Eric McElvenny-Speaker and Amputee Athlete

Motivational Speaker from Pittsburgh, PA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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"Not only were the conference evaluations outstanding, the evaluations of Eric's work were absolute best, #1."

Eric earned a mechanical engineering degree at the United States Naval Academy while preparing for his service as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer. Eric deployed three times as a Marine and on his final tour, was wounded in Afghanistan after stepping on an IED. Eric suffered the amputation of his right leg below the knee, a life-changing opportunity that began his next journey. Faced with a physical challenge and an uncertain future, Eric made a promise to himself to run an Ironman Triathlon. On his journey from the hospital bed to the Ironman World Championships, he realized that the challenge and adversity he was up against and the techniques he used to reach the finish line could be used against the challenges we all entertain.

Everyone's experiences differ, but Eric shares what motivated him and how he was able to maintain an overall positive attitude. How looking at the situation through a different lens played a big rule in that attitude.

It's a fun presentation. It's interactive, you'll probably convince Eric to take his leg off and I guarantee you'll laugh at some points and come on the verge of tears at others.

*Eric personally tailors each presentation to fit the needs of the event planner. Eric also loves spending time, both before and after the event, with the team members and audience to form great relationships.

KEYNOTE and PROGRAM INFORMATION

EMBRACE CHALLENGES
Format: 45-60 minute Keynote presentation. Eric's signature talk explores the characteristics, traits and actions he found most useful in his journey from the hospital bed to the Ironman World Championship finish line. During this presentation, Eric gives his audience tools and techniques to overcoming life's obstacles through funny and emotional stories.

This program is perfect for:
Corporate Events
Meetings/Conferences
Schools and Universities
Athletic Teams

The audience will leave with:
Skills to adapt to changes and challenges
Tactics on how to develop a mindset to achieve more than just the 'bare minumum'
Ability to look for the 'positives' that come from any situation


TEAM IS THE THEME
Format: 45-60 minute Keynote presentation. Eric emphasizes the importance of a team and the key characteristics that a team should exhibit to work cohesively. He pulls from his sports experience, Marine service and endurance athlete career to bring his audience tools for success.

This program is perfect for:
Team Building
Management Teams
Coaches
Sports Teams

The audience will leave with:
Strategies on how to set big goals, and actually follow through
Inspiration to work for what you want
Ability to stop making excuses


FAITH BASED
Format: 45-60 minute presentation. Eric is a Christian and has a deep relationship with the LORD. This is where his strength comes from. Eric is currently a Seminary student studying at Bethel Seminary San Diego. Sometimes it is easiest for us to see God's work when looking through the rear-view mirror. God's fingerprints are found along the paths of our lives and Eric explores some of those in his life's story.

This program is perfect for:
Church Services
Community Events

The audience will leave with:
Ways to form a deeper relationship in your faith
Ability to see the silver lining
How to deal with adversity and see the bigger picture
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Mr. McElvenny was absolutely superb to work with. Great communication in the weeks before the event and he met me well before the meeting start to rig his laptop to the system - I really appreciated that. Very inspiring, well thought out presentation and message. His personal strength was felt by everyone in attendance. Many positive comments. I sincerely enjoyed the brief time I shared with him. He's clearly a man of the highest integrity and conviction and just a great pleasure to be around. I wish him the very best in his future Ironmans and the very best for his wonderful family too. I'd highly recommend him to anyone planning an event and will.

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Corporate Function

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All in all Eric was a fantastic choice for our meeting. He was very responsive, professional, and engaging right from moment he quoted us through his talk with our group. His story is extremely moving and motivational. Our whole group was completely drawn into his story and the accomplishments that Eric has been able to achieve in such a short period of time. We would hire him again in a heartbeat and would recommend him to any other company!!

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School Assembly

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We hired Eric for a school sponsored mother son event. Eric was inspiring, kind and the real definition of a hero . He was professional but at the same time he wasn't overly rehearsed - he was present and authentic. He understood how to handle a room full of curious students and answered their questions with grace. The moms and sons were so touched by his story, by his determination and desire to continue to seek out his purpose despite the obstacles in his life. It was our privilege to meet Eric and hear his story.

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2017
Sep
11
Meeting
Bloomsburg, PA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Jun
20
Corporate Function
San Diego, CA
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
2015
Dec
2
Corporate Function
Costa Mesa, CA
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
2015
Oct
15
Corporate Function
Minneapolis, MN
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2015
Jul
16
Corporate Function
Olympic Valley, CA
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2015
Mar
28
School Assembly
El Cajon, CA
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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