- Legendary POW Survivor and Leader
- Recipient of two Purple Hearts and POW Medal
- Powerful Author and Communicator
Captain Charlie Plumb graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis and went on to fly the F-4 Phantom jet on 74 successful combat missions over North Vietnam. On his 75th mission, with only five days before he was to return home, Plumb was shot down, captured, tortured, and imprisoned in an 8 foot x 8 foot cell. He spent the next 2,103 days as a Prisoner Of War in communist prison ... VIEW MORE
The Power of Choice
The Power of Choice: In a daily routine, or in a communist prison camp, each of us has the choice to succeed, to fail ... View More
Adversity: Viewed as opportunity and challenge, adversity encourages growth, and propels us beyond self-imposed ... View More
Teamwork: In a world where downsizing forces us to do more with less, we must empower the team. “Packing parachutes” ... View More
Change: Invariably, just about the time things feel comfortable, change hits. And whether that change is positive or ... View More
- I was recently privileged to see and hear Capt. Plumb in person. I must say, he is by far the most gifted, inspiring speaker walking this planet! I thought I had “seen everything and heard everything.” I sat there dumbfounded hearing this man’s heroic story – and understanding how my life is better because of the lessons he learned. I consider getting the chance to hear his message, in person, one of the greatest privileges I have ever had, and probably ever will!
- Brian Conradt - U.S. Cellular
- My whole life was changed by Captain Plumb’s inspiring talk about choices and attitudes! I came to our meeting ranked 37th in my area; within the year, I was the “2nd Top Performer” in my company. God bless!
- Barb Wachek - Bank of Montreal
- We continue to receive excellent feedback on the conference – significantly because what many have described as your powerful, life-altering presentation. Your presentation provided our Frontline Leaders with a new perspective on the adversity and challenges faced by each of us, and a renewed commitment to success through the understanding that sometimes, in order to succeed, one has to think outside the “8 inches between our ears,” take a risk, and “tug on a wire.” Thank you for allowing our leaders to grow from your adversity and inspiration.
- Scott Hammond, VP - MetLIfe