Inspiring Events

Meeting Planners and Audiences Rave About Eric Maddox


A one-in-a-billion story…best speaker I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. [Eric’s] willingness to spend time tailoring the presentation and answering members questions after the conference was most appreciated. I wish all the speakers I work with could be as generous and caring about the outcome of their efforts.”

– Allison Zimmerman


“It was an experience I will never forget. Eric is an amazing person with an amazing story to tell.”
– Ron Lallo


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

– Jennifer Fraps


“We had a fantastic event last night. I have been getting emails all day about how everyone enjoyed the discussions, venue and presentations. Eric was a big hit—he did a great job presenting. He actually ended up staying until after 9PM talking with our folks and signing books. That was much appreciated!”

– Bill Ball

It was great! Our members really enjoyed Eric.”

– Ruthie Burke


“It was an excellent, emotional night. Hearing the story was fantastic for everyone. We think and hope that Eric enjoyed his time too.”

– Scott Kolbrenner


“Eric rated a 9.9! The event was a great success. Eric was a perfect speaker for this couples event because he was so engaging with a fascinating story to tell.”

– Sherry Nichols


“I’ve yet to speak to anyone in attendance that did not find the entire speech informational and entertaining. The ‘draw’ was the subject matter. What made the subject matter so interesting was that Eric ‘humanized’ it by touching upon the personalities, beliefs and values of those he interrogated.”

– Jon Osborne


“I found Eric to be fascinating as he related his story about the actual events leading up to the capture of Saddam…Thanks for a wonderful program!”

– Bob Rodgers


“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


“It was unbelievable! Eric was GREAT!!!! So many members said it was the best event ever! He stayed for three hours after the program to mingle with the guests during strolling dinner which is such a nice touch. So many speakers do their ‘thing’ then want to leave immediately. Our members mentioned to me many times ‘he’s a hero’. I can’t tell you enough how much our members loved it!

– Maureen Panone


“Group loved him. He was a big hit. First standing ovation I’ve seen from this group in years.

– Cindy Petrie


“WOW—I love Eric Maddox! He was a dream to have as a speaker—very low maintenance. His presentations were excellent—really fascinating and my people responded really well to him. I would have loved to have spent more time with him just to ask him questions.”

– Donna Berrington


Eric was a big hit with our group and we were enthralled with his story.”

– Rick Wiener


“Who wouldn’t love Eric? He was fantastic!!!!!!”

– Lisa Shank


“He really engaged the crowd and I think they could have kept asking him questions all night. It was a great event.”

– Jeff Andrew


“It is truly rare to see a speaker capture the attention—the rapt attention—of the 64 adolescent boys at Tulsa Boy’s Home like Eric (Maddox) did here recently. I could tell by the questions they asked that they really listened and paid attention to details. Eric made the war in the Middle East seem like something not so far away anymore. He made it real, and relevant, for the boys…A powerful and riveting story about honor, courage, commitment and determination. Everyone needs to hear Eric’s story.”

– Gregg T. Conway

Past Speaking Engagements


YPO Golden West
YPO Nebraska
YPO Idaho
YPO Utah
YPO Oregon
YPO Cleveland
YPO Columbus
YPO Arkansas
YPO Louisiana
YPO Kansas City
YPO San Antonio
YPO Dallas (Lone Star Chapter)
YPO Iowa
YPO Denver
YPO Albuquerque
YPO Big Apple
YPO Miami
YPO Maumee Valley
YPO San Joaquin Valley
YPO Pittsburgh
YPO Big Apple
YPO Pennsylvania
YPO Kenya
YPO Tanzania
YPO Palm Beach
YPO San Diego
YPO-WPO Ottowa
WPO Houston
WPO St. Louis
WPO Cincinnati
WPO Connecticut
WPO New England
YPO Winnipeg
YPO Toronto
YPO Washington D.C./Baltimore
YPO Motor City
YPO Michigan West
YPO Wisconsin
YPO Blue Grass
YPO Long Island, NY
YPO Barbados
YPO Bahamas
YPO Adelaide, Australia
YPO Ottowa
YPO Big Apple
YPO Fairchester
YPO Chicagoland
YPO Toledo

Educational Institutions

Yale University
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Harvard Club
Washington University Century Club
Baker Institute, Rice University
University of Kansas
University of Oklahoma
Heritage Christian Academy

Financial Institutions

Morgan Stanley
Coldwell Banker
Financial Planning Association
Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
FHL Bank Topeka

Entrepreneur's Organization

EO Columbus, OH
EO Phoenix/Arizona
EO Vancouver
EO Calgary
EO Winnipeg
EO Seattle
EO Denver
EO India (eight cities)
EO Australia (five cities)
EO New Zealand (Wellington, Auckland)
EO Bahrain
EO Kuwait
EO Oman
EO Lahore
EO Karachi
EO Western New York
EO United Arab Emirates
EO Buffalo

Military / Government

Joint Senior Interrogation Course
U.S. Army War College
Army Basic Interrogation Course
Delta Force
Seal Team 6
West Point U.S. Military Institute
75th Ranger Regiment
Tulsa Police Department
Illinois Drug Enforcement Officers Association
Operation Strong Vet Western Pennsylvania


San Antonio Spurs
American Truck Dealers
Sports Fitness Industry Association
Direct Connect
National Association of Decorative Fabric Distributors
Harrell Optometry
Apartment Association Louisville
Fraternity Executives Association Conference
International Association of Speakers Bureau (IASB)-Showcase
AER Manufacturing
KA Order
ATO 2011
ATO 2015 National Convention
USO Houston
Crop Production Services
CPS Vancouver Island
CPS Omaha
CPS Idaho
Sugar Land Exchange Club
Woodlands Kawanis Club
Clicks and Clients
Buckingham Asset Management
HM Insurance
Hunter Engineering
AAIS Property and Casualty
Crop Production Services, Corn Belt Region
Dave Randall
National Renderer’s Association
Tulsa Boy’s Club
Sapulpa Chamber of Commerce
Fiserv Sawgrass
Fiserv Chicago
Fiserv St. Pete, FL
GDH Consulting
Reddy Ice
ICBI (Berlin, Boston, San Francisco)
VHA Annual Trustee and Physician Conference
Association of Registration Management
FTI Summit Beaver Creek
Las Vegas 2013 Cresa
American Association of Insurance Services

Speaking Engagements Abroad

New Zealand

United Kingdom

United Arab Emirates

The Bahamas

New Zealand
United Kingdom
United Arab Emirates
The Bahamas

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.