Eric Deschamps, Professional Speaker
Eric’s exceptionally strong communication skills make him a crowd favourite as a professional speaker. He is described as captivating, inspiring, funny, powerful and dynamic. He speaks from the heart and has the ability to engage and connect deeply with his audience. Needless to say, Eric makes a significant difference in the lives of all who have the opportunity to hear him.
As an accomplished public speaker with over 30 years of experience motivating audiences around the globe, Eric has delivered thousands of presentations in many different contexts and countries. This has helped him develop a keen ability to read his audience and tailor his approach accordingly. Coupled with his many years of leadership and real-life experience, Eric’s listeners are sure to receive immense value from his presentations. He is very much “at home” in front of both large audiences and small, making him an ideal speaker for your next event.
As a highly successful business coach for industry-leading entrepreneurs, Eric is also highly skilled in building people and organizations to accomplish their full potential. He is a lifelong student of leadership and human behaviour and has been described as a passionate visionary focused on results, a master networker, and a leader of leaders. He has received a number of awards for his coaching work, the most recent of which was Coach of the Year in 2014. He is also the author of “Turbocharge Your Business Now”, and the Co-Leader of Rhapsody Strategies, a company that has seen tremendous growth in recent years.
As a life-long resident of Ottawa, Eric is married to his high school sweetheart Jasmine, and together they have five children and two dogs. Eric counts his family as his proudest achievement and is passionate about living life to the max and helping others do the same.
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What People Are saying
Eric Deschamps is one of the best communicators around. He is precise in his language, passionate in his presentation, and he lives with integrity everything that he teaches. I train leaders across North America and Eric is the best of the best, a leader of leaders!Jim Herrington
Motivating is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Eric’s speaking ability. Eric employs methodical preparation with an in depth understanding of the subject matter. He combines this with a desire to transmit precise knowledge, a unique talent for improvisation, and his personal blend of enthusiasm and sincerity. These qualities set him apart and above. I’ve heard inspirational and educational speakers from across the globe and I would place Eric among the finest.Scott L. Kopperud
Eric’s communication skills are excellent. He has the ability to capture a room no matter what size, and with clarity, enthusiasm, and confidence he gets his point across. The big test in any public speaking is for the participants to retain or at the very least be able to apply what they have heard to their own lives. Eric has an uncanny ability to do both. His style is such that he has mastered the art of making a connection with each person so that what he shares is personal to them. Personally, I can say attest to this. His talks have moved me to change in many ways in my personal life. His versatile style and confidence bring participants to a place where they can make a decision to move forward. He is gifted in his communication skills and leaves his audience wanting more.Patrick Caicco
Our experience with Eric is that he totally over delivers as a keynote speaker. We invited him to speak to business owners for the Orleans Health & Wellness Expo. He remarkably engaged and energized the audience with his brilliance, humour and captivating talk. We were very impressed with Eric’s professionalism and integrity and we highly recommend him as a dynamic and top quality speaker within the business world.Deborah MacDonald & Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp
Eric was a true professional. He was able to engage and compel the Sales Team right off the bat. By the end of the session, our team was enthused and eager to implement our learnings for our next presentation.Kelly-Ann Neary
You took on the task of getting to know your audience prior to meeting them so the day would be relevant to each of us. Even after a full day of training, your enthusiasm and energy level remained high, which kept us inspired. I would definitely recommend your training and coaching to businesses, large and small, that want to improve their performance.Graham MacNab
Eric is an engaging and powerful speaker. His presentation at our international conference was informative and so inspiring that we were all hanging on his every word. He has a very warm and easy style of speaking and he exudes confidence that inspires others to follow him.Bernard Heine
I have heard Eric “present” more than once. Honestly, he does not merely present… he engages. He draws you in. You cannot help but feel he is speaking directly to you. He connects heart to heart. The truth is, you do not leave the same person you came. You leave a better person.Bill Turpin
I wanted to send a quick message of gratitude for spending the day with my team to help enhance our public speaking performance. I personally benefited from the session and was able to immediately put your teachings into action. Your preparation for the session was the key to such an engaging day. I had never worked with a trainer that took the time to research our goals and design a program that focused on each attendee’s personal development.Graham MacNab
From the time I met Eric, it has been clear that his instincts in presenting and skills in captivating an audience are well-developed. Both from the platform and in one-on-one conversation, Eric intertwines engaging questions with his authentic style of storytelling. Regardless of the audience size, you can’t help but personally and individually feel his energy and warmth. As a fellow professional communicator and professor for 14 years and a youth pastor for 20 years, I feel qualified to heartily recommend Eric as a solid teacher, and more than that, an inspired motivator. He has mastered the art of affecting change in people.Michael Andersen
Eric is one of the most interesting, passionate, engaging, compelling, thoughtful and articulate speakers that I have ever heard. I would certainly recommend him for your next meeting or conference.Mark Peterkins
Eric is the most dynamic speaker I know. What allows him to stand out above others is that he’s the genuine article. When you hear him speak, you care about what he is saying because he truly cares. Not only about the topic but he truly cares about the people he speaks to. His charisma and delivery are a gift and his ability to engage the audience and keep their focused attention and interest are quite extraordinary. I heartily endorse Eric as “THE” ideal speaker for any engagement.Peter Graves
We have known Eric Deschamps for many years. One rarely hears a more professional and captivating speaker as Eric. We have taken business training for over fifteen years and can assure you Eric is one of the best communicators it has been our pleasure to listen to.Bill & Sue Kent
Eric is one of the most genuine presenters and coaches I have encountered. Nothing seems forced and he’s not a “rah-rah” guy. Instead, what shines through is that he’s very passionate about his craft. This was one of the most authentic training experiences I have ever had the pleasure of attending.Daniel Snell
I recently had the privilege of participating in a number of presentations in Dallas, Texas in which Eric either lead the session or participated as a panel member. He has excellent presentation skills in terms of presenting without the use of notes and using video aids seamlessly, sensibly and productively. He comes to the stage fully prepared and literally hits the ground running. He is a gifted individual with a natural speaking voice that fills the room. This ability is further enhanced by his well-executed tone and articulation skills. I found him to be extremely capable of capturing and retaining the entire audience’s attention for the duration of his presentations. As he speaks from the heart and has the ability to engage his audiences deeply, he will make a difference to the lives of all who have the opportunity to hear him. I would highly recommend him for any key note speaking engagement or A-level seminar presentation.Randy Jackson