- Typical Gig: 20 - 480 minutes
- Fee: Contact for rates
- Insurance: $1,000,000 - General Liability Insurance
- Languages: English
After introducing Elizabeth (Introduction provided), Elizabeth shares stories about being an unemployed military wife and deciding to join the military as a Helicopter Pilot, only to discover the recruiter didn't know how to do the paperwork, and at every turn she was told "You Can't". Her answer was "Why Not?". Her stories continue in flight school where Elizabeth's flight instructor tried to fail her due to gender bias.
After Black Hawk training, Elizabeth moved to Fort Drum, New York where she endured the stalking and abuse at the hands of an obsessive co-worker, also a pilot, while flying missions. The stories continue with lessons of fitting in, trying new things outside your comfort zone, maintaining high performance secrets, near crashes, and leadership in difficult circumstances.
The lessons from these stories will be customized for the audience in a way that makes sense and motivates.
Elizabeth's closing will have your audience on their feet. She always receives a standing ovation. Elizabeth receives Facebook messages and emails weeks and months after speaking about how impactful her closing message "Lead from Where You Are" is and has positively impacted their lives.
Elizabeth receives the highest marks in all categories. She'll exceed your expectations.
WARNING: Your audience will leave Energized, Entertained and Empowered! In DEMAND! Contact NOW to check for available dates in 2017 and booking into 2018!
Perfect for an opening or closing keynote. Utilize Elizabeth as your banquet speaker, workshop training, company meetings, conferences or conventions, awards programs, or anywhere your audience needs to be empowered. Elizabeth will customize content to fit your organizations' objectives.
Year over year 100's of meeting planners are booking, Motivational Keynote Speaker, Elizabeth McCormick, who empowers you and your organization to go from where you ARE to where you WANT to be. Elizabeth shares her inspirational REAL stories of overcoming obstacles as she became a pioneer of women in aviation as a Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot for the US Army.
A sought after speaker who appeals to audiences in all walks of life, Elizabeth is dynamic and energetic while bringing her humor and interaction to the experience. She has been interviewed by ABC News 20/20, Wall Street Journal, NBC, CBS, FOX News and more.
"YOU. In the PILOT Seat" Most Requested Motivational Keynote
"Aviate! Secrets of a Female Black Hawk Pilot" Ideal for a banquet or as entertainment
"F.L.Y.- First Lead Yourself" A leadership and personal development keynote.
Hear about real world missions and lessons learned which are motivational and customizable to YOUR OUTCOMES such “Potential Zone,” “Practice Makes…. Permanent,” “Who’s on Your Flight Crew” for teamwork, and “See a Need Lead” and “FLY- First Lead Yourself” for leadership.
As seen on ABC News "20/20," CBS News, MSNBC, FOX News Radio, on the front page of the Dallas Morning News and featured in the Wall Street Journal, Elizabeth McCormick has empowered audiences all over America with her action-packed speaking. An Army Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot, Elizabeth flew missions such as Air Assault/Rappelling, Command & Control, VIP, and Military intelligence. She also supported United Nations peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, receiving the Meritorious Service Medal for her excellence in service.
A decorated pilot and officer, Elizabeth was also awarded the Army Commendation Medal twice, Army Achievement Medal three times, National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the coveted Army Aviator Badge. She retired from the military as a Chief Warrant Officer 2, after a career-ending injury. Elizabeth was honored with the Congressional Veteran Commendation for her commitment to duty and community.
Elizabeth is a founding member of the John Maxwell Team of speakers, coaches and trainers, and a dynamic energizing entertainer. She inspires audiences with her experiences from her years as a Black Hawk Helicopter pilot and turns those stories into lessons that any audience can understand.
A Number 1 best-selling author, her professional development book, The P.I.L.O.T. Method, has sold more than 20,000 copies. Elizabeth has also launched a series of business success tip books on a variety of topics named: Soar 2 Success.
Elizabeth's most requested Keynotes (Ask for the Sales Keynote, Safety Keynote and the Workshop options):
Motivational and Entertaining Keynote Presentation- Most Requested Topic Customizable to Client Outcomes (25-90 minutes in length)
YOU. In the Pilot’s Seat
Former U.S. Army Black Hawk Pilot, Elizabeth McCormick, shares professional development secrets for business with her stories of overcoming overwhelming obstacles as a helicopter pilot, creating an experience for your entire organization while inspiring YOU to Soar 2 Success!
You will leave knowing how to:
• Identify the strategy that will boost YOUR confidence and elevate your effectiveness with customers and co-workers
• Discover the high-performing success principle while learning to fly a helicopter (YES REALLY!)
• Develop and lead an effective team with your #1 secret weapon
• Soar to a higher level of advancement by influencing others to lead
Elizabeth's Leadership Success Keynote (25-90 minutes in length)
"FLY Your Leadership And Watch Your Team SOAR to New Heights"
Learn to FLY in the altitude-raising presentation by former US Army Black Hawk Pilot Elizabeth McCormick as she simplifies leadership principles into an immediately implementable strategy.
You will leave elevated, inspired and to:
• Accelerate your confidence factor so you can achieve your greatest potential while leading others to reach theirs
• Prioritize the leadership actions of great leaders through a SIMPLE formula
• Fly a helicopter- REALLY! As you learn about the impact multi-tasking has on your performance (and your team’s)
********You'll find Elizabeth to be one of the easiest speakers you've ever worked with! Elizabeth customizes the lessons around her helicopter and military experiences with vulnerability and humor, making her relatable to all audiences.
Your audience will leave inspired to take action, performing at a higher level of efficiency.