#35 Eric Christianson: Authentic Leadership

“If you’re not vested in the mission; if you’re not trusting your leadership, personally, like do they care about you and if you’re not having fun, you know it’s time to go”

Welcome everyone and thanks for tuning in to episode 35 of the It Matters To Me Podcast, a show that celebrates the random through 1-on-1 conversations with people and the passions they pursue. With me on today’s journey is Eric Christianson, military veteran, and CEO of Nutrient Survival, a disruptive end-to-end food and beverage nutrition tech company based in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada.

Born at the start of the pandemic, Nutrient Survival redefines survival food with its patented top shelf, delicious, Special Ops grade nutrition that’s designed for the standards of the US military but intended for people like you and me. Prior to joining the company, Eric worked for over two decades with Fortune 500 and privately held packaged goods companies building strong consumer brands and launching breakthrough innovations.

We kick things off by talking about his time in uniform as a West Point graduate and Ranger Qualified Field Artillery Officer with the prestigious 101st Airborne Division.

We then get into his personal evolution upon leaving the military and how he eventually found his way to Nutrient Survival after working with companies like Proctor & Gamble and Campbell’s Soup.

I couldn’t shake the phrase “command presence” during my talk with Eric and I think once you listen to his story you’ll understand why.

Now I haven’t been able to sample everything from Nutrient Survival but based on the few that I have, I can’t recommend them enough. And if you’re like me and just want to be prepared in case something happens in your area like what happened to Texas last year when thousands of people lost power because of an ice storm, I’ve got a special promo code in the show notes for you to use to get 10% off any order at Nutrient Survival!

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