Audience survey results from Eric’s speaking event at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, on May 8, 2019.

Eric speaking in the auditorium at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
















Are you in need of an inspirational, motivational or keynote speaker for an event? I speak at all types of events, including wellness events and health fairs, business events, sales conferences, VegFests, fundraisers for animal shelters and sanctuaries, and more. I am always able to tailor my presentation to your theme and preferred content. At your event, I will keep attendees on the edge of their seats, and entertain, inform and motivate them to become the extraordinary people they are meant to be. I will inspire your audience to feel deep, powerful emotions they may not have experienced in years. Many in the audience will weep, all will go home and hug their families and dogs, and many will leave the presentation with plans to become the extraordinary person they are meant to be. Comments forwarded by the host (reposted with permission) from the above event include:

“FANTASTIC!!! What an inspiration!! He was a great story teller, making us laugh and cry as he relayed how Peety (and now Jake) changed his life. Thank you very much for bringing Eric to the Lab!”

“Eric and Peety’s story is very inspirational! Eric’s presentation was the best because you could tell it came from his heart. Eric was also very funny which made it even more enjoyable.”

“This was an inspiring talk on so many levels. The author Eric, provided great backup information (websites and real life ‘how to do what I did’ examples). Even though I was given a book (thank you LLESA!!), I bought the audio version right after work that day. Couldn’t wait to get home to start reading.”

“Eric was a great speaker….engaging, funny and his positive message was inspiring!! LOVED the event!!”

“Awesome, motivating, emotional, inspirational!”

“Best one yet!”

“One of the best author series speakers we’ve had! Such an inspirational true story, comical, emotional, and all-around enjoyable presentation of work-life balance motivation! Loved it!”

“Excellent speaker. One of the best I’ve attended.”

“This was the best one that I have attended.”

“Eric was the best speaker within the series thus far.”

Eric was keynote speaker to an audience of about 300 Marines, Sailors and DoD personnel at the Pentagon on February 12 2019 to help kickoff the USMC’s Six Week Wellness Challenge .

“I am writing to thank you for sharing your deeply personal and inspiring journey to wellness. Your presentation was a fitting kick-off into our wellness program. Many members of the command have approached me with positive reviews about your presentation. It was not hard to sense during the question and answer period, that they were impacted by you and eager to glean information from your experience. Key points from your presentation are applicable to all: From gaining awareness of the small steps we can take every day to stay on track, to addressing root causes instead of symptoms to our problems, oh, and to get a dog!

V. A. Coglianese, Major General, Commander, Marine Corps Installations Command, Arlington, Virginia, February 13, 2019

Eric signing books with Gene Baur after speaking at Farm Sanctuary’s annual Celebration for the Turkey’s Event in November 2017.

“Your presentations reached an audience of over 550 attendees, and guests overwhelmingly noted on evaluations that your message was a true highlight of the event. They also expressed how much they enjoyed chatting with you and getting to know you during the book signing.”

Natalia Veinott, Farm Sanctuary, Watkins Glen, New York, November 28, 2017

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