"Erich is one of the most effective, empowering communicators I know. His teaching and training gift is the stuff of legend, and those who heard him years ago, still speak of his compelling, intelligent and inspiring public speaking ability. He is unafraid of tackling deep and complex issues and wrestling through them on his own behalf and on behalf of those he leads. His business success is testimony to a rare intelligence and determination. He would succeed at anything he commits himself to do, and facilitate the success of those he carries with him."