Storytelling is one of the most important tools that authors, filmmakers, musicians, and motivational speakers use to pique their audience’s interest. The more bizarre the story, the more invested the audience becomes. For motivational speaker Elizabeth McCormick, her trump card on the stage is her experience as a Black Hawk Helicopter pilot.
A decorated veteran, Elizabeth has flown command and control, air assault, rappelling, top-secret intelligence missions, and transported high-level government VIPs, including the Secretary of Defense. With more than a handful of stories in the field and air, Elizabeth never runs out of ways to stimulate listeners. Her stories never fail to keep attendees on the edge of their seats.
Having completed many missions during her time as a pilot, it was inevitable that Elizabeth McCormick would receive several awards for her service. She has also supported United Nations peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, resulting in the Meritorious Service Medal. In 2011, Elizabeth was awarded the US Congressional Veteran Commendation for her commitment to serving the United States and community as a disabled veteran.
Since retiring, Elizabeth has become an authority on Leadership and Veterans Issues with the media, appearing in ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, and MSNBC, among many others. She has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal. Elizabeth McCormick has also become a bestselling author with her personal development book, The P.I.L.O.T. Method: The 5 Elemental Truths to Leading Yourself in Life. She has sold more than 35,000 copies, available for bulk purchase in every event she holds; she still autographs every single one. Elizabeth has also released more than nineteen other books, including a series of small-format business success tip books called Soar 2 Success in a variety of leadership, culture, and entrepreneurial topics.
The decorated veteran continues to find success as a motivational speaker, booking more than a hundred engagements yearly, virtually during the pandemic when motivation was sorely needed. Elizabeth has spoken to various audiences for some of the world’s leading brands, talking to people about their leadership, sales, and safety-related functions. Elizabeth has also spoken to many Associations’ conferences domestically and internationally, including male-dominated industries like RETA, IAAI, and ESICA.
When Elizabeth McCormick joined the speaking industry, she founded Soar 2 Success International, listening to what her audiences were telling her. In the early part of her new career, audience participants would go up to her, asking how they could replicate her success. As the questions repeated for months, she decided to get proactive and build something, culminating in the Speaker Strategy Resources Division, formerly the Speaker Mentoring Program. Eager to follow Elizabeth’s footsteps, her mentees sought books to establish their expertise. As her books started to soar in popularity, Elizabeth started Soar 2 Success Publishing, recruiting a team around her for these endeavors. A serial entrepreneur, Elizabeth loved what she was doing and also created a Speaker booking agency; selecting from a stable of speakers that she has seen, knows personally, and trusts to book for corporate events with her new company.
Watching her influence positively impact thousands of lives, Elizabeth McCormick foresees Soar 2 Success International expanding and continuing to inspire through experience.
You can invite Elizabeth McCormick to speak for your events by going to her official website.