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About Elevate Training Academy 


We believe that all is possible for those who dare to dream it, declare it, and pursue their dreams in committed action. Once we get out of our own way, it is amazing what is possible for us and the world. 

Elevate Training Academy (ETA) is a transformational training organization that supports people in unlocking their power, passion and purpose. Founded in 2019, ETA set out to bring extraordinary results in the Chicagoland community and beyond.

Our trainings are innovative and have been meticulously designed to create positive impact and lasting results. We draw on theories from psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, sociology, and organizational development to create transformation in individuals and teams.



Our all-star trainers have been facilitating personal development seminars for 20+ years and will hold you to a standard of excellence for your life that pushes you to reach your maximum potential.



Discovery Trainer

Chris Hawker is an inventor, entrepreneur and life coach. He has over 20 years of experience leading creative teams in developing innovative consumer products, through his company, Trident Design, LLC.


Having brought dozens of products to market, he is an expert in innovation and creativity. He coaches entrepreneurs, executives, authors and creatives in living their vision. He is cofounder of Next Level Trainings, and the VIP trainer in Residence. Listen to his episode on the School of Greatness Podcast.



Breakthrough Trainer

Chris Lee has spent the last 30 years leading leadership seminars around the world. A pioneer in emotional intelligence, Chris Lee has trained and developed people at the top of their game including Olympic athletes, Fortune 500 business leaders, and celebrities.

He also serves as a collaborator on TV and radio shows for Univision and The Fox Network. Read his book Transform Your Life: 10 Principles of Abundance and Prosperity and listen to a few of his guest speaking podcasts Steps to Ending a Toxic Relationship and The Art of Listening: How to Master Relationships Through Communication.



Breakthrough Trainer

Myrna's mission in life is to impact as many people possible in such a way that they choose to take action to create a life worth living being the best version of themselves. She believes humanity united can change the world.


For the past 17 years she has coached, trained and developed many leaders as a District Manager and continues to do so now as a Transformational Coach and Trainer. She is an entrepreneur and has a Masters Degree in Business Management from the University of Texas in El Paso.


Myrna is bilingual and facilitates various leadership workshops throughout the United States and internationally.



Leadership & PhD Trainer

Michael’s mission is to develop business and community leaders who create the possibilities and opportunities for themselves and the world around them.


For over 30+ years, he has facilitated thousands of personal and corporate trainings and workshops on topics ranging from leadership, entrepreneurship, relationships, communications, public speaking, and sales, among others.


His clients range from CEO’s to Fortune 500 executives to budding entrepreneurs, athletes, actors, artists and college students. Read his books Living on the Skinny Branches and Mastering Leadership.



Leadership Trainer

Matt Pinto boasts an extensive career in sports radio and television.


He is currently the radio voice for the Oklahoma City Thunder and has previously worked with teams such as the Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Dallas Mavericks.

Outside of his work in professional sports, Matt is a seasoned transformational trainer who has facilitated leadership trainings for almost a decade. 



Leadership Trainer

As a professional mindset coach, Ryan specializes in coaching people beyond their conscious and unconscious mindset blocks so that they can tap into new levels of personal power and motivation to create unprecedented results in their life.

His core mission in life is to help people unlock their power and create a fulfilling life of their own design. He approaches every student he coaches with honor, respect and compassion and powerfully supports them in their elevation to become the leader they have always known the can be.

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