Contemporary leadership for today's leaders.
The biggest differentiator between Tanzanite and the other leadership development providers is that Tanzanite is created by leaders for leaders. We didn't study leadership in a classroom, or are regurgitating someone else's content; we have and continue to lead people every day.
Thus we are uniquely situated to understand and design programs and concepts for today's leaders. Leading in a Pandemic Era, Managing Remote Employees, and Leading with Emotional Intelligence are just some of the topics we cover.
Secondly, whether you're a person looking to develop your leadership skills, or an organization looking to elevate your management team, we have a unique process designed with a simple concept: One Size Fits One. This isn't taking a class which says "do it this way"! We're here to working with your inate skills and talents.
We also provide dozens of trademarked tools that you can immediately apply to your own team as soon as you return from each workshop. These tools bridge the critical gap between concept and theory, and actual practice.
What They Say About Tanzanite
“Eric’s delivery and thought provoking discussion provided our team with the opportunity to see things from a unique and different viewpoint, while allowing our managers a safe environment to discuss difficult growth-related topics.”
About Eric Swenson
Workforce strategist, author, and speaker Eric Swenson is acknowledged as a leading expert on management and leadership. His work with businesses throughout North America has led to improved performance, stronger employee engagement and greater customer satisfaction.
He has conducted his cutting edge leadership development programs before thousands of senior executives and managers, as well as first time supervisors.
Eric has written two books: Managing People in the 21st Century (which was updated in 2020) and The 5 A’s of Great Employees, which became a best-seller in 2016. The 5 A's argues that experience and education have far less importance in today's workforce than intangible attributes.
A sought-after speaker, he speaks frequently to organizations and conferences on topics ranging from leadership and management, to workforce trends and issues. He has conducted seminars for professional organizations and is a popular keynote speaker at conferences and conventions.
Eric founded and is CEO of two companies: Tanzanite Leadership Development and Symmetry HR Outsourcing. Since 2003, these brands have provided leadership training and human resources oversight for more than 300 businesses and nearly 30,000 client employees. These client businesses represent virtually every industry and range from start-ups to major organizations.
He has managed hundreds of employees and interviewed thousands of job candidates in his career.
Prior to launching his company, Eric had a 17-year corporate career where he worked in sales, marketing, training and senior management.
Eric was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Arcadia, California. An Eagle Scout, he is a graduate of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, where he majored in English and communications and was Student Body President at the College of the Pacific.
He is a Member of the Jonathan Club (where he's a Past President), and Rancho La Quinta Country Club.
He's currently working on his latest book, Weaknesses, which is scheduled for publication in 2023.
He and his wife, Yukiji, live in Los Angeles.