Honoring Memorial Day with Michael Strobl’s Incredible Story

Thisb33fa7ba-8825-463b-8105-142479beeb5e Monday, Americans all around will celebrate Memorial Day. This important holiday was created to remember all the members of the armed forces who gave their lives while protecting this country. 


3069Michael Strobl is a keynote speaker and former member of the Marine Corps, where he served for over 20 years. He worked as a second lieutenant, field artilleryman and an artillery platoon commander. 

After retiring, Michael wrote a personal memoir called Taking Chance, which included a moving account of his journey accompanying home the body of a soldier who had been killed in Iraq. His story made a powerful impact, and was featured in the critically acclaimed HBO movie Taking Chance. This story encapsulates the true meaning of Memorial Day.

Currently as a keynote speaker, Michael speaks on topics like overcoming adversity, motivation and more.

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

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Captain Larry Brudnicki of the U.S. Coast Guard is an Expert in Water Safety

May is National Water Safety Month! This annual campaign was created to raise awareness about different precautions to take during water activities. Whether it is your pool at home, a waterpark or the beach, it is important to practice water safety.

larry brudnickiCaptain Larry Brudnicki served on the U.S. Coast Guard for 30 years. He has seen the benefits of water safety firsthand, and has built a career around saving others in water related accidents.

Throughout his career, Captain Brudnicki supervised more than 15,000 Search & Rescue cases, which saved 1,600 lives. Two of his most famous rescues occurred during “The Perfect Storm,” which was the worst storm in more than 100 years.

Now retired from the Coast Guard, Captain Brudnicki has become a popular keynote speaker. He takes the experience he gained from leading successful high-risk missions, and delivers a message of leadership, teamwork and risk management to audiences. With programs such as “The Perfect Storm: Courage Under Pressure” Captain Brudnicki helps companies navigate through uncertain times. He is also great for any organization that is looking to implement a positive change among its team.

For more information on booking keynote speakers Captain Larry Brudnicki, check out www.eaglestalent.com or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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Motivational Monday: Lisa Copeland Believes Passion is the Key to Success!

“You’ve got to do what youlisa copeland love, and love what you do — or don’t do it! Because without passion, you’re never going to reach the success you want.” — Lisa Copeland



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Lisa Copeland is an award winning sales strategist, keynote speaker, best-selling author, and was named one of the Top 100 Women in Automotive Industry! Lisa has dedicated her career to revolutionizing the automotive industry, and has leadership roles in multiple organizations that benefit women all over.

For more information on booking our managed keynote speaker Lisa Copeland 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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Meet Courtney Anderson, the Keynote Speaker with Four Degrees!

It’s graduation season!!🎓

This May, colleges and universities all around the world are having ceremonies where students receive their hard earned degrees.

Leadership keynote speaker, Courtney Anderson is familiar with this process because she graduated not once, but FOUR TIMES!


courtney 1Going into college, Courtney’s main academic interests focused on workplace interpersonal relationships. Her courses discussed topics such as industrial-organizational psychology theory, applied experiential entrepreneurship, and international workplace management-related issues. 

Her first degree was a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) The University of Texas at Austin. She then went on to pursue two masters degrees from Tarleton State University — a Master of Science (M.S.) and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). Courtney’s most recent degree is a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from The University of Texas School of Law.

Her educational experience has helped her become an expert on workplace relationship policy, and an innovator in global strategic leadership. Courtney has advised a wide variety of clients like Cirque du Soleil, the United States House of Representatives and Wal-Mart. She’s also been a legal expert for numerous media outlets including Businessweek, CNN and Cosmopolitan.

As a keynote speaker, Courtney discusses leadership, management and diversity & inclusion. With programs such as “Equality for Everyone! Sensitivity to Diversity with Results” and “It Is A Big World! How To Work Well With People From Countries You Have Never Been To”, Courtney’s advice can be applied to all types of organizations.

For more information on booking keynote speakers Courtney Anderson, check out www.eaglestalent.com or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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Two Keynote Speakers with a Hole-In-One Message!

Did you know May is National Golf Month? This universal sport is fit for people of all ages, and is one of America’s most popular past times.

The following two keynote speakers are both active in the golf world. With talents ranging from playing golf, to teaching others how to master the sport — they are both experts! As speakers, they help audiences learn more about the history and benefits of golf, all in an entertaining and enjoyable presentation.

peter longoPeter Longo

Peter Longo is a life member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) and a former PGA Tour player. He’s also a world-class trick shot artist who has performed over 2,800 exhibitions worldwide — it’s no wonder he’s the world’s #1 golf entertainer! In addition to this, Peter is a published author and writer for several golf publications. Utilizing his experience, Peter also conducts golf seminars for disabled students and teaching professionals all over Spain. In his keynote presentations, Peter puts on a quick-paced show that can amaze and amuse any audience, golfer and non-golfer alike!


bob rotellaDr. Bob Rotella

Internationally celebrated for his work in sports psychology, Dr. Bob Rotella is known as the Top Sports Psychologist in the world. This is because he helps golfers unlock their potential and scale peaks they could not otherwise reach. The main concepts of Dr. Bob’s philosophy are free will, commitment, persistence and confidence — all things that can be applied for success in business, sports and life. His three best-selling golf books also break down this concept. With advice not limited to golf, Dr. Bob has worked as a consultant for players in the NBA, NFL, Major League Baseball, Nascar and more. As a keynote speaker, he gives motivating advice and explains how success is all about one’s perception of life, self and others.

For more information on booking golf keynote speakers, check out www.eaglestalent.com or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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Top 10 Most Booked Keynote Speakers for Military Appreciation Month!

Duringbetter the month of May, all members of the U.S. armed services are recognized for their bravery and selfless risks that they take for our country. This is also a great time to educate others on the historical impact of our military, and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

The following speakers have military backgrounds from all branches, and are the most booked on our site for this topic. With inspiring stories of triumph, courage and leadership, they would be perfect for your next event!


1. Rocky Bleier

rocky bleierNot long after Rocky Bleier was drafted to the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers he was drafted into the Vietnam War. After receiving life threatening injuries, Rocky fought his way back to health, and eventually became a starting running back for the Steelers. more

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Traveling From: Pennsylvania
Fee: $10,001-$15,000 exact fee falls within this range 
Topics: Overcoming Adversity, Military, Football/NFL


2. Mike Abrashoff

Donald M. Abrashoff (Mike)When Mike Abrashoff became Commander of USS Benfold, it had low morale and poor performance evaluations. But within a year, Mike helped it become #1 in performance – using the same crew! more

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Traveling From: Florida
Fee: $20,001-$30,000 exact fee falls within this range 
Topics: Military, Leadership, Team Building


3. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

Consuelo-Kickbusch-231x300Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the US Army and leadership expert. During her time serving, she broke barriers and set records by becoming the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. Army. more

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Traveling From: Nevada
Fee: $10,000-$15,000 exact fee falls within this range 
Topics: Education, Youth Issues, Military


4. Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

vernice-armourVernice “FlyGirl” Armour made history as the Marine Corps’ first African-American female pilot. The history making didn’t stop there, after serving two tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom, she also became America’s first African-American female combat pilot. more

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Traveling From: Georgia
Fee: $15,001-$20,000 exact fee falls within this range 
Topics: Motivational, Military, Leadership


5. Josh Bleill

josh bleillAfter 9/11, Josh Bleill was inspired to follow in his father’s footsteps and join the U.S. Marine Corps. While in service, Josh was in a bomb explosion and lost both his legs — but he didn’t lose hope and now uses his story to motivate and inspire others. more

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Traveling From: Indiana 
Fee: $10,001-$15,000 exact fee falls within this range 
Topics: Religion & Spirituality, Military, Inspiration


6. Vincent “Vinny” Boles

vinny bolesAs a retired Major General US Army with 33 years of experience, Vincent “Vinny” Boles’ expertise is in leading people. He helps large organizations build their teams to accomplish the toughest tasks under the toughest conditions. more

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Traveling From: Alabama
Fee: $10,001-$15,000 exact fee falls within this range 
Topics: Leadership, Patriotism, Military


7. Missy Cummings

Mary Cummings Pratt School of Engineering faculty studio portraitMissy Cummings received her B.S. in Mathematics from the US Naval Academy in 1988, her M.S. in Space Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1994. As a naval officer and military pilot, she was one of the Navy’s first female fighter pilots. more

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Traveling From: North Carolina
Fee: $10,001-$15,000 exact fee falls within this range 
Topics: Technology, Science, Military


8. John Foley

John Foley 3John Foley graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in mechanical engineering. As a pilot, John was a “Top Ten Carrier Pilot” six times before becoming a Marine instructor pilot and a Blue Angel. more

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Traveling From: Idaho
Fee: $30,001-$50,000 exact fee falls within this range 
Topics: Motivational, Military, Recruitment & Retention


9. Rorke Denver

rorke denverCommander Rorke Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa and other locations. He’s also a best-selling author of two books that answer the questions like what makes a hero, and why we fight. more

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Traveling From: Colorado
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Topics: MilitaryLeadership


10. Carey Lohrenz

As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, Carey Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments. Her experience in the all-male environment of fighter aviation has allowed her to deliver insight and guidance on women’s leadership issues. more

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Traveling From: Minnesota
Fee: $20,001-$30,000 exact fee falls within this range 
Topics: Motivational, Military, Trending Motivational

For more information on booking military keynote speakers, check out www.eaglestalent.com or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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Celebrate the Mother(s) of All Keynote Speakers: 3 Mother’s Day Heroes!

Meet three keynote speaking mothers who want the best for their children. Because of their personal sacrifices, continuous efforts to help their kids, and encouragement of healthy eating, these women highlight the wonders of motherhood. 

They would make the perfect addition for any event that wants to inspire its audience!


Stephanie Decker

steph kidsWhen a tornado ripped through the town of Henryville, Indiana, Stephanie Decker shielded her two young children with her body. Her heroic actions saved their lives, but she had to have both of her legs amputated. Since then, Stephanie has been known as an inspiring mother, and a true symbol of survival and overcoming adversity. Now as a professional speaker, Stephanie provides the motivation that organizations need to take on challenges.

Chef Missy Chase Lapine

chef missyChef Missy Chase Lapine helped start the national trend for improvising healthy eating habits in the modern American household. In addition to this, she is the former editor of Eating Well magazine, founder of her own company, and a member of Parenting Magazine’s “Mom Squad.” Chef Missy is best known for her game changing Sneaky Chef series of books. Her healthy recipes improve children’s health by helping moms easily feed their kids (including her own!) the veggies they need in the foods they already love. In her keynote presentations, Chef Missy discusses topics like health and wellness, nutrition and parenting.

Nancy Frates

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May is ALS Awareness Month!

Nancy Frates is the mom who started the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. After her son Peter was diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Nancy immersed herself in the ALS community. With her education and work experience, she knew that helping others become knowledgeable of ALS would be the best way to spread awareness of the disease. In August 2014, Nancy and her son, along with their family and supporters inspired the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to go viral, raising $220 million for the ALS Association and its global partners! Now as a speaker, she inspires audiences to accomplish any goal they set.


For more information on booking keynote speakers Stephanie Decker, Chef Missy Chase Lapine or Nancy Frates for one of your events, check out www.eaglestalent.com or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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Health & Wellness Speaker Kathleen Pagana is a Nurse with a Healing Message

National Nurses Week is an annual celebration during May 6-12, 2017! It recognizes the many contributions that nurses make to their communities. This year, the theme is “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit” — which honors nurses who lead the way for health and wellness.

 kathleen-pagana-240x300 copyKathleen Pagana is a professional keynote speaker, nurse, author, and a leader in healthcare. She received her BSN from the University of Maryland and a MSN from the University of Pennsylvania. Following that, Kathleen got her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Nursing Research, where she focused on how individuals respond to stress. 

In addition to being a nurse, Kathleen has more than 35 years of experience in college teaching, administration, clinical practice and writing. One of her 28 books is specifically tailored to nursing, and helps healthcare professionals advance their careers by interacting confidently in clinical, business, and social settings.

Kathleen also has excellent speaking presentations. Her program called Balancing Your Life by Managing Your Time, focuses on lowering stress through time management. The tips in this program helps audiences increase their productivity and sense of well-being.

With extensive research in stress, and programs that focus on health and wellness, Kathleen has made a career that is a testament to the 2017 National Nurses Week theme.

For more information on booking Kathleen Pagana for your next event, check out www.eaglestalent.com or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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Keynote Speaker & Host, Laura Schwartz Fills in for Larry King’s TV Show “PoliticKING with Larry King”

laura larry kingOur managed speaker, Laura Schwartz has an exciting and busy schedule. As former White House Director of Events, Laura often serves as a political expert. Her latest activities include filling in for legendary TV and radio host, Larry King!

While Larry celebrates his 60 years in broadcasting on the east coast, Laura will be the host of his show PoliticKING with Larry King. In the first of three scheduled episodes, Laura interviewed Congressman and former Libertarian Presidential Candidate, Ron Paul.

They discussed the current presidency under Donald Trump, and his first 100 days in office. Topics like healthcare, foreign policy and military spending were covered.


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Chief Happiness Officer, Jenn Lim Deposits Positive Message at PNC Bank

This year National Small Business Week is April 30-May 6, 2017! Founded in 1963, this week recognizes the many contributions of small business owners and entrepreneurs. Did you know that more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business? In fact, small businesses generate 2 out of every 3 new jobs each year!

jenn limJenn Lim is a featured speaker who works great with small businesses. She worked as a consultant at Zappos during its start-up days in 2003, and has since helped it grow into the $2 billion dollar business it is today.

Today, Jenn is the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness — a company she and Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos.com) co-founded to inspire science-based happiness, passion and purpose at work, home and everyday life. In her speaking presentations, Jenn challenges audiences to move beyond the traditional avenues of achieving happiness, and develop their own core values.

On May 18, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., PNC Bank will be holding a webinar specifically designed for small businesses — and Jenn Lim will be the featured speaker! The key message for the event is that “focusing on employee happiness and well-being can translate into positive outcomes for your business.” This live event will feature a Q&A, and valuable advice from Jenn on important business topics.

Registration for the webinar is free! For more information, visit PNC.com/sbmonth.

For more information on booking happiness and business keynote speaker Jenn Lim, check out www.eaglestalent.com/Jenn-Lim or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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