The journey of Eric’s Olympic success has not simply come from his perfection as an athlete. It is the man behind the athleticism who has developed the strength and intelligence to manage the forces that could have become barriers to his success.

By following his instincts at a young age and innately learning how to adapt to changing environments and relationships, Eric developed a platform to support his success and pursue all of his passions. Eric is a musician and composer, a die-hard gaming enthusiast, a voice for the LGBT community and a true supporter of emerging designers.

As an example of perseverance and a life well lived, Eric inspires others to do the same.


BREAKING THE MOLD – Eric’s path to the Olympics has been years in the making and the majority of it created by Eric’s ability to be bold and maintain balance. In his keynote, Eric shares his story of perseverance and how he worked to break down stereotypes of being a gay athlete in the world of international figure skating as well as pursued a career as a classical composer alongside his athletic achievements.

RELATIONSHIP RESILIENCE – Through switching partners, countries, coaches along his Olympic journey – including his pairs partner marrying their coach – Eric has had to learn to adapt in order to success. In this keynote, Eric shares the stories of his process and gives personal advice on how to navigate the changing relationships in your life to ensure you maintain a positive relationship with those who have shifted roles.

Through maintaining balance and developing high emotional intelligence, Eric has been able to compete for his country while pursing his passion for classical music. His keynotes bring clarity and inspiration for anyone looking to succeed and remain grounded.

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