I loved watching the entire audience lean in as Eric spoke.           -Tracy Ruane

Sampling of audiences

  • The Special Event 2015
  • Northrop Grumman
  • International Global Connection
  • Sony
  • Scott Keffer International
  • DJO Global
  • Lusardi Construction
  • San Diego Chapter

          US Naval Academy Alumni Assoc

  • National Bank of Kansas City
  • Belle Vernon Area High School

          Commencement Speaker

  • Ironman Athlete Panelist
  • Grace Point Church
  • Del Mar Library
  • Mission Beach Women's Club
  • Society of American Military Engineers  (SAME) Awards MC
  • University of San Diego Business
  • San Diego State University
  • San Diegueno Middle School
  • Del Mar Heights Elementary
"It was a privilege to have Eric McElvenny as Mission Beach Women's Club speaker for our fall kick-off meeting.  Eric is a dynamic speaker using his own tragedy in becoming an inspiration to others with physical disabilities.  With is faith, support of his family and others he has accomplished so much in his 31 years.  Eric is one of our American Heroes we can be proud of."
-Mary Bradstreet


"I have asked Eric McElvenny on several occasions to speak to my Management 300, Organizational Behavior Class at the University of San Diego, on the topic of leadership. The reviews from the students are always outstanding, several students have even commented ‘best guest speaker ever!’ I am confident they will not forget Eric’s presentation and his stories will continue to guide them for the rest of their lives as they assume leadership positions themselves."
Patricia Reily, Ed.D. (Commander, USN, retired)

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE? let me tell you a story.

Bring LIFE to your audience.

                             Generate ACTION in their lives.

                                                         Fill the room with ENERGY and HOPE.

Keynote Presentation

Embrace Challenge 
Join Eric as he explores the characteristics, traits and actions he found most useful in his journey from the hospital bed to the Ironman World Championships finish line.  During this presentation, Eric gives his audience tools and techniques to overcoming life's obstacles through powerful, funny and emotional stories.

  • Corporate Trainings
  • Corporate Conferences
  • Non Profit Organizations
  • Universities
  • High Schools
  • ​Sports Teams
  • Meetings (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
  • Christian Organizations / Churches

Breakout Sessions
Dig deeper in to the actions that allow us to reach new heights.


     Goal Setting



     Problem Solving



Understanding Differences 

        Abilities Awareness, Disabilities

Eric has been fortunate to spend time presenting to elementary and middle school age children about what it is like having a disability.  The children respond so positively and even begin to look at their own strengths and weaknesses through a different lens.

          Prosthetics, Physical Therapy, Endurance Sports

Although Eric is not certified in prosthetics or physical therapy, he has presented at universities about his experiences as an amputee competing in endurance sports and the different aspects that need to be considered when doing so.   



Faith Based

Eric is a Christian.  He attends Gracepoint Church in San Diego 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 rearview mirror.  God's fingerprints are found along the paths of our lives and Eric explores some of those in his life's story.   

“Del Mar Heights School was privileged to have the participation of Mr. Eric McElvenny in the annual Understanding Differences program.  Mr. McElvenny was a dynamic, enthusiastic and engaging program speaker. Students and staff immediately connected with his personal and interactive presentation style. Mr. McElvenny clearly communicated his life challenges in moving forward into his new normal.”    - Donna Kuriyama


Eric McElvenny

Athlete / speaker