Eric Proudfoot has over 20 years business experience ranging from executive management to organisational development. Eric is an Executive at Stoke Pty (Ltd), a management consultancy that specialises in business leadership, people development, facilitation and public speaking. Some of the clients Eric has worked for include, ABSA, Standard Bank, Sasol, SBSA Ops in Africa, Steffanutti Stocks, Murray & Roberts, Medscheme, and Deloitte. In addition, Eric works with Wits Business School (WBS), Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and as a guest lecturer on the MBA program at the London Business School (LBS) in London.
In addition to a BSc in Quantity Surveying, Eric has many years of corporate, multinational experience. He has worked in Executive Management in both South Africa and the USA, managing a large IT company with both local and international shareholders before ‘retiring’ to teach Leadership. Eric is a director and shareholder of a property company and a loyalty business.
Eric is passionate about sport and leadership in sport and continues to look for ways to illustrate the lessons that sport teaches us in both our personal and business lives. This blend of business experience, entrepreneurship and passion for sport gives Eric his unique ability to connect with his clients.
Eric lives by the motto ‘fun with a serious intent’ and it is with this belief that he combines a professional learning experience with fun.