Eric Thomas, Ph.D., is a critically acclaimed author, world-renowned speaker, educator, pastor, and Audie Awards Finalist. As he is better known, ET has taken the world by storm with his creative, common-sense approach to living a successful, satisfying professional and personal life.

Eric’s spiritual walk, tenacity, and drive are the perfect example of his quote, “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.”

Drawing from his personal experiences: homelessness, the absence of his biological father, academic struggles, and various other obstacles, ET’s life story allows him to connect with others fighting for greatness.

No matter who they are or what they’ve encountered, ET’s perspective and approach offer insights that exchange cycles of failure for patterns of success.

ET is the epitome of hustle, drive, determination and success. Millions of followers have been able to apply the principles revealed in his award-nominated autobiography, The Secret to Success, and equally successful subsequent releases: "Greatness is Upon You and Average Skill, Phenomenal WIll".

ET’s passion is never more evident than when he’s in a school, changing students’ lives forever. Whether he’s meeting and greeting students with warm hugs and a bite to eat on bitterly cold Michigan winter mornings or helping them to recognize their superpowers in a district-wide assembly, where ET goes, greatness follows.

ET believes that every kid has the promise of greatness within them — every single one. "The key to nurturing that greatness is knowing each child’s unique approach to learning. By identifying that unique approach to learning their “superpower,” teachers can better coach their students to greatness! Unfortunately, most kids don’t even know that they have a superpower and “You Ain’t The Boss Of Me” seeks to fill that gap by highlighting the greatness within each of us. Every student CAN succeed! They just need the right tools to make that happen. Every child wants to achieve excellence; it’s our job to teach them how."