A New Mission - Event Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth McCormick is a sought after International Motivational Speaker and CEO of Soar 2 Success International, a premier training and publishing company.

As a decorated U.S. Army Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot and Chief Warrant Officer 2, Elizabeth flew missions such as Air Assault/Rappelling, Command & Control, VIP, and Military intelligence. She supported United Nations peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, receiving the Meritorious Service Medal for her excellence in service prior to her career ending injury. In 2011 Elizabeth was awarded the Congressional Veteran Commendation.

Elizabeth is a master leadership trainer and founding member of the John Maxwell Team of speakers, coaches and trainers, and a dynamic energizing entertainer. See a clip at pilotspeaker.com. She inspires audiences with her experiences from her years as a pilot and turns those stories into actionable lessons.

A frequent face in the media, Elizabeth has been seen on ABC, CBS, FOX News, MSNBC, in the Wall Street Journal and more.  A No. 1 best-selling author, her personal development book, The P.I.L.O.T. Method, is a “must read”!  Elizabeth also has an extensive series of business success books:  Soar 2 Success.


Morning Speaker

Briles S. Johnson
is the director of the Women's Business Center of North Carolina, which is a program of the SBA and NCIMED. The WBC of NC assists women business owners start and grow their businesses. The WBC of NC won the Women's Business Center Of Excellence for NC, the Southeast and the Nation for 2014 by the SBA


  • CJ Scarlet, CEO and Chief Innovator, 10 for Humanity, LLC.
  • Kathleen Volandt, President and CEO, Auroros Incorporated
  • Linda Hill, Founder, Green Thumb Cleaning and Organizing



Additional speakers announced soon!