Since 2003, Eric has been active as a freelance trainer, coach, consultant, moderator and speaker. He assists global players as well as small- and medium sized companies to achieve their business targets faster, easier and at less cost.
During his management career in international sales, among other positions, he was head of the export division of a well-renowned family-owned German company and industry-leader. Responsible for a turn over in the high 3-digit millions, he managed business dealings and conducted contract negotiations in more than two-thirds of the worlds markets.
This involved extensive travel to develop new markets, acquire customers, operate joint-ventures, lead teams and projects, negotiate contracts, service key-accounts and manage employees and partners.
Eric is a specialist in international business competency training and coaching. He has a strong multicultural background, worldwide experience and trainer qualifications gained in Switzerland, Germany, India, USA and UK.
Born in Jordan to parents from England and San Salvador, he grew-up in England and on the Isle of Man; attended school in Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe), was trained in the foodstuffs industry in France and the paper industry in Austria. He and his Austrian wife today live in the city of Augsburg, in south Germany.
During a 23 year successful career in production, sales and management he travelled extensively doing business in more than 60% of the world, including several expatriate assignments. He is a member of CIPD, the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, UK and a professional member of GSA, the German Speakers Association.