About Eric Olsen

Do the small things well. – Eric


  • Leadership Evangelist
  • Process Improvement Expert
  • Combat Pilot & Convoy Commander
  • Top Rated Army Officer
  • West Point Graduate

Speaking Topics

  • Effects of Stress
  • Impact of Empathy
  • Aligning Potential & Performance
  • Healthy Leader Habits
  • Self Leadership

Eric Olsen takes leadership to record setting breadth by excelling repeatedly in vastly diverse settings. His work on leadership, strategy, and process has been deployed across many industries and all life stages to help teams, businesses, and individuals become better versions of themselves.

Eric received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduated, and was commissioned as an Army Aviation Officer, attaining his dream of being a member of the Air Cavalry. On 9/11, Eric’s unit was tasked to provide close air support for the President’s potential visit to NORAD. Shortly after, he deployed 110 soldiers to Iraq for the invasion, commanded thousands of miles of convoys, and flew 100+ combat flight hours. He deployed again in 2007, this time as a part of the staff element responsible for helicopter operations covering the entire nation of Iraq.

After more than 10 years of service, Major Olsen left the Army for corporate America where his passion for learning new skills continued across an array of different industries and roles. He helped reinvigorate the largest malting plant in the world; brought LEAN manufacturing to a 1,200 employee beef processing facility; installed the first Amazon mailer and bubble wrap lines in a foam plant; achieved 98% client retention rate over 2 years as a business consultant; and worked as an executive in two regional businesses. Throughout his experience, leadership, strategy, and process have allowed Eric to learn, adapt, and excel, leaving organizations measurably better.

Today, Eric is working on the next stage of his professional life where he can combine his love for training, passion for helping people achieve more, and developing leaders who are driven to create the next generations of leaders.

Eric is masterful at blending the human elements of leadership with systems driven processes.

Speaker’s Fee Range

$7,500 – $12,500