2011 Congressional Veteran Commendation recipient and disabled veteran, Elizabeth McCormick travels internationally as an inspirational motivational speaker. While speaking, Elizabeth relates the challenges faced as a female Black Hawk Helicopter pilot and Chief Warrant Officer for the United States Army to everyday obstacles your organization may have that can be overcome.
She flew Air Assault, rappelling operations, Command & Control missions, military intelligence gathering flight plans. Elizabeth also flew VIPs such as governors, congressmen and women, and even the Secretary of Defense. In 1999, Elizabeth supported Kosovo UN peacekeeping operations as C Company Rear Detachment Commander. She was retired from the military in 2001 after a career ending injury.
For her excellence in service, Elizabeth was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal (a difficult medal to earn), the Army Service Ribbon and the Army Aviator Badge. In 2011, Elizabeth received the Congressional Veteran Commendation for her continued commitment to serving her community, veterans’ charities, and through her speaking career serving audiences with the lessons she learned and now shares.
A Leadership expert recently named #4 on the list of Leadership Experts to follow online, Elizabeth is a founding member of the John Maxwell Team of Certified Speakers, Coaches, and Trainers; conducting leadership development training sessions utilizing John Maxwell’s content upon request.
She was an award winning sales consultant, and sales leader, teaching sales topics such as technology and social media, “It’s Not Stalking It’s Follow Up”, and her most requested motivational keynote, “Soar Your Sales”.
Elizabeth believes that positive thinking and persistence coupled with action can break down barriers. Although Elizabeth’s family lives in Dallas, Texas, Elizabeth is a road warrior traveling to more than 100 events per year around the USA, Canada and Internationally.