Women’s History Month: Paralympian Amy Purdy Continues to Make History!

In recognition of International Women’s History Month, we are celebrating powerful female speakers and their stories each week. Today’s article features the 2018 Snowboard-Cross Paralympics Silver Medalist– Amy Purdy!

http://www.eaglestalent.com/Amy-PurdyAt 19, Amy Purdy was rushed to the hospital in a state of septic shock. She experienced respiratory and multiple organ failure which caused her to lose circulation to her extremities. She was immediately told she had less than a 2% chance of survival, was put on life support and placed into a coma. After multiple blood transfusions, and the removal of her ruptured spleen, doctors diagnosed Amy with Meningococcal Meningitis. Due to the lack of circulation she had suffered, doctors had to amputate her legs below the knee.


After going through this trauma,  Amy challenged herself to move on with her life and attain goals that even those who have both legs struggle to achieve. Just three months after her kidney transplant, Amy entered the USASA National Snowboarding Championship where she won medals in three events. Today, she is one of the top ranked adaptive snowboarders in the world.

Over the years, Amy has evolved and utilized her remarkable story to motivate individuals nation wide. With her experiences pushing life’s boundaries, Amy will instill a sense of drive into any audience. Watch the video below to see her journey.

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Top 10 Best Webinar Speakers For Events & Conferences

The demand for webinar speakers is becoming increasingly popular due to their accessibility and affordable prices. Our company strives to accommodate our clients as best as we can to create an exceptional experience. Therefore, we are sharing 10 presenters who are just as influential behind the camera as they are behind the podium!

Scott Deming  has been in the corporate world for over thirty years. Throughout his career, he has held many board positions, been involved in corporate and non-profit start-ups, and has created and managed some of the most successful national sales programs in his clients’ industries. He is an expert in marketing, communication and service strategies that deliver over-the-top results. He has packaged all of his insight into some of the most dynamic and efficient training programs. Scott sends his attendees away not only excited to make a change, but armed with the tools to do so.

Traveling From: New York

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Topics: Trending Business, Branding & Advertising, Sales Strategist

Barbara Corcoran is a real estate mogul, better known as one of Shark Tank’s top investors! Her inspirational “rags to riches” story reveals how she built the most successful real estate brand in New York City. Which led her to becoming a millionaire and sharing her story world wide. Today, she speaks passionately on the art of leading a team to success and the importance of innovation in business. Her keynote presentations are not only entertaining, but extremely beneficial. She shares personal advice, insights and anecdotes on creating an unstoppable brand, as well as tips on how to turn yourself into the go-to expert in your field.

Traveling From: New York

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Topics: Real Estate, CEOs & Business Leaders, Reality TV Stars

Dr. Will Miller’s unique background as a professional standup comedian, psychotherapist, and educator with five graduate degrees, make him a recognized authority on modern life and culture. He is the author of several books, including “Miserable @ Work” and co-author of the best selling “Refrigerator Rights” – a study of the effects of social isolation. His teachings offer a path towards a higher quality of life as he weaves together a presentation on relationships, organizational health and workplace culture that combines groundbreaking research with comedy.

Traveling From: Indiana

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 Topics: Communication Skills, Health & Wellness,                                                                                        Trending Happiness

Dr. Samuel Betances is a Diversity Consultant, Sociologist, and Educator. He has an impressive background of working in all fifty states, all six U.S. territories, and various countries including Japan, Korea, Germany and Mexico!  Dr. Betances challenges and motivates clients in Fortune 500 companies, governmental agencies, community groups, colleges and so much more to stop the traditional way of thinking. He does this by using humor to unlock the mind and open it to new ideas and perspectives. Managers, supervisors, leaders, and individuals will learn how to incorporate his problem-solving methodology into their everyday lives for the purpose of creating a transformational future. His presentation style is highly interactive and features mission-driven initiative.

Traveling From: Illinois

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Topics: Education, Diversity & Inclusion, Hispanic/Latino

Chester Elton has been assisting clients in doing their best work by engaging their employees, executing strategy, creating a strong vision, and enforcing values. In his provocative, inspiring and always entertaining talks, Elton provides real solutions to people looking to manage change and lead a multi-generational workforce. A main topic he discusses in his keynotes is employee retention. His work is supported by research with more than 850,000 working adults, revealing the proven secrets behind high-performance cultures.

Traveling From: New Jersey

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Topics: Management, Recruitment & Retention, Human Resources

Terry Savage is a financial expert specialized in personal finance, markets, and the economy. She writes a nationally syndicated financial column for the Chicago Sun-Times, and is also a regular contributor to TheStreet.com and Moneyshow.com–the popular investing websites. Her expertise is rooted experience. She started her career as a stockbroker, and became a founding member — and the first woman trader — of the Chicago Board Options Exchange. In her keynotes, Savage speaks on economic outlook and the political implications of the financial market’s impact on your pocket.

Traveling From: Illinois

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Topics: Finance & Insurance, Media Personalities, Commentators/Pundits

Thom Singer is the clarity in the technological fog. He’s also known as “The Conference Catalyst” due to his knowledge on human engagement and business connections. He is the author of eleven books on the power of business relationships, entrepreneurship, and legal marketing. During his speeches, Singer motivates audiences’s to excel in the workplace. Furthermore, he emphasizes the importance of goal setting and teamwork to bring your team to the next level.

Traveling From: Texas

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Topics: Networking, Sales Strategies, Business Entrepreneurship

Simon T. Bailey is one of America’s top 10 most-booked corporate and association speakers on change, leadership, and customer experience. He’s worked with over 1,500 organizations in 45 different countries. As an innovator, educator, and executive advisor he shapes the lives of men and women around the world. Prior to founding his company, Simon held the role of Sales Director for the world-renowned Disney Institute and worked in the hospitality and tourism industry for 20 years. His strategies drove the acquisition of an Orlando-based healthcare system and catapulted a hospitality company to be ranked #1 in customer service on Expedia.com. Today, he provides the tools and techniques on how to identify problems, think through solutions, and adopt new habits that will positively impact one’s team and company.

Traveling From: Florida

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Topics: Customer Service, Motivational, Leadership

Jenn Lim  is the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, a company she co-founded to inspire science-based happiness. Delivering Happiness has evolved from a book to a bus tour, and now a company and global happiness movement represented by people from 110 countries. As a speaker, she’s dedicated to growing the Delivering Happiness movement so we can all pay happiness forward – knowing if we create happier companies/communities/cities, we can make this a happier world. Throughout her presentations, she explains how an investment in happiness will increase your productivity, profitability and sustainability as a company.

Traveling From: California

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Topics: Corporate Culture, CEO’s and Business Leaders,                                                                            Trending Happiness

Mari Smith is one of the world’s top social media thought leaders with deep expertise in Facebook marketing. Mari’s background includes over twelve years in the fields of relationships, marketing and internet technology. As a passionate social media leader since 2007, Mari travels the United States and internationally to provide engaging social media keynotes and in-depth training to entrepreneurs and corporations. After applying Mari’s methods, her clients typically achieve significant increases in traffic, new subscribers, lead generation and conversions.

Traveling From: California

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Topics: Communication Skills, Social Media & Online Marketing

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Irish Paralympian Shares How To Live Life to the Fullest!

This episode of Tuesday Tip includes two popular events celebrated around the world right now. In spirit of Irish/American Heritage month and the Pyeong Chang Paralympics – we’ve fused the two topics together to introduce a tip from former Paralympic champion and Irish Tenor, Ronan Tynan!

Dr. Ronan Tynan has persevered with enormous passion and determination throughout his life despite his setbacks. He was born with lower limb disability that threatened to sideline him throughout his childhood. However, Tynan continued on with hope. As a young boy, he was constantly staying active by riding horses and racing motorcycles. Similarly, as he grew older, he still had that drive! He took an interest in singing and began his career with the Irish Tenors. He quickly became known for his unique voice and soon after, decided to launch a solo career where he succeeded in ways he didn’t even know were possible!



Over the years, his love for sports hadn’t wavered, so it was no surprise when he wanted to take it to the next level. By the time Tynan hit his twenties, he was winning gold medals in the Paralympics as a multi-talented athlete. Between 1981 and 1984, he amassed eighteen gold medals and fourteen world records–of which he still holds nine. Today, he shares triumphant lessons that stay with people long after he leaves the podium. Tynan’s ability to easily connect with audience members through humor, songs, and inspiring messages has allowed him to travel nationwide. He shares the secret to overcoming obstacles and living life to the fullest with thousands of attendees. Each of his events promote ways to reach new heights both professionally and personally. Check out the video below to see for yourself!

For more information on booking Dr. Ronan Tynan
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Behind The Podium With Humorist & Speaker Steve Gilliland!

Hello and welcome back to our Behind The Podium series! Our third episode features a visit from one of the best humorists and Motivational Speaker, Steve Gilliland!

Steve Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Additionally, he is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame and is recognized as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian. He can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA.

Gilliland built a multimillion-dollar company from the ground up based on the same philosophy he preaches to his audiences. He believes if one continually learns more about their company, customer, and themselves, they will always be a leader. His motto is, “If you take care of people, the business will follow.” Furthermore, he is an accomplished author of four books—Enjoy The Ride, Making a Difference, Hide Your Goat, and Detour. Soon after making the publisher’s bestseller list, he was named Author of the Year.


In this episode, Gilliland discusses his new book and his past business ventures! To watch episode three of Behind The Podium, check out the video below. Thanks again for visiting us Steve Gilliland!

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Stephanie Decker Podcast: Six Years After The Storm

On March 2, 2012 a Category 4 Tornado swept through the town of Henryville Indiana, destroying everything in its path. As her house was being ripped from the ground, Stephanie Decker’s motherly instinct kicked in, prompting her to shield both her children from falling rubble. In the process, both of Stephanie’s legs were crushed by the debris. This devastating and horrific event, ushered in a new chapter of Stephanie’s life that would ultimately lead her to discovering her life’s mission.

Stephanie’s inspiring story of survival and a mother’s love made national headlines. While laying in her hospital bed Stephanie received a phone call from President Obama inviting her to the White House. During her visit, she expressed interest in a microprocessor prosthetic knee that would allow her to get her life back. This type of high-end prosthesis was only available to military personnel, but Stephanie knew that as a mom she would need the ability to react in an instant—whether that meant running into the street or jumping into a pool to save her children. Within six months Stephanie had received her new prosthetic legs and her life’s goal suddenly became clear.

“We were in good shape…we were going to be okay. But many others didn’t have a voice out there. There were so many that had been in an accident and were looking to have a specific prosthetic that they weren’t able to get because insurance denied it. This was our chance to actually make a change that had a ripple effect.

Thus, the Stephanie Decker Foundation came to fruition. A large portion of the foundation is aimed at helping amputees, specifically children, live their best lives. Stephanie, a former basketball coach and mother to child athletes, realized the need for amputee children to play sports. This year, the Stephanie Decker Foundation will host its first local two-day camp offering children K-12 the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and to be mentored by coaches from across Southern Indiana.

Along with her foundation, Stephanie’s passion is public speaking. As a keynote speaker she shares her inspiring story with countless audiences and encourages them to find their inner heroes. She finds healing in sharing her experiences and motivating others through her keynote presentations.

“I always tell my kids it took 37 years to figure out what I want to be when I grow up and I love my job–it’s so satisfying in so many ways.”

For more information on booking Stephanie Decker, visit eaglestalent.com or call 1.800.345.5607


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Tuesday Tip: Inspiring Paralympians To Watch!

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Today is Episode Thirteen of our YouTube series, Tuesday’s Tips!

In 3 days the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games will begin in PyeongChang. The Games will feature up to 670 athletes, who will compete in 80 medal events across six sports: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, snowboard and wheelchair curling.

Amy Purdy was a 2014 U.S. Paralympian and Adaptive Snowboarder with a remarkable story of triumph and overcoming adversity.

Alana Nichols is another example of an inspiring paralympian who didn’t give up after being paralyzed from a spinal cord injury. She later became a three-Time Paralympic Gold Medalist in Alpine Skiing & Basketball.

Click to Watch the story of Two Inspiring Paralympians

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Eagles Talent Celebrates Our Head Marketing Intern, Ariel Villapiano!

March 3rd, 2017 is a special day for all of us here at Eagles Talent — it’s the 22nd birthday🎂 of our impressive Marketing Intern, Ariel Villapiano!

Ariel’s been with us since this past summer, she creates content for our social media, blog, and our YouTube channel. She is also heavily involved with filming videos, hosting podcasts, and conducting interviews. Her impressive video editing skills, elevates our online presence!

Outside of work, Ariel is a full-time student; majoring in Advertising, Marketing, and Communications at The Fashion Institute of Technology.


Join us in wishing her a 🎉Happy Birthday!!!


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Tuesday Tip: How to find a Tax Expert!

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Today is Episode Twelve of our YouTube series, Tuesday’s Tips!

Tax season has begun for millions of Americans, as they sort through hundreds of documents looking for deductions and even consult experts in hopes of capitalizing on last years income.

Tax experts can be tricky to find, but we can help! Our top financial keynote speakers specialize in a wide variety of topics such as:

  • asset protection

  • tax reduction

  • responsible financial spending

  • IRA distribution

  •  retirement planning, funding college, credit issues, estate planning, and more!


Click to Watch Our Recommended Tax Speakers

The IRS may only give you till April to file, but we can help you book tax experts year round!

For more information on tax keynote speakers  visit eaglestalent.com or call 1.800.345.5607

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Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Shares Private Story of MLK Jr.

As February comes to a close, we’re sharing our final Black History Month video. Throughout this month, we’ve created four videos featuring four different speakers as part of our Eagles Talent Inspirational Story Series. It has been an honor to dedicate a video and blog to these keynoters each week, and we hope their touching stories resonate with you, as much as they have with us! 

Sheyann Webb-Christburg was named the “Smallest Freedom Fighter” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At age eight, Sheyann would sneak out of her house to attend mass meetings where she led the congregation in singing freedom songs. She was the youngest participant to take part in the historical first attempted march from Selma to Montgomery–known as “Bloody Sunday”. She also participated on the “Turn Around Tuesday March” and the eventual successful march from Selma to Montgomery. Additionally, she attended a segregated public school in Dallas County, Alabama until junior high when she became one of the first blacks to integrate an all white school.




To say the least, she has made a huge impact on the African-American community in numerous ways. Today, she is a Diversity Speaker who shares personal stories and enlightening messages that get organizations thinking in an empowering way that ultimately unleashes their full potential. To conclude this series, we proudly present Sheyann Webb-Christburg’s private story of MLK Jr.

For more information on booking Sheyann Webb-Christburg, visit eaglestalent.com or call 1.800.345.5607


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Winter Olympics 2018: USA Women’s Ice Hockey Team Takes The Win!

The Women’s Ice Hockey Team’s victory has Americans in high spirits today! Today marks the first time the USA team has beaten Canada and brought home Olympic gold since 1998!

After a long awaited time… America finally came out on top, beating Canada by 1 point in an impeccable shootout!

Angela Ruggiero knows a thing or two about winning U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Gold Medals as well. Throughout her career, she became one of the most prominent ice hockey players in the world. She competed in four Olympics; winning a gold medal in 1998, silver in 2002 and 2010, and bronze in 2006. In 2015, she became a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Today, she is a Director with the NHL’s New York Islanders, a Color Analyst for CBS Sports, a New Business Consultant for NBC Sports, and Founder and CEO of a number of girl’s hockey schools and international tournaments. She has truly made a name for herself in the sports world. As a rising member of the International Olympic Committee, Angela has been given numerous leadership roles. She utilizes all of these experiences and lessons in her compelling keynote presentations. Her dynamic speaking programs leave audience members feeling inspired and ready to take on whatever puck life throws at them.

Jim Craig is another hockey fan favorite. He is widely known as the heart and soul of the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey team. This win was also known as the “Miracle on Ice” victory – due to USA’s opponent being the seemingly unbeatable Soviet Union team. It is largely regarded as one of the most extraordinary sports victories of all time. Not to mention, the team’s success is attributed to exceptional teamwork. Craig believes epic achievement is almost always the result of successful collaboration. Since his big win, he has transformed his work ethic and determination into an impressive sales career, spanning over 30 years. He has translated many of the essential teamwork principles from the Olympics into successful business methods. As a speaker, he explains these methods in order to help educate organizations successfully overcome any challenges that come their way. He’s the type of speaker that strives to share all of his fundamental values including setting goals, defining missions, and most importantly, making history.

For more information on booking Hockey/NHL speakers, visit eaglestalent.com or call 1.800.345.5607


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