Eric McElveney

Eric McElvenny

“Harnessing Resilience in the Face of Change”

Eric McElvenny is a lucky husband and proud father of three.  He had the privilege of serving seven years in the United States Marine Corp after graduating from the United States Navel Academy in 2006.

While on his final military deployment, an opportunity to serve in Afghanistan, Eric was wounded during combat operations.

This injury lead to a new journey in triathalon racing.  Eric has completed multiple Ironman distance triathols and in 2021 represented the United States while competing in the Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Eric looks froward to sharing his story from the military to the finish lines and the habits we can use to embrace life’s challenges.  When not training and speaking, Eric can be found with his family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.




Successful companies adapt to a changing environment whether that change comes from growth, transformation, technology, innovative strategy or other sources. This change is overwhelming when professionals are not equipped with the tools to adapt and thrive.

This presentation pulls from the journey of resilience from the loss of my leg in combat to the Ironman World Championships where I utilized the tools every working professional should master to guarantee success in an evolving environment.

“We enjoyed his talk, his relaying of personal story, and the message of perseverance, resiliency and goal achievement was extremely well received by our audience!”

– Shannon Rodgers, Manager – IT Customer Service, Koppers, Inc.


“His personal strength was felt by everyone in attendance.”

Daniel Hayes

“We enjoyed his talk, his relaying of personal story, and the message of perseverance and resiliency.”

Shannon Rogers

“I am confident they will not forget Eric’s presentation and his stories will continue to guide them for the rest of their lives.”

Patricia Reily, Ed. D. (Commander, USN, retired)