Cortney McDermott

Award-winning Writer, Speaker, & Strategist

Cortney McDermott is a best-selling author, TEDx speaker, and strategic trainer to corporate executives, business students, and entrepreneurial leaders around the world. Her work has been featured in multiple major media including: Success Magazine, Women's Health, Fox News Chicago, MindBodyGreen, Startup Canada, and The Huffington Post. Cortney's debut book, "Change Starts Within You: Unlock the Confidence to Lead with Intuition" was selected for Inc. Magazine's "26 Favourite Books of High Achievers" and has been described as "'Eat, Pray, Love' meets 'The 4-hour Workweek'." Before turning entrepreneur, Cortney served as an executive at Vanity Fair Corporation, vice president at Sustainability Partners, professor of graduate studies for Big Ten US universities, and global associate for the renowned beCause Consortium. (She also moonlighted as a deli waitress, secretary, and everything in between, as a way to put herself through school and life.) Cortney is a graduate of the London School of Economics and a certified cultural-linguistic mediator. She lives with her family between the United States and Italy. See Cortney in action :