Eric Atwood is a speaker, author, coach, facilitator and founder of The Speakers Studio. He helps people improve their one-on-one and group speaking skills, enabling them to express their authentic selves naturally and connect with others powerfully. He develops and delivers workshops and training for individuals and organizations on a variety of communication topics. In 2011 Eric received certification as a Speaking Circles® facilitator, and in 2016 received certification as a Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner. He has lived in eight countries and traveled to more than 50, bringing a deep understanding and appreciation of people and cultures to his work and his life. Eric is the author of the book New Thinking New Being, to be published in the summer of 2016.