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Eva  Doyle - Archway Publishing. Columbia, MD, US

Eva Doyle Eva  Doyle

Leadership Consultant | Archway Publishing


The Journey from SME to Corporate Leader






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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)

Corporate Leadership

Information Technology and Services

Accomplishments (4)

Author (professional)

Author of "The Reluctant Leader: From Technical Expert to Human Expert", 2016

Semi-Finalist (personal)

Harrogate Comedy Festival New Comedian Contest, 2015

Finisher (personal)

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

Education (2)

University of Maryland Smith School of Business: MBA, Marketing/MIS 1989

University of Tennessee: BA, History 1982

Affiliations (4)

  • Association for Talent Development (ATD)
  • Professional Speechwriters Association
  • Howard Tech Council, Howard County, Maryland
  • Toastmasters International

Languages (1)

  • English

Event Appearances (2)

Breakout Session Leader

Elliot Masie's Learning 2016  Walt Disney World



Harrogate Comedy Festival  Harrogate, UK




  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training