Dave Sanderson

Transform challenges into opportunities and lead with courage with Dave Sanderson, speaker, inspirational survivor, and leadership expert.

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From Turmoil To Triumph
For over thirty years, Dave Sanderson was a top producer in some of the largest sales organizations in the world. On January 15, 2009, he was one of the last passengers off the plane that crashed into the Hudson River, best known as The Miracle on the Hudson, considered the most successful ditching in aviation history. Since that unique experience, Dave has built a career as a motivational speaker, mentor, and author and was recently named one of the top 100 Leadership Speakers in Inc.com. After he survived the plane crash, he started getting calls from people all over the world, asking him how he “got back on the plane,” and since the plane crash, Dave has been speaking, teaching, and consulting on how to bounce back and grow from the challenge’s life throws at you and how to turn your Turmoil into your Triumph. Now, more than ever, people need firsthand experience and guidance on how to not only bounce back from tumultuous times but actually grow from traumatic life events and crisis.

Leaders and attendees will learn key information and inspiration for:

Developing a vision for an alternative future
How not to get stuck in the doorway between how you have always structured your life and a new way
How the meaning you attach to something produces the emotions of your life
How to focus on becoming indispensable
Getting your life situation in sync with your model of the world (or worldview)
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100 Days To Triumph
We all know, especially these days, that change will happen, but making progress towards what is most important to you is not.
How do you clarify, simplify, and progress towards the significant outcomes that will change your life?

In “100 Days to Triumph,” Dave will share the proven and tested strategy how he was able in 100 days to go back into a place where his life was almost taken from him during the Miracle on the Hudson, beginning from not swimming for over forty years and 100 days later, swimming across the cold and rough Hudson River with the elite Navy Seals, this time leaving on HIS terms.

He will show your audience how they can accomplish any significant goal or initiative they may have within 100 days!
Whether it is obtaining sustainable weight loss, boosting your energy to finish a triathlon healthy, increasing your influence and exceeding your sales goals, creating a passionate long-lasting relationship, or discovering what is necessary to have an extraordinary life of happiness and fulfillment, Dave will simplify these strategies into easy-to-understand concepts that you can implement today, compressing the decades of what he learned and did into techniques you can use today to create the flight plan you desire for your life.

TAKEAWAYS
See change as an opportunity for growth
Learn the techniques to accomplish any goal in 100 days!
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Your Distinct Advantage
In his highly acclaimed keynote, Dave guides C-Suite, management teams and conferences attendees through his nine personal leadership lessons to help them discover their DISTINCT ADVANTAGE. Using his signature PITTChE program, that Point in Time That Changes Everything,

Leaders and attendees will learn key information and inspiration for:

Employing personal leadership to give certainty and confidence to those who may have uncertainty
Illustrating the key lessons top executives and founders use to manage their state
Increasing their productivity, and demonstrating global leadership
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Moments Matter
In this stirring presentation, Dave Sanderson reveals the lessons and strategies that helped guide his decisions following the crash of US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson”. Dave not only survived the “crash” but realized that there were key moments in his life that prepared him for how he came through the events of that day. In this 45-minute presentation, Dave shares practical and implementable strategies on resiliency, leadership, and state management anyone can use to not only survive their “personal plane crash” moment but grow and thrive.
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Jolt - How To Bounce Back Even Stronger!
How do you not only bounce back but actually grow from a traumatic event? After surviving US Airways Flight 1549 that landed on the Hudson River, Dave Sanderson experienced a major traumatic life event.
The truth is, we all at one time or another will experience a traumatic event.

It could be an accident, but it could also be a job loss or the death of someone close. For many, these traumatic events can be crippling and life changing. On the flips side, for some however, these traumatic events can actually spark growth. This growth mindset approach to adversity is known as Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome.

In this presentation, Dave illustrates and explains the three strategies that anyone can use to grow from any traumatic life event.
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Brace For Impact
Ready to fly home after a quick business trip, Dave Sanderson settled into seat 15A. Shortly after takeoff however, it was evident that something was wrong. Just moments later, the captain said on the intercom " This is your captain, brace for impact"

Three simple words that proclaimed to all 150 passengers on board US Airways Flight 1549 on that cold, crisp New York afternoon of January 15, 2009, that their plane was about to go down in the icy Hudson River.
Three simple words that churned up their fear that the next two minutes would be their final moments on earth and spurred their most heartfelt, spontaneous prayers.

We all know about the stunning tale of survival against all odds that followed.

When US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson” ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be.

As the last passenger off the back of the plane on that fateful day, he was largely responsible for the well-being and safety of others. Risking his own life in frigid water to help other passengers off the plane, despite the hazard to himself, Sanderson thought only of helping others in that moment and he emerged from the wreckage with a mission: to encourage others to do the right thing.

In this stirring presentation, Sanderson shares the story of Flight 1549, revealing the inner strength it took to make it through the day, and how teamwork, leadership, and state management can help overcome any obstacle.
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Dave Sanderson | Speaker Biography

Dave Sanderson is an inspiring survivor, author, and nationally sought-after leadership speaker. In 2009, when US Airways Flight 1549, also known as 'The Miracle on the Hudson', made an emergency landing in the Hudson River, Dave knew he was exactly where he needed to be. As the last passenger to evacuate the plane, Dave took on the responsibility of ensuring the wellbeing and safety of others, even at the risk of his own life.

Witnessing the profound impact of his actions, Dave now travels across the globe, sharing his incredible story and delivering motivational leadership messages. His goal is to empower individuals to make a positive difference in their business and personal lives.

Over the past decade, Dave has traveled extensively, spreading his inspiring leadership lessons. Through his talks, he has raised over $14.8 million USD for the American Red Cross. As a testament to his expertise, he has been recognized as one of Inc.com's Top 100 Leadership Speakers.

If you are searching for a captivating story to truly inspire your team or transform your leadership style for the better, look no further than Dave Sanderson. Learn from his unparalleled experience and let him guide you towards becoming a more effective leader.

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