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Eric Maddox

Security Consultant, Military Veteran & Author of "Mission Black List #1: Capturing Saddam"

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Eric Maddox Biography

Eric Maddox is an author, motivational speaker, and consultant who teaches audiences worldwide in the art of Empathy Based Listening. He is the author of the book "Mission: Black List No.1," which details his lead in the search and capture of Saddam Hussein.

After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1994, Maddox enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, a jumpmaster, and graduate of Ranger School. He then reenlisted in 1997 as a Chinese Mandarin linguist and interrogator. In 2003, he was sent to Tikrit, Iraq where he joined a Delta Force team who was searching for high value targets on the infamous Deck of Cards. After five months and over 300 interrogations, Maddox was able to track down and eventually give the team the exact location of the spider hole in which Saddam hid. For this, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement, the Defense Intelligence Agency Director’s Award, and the Bronze Star.

Following the capture of Saddam, Maddox was hired as the first ever civilian interrogator by the Defense Intelligence Agency where he went on to conduct over 2,700 interrogations of prisoners from 25 different countries.

Having served in the U.S. Army and Defense Intelligence Agency for 20 years, Maddox now devotes his work full time to teaching what he learned during that time to audiences worldwide—the art of Empathy Based Listening.

Speaking Topics
  • Winning Through Empathy Based Listening

  • Other Keynote Topics

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

  • "What’s Your Ace of Spades?”

    Eric Maddox is more than a storyteller — as a keynote speaker, he becomes a mentor and guide, drawing insightful lessons from his war time stories that can be applied to different situations. In his experiences, empathy-based listening has drawn people closer to their goals, no matter what they may be. He believes that this active form of listening gains the trust of the people you interact with every day. It is, in his words, the number one tool for expanding your influence in all areas of life. As one of the most sought-after event speakers, Eric Maddox shares how you can use this powerful technique to turn customers to advocates, bosses to leaders, and followers to active contributors in a team. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Books
Capturing Saddam: The Hunt For Saddam Hussein- As Told By The Unlikely Interrogator Who Spearheaded The Mission

Capturing Saddam: The Hunt For Saddam Hussein- As Told By The Unlikely Interrogator Who Spearheaded The Mission

Mission: Black List #1: The Inside Story of the Search for Saddam Hussein - As Told By the Soldiers Who Masterminded His Capture

Mission: Black List #1: The Inside Story of the Search for Saddam Hussein - As Told By the Soldiers Who Masterminded His Capture

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  • HOW TO BOOK Eric Maddox?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Eric Maddox for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Eric Maddox, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Eric Maddox or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Eric Maddox?

    Booking fees for Eric Maddox, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Eric Maddox, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Eric Maddox?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Eric Maddox for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Eric Maddox for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Eric Maddox or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Eric Maddox or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Security Consultant, Military Veteran & Author of "Mission Black List #1: Capturing Saddam"

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Eric Maddox Biography

Eric Maddox is an author, motivational speaker, and consultant who teaches audiences worldwide in the art of Empathy Based Listening. He is the author of the book "Mission: Black List No.1," which details his lead in the search and capture of Saddam Hussein.

After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1994, Maddox enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, a jumpmaster, and graduate of Ranger School. He then reenlisted in 1997 as a Chinese Mandarin linguist and interrogator. In 2003, he was sent to Tikrit, Iraq where he joined a Delta Force team who was searching for high value targets on the infamous Deck of Cards. After five months and over 300 interrogations, Maddox was able to track down and eventually give the team the exact location of the spider hole in which Saddam hid. For this, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement, the Defense Intelligence Agency Director’s Award, and the Bronze Star.

Following the capture of Saddam, Maddox was hired as the first ever civilian interrogator by the Defense Intelligence Agency where he went on to conduct over 2,700 interrogations of prisoners from 25 different countries.

Having served in the U.S. Army and Defense Intelligence Agency for 20 years, Maddox now devotes his work full time to teaching what he learned during that time to audiences worldwide—the art of Empathy Based Listening.

Eric Maddox Speaking Topics

  • Winning Through Empathy Based Listening

  • Other Keynote Topics

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

  • "What’s Your Ace of Spades?”

    Eric Maddox is more than a storyteller — as a keynote speaker, he becomes a mentor and guide, drawing insightful lessons from his war time stories that can be applied to different situations. In his experiences, empathy-based listening has drawn people closer to their goals, no matter what they may be. He believes that this active form of listening gains the trust of the people you interact with every day. It is, in his words, the number one tool for expanding your influence in all areas of life. As one of the most sought-after event speakers, Eric Maddox shares how you can use this powerful technique to turn customers to advocates, bosses to leaders, and followers to active contributors in a team. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Eric Maddox Videos

  • Eric Maddox - Liberty University Convocation
    On November 12, 2018, at Convocation Select, military interrogator Eric Maddox describes the dramatic capture of Saddam Hussein. Convocation is...
  • Unbiased Listening with Eric Maddox
    A Presentation of the Vail Sympsoium In 2003, Army interrogator Eric Maddox uncovered the information everyone was looking for: the location of...
  • Eric Maddox Speaks about Intelligence and the Hunt for Saddam Hussein
    On September 6, 2016, Eric Maddox spoke to cadets and faculty at the US Military Academy about his experience as a US Army interrogator assigned to...

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  • How to book Eric Maddox?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Eric Maddox for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Eric Maddox, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Eric Maddox or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Eric Maddox?

    Booking fees for Eric Maddox, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Eric Maddox, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Eric Maddox?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Eric Maddox for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Eric Maddox for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Eric Maddox or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Eric Maddox or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Eric Maddox is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Winning Through Empathy Based Listening, Other Keynote Topics, "What’s Your Ace of Spades?”, Unforgettable Events That Inspire Change, Battle Tested Tools and Riveting Stories. The estimated speaking fee range to book Eric Maddox for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Eric Maddox generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jason Redman, Ed Hiner, Rocky Bleier, Brian Fleming and Shoshana Johnson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Eric Maddox for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Eric Maddox Speaking Topics

  • Winning Through Empathy Based Listening

  • Other Keynote Topics

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

  • "What’s Your Ace of Spades?”

    Eric Maddox is more than a storyteller — as a keynote speaker, he becomes a mentor and guide, drawing insightful lessons from his war time stories that can be applied to different situations. In his experiences, empathy-based listening has drawn people closer to their goals, no matter what they may be. He believes that this active form of listening gains the trust of the people you interact with every day. It is, in his words, the number one tool for expanding your influence in all areas of life. As one of the most sought-after event speakers, Eric Maddox shares how you can use this powerful technique to turn customers to advocates, bosses to leaders, and followers to active contributors in a team. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Eric Maddox Speaker Videos

  • Eric Maddox - Liberty University Convocation
    On November 12, 2018, at Convocation Select, military interrogator Eric Maddox describes the dramatic capture of Saddam Hussein. Convocation is North America’s largest weekly gathering of...
    Unbiased Listening with Eric Maddox
    A Presentation of the Vail Sympsoium In 2003, Army interrogator Eric Maddox uncovered the information everyone was looking for: the location of Saddam Hussein, the Ace of Spades in the infamous...
  • Eric Maddox Speaks about Intelligence and the Hunt for Saddam Hussein
    On September 6, 2016, Eric Maddox spoke to cadets and faculty at the US Military Academy about his experience as a US Army interrogator assigned to the team tasked with locating and capturing former...

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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