Dave Sanderson | Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, Post Traumatic Growth Strategist & Situation

• Miracle on the Hudson Survivor • TEDx Speaker "Bouncing Back" • Faculty Member, Leadership Mindset Series, Atlanta GA • Best Selling Author 'Moments Matter' Dave Sanderson is the President of his firm, Dave Sanderson Speaks International based out of Charlotte, NC. On January 15, 2009, Dave was one of the last passengers off the plane that crashed into the Hudson River, best known as The Miracle on the Hudson, considered to be the most successful ditching in aviation History. he has built a career as a motivational speaker, mentor and author. Recently named one of the top 100 Leadership Speakers in 2018 in Inc.com, Dave averages over 100 speeches a year for major corporations across the world. In his presentations, he shares and teaches “The 12 Principals for Business Success,” precepts that enabled him to become a top producer in some of the largest sales organizations in the world, and ultimately enabled him to survive the plane crash. In addition to being a top sales producer, he was Director of Security for internationally-renowned speaker, Tony Robbins. Dave has spoken at countless fundraisers that have raised approximately $14M for the American Red Cross. He continues to donate his speaker services to the organization as an expression of gratitude for the care he received from the first person he saw after he was rescued and transferred to land in New Jersey: A Red Cross volunteer with a blanket. His book, Moments Matter, details the lessons learned from the Miracle on the Hudson and how to take a potentially tragic experience, what he calls ‘you own personal plane crash’ and turn it into an opportunity to survive and “create your own flight plan”. SPEAKING: Clients who book motivational speaker Dave Sanderson for a leadership keynote, workshop or presentation benefit from a memorable and educational experience. Most Requested Keynote; • Moments Matter When US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson” ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson not only survived the “crash” but also started to realize that the moments that made up his life prepared him for what was about to happen. After the incident, the lessons and strategies that he learned throughout his life were instrumental that day and the days following. He started to realize that one can actually grow from traumatic life experiences and set out on a path to not only share the lessons from that day but practical and implementable strategies anyone can use to not only survive their “personal plane crash” moment but grow and thrive. In this stirring presentation, Sanderson reveals the inner strength it took to make it through the day, and how you can grow from challenges throughout your personal and business life and how resiliency, leadership, and state management can help you not only overcome any obstacle but grow and thrive! Workshops: • Create Your Own Flight Plan [2 Hour Workshop] Dave Sanderson has been a top producer in every organization he has been with, organizations such as ADP, BMS, KPMG, CIBER, PeopleSoft and Oracle. Combining his work as the security director for Tony Robbins, and his 30 years’ experience in sales and sales management, Dave teaches the key distinctions on what drives people to do what they do and the tools to help you to “Create your own Flight Plan”. He will show you how to compress decades of other people’s experiences into days for you and your team to execute. Key Areas Dave Covers Are: - Developing Your Inner Hero - Managing Your Mind During a Crisis - The Power of Personal Responsibility • Mission Focused Leadership [4 Hour Workshop] This program focuses on the key aspects of why people and organizations do or do not reach their ultimate mission. In this program, Dave not only shows the key reasons but also creates strategies and tools to help your participants make significant progress toward their ultimate purpose. Key Areas Dave Covers Are: - A new communication approach to create instant rapport - How to lead with certainty during times of crisis - A unique tool for turning your customers and employees into raving fans • The Mindset of Resourcefulness [2 Hour Workshop] Dave Sanderson uses the 12 resources he and others used during the US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson” plane crash and in his career to not only survive but be a top contributor in the companies he served. [for full information on Dave's services download his 'Speaker Kit' below and click to his website from this profile]


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3 Reviews
Kevin Murray, President/CEO, Mission Critical Partners
Very engaging and an inspiration to everyone.

Dave Sanderson was the perfect addition to our end of year celebration. He was very engaging and an inspiration to everyone. He reminded us all that we have it within ourselves to do great things. Thank you for taking the time to speak to us.

February 2019

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Gigi Hamilton-Butler, Personal Enrichment Counseling & Consulting Services, PLLC
Your story is very powerful ...

I wanted to reach out to you and thank you very much for taking time out of your schedule to speak at the eWomen Network luncheon. Your story is very powerful and gives great confirmation to the fact that we all have purpose on earth.

February 2019

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David Stuckenberg, Maj, USAF, Event Organizer, LIFTx 2018, USAF
Dave effectively reached 19,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen ...

Leaders Inspiring for Tomorrow (LIFTx) is a U.S. Air Force leadership and resiliency event designed to connect the military and civilian force with influencers who can reach hearts and minds. When USO offered to support LIFTx by bringing Dave Sanderson, we knew it would be great. But we did not anticipate just how deeply Dave’s story and testimony would connect. Dave effectively reached 19,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen with a message that challenged, brought hope, and inspired! Dave’s captivating testimony and profound takeaways will nourish the success of our members for a lifetime.

February 2019

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