I used to be a mechanical engineer, own my own house, and have retirement savings. But inside, I yearned for adventure. I wanted to see more of the world and two weeks of vacation per year wasn’t cutting it.
I wondered, “Is there more to life than big houses, fancy cars, and saving for retirement?”
So I sold everything, respectfully quit my great job, and set out to travel around the world for over two years. I hiked through jungles, ate foods I’d never seen before, and developed a greater sense of self-confidence. It would be cliché to say it was “life changing,” but it was.
Along the way I met a beautiful woman. We traveled through Australia, China, and Sri Lanka together. We moved to Montreal and got a cat named Kiwi. I learned to speak French and returned to my engineering career. Once again I had a steady paycheque, stability, and security.
But engineering, 9-to-5, and corporate politics were no longer for me. I just wasn’t sure what I wanted.
So I went on a “vision quest” to figure it out. I used two weeks of vacation to walk from Montreal to Quebec City by myself. The 400 kilometre (250 mile) stroll took me 14 days. I carried my tent and slept under highway overpasses, in public parks, and in the backyards of friendly strangers. I had a lot of time to think.
I decided to stop waiting for something to happen and lit a fire under my my own ass. I went back to school to get my coaching certification, started a blog, and faced a new personal fear every month in 2016.
A year after my vision quest, I exited the corporate world and launched my online coaching business.
But the momentum was short-lived. After five years and countless adventures together, my girlfriend and I broke up. I said goodbye to Kiwi and left the place I called home.
I threw on my backpack and traveled alone for a few months. I wrote, worked on my business, and reflected. I also went to a nude beach in Texas, tried surfing for the first time, and got a new tattoo in Mexico.
Today, I have momentum. I feel light, happy, and more focused than I’ve ever been.
I try to live a life that makes ME happy, not a life that makes other people happy.
I want to inspire YOU to do the same.
Work With Me
I’m a Professional and Personal Certified Coach and member of the International Coach Federation.
There are a lot of people calling themselves “life coaches” these days. I believe in education and investing in my learning, not just having awesome life experiences and calling myself a “coach.”
I studied under the guidance of Jim Gavin (PhD, Master Certified Coach) and Madeleine Mcbrearty (PhD, Professional Certified Coach) at Concordia University in Montreal. I also have an applied science degree from the University of Waterloo and worked as an engineer for a decade before becoming a coach.
Working with Eric helped me find the clarity and space that I needed to heal, regroup, and move on.” — Laura, Designer
I always felt stimulated and joyful after talking to Eric!” — Giulia, Teacher
Eric helped steer me toward attainable weekly goals that not only brought me more clients but re-energized me and made my business fun again.” — Carol, Entrepreneur
If you’re serious about hiring a coach and taking your life to the next level, let’s chat.