Eric has spent over 20 years as a lawyer, first at a City law firm and later on as Anglo American plc’s Group Head of Legal – Marketing, leading a global team of lawyers responsible for the group’s commodities trading business (USD 29bn revenue (2017)). He was recognised by Legal Business as “GC Powerlist” individual for 2017.
As a full-time lawyer, Eric found that with success came fatigue, stress, a lack of zest, and a sense - from time to time - of overwhelm and burnout from the pressures of work and life. Leading a global team and advising colleagues all spread across different time zones and meeting tight deadlines with lean resources is a challenge.
Eric discovered the benefits of a Functional Medicine and ancestral health approach as he was preparing for an endurance event in 2013. He quickly noticed the benefits of making simple lifestyle changes: his energy levels increased and remained steady throughout the day, his thoughts became laser focused and the ‘brain fog’ lifted, he slept well and felt refreshed each morning; and he very rarely succumbs to colds and coughs that circulate particularly in winter months.
That approach also solved some of his existing health issues including reversing his debilitating hayfever symptoms and psoriasis - an autoimmune condition.
Yet, despite these improvements, he realised that many of his colleagues were still unwittingly experiencing these side effects of professional success.
Eric’s passion to help individuals lead lives full of health and vitality led him to retrain as a health coach. As an expert in making behaviour change happen, he now helps professionals be busy and successful AND wake up with zest, maintain high levels of energy during the day, sleep well and build strong foundations for optimal mental and physical health.
Eric is a director and founder of Bumblebee Wellbeing Limited, and a health and wellbeing coach. He is certified by the US Medical Board of Examiners as a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and by the Kresser Institute as an ADAPT-Certified Functional Health Coach.
He brings his deep cultural experience in over 20+ years as a leading lawyer – in bringing the best out of people and focusing on what is important - to help successful individuals have healthy brains, and their own lasting happiness, health and wellbeing.