Eric Bailey is the President and CEO of Bailey Strategic Innovation Group, one of the fastest-growing OD/Strategy consulting firms in the western United States. His impact helps leaders improve the lives of those who follow them, and the customers/citizens whom they are charged with supporting. Eric has a uniquely diverse set of experiences, including: helping future NFL Hall-of-Famer Larry Fitzgerald pet a rhinoceros; teaching dozens of young children to ski; changing the strategic course of dozens of cities; jumping out of an airplane with his wife; flying an F-16; and chatting with LL Cool J on the campus of Harvard University. Eric understands that no matter what life puts in your path, there are lessons to be learned or stories to be told.
Eric is the creator of the Principles of Human Understanding™, a leadership and communication methodology based in brain science and psychology. Eric’s unique style blends fact and emotion and finds ways to appeal to the analytical thinkers, the emotional feelers, and everyone in between. Eric has been featured on Huffington Post, Forbes, Like a Real Boss Podcast and works with leaders and teams across North America to see common problems from new and different perspectives. Eric also hosts a YouTube series of 2-minute leadership video lessons called The Walking Meeting.
Through keynote presentations, group facilitation, strategic planning, team dynamics, individual coaching, and writing, Eric has a unique ability to communicate seemingly complex concepts in easy-to-comprehend ways. This style makes the message and lessons accessible to everyone from Generals to Airmen, and CEOs to frontline employees. Eric has worked with a myriad of clients including Google, Luke Air Force Base, Los Angeles County, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, The City of Phoenix, Arizona Women Leading Government, and Plasmology4.
Eric has a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Organizational Development from Saint Louis University and is a lifetime learner of human and organizational behavior. Eric holds a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, where he ran on the Track & Field team specializing in the 400m hurdles and the 4x400 relay. When not working or researching, Eric enjoys road cycling with his wife Jamie and their three children in Phoenix, AZ.
Eric understands that the success that he has been blessed with is not the end result, but rather a moment of time in his fight to have a greater impact on the world.
Eric and Jamie with their children Jarem, Kai, and Jasmine live in Phoenix, Arizona.