We Celebrate Our Favorite Cyclist Robyn Benincasa for Bike Month!

May is Bike Mo61EEDA59AAB7EA93158569DD9150C938BD6BC3D52776CCCEE18FCA9BF1EBDEDFnth, where people gather to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. Throughout the month, people from different communities participate by riding to work or simply for recreation. Robyn Benincasa embody those ideals by showcasing how doing ordinary things, can produce extraordinary results.

Robyn is an award-winning inspirational speaker, World Champion Adventure Racer, San Diego City Firefighter, New York Times bestselling author, and the Founder and CEO of the Project Athena Foundation.

robynThe main intention of Bike Week is to give to residents of a city the opportunity to help the environment and exercise in a fun and social way. Robyn has gone through hard races and rough patches in her life, with an infectious positive energy. And after two hip replacements, countless races — she continues to inspire people with not only words, but actions!

Robyn even created a non- profit foundation named Project Athena which encourages women who have had life changing medical setbacks to complete a lifetime journey. She also, speaks on teambuilding, teamwork, and leadership. She explains the importance of performance, why winners win, as well as change management. She has a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed against all odds.

She is one of the most booked keynote speakers due to her inspiring philosophy — which she translates into her work ethic. In her own words:

The most meaningful things in life are often not simple, and not something we can just “poof” accomplish on the first try. If it were that easy, everyone would do it. But the people who are living their dreams right fell down 7 times and stood up 8, 9 or 10 times. Or however many times it took. Don’t miss catching the next wave of your life because you’re going to get a little wet. How do you think the pros became pros!?”

For more information on booking a keynote speaker for one of your events, check out www.eaglestalent.com or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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Quote of the Week: Veteran Fighter Pilot & Bestseller Author, Waldo Waldman

“Winners never fly solo, do we? We always fly as a team!”

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Waldo Waldman uses his energetic and compelling demeanor to inspire people to achieve all they can.

He teaches leadership, preparation, and above all, trust!  During his experience in the United States military, he learned all of these skills and more.

Currently, Waldman enjoys educating people on how they can effectively use these skills in their lives to be successful.

For more information on booking a keynote speaker for one of your events, check out www.eaglestalent.com or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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Inspirational Keynote Speaker, LaDonna Gatlin Received Rave Review!

At Eagles Talent, we are proud to be working with many different inspirational and excellent speakers, one of them being LaDonna Gatlin.

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Motivational – Comedian Speaker

The baby sister of country music’s legendary Gatlin Brothers began performing at an early age. LaDonna is the author of The Song in You: Finding your Voice and Redefining Your Life, she is also a contributing writer to the best-selling book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. LaDonna is a humorous and entertaining speaker who uses her music to help people turn the hardships they face in their lives into something positive. Gatlin showcased her talent at a recent event booked by a very prestigious women’s group.

When asked about her performance, our client representative Nancy Nelson went on to say:

“LaDonna was very well received by our members and their guests. She is a vivacious performer and engaged the audience with some of her songs throughout the program. Her presentation of “The Song in You”, gave an encouraging message and it was well received by everyone. She was very approachable and down-to-earth, and lovely in every way. We’ve had excellent feedback!”- Nancy Nelson

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Quote of The Week: Retired Lieutenant Colonel US Army & Leadership Expert, Consuelo Castillo Kickbush

Consuelo-Kickbusch“Of my 10 brothers and sisters 8 of us are veterans. When I took command of my first platoon I realized that a large number of these amazing men, soldiers, did not have a high school diploma. So I went ahead and worked with the education department to bring someone into the barracks.”

Known for being one of the highest-ranking Hispanic women in the US Army, Consuelo Castillo Kickbush also founded Educational Achievement Services, Inc.

Today she continues her mission to prepare tomorrow’s leaders, she mentors both youth and parents about discrimination and poverty across the United States.

For more information on booking a keynote speaker for one of your events, check out www.eaglestalent.com or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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Commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month with Life Balance Keynote Speaker Gail Blanke

Recently,catch_up_sleep-feat Ariana Huffington, the creator of the news website, The Huffington Post, has been one of the most vocal advocates of what she calls, “the sleep revolution.” In this campaign, Huffington urges people to get as much adequate sleep as possible, highlighting all of the wonderful benefits that come with having a full nights rest.

According to the National Institute of Health: Studies show that a good night’s sleep improves learning. Whether you’re learning math, how to play the piano, how to perfect your golf swing, or how to drive a car, sleep helps enhance your learning and problem-solving skills. Sleep also helps you pay attention, make decisions, and be creative. 

Getting adequate sleep is just one aspect of having a healthy life balance. Setting aside time for social functions such as visiting family, hanging with friends, or even catching up on your favorite shows can help give your brain the much needed rest it deserves.

One speaker Blankewho knows about the benefits of having a healthy life balance is Life Coach and author, Gail Blanke. As the founder and CEO of Lifedesigns, a company dedicated to the empowerment of others, Blanke utilizes her various skills learned as she incorporates them into powerful messages that inspire many. 

As one of the most well regarded and well respected speakers of today, Blanke boasts a diverse list of clients, as they know that her keynote addresses have the power to move others to action in any circumstance. As a keynote speaker, Blanke helps individuals and organizations alike find their true balance between success and happiness.

For more information on booking Gail Blanke for one of your events, check out her page on our website or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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Honoring National Mobility Awareness Month with Amputee Advocate Stephanie Decker

National Mobility Awareness Month is a special month in May. This month encourages people with disabilities to embody the spirit of life moving forward by raising awareness of the mobility solutions available in their communities.

Pasted image at 2016_05_12 12_55 PMPeople like Stephanie Decker, who’ve moved on in life, with great success, after a category 4 tornado destroyed her dream house and damaged her legs forever. The tornado left a big mess, and Stephanie disabled. After the incident, she had to approach life in a completely different way, but embraced it with a spirit of thankfulness!

Today, Stephanie motivates people with her special story of how she both overcame and continues to battle with her personal journey of adversity. She has proven that even though there could be big impediments in life, people have to take a deep breath, move on, and face life with a smile. To her kids, the country and us, she is a hero! Christopher Reeves said, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

2Stephanie perseveres with every step she takes towards helping others through amputee legislation, public appearances, or simply with some encouraging words. She once said, separate the bad from the good and the good from the great.” She goes on to say, “you have to choose how you’re going to handle the storm, and to choose to fight and move on with life because it’s a choice someone makes.” Stephanie’s presentation is based on real-life inspiration and making people understand as to why setting goals are important, as she had to reset her own goals in life to walk again.

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Quote of The Week: 1st African American Female Combat Pilot, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

Make a commitment to your commitment, and do what it takes to pull yourself through the tough times. They’re gonna happen! It’s up to YOU to pull yourself through to the other side. – Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

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Top Ten Keynote Speakers in Honor of Military Appreciation Month

Did you know that May is officially National Military Appreciation Month. This month is set aside to honor all of the courageous men and women in our armed forces. In honor of this special time, here are ten military speakers that are sure to inspire audiences members at your next event!
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1. Charlie Plumb

 

Charlie Plumb is a former Vietnam War captive who draws from his experience as a P.O.W. and uses it as a way to send motivational messages of survival and overcoming obstacles.

 

 

2. Peter Lemon

 

As a Vietnam veteran, Peter Lemon has went through great lengths to save lives abroad, and he brings the same message to his events. As a keynote speaker, Lemon brings dynamic messages of hope and change to audiences around the world.

 

 

3. Consuelo Castillo Kickbucsh

 

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is one of the most charismatic keynote speakers of today. As an Army veteran, Kickbusch’s keynote presentations speak to the essences of giving back to the community and making a positive impact in this world.

 

 

4. Mike Abrashoff

 

Military speaker Mike Abrashoff knows just what to say to inspire your audiences. As a former Navy Commander, he shows attendees of all organizations the proper tools to invest in people and work together as a team.

 

 

5. Vincent “Vinny” Boles

 

Vincent “Vinny” Boles is a prolific leader who’s wealth of accomplishments encourages organizations and inspires listeners as they acquire the tools and tips to survive in today’s workforce.

 

 

6. Ed Ruggero

 

Ed Ruggero is a former US Army infantry officer who has held multiple leadership positions around the world. Today, Ruggero is a prolific writer and public speaker who shows audiences all the right strategies to create a culture of winning.

 

 

7. Captain Larry Brudnicki

 

Captain Larry Brudnicki is not only an accomplished, historic Coast Guard, but he’s also a renown keynote speaker who inspires audiences to take risks and make the right decisions to achieve success.

 

 

8. Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour
As the first African American woman to become an American combat pilot, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour now dedicates her life to encouraging others to follow their dreams through effective and inspirational keynote presentations.

 

 

9. Waldo Waldman

 

As a former fighter pilot, Waldo Waldman combines his extensive army experience with his skills learned on the job to translate effective and efficient solutions that emphasize leadership, team building and collaboration.

 

 

10. Jim “Murph” Murphy

 

Jim Murphy is the Founder and CEO of Afterburner. With his unique mix of leadership and strategic planning skills, Murphy provides organizations with successful tactics to increase results and build achievements.

 

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Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Katie Lee’s Recipe for Fish Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Sauce and Pico de Gallo!

Happy Cinco De Mayo! In honor of this day, here is a recipe for delicious fish tacos with creamy chipotle sauce and pico de gallo from Celebrity Chef, Katie Lee!

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Tortillas:
Canola or vegetable oil, for brushing on the griddle
16 white corn tortillas
Fish:
1 tablespoon chile powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Juice of 1 lime
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds flaky white fish such as mahi-mahi or cod, cut into 4-ounce fillets
Chipotle Sauce:
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon honey
2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo
Juice of 1 lime
Pinch kosher salt
Shredded purple cabbage, for serving
Fresh cilantro, for serving
Pico de Gallo, recipe follows, for serving
Pico de Gallo:
2 ripe large tomatoes, finely diced
1 white onion, finely diced
1/2 jalapeno, minced
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves only, minced
Juice of 1/2 lime
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

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For the fish: In a bowl, combine the chile powder, garlic salt, lime juice and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Toss the mixture with the fish in a shallow container and marinate for 15 minutes.

For the chipotle sauce: In the meantime, combine the mayonnaise, cilantro, honey, chipotles, lime juice and salt in a food processor and blend until creamy and smooth. Transfer the sauce to a container (I like to store it in a squeeze bottle) and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Put the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the fish and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove to a plate and flake with a fork.

To build each taco, spoon some fish onto 2 stacked tortillas (see Cook’s Note). Top with some chipotle sauce, cabbage, cilantro and Pico de Gallo.

Pico de Gallo: In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.

4ae21c4041fed15027f7c8d4c2f849daKatie Lee is a renown culinary artist and television personality who specializes in creating tasty, yet, healthy dishes that people from all walks of life can enjoy. Since her rise to prominence, Katie has authored multiple cookbooks and appeared on many different television shows showcasing her culinary expertise. Currently, Katie can be seen on Food Network’s shows Best. Ever. and Beat Bobby Flay.

For more information on booking Katie Lee for one of your events, check out her page on our website or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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Keynote Dr. Damon Tweedy Gives a Top Grade Performance at The University of Vermont!

At Eagles88591122 Talent Speakers Bureau, we have the pleasure of working with many wonderful clients such as the University of Vermont. Recently, they had the pleasure of having Dr. Damon Tweedy as their keynote speaker. When asked about their experience, they said:

We would suggest booking him. He was well received on campus, especially with staff and faculty from the College of Medicine. He was very humble and easy to work with as well. He signed his books even though that was not part of his contract.” The University of Vermont

For more information on booking a keynote speaker for one of your events, check out www.eaglestalent.com or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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