114 Eric Severson ~ “Belonging belongs to everyone.”

June 20, 2019

  • "I developed a resilience in me for hardship and it helped me know what it feels like to be an outsider."
  • "Every person I have ever met has wanted to be a great performer in life."
  • "It is our duty as employers to figure out how to get the very best out of people."
  • "Life is meant to be about a human being not just a human doing."

"Belonging belongs to everyone."
~ Eric Severson

Get ready for a pure pillar of enlightenment! My amazing guest today Eric Severson, Chief People Officer at DaVita, is a phenom in the field of people and culture. While Eric’s company provides life giving dialysis for patients around the world, Eric elevates employees to their highest and best strengths reaching their fullest potential within the success of DaVita. With staggering science driving organizational performance, Eric has been at the forefront while conveying his own brand of beautiful spirited wisdom!

Eric grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania and learned at a very young age the huge responsibility associated with animals and people who depend upon you. He also grew up in a time when being unique and exquisitely sensitive to human systems was not readily accepted. “I developed a resilience in me for hardship and it helped me know what it feels like to be an outsider.” Eric’s personal experiences spilled over into his professional and altruistic world and he cultivated relationships studying the science behind what actually helps people achieve their dreams. “Every person I have ever met has wanted to be a great performer at life.”

Eric delves into fascinating insights surrounding diversity and inclusion yet expands further upon both by discussing his passion creating an environment centered on “Belonging.” Find out how Eric’s upbringing combined with his innate qualities inspired an explosive movement at DaVita!