Eric Kaufmann’s passion is Executive Development.

His book, The Four Virtues of a Leader: Navigating the Hero’s Journey through Risk to Results, teaches the essential virtues shared by successful, passionate, and creative leaders and how they navigate through uncertainty and anxiety. As an Executive Coach, Consultant, Speaker and Author he partners with leaders to go below the surface and beyond the obvious so they can think more clearly, make better decisions, and relate wholeheartedly.

Eric’s work is shaped in the crucible of his journey which includes 17 years of leadership coaching and consulting, management roles at Fortune 100 firms, degrees in business and psychology, thirty years of Zen practice, living in Israel and South Africa, teaching as a Master Scuba Diving instructor, working as a certified hypnotherapist, and meditating in a year-long retreat in an isolated cabin he built in the mountains of New Mexico.

Eric is President of Sagatica, an executive leadership consultancy, with his team, partner with leaders and teams at companies such as Verizon, SunPower, Dr. Bronner’s, Alcon, and Cymer. Eric blends strategic thinking with Zen practices to unfold a kind of thinking, deciding and relating that together foster excellence along with personal or organizational evolution.

Eric is a Fellow and Thought Leader at the Institute of Coaching, a TEDx speaker, while writing additional books, contributes to publication like Mindful.org, Training Magazine and Conscious Media Magazine.



Eric Kaufmann’s work is truly visionary. Hear him, read his work, apply the principles, and you will be a hero in your organization!
— Marshall Goldsmith – The World’s Most Influential Leadership Thinker – Thinkers 50 global survey – Bestselling author Mojo and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
Eric shows leaders how to transform themselves into masters of chaos and uncertainty. From this place of power, they become a force of clear and calm direction that aligns their people and accelerates results.
— Garry Ridge, CEO, WD-40 Companies
Eric Kaufmann’s thought-provoking questions and tangible examples will help you evolve the quality of your leadership and how you approach your work.
— Tom Werner, President and CEO, SunPower Corporation