Eric Bailey calls himself an 'activational speaker', not a 'motivational speaker' because he will draw out of you the power, commitment, inspiration and dedication that you didn't know you had. No longer will you spend your life accepting anything short of your dreams. Instead, you will actively pursue your dreams until your vision becomes a reality.
Eric is the leading authority on understanding and stimulating human potential for individuals, businesses and organisations. This translates to greater productivity, enhanced individual wellbeing and a much improved personal life plan and vision.
Eric Bailey has dedicated his life to inspiring others to create a vision for their lives and then take significant action towards making that vision an actuality. He has helped over 2 million people around the world to manifest their dreams into reality.
A proud Australian, Eric draws on his unique life, successful careers in professional sport, executive management and sales, and a wealth of knowledge in the field of personal and organisational excellence to create powerful and inspiring presentations. With presence and personality, he commands a room like few can.
Eric's compelling techniques have worked for some of the world's largest multinational corporations including Nike, McDonald's, Ford, Nissan, Reebok, Toshiba and Canon, to name a few. He has also brought uplifting, youth-focused messages to students at hundreds of schools around the world.
Powerful and passionate, his presentations teach, inspire, and elevate audiences to new levels of achievement in both their personal and professional lives. Eric's ability to cross over and connect with audiences of all ages and backgrounds makes him one of the world's most dynamic speakers.
Born in South Central Los Angeles, one of the toughest neighbourhoods in America, with a bone disease in both knees, Eric was abandoned by his birth parents. He fought incredible odds to elevate himself into a brighter future.
Dealing with racism, drug infested surroundings, gang violence, low socio-economic conditions and a school system that said he would never graduate; his turning point came at age 14 when Eric began to plan his future - not by saying, but by doing. Training every morning and studying every evening. He tried out for the Basketball team at school and went on to take his high school basketball team to its first and only state Championship!
Because of Eric's planning, persistence and passion, he received a Basketball scholarship to Boise State University and graduated with a Bachelor in Marketing and Communications. Eric came to Australia in 1982 to play basketball in the National Basketball League, playing with the Hobart Devils, Melbourne Tigers and Gold Coast Rollers. During that time he worked in many customer-driven businesses such as sales, promotions, fitness, media, marketing, basketball coaching and health industries.
After retiring from basketball Eric decided to direct his passion into motivating and activating people. One of his first roles was as host of the NBA ALL STAR weekend Jam session, the first person brought in from outside the USA. Here he was able to combine his communication skills, marketing, sport and energy to actively energise over 100,000 people over a three-day weekend.
Eric uses the lessons of life, sport, and international travel to deliver dynamic presentations and interactive workshops.