Northern Michigan University (Speech Communication)
Bethel University (Master's)
You are a person who knows you or your child has what it takes to succeed. You just need a little guidance right now to get where you want to go.
Maybe I can help. I am Erik, a 42 year old entrepreneur/businessman who has a day job with a 15 billion dollar company facilitating workshops and coaching business leaders. I have worked with executives at large companies such as Union Pacific, Accenture, and Avaya. I have trained public school teachers on how to be more effective in the classroom. I have consulted with non-profits on building and developing a winning culture. Early in my career, I was an English, reading, math, science teacher, cross country, track, basketball coach, and youth director. I don't remember getting much sleep during that season of life.
My specialty is enhancing performance in learning, athletics, business, and life. In short, I help people of all ages improve in the area of their choice. I have a bachelor's in Communication and a master's degree in Transformational Leadership to support this process as well as the practical experience of being able to draw on all specific disciplines mentioned above. I have traveled the world extensively and have worked with people from 50+ countries due to certifications in several coaching tools in business and personal development. Once upon a time I also played college basketball in Michigan and professional basketball in Europe. It seems like a while ago now (if you are 40 or over you can probably relate).
Great for you Erik, but can you relate to my student or myself? Yes. I can connect with whatever you or your student needs/wants to learn. I have worked with a variety of students (elementary to seasoned adults) with a variety of needs from basketball to reading to public speaking with each one being a win/win for those involved.
Let's meet and see if I am the one to help. This story is about you. My role is to help draw out your greatness. It's in there. You are the hero of this story. I am the person who offers guidance at the right times. You have what it takes. You may just need a little guidance right now to get where you want to go. You are a person who knows you or your child has what it takes to succeed. You just need a little guidance right now to get where you want to go.
Maybe I can help. I am Erik, a 42 year old entrepreneur/businessman who has a day job with a 15 billion dollar company facilitating workshops and coaching business leaders. I have worked with
If parent and student are serious about wanting to improve, I am willing to negotiate my rate. I am also open to group rates and special pricing on multiple sessions.
My daughter enjoyed her first lesson with Erik, and learned a ton! She used a couple of new techniques in her games since training with Erik. She can't wait to learn more!
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I played high school, college, and professional basketball. I also coached junior varsity boys and girls and varsity boys basketball at the following schools in Michigan (Marquette Senior High School, Ishpeming High School and Republic-Michigamme High School.
I have run my own basketball camps for boys and girls from 3 years old to college age. You will not find many people with more basketball experience.
I was a youth pastor at Lake Superior Christian Church for several years before joining the staff at Willow Creek Community Church while I was finishing my master's degree. I have been through seminary and continue to read and practice the wisdom in the Bible daily. I know the Bible and how to make it interesting to all ages. It can be alive and inspirational
I have worked out all my life and was a trainer at the Streamwood Park District for 3 years. I still am active and can help anyone get in the physical shape they want to while lifting weights safely.
Your child can benefit from the confidence and discipline that comes with setting their mind and seeing their body change to fit their goals.
I have had many careers over the years from teacher and coach to minister to auto parts driver to youth home worker to consultant. I now own my own business working for large companies as a facilitator and coach. Part of what I do at these companies is help people find the career that will best suit who they are at a deep core level. Let me help you with this too.
I coach junior high and high school students to wow their teachers and classmates with content and delivery. As a former speech teacher and coach, I currently facilitate workshops for students, teachers, and business executives on how to improve their communication.
Let me help you or your child be successful with all areas of speech: non-verbal, interpersonal, small groups, or public address. I have done so for 10 years. This is my specialty in working with students. I currently stay sharp coaching people who communicate daily (teachers, pastors, and business executives).