Carnegie Mellon University

Eleanor Haglund

Eleanor Haglund

CEO, Aspire360


Pitching/Public Speaking, Starting While a Student


Eleanor Haglund is the CEO of Aspire360 and a public speaking expert. She has used her pitching expertise to found two previous startups in the publishing and the healthcare spaces and to lead a startup CEO community with business resources. She harnesses her previous startup experience and her performance training (over 12 years of acting and singing) to help professionals present their message in a clear and compelling way.

An experienced public speaker, Eleanor has won awards in several startup competitions, including the Columbia Venture Competition, McGinnis Competition, the CMU Venture Challenge, and Hack-a- Startup. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s Creative Writing program.


Need some feedback or coaching before a big pitch? Do you feel like you are almost ready but would like to practice in front of an audience? Schedule time to ensure your message shines through. I will work with you to enhance your body language, confidence, and communication skills until it feels natural and comfortable.