Eric Kaufmann, Executive Coach

Eric is a rare and exotic creature who is both passionate about business while deeply grounded as a result of three decades of training in Zen meditation. Eric, founder and CEO of Sagatica, mentors and coaches CEOs and executives, leads executive retreats, and guides high-level executives through leadership, strategic, relationship, and life crises. Eric has discovered that it is always an internal breakthrough that leads to resolving a leadership breakdown.

The higher the leadership role an individual achieves, the fewer options there are to find mentorship on the levels that matter most. Eric is known as a change-maker among Silicon Valley, Fortune 100, and privately owned company executives. They share endless success stories of how they reached what they thought was their edge of achievement, only to discover Eric’s guidance as a way to unlock their true, hidden potential.

Eric is the author of The Four Virtues of a Leader: Navigating the Hero’s Journey through Risk to Results, as well as Leadership Breakdown: How to Break the Vicious Cycle, Release the Struggle, and Success with Conscious Leadership. His work teaches the virtues shared by successful, passionate, and creative leaders and how they navigate through uncertainty and anxiety.

Eric is a Fellow and Thought Leader at Harvard’s Institute of Coaching, and a speaker for TEDx. He draws from two decades of coaching leaders, 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 lives with his wife, two daughters and dog and cat in San Diego, CA.