Inspirational Keynotes
From Eric Maddox

Captivate your audience with a daring war story and life-changing lessons from one of the best storytellers in America.

In 2003, Eric Maddox collected the intelligence which led to the exact location of Saddam Hussein—the Ace of Spades in the infamous Deck of Cards. His methodology, focused on empathy based listening and not on force, shaped the future of intelligence collection. Empathy based listening, Eric teaches, has the power to build trust in all relationships, professional and personal.

As an inspirational keynote speaker, Eric shares his life and business changing techniques—along with the thrilling story of Saddam’s capture—with audiences around the world.

Riveting Stories

Battle Tested Tools

Unforgettable Events That Inspire Change

Riveting Stories

Wow and captivate your audience with one of the most daring war stories
from one of the best storytellers in America.

As a keynote speaker, Eric holds audiences spellbound as he shares the story only he can—a firsthand account of the intelligence-gathering that led to Saddam Hussein’s capture. He takes the audience from tension to release as he weaves the narrative of how every perceived failure leads forward. His lessons are from a one-of-a kind experience and they work in any industry.

Battle Tested Tools

Eric Maddox delivers not only a compelling and entertaining story about communication, but a battle tested tool that audience members can use every day to get better outcomes in their own negotiations. That tool is empathy based listening, and it’s the number one way to gain trust and maximize influence.

With trust, clients and customers turn into champions and advocates. With influence, leaders are more effective. As Eric teaches through example, there is no greater tool than empathy based listening to improve every area of life—professional and personal.
No other military speaker delivers empathy based listening as a life-changing tool that audience members can implement and see immediate results.

Unforgettable Events That Inspire Change

An Eric Maddox keynote is an entertainment event people will remember for years…and you’ll be remembered as a hero for booking him!

Eric Maddox is a life changing presentation. Audience members will leave with a deep process for how to use empathy based listening to change their lives. No other military speaker delivers empathy based listening as a life-changing tool that people can implement and see immediate results.

Inspirational Keynote:
“What’s Your Ace of Spades?”

Winning Through Empathy Based Listening | Perseverance | Leadership/Influence | Innovation | Change | Growth

In 2003, Eric Maddox collected the intelligence which led to the exact location of Saddam Hussein—the Ace of Spades in the infamous Deck of Cards. His unique methodology, based on empathy based listening and not on force, shaped the future of intelligence collection on both the battlefield and in the boardroom.
Today, Eric shares his life and business changing techniques—along with the compelling story of Saddam’s capture—with audiences and organizations around the world. As a keynote speaker, consultant and author, he delivers empathy based listening as the number one tool for building trust and maximizing influence in all areas of life. Trust turns customers into champions and advocates. Influence makes leaders more effective. Collecting the right information enables better decisions and the ability to innovate, adapt and compete.
No other military speaker delivers empathy based listening as a tool that anyone can implement to see immediate results.
Each moment of Eric’s story draws parallels to the way business intelligence is gathered and the necessity of innovation in an ever-changing landscape. The methods and techniques are as relevant in the boardroom as they are on the battlefield. They are proven methods of success up and down the command structure. Eric Maddox and his story will inspire your organization to take action and risks for growth and unprecedented success.

Keynote Topics

Eric can adapt his keynotes to address your event focus, industry, specific business challenges or areas of opportunity

  • Empathy based listening
  • Innovation
  • Leadership and influence
  • Perseverance
  • Culture change
  • Teamwork
  • Better decision making
  • Becoming a change agent
  • Adapting to a changing industry

Testimonials

“A one-in-a-billion story…best speaker I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.”
Allison Zimmerman

I can’t say enough great things about last night! Eric was great, funny, insightful, gracious, humble….I could go on and on and on… Truly one of our best resources!!! One comment that was made was that the event was a 15 out of 10!
Jennifer Fraps

“One of the best keynote speakers I’ve ever seen! Eric’s amazing story of finding Saddam Hussein kept me on the edge of my seat and inspired me to challenge the status quo.”
Nathan Badgett

Discover the inside story of the search for Saddam Hussein—as told by the soldier who masterminded his capture
No other military speaker delivers empathy based listening as a tool that anyone can implement to see immediate results.