Eric Kaufmann

Eric Kaufmann’s work is a unique blend of more than two decades of business results with three decades of Zen training. He is a Fellow and Thought Leader at Harvard’s Institute of Coaching. He mentors and coaches CEOs and executives through leadership, strategic, relationship, and life changes and challenges. He guides leaders to breakthroughs that resolve leadership breakdown.

The higher a leader rises, the fewer their options for guidance on the levels that matter most. Eric is known as a change-maker among executives from Silicon Valley, to Wall Street and Main Street. His clients include Dr Bronner’s, SDG&E, Circle, Sunpower, Verizon, Altium, and ASML. These leaders attest how they reached what they thought was their edge of achievement, only to be guided by Eric to unlock their next, out of sight, and unrealized potential.

Eric is the author of The Four Virtues of a Leader: Navigating the Hero’s Journey through Risk to Results, as well as Leadership Breakdown: How Conscious Leadership Generates Breakthroughs and Enriches Business, Life, And the World. His books teach the mindsets and skills that conscious leaders embody as they navigate uncertainty and anxiety to achieve success.

Eric is a speaker for TEDx and draws insight and expertise from two decades of coaching leaders, management roles at Fortune 100 firms, degrees in business and psychology, thirty years of Zen practice, living in Israel and South Africa, teaching as a Master Scuba Diving instructor,  working as a certified hypnotherapist, and meditating in a year-long retreat in an isolated  cabin he built high up in the mountains