Eva Doyle turns technical experts into corporate leaders.
After thirty years of watching the chaos as technical organizations struggled to grow their leaders, she wrote the book, “The Reluctant Leader: From Technical Expert to Human Expert.” In the book and with her audiences, she addresses two critical areas. First, these experts need to shift into a new identity. Then, they need day-to-day leadership skills, such as how to find mentors, how to delegate, and what to do when employees cry.
Making that identity shift is the most important step technical experts take in their leadership journey. Eva understands how to make that shift both in leadership and in life. At the age of 48, Eva signed up for a sprint triathlon even though she didn’t know how to swim. At age 54, she entered a comedy contest and became a semi-finalist. She weaves her experiences into her talks along with many other inspiring real-life stories as she “edu-tains” her audiences.
In her varied career, Eva has worked for a commercial bank, a software company, and a highly technical agency of the Department of Defense. She has functioned as a commercial banker, a project manager, and a training department director. Eva has an MBA from the University of Maryland Smith School of Business, and a BA from the University of Tennessee where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors.
In addition to the U.S., she has lived in Germany, Australia, and the UK. She has faced leadership challenges around the globe, fumbling through some and finessing others. Now it’s her audiences' turn to laugh and learn from those experiences.
Industry Expertise (2)
Information Technology and Services
Author of "The Reluctant Leader: From Technical Expert to Human Expert", 2016
Harrogate Comedy Festival New Comedian Contest, 2015
Women's Tri-for-the-Cure Sprint Triathlon, Denver, 2010 - 2013
Vocal Solo Winner (personal)
Vocal Solo Winner, in Modern and Sacred Song, Central Australian Eisteddfod, April 2005
University of Maryland Smith School of Business: MBA, Marketing/MIS 1989
University of Tennessee: BA, History 1982
- Association for Talent Development (ATD)
- Professional Speechwriters Association
- Howard Tech Council, Howard County, Maryland
- Toastmasters International
Event Appearances (2)
Breakout Session Leader
Elliot Masie's Learning 2016 Walt Disney World
Harrogate Comedy Festival Harrogate, UK
- Workshop Leader
- Author Appearance
- Corporate Training