As a former US Army Black Hawk pilot, Elizabeth flew command and control, air assault, rappelling, top-secret intelligence missions, and also transported high level government VIPs including the Secretary of Defense. These stories keep attendees on the edges of their seats, and the stories are turned into relatable lessons that any audience can put into immediate action.
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 Commendation for her commitment to serving her country and community as a disabled veteran.
An authority on Leadership and Veterans Issues with the media, Elizabeth has been seen on ABC, CBS, FOX, CW, MSNBC, in the Wall Street Journal, and more. A #1 best-selling author, her personal development book, The P.I.L.O.T. Method; the 5 Elemental Truths to Leading Yourself in Life, is a “must read”! Elizabeth also has more than 10 books out; a series of small format business success tip books: Soar 2 Success.
Elizabeth has 100+ booked engagements per year, and has spoken to a variety of audiences including Coca-Cola, Sherwin Williams, Boston Scientific, Rockwell Collins, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Convene, Prudential, Mass Mutual, Old National Bank, Charles Schwab, and more.
As an in-demand renowned motivational business success speaker, Elizabeth inspires audiences with her pioneering aviation experiences and shares her lessons learned in a dramatically memorable 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 entertainer sought after for events around the world.