmann’s thought-provoking questions and tangible examples will help you evolve the quality of your leadership and how you approach your work.

Tom Werner, President and CEO, SunPower Corporation

I found Eric Kaufmann’s presentation very thought provoking. I think that he is on to something in the way that he starts from the highest-level, and works down toward taking the steps needed to make your business all that it could be, and all that you really want it to be. Being introspective, honest with yourself, and facing your fears is what we all need to do to be happier and more satisfied with our business and personal life.

Kevin Gyberg, President at B2 Software Inc

Seize the opportunity to hear Eric Kaufmann speak! He truly is the sage in Sagatica. His ability to impart wisdom, connect with, engage and entertain his audience will exceed your highest expectations. Eric thoroughly demonstrates to participants the power of tapping into the collective genius. Eric’s ability to show his audience how to integrate what he has communicated sets him apart

Laura McGee, Divorce Coach at Leave Strong Divorce Coaching

I met Eric at a CEO conference he keynoted and I was hooked. His clarity, depth, wisdom, candor, flexibility and perceptiveness are amazing. These traits have been priceless in facilitating four years of our executive Vision Retreats. In addition to driving amazing results, he understands people and their need to be engaged. Eric is brilliant!

Jill Blashack Strahan, Founder & CEO at Tastefully Simple

I rarely leave Eric’s company without a moment of new insight or perspective to consider. Eric is a keen yet kind observer of humans and able to crystallize these data into meaningful and applicable ideas that speak to our best selves. Don’t hesitate to take (or create) an opportunity to hear him speak!

Marilyn O’Neill, CEO of Nautilus Environmental

I had the great fortune to hire Eric Kaufmann to provide a keynote presentation to the Geoprofessional Business Association’s conference in Hawaii…His discourse was entertaining, informative, and inspiring and Eric left everyone thirsting for more of his wisdom. Eric unleashes his sage observations and energized us to renew our passion to positively impact the world.

Joel Carson, Senior Vice President, Kleinfelder


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