As a decorated US Army Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot, Elizabeth McCormick flew air assault, command and control, top-secret intelligence missions, and transported high-level government VIP’s, transitioning from her military service to corporate management with her exemplary business background including being a international contract negotiator, and commodity manager in purchasing and supply chain for global corporations. Elizabeth is now shattering the glass ceiling as an in-demand Motivational Keynote Speaker and Leadership Specialist: currently #5 on the list of “Leadership Experts to Follow Online”.
Her leadership and rise to success in the military paved the way for her professional achievements in corporate and entrepreneurial environments. Through her gifted art of analyzation and negotiation, expert mentoring abilities, mastery of management, and team-building skills, she led several teams throughout her career to top achievements that include millions of dollars in strategic cost-saving measures for regional, national, and global entities.
Her authority on Leadership, Safety, Military, and Veterans Issues is highly sought after with the media. She is frequently seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, in the Wall Street Journal and was just recently live on CNN for a segment on flying a helicopter. Her personal development book, The P.I.L.O.T. Method; the Five Elemental Truths to Leading Yourself in Life, is a “must read” along with her 19+ business tip books in the Soar 2 Success series on leadership and entrepreneurial topics.
In addition to her aviation training, Elizabeth was trained in the US Army’s Safety School to contribute to her unit’s preparedness and readiness. In addition to the Army Aviator badge, her many military awards she is most proud of includes the Meritorious Service Medal and Humanitarian Service Medal. In 2011, Elizabeth received the US Congressional Veteran Commendation for her service to her country and community as a disabled veteran.
Elizabeth averages speaking at 100+ engagements per year and is an in-demand motivational business success speaker with a focus on Leadership, Safety, Sales, Team Building, Professional Development, and Personal Growth, bringing a celebrity experience to events. Elizabeth inspires audiences, sharing her pioneering and insightful aviation lessons learned in a dramatically memorable and action-oriented keynote presentation. As a premier leadership trainer and top performing founding member of the John Maxwell Team of speakers, she is a dynamic and energizing expert sought after for events around the world. In 2019, Elizabeth earned her Certified Speaking Professional (CSP™) career designation bestowed by the National Speakers Association. To achieve this designation, the professional speaker must demonstrate documented proficiency over a minimum of five years, receive positive evaluations from over 250+ clients, and be evaluated and affirmed through a peer-review process. When meeting professionals wish to hire a speaker with a high-level of expertise and competency, superior speaking ability, and a proven track record of professionalism and success, they can rely on those who hold the Certified Speaking Professional designation to deliver.