Myra McElhaney


Myra McElhaney is a writer and speaker who helps people to “Enjoy Life and Do Good” by working with purpose, living with passion and making a difference.

With over 20 years’ experience in keynotes, corporate training and writing, Myra is author of “Mama Always Says…” and “Musings on Major and Minor Matters that May or May not Matter” and co-author of “The Sun Sisters Guide to the Girlfriends Perfect Beach Vacation” and “CLIMB: Leading Women in Technology Share Their Journeys to Success“.

Myra’s blog at emphasizes three areas: Work with Purpose, Live with Passion and Make a Difference. She also writes a blog at to help widows and widowers to “Build a Life You Love after Losing the Love of Your Life.”

In my many years as a corporate trainer and speaker, Myra worked with clients such as Coca-Cola, AT&T, Delta Technology and Porsche Cars North America. She traveled the US speaking to audiences across a broad spectrum of industries including banking, healthcare, hospitality, telecommunications, transportation and many more.

Myra speaks for companies, associations and conferences and is often asked to do keynote or breakout sessions on topics related to workplace relationships. “Leadership,” “Dealing with Difficult People” and “Building Customer Relationships” are among her most popular topics.

Women’s groups are a favorite audience. Having been a member of and served on the boards of various women’s organizations over the years has given her a breadth of knowledge about women in the workplace and issues specific to women. Having interviewed over 100 executive women, Myra is often asked to share what she’s learned from them in her most popular talk, “Lessons that Last from Women who were First.” New programs for women include, “Having it all” and “Recreating Joy: How to build a life you love after loss.”

Myra’s advice is often quoted in national and trade publications such as Investor’s Business Daily, The Employment Review, McCall’s, Woman’s World, PowerSelling, Healthcare Industry Executive, Value Retail News, The Employment Review, The Executive Report on Customer Retention, and The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Radio and TV stations consider her a highly credible guest. She has appeared on WSB-TV and GPTV in Atlanta, WKMX Radio in St. Louis and WPCH Radio in Atlanta.

When not writing or speaking, Myra is active in her community by serving on boards and committees of various non-profit organizations and participating in fundraising events for brain tumor research. For fun she enjoys travel, entertaining, stimulating conversation, clever repartee and laughter. For additional information on Myra’s writing and speaking, visit

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