Founder & Chief Talent Optimizer
Elias Arjan is recognized as an expert in training, talent optimization and business development. Elias draws upon his 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, sales professional, actor and speaker to develop high performing leaders, teams and organizations. Elias' engaging personality and ability to inspire innovation have made him a sought after speaker and consultant.
Elias is a Predictive Index Certified Partner, experienced psychometric assessor and EQ consultant. Elias travelled the world selling from the stage, generating a personal sales history of over 50 million dollars. Elias' first career was in the fitness industry and he remains dedicated to inspiring healthy living through his workplace wellness programs. Elias is the organizer of Biohackers Los Angeles, volunteers as a benefit auctioneer and with youth organizations.
Rich has spent over 25 years in the leadership development and organizational effectiveness space in addition to enterprise consulting and teaching at two universities. He spent 8 years at Zappos.com, after being acquired by Amazon, and built an emotional intelligence (EQ) practice to leverage company culture for breakthrough business results. The program started with key leaders and evolved into touching every team member during their orientation.
His work capitalizes on level B psychometric tools at the organization and individual levels along with ICF Coaching and Change Management certifications empowering players to apply new concepts to their work environment for upgraded results. Rich holds the highest learning and performance certification, from ATD, in addition to HR credentials from SHRM and HRCI. The combination of an MBA and these certified skills has helped measure and improve performance and metrics like EBITDA, turnover, engagement and trust in organizations of all sizes including technology, non-profit and the US Military.
What Our Clients Say...
Project Manager (CDL West) at Creative Destruction Lab
"Elias is a charismatic and engaging speaker with a vast knowledge on brain science and how it can help your business. His presentation to our team was full of valuable skills that can be used by sales teams to improve their performance. Effective communication can be significantly enhanced by better understanding how people receive information. Overall, Elias brings a new perspective with a fun approach. I highly recommend him for anyone looking to enhance the communication process."
President & Creative Director of Hamazaki-Wong Marketing Group
"Totally professional, totally charming, totally captivating -- Elias is the total package. Hire this guy!"