Passion drives discussion. It creates possibility. 
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On Stage

Whether on stage in front of thousands or in corporate headquarters confronting difficult topics head on, Eric’s charisma and passionate speaking on culture, media, and story connect inspires and provokes thought.

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Eric's writing and speaking covers a wide range of topics from Culture to Branding. His strength is making complex topics simple and 'unsexy' topics more engaging.


"Storytelling isn't just about language. It's about being human and spreading ideas. It's about connecting in ways that change how we think about ourselves and each other."

Culture / Diversity

"Greatness does not always look like us or what we want it to. We need to be aware of that when we’re trying to make others smaller to make ourselves comfortable. If true equality is our goal, then equity is the pathway. Allowing diverse ideologies to fill in historically monochromatic and single gendered spaces can make those roles even stronger."


"There will always be people that will sit on the sidelines and tell you what can’t be done. Others will simply try to distract you. 'Why do you work so hard? You need to sit around and do nothing with the rest of us.' This second group is not malicious, they’re just misguided. They prioritize friendship and fun over future planning. Over the years, I’ve minimized my time spent with people that don’t contribute to my overall goals."


"People don’t care about your logo. They care about humans. Humanize your brand, people will care about it. "


"Sometimes you have to get up from behind the screen, leave social media, and go get the people where they live."

Storytelling for Nonprofits - W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Storytelling for Nonprofits - W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Social Media Summit - Detroit Regional Chamber

Social Media Summit - Detroit Regional Chamber

Fox 2 - Let It Rip: Kanye West and Mental Health

Fox 2 - Let It Rip: Kanye West and Mental Health

@Eric_S_Thomas is preaching about everything I’ve questioned about social media! I am loving this! #smdaychat #SMDAYDET #puremichigan