Elizabeth McCormick

Tagline: Motivational Leadership

Talent Highlights

  • Believe in Yourself: Elizabeth’s story is a testament to the power of self-belief. She encourages her audience to have faith in their abilities and believe that they can achieve the impossible.
  • Embrace Change: Change is a constant in life, and Elizabeth highlights the importance of adaptability. She shares her own experiences of adapting to the unexpected, emphasizing the necessity of embracing change with an open heart.
  • Persevere in Adversity: Elizabeth’s journey is marked by her resilience in the face of adversity. She inspires others to persevere through life’s challenges and emerge stronger on the other side.
  • Set and Achieve Goals: Elizabeth’s military background and helicopter pilot career taught her the importance of setting and achieving goals. She helps her audience understand the significance of goal setting and the steps required to reach their aspirations.
  • Unlock Leadership Potential: Leadership is not defined by titles, but by actions and influence. Elizabeth empowers her audience to step into leadership roles, whether in their personal or professional lives.

Keynote Topics

Former US. Army Black Hawk Pilot, Elizabeth McCormick, shares the professional development secrets for success with her stories of overcoming overwhelming obstacles as a helicopter pilot while inspiring YOU Soar 2 Success!


You will leave knowing how to:

Unlock the key to boosting YOUR confidence, elevating your effectiveness with customers and co-workers (even your family)
Interactive- out of the seat exercise to prove the power of language on your personal power and your impact on those around you
Discover the key success principle while learning to FLY a helicopter (YES REALLY!)
Soar to a higher level of advancement through influencing others to lead

Develop high potentials into Leaders and Motivate your Management with Take Command in Your Leadership


Former US. Army Black Hawk Pilot, Elizabeth McCormick, shares the secrets to her leadership success in the military, in corporate America, and now as a CEO and business owner while overcoming overwhelming obstacles as a helicopter pilot.


Real life experiences are presented with humor and candor, inspiring YOU to F.L.Y. (First Lead Yourself)!


You will leave knowing how to:

Accelerate to your confidence factor to achieve greatest potential while leading others to reach theirs
Learn to fly a helicopter- REALLY! And the impact multi-tasking has on your performance (and your team’s)
Discover the SIMPLE formula to prioritizing the leadership actions great leaders take

  • SOAR Your Sales
  • Workshop Training: The P.I.L.O.T.  Method
  • Stay Alert- Stay Alive

Travels From:

  • Fort Worth, TX

Fee Range:

  • Fees: $10,000-$20,000



Video 1

Elizabeth McCormick will entertain and motivate your audience, while sneak attacking lessons throughout to train your people to step forward as leaders in the workplace. Elizabeth McCormick, a decorated Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot and Chief Warrant Officer 2 for the U.S. Army, has not only served her country but also serves as a beacon of inspiration to countless individuals worldwide through her motivational speaking career.

In a world where courage knows no bounds and determination defies gravity, Elizabeth McCormick’s life story emerges as a testament to unwavering dedication and unrelenting pursuit of dreams. She stands as a shining example of what it means to break barriers, overcome obstacles, and reach for the skies – literally and metaphorically. Elizabeth McCormick, a decorated Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot and Chief Warrant Officer 2 for the U.S. Army, has not only served her country but also serves as a beacon of inspiration to countless individuals worldwide through her motivational speaking career.

Elizabeth will entertain and motivate your audience, while sneak attacking lessons throughout to train your people to step forward as leaders in the workplace and in their personal lives. As a sought-after keynote speaker, Elizabeth teaches from her professional life, sharing stories about her time spent as a decorated Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot and Chief Warrant Officer 2 for the US Army.

Taking Flight: The Military Journey

Elizabeth’s time in the U.S. Army was marked by dedication, hard work, and a commitment to excellence. She quickly rose through the ranks and earned her place as a Chief Warrant Officer 2. Her most remarkable achievement, however, was becoming a Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot, a position that demanded exceptional skills, precision, and unwavering focus.

As a Black Hawk pilot, Elizabeth was entrusted with critical missions and responsibilities. She operated in challenging environments, demonstrating her expertise and resilience during training exercises and real-life situations. Her ability to navigate through the complexities of military aviation was nothing short of extraordinary.

Throughout her military career, Elizabeth received several accolades and recognitions, including the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. Her commitment to serving her country was unwavering, and her dedication to her role as a pilot was inspiring to all who worked alongside her.

Overcoming Obstacles: Rising Above the Challenges

Life as a military helicopter pilot was not without its challenges, and Elizabeth faced her fair share of obstacles. Her journey was marked by resilience in the face of adversity. As a woman in a male-dominated field, she encountered gender biases and stereotypes. However, she never allowed these hurdles to deter her from her mission.

Elizabeth’s determination and relentless pursuit of her goals were exemplified when she overcame a near-fatal helicopter crash during a training exercise. She survived the crash, but the injuries she sustained were severe. Despite the physical and emotional trauma, she managed to recover and return to the skies, showcasing her indomitable spirit.

The Transition to Motivational Speaking

After leaving the military, Elizabeth McCormick decided to share her remarkable story and the invaluable life lessons she had learned with the world. Her transition to becoming a motivational speaker was a natural progression of her journey. She recognized the power of her narrative in inspiring others to overcome their own challenges, whether they were personal or professional.

Elizabeth’s speaking engagements have touched the lives of diverse audiences, from students to corporate professionals and veterans. Her message is clear and resonant: no obstacle is insurmountable, no dream is too distant, and no goal is too ambitious. She encourages individuals to embrace their potential, push through adversity, and aim for the skies.

Elizabeth will energize your organization through “sneak attack” lessons which empower and energize everyone in attendance.

 Elizabeth McCormick | Motivational Leadership

She has received many awards in the army, and supported United Nations peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, receiving the Meritorious Service Medal for her excellence in service. In 2011, Elizabeth was awarded the US Congressional Veteran 

You will see that Elizabeth is focused on being an asset to your event planning. She is always willing to shoot a custom video for your event to facilitate with boosting registration. Throughout the event, she will share pictures and promote your hashtag on her social media platforms. She even will help you create a sponsor package to offer.

She over-delivers with every speaking engagement. Instead of simply showing up to speak and leave, she stays to mingle with attendees, take pictures, and autograph books. Elizabeth McCormick averages over 100 events per year, and is consistently the highest rated speaker based on participant evaluations.  A proven speaker for your event!

A Global Impact

Elizabeth McCormick’s motivational speaking has taken her around the world. Her message transcends geographical boundaries and cultural differences, resonating with audiences from all walks of life. She has spoken at corporate events, educational institutions, and military gatherings, leaving an indelible mark on those who have had the privilege of hearing her speak.

The Power of Elizabeth’s Story

Elizabeth McCormick’s story is one of transformation, resilience, and unwavering determination. Her journey from a small town upbringing to becoming a Black Hawk pilot to her current role as a motivational speaker is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Her life story is a testament to the potential within each individual to rise above adversity and reach for their dreams.

Through her words and actions, Elizabeth demonstrates that the sky is not the limit; it’s just the beginning. Her story resonates with anyone who has ever faced obstacles and doubted their abilities. She serves as a living example that with hard work, self-belief, and perseverance, the impossible can be made possible.


Elizabeth McCormick’s life journey from the military to motivational speaking is a remarkable tale of courage, determination, and unyielding spirit. Her story inspires individuals to overcome adversity, break through barriers, and reach new heights in their personal and professional lives. Elizabeth’s impact as a motivational speaker extends far beyond the stage, as she empowers people to believe in themselves, embrace change, persevere in adversity, and achieve their goals.

In a world that often presents challenges and obstacles, Elizabeth McCormick serves as a beacon of hope and motivation, reminding us all that, like her, we can soar beyond the skies and inspire beyond the limits.

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