Extraordinary Hero from "The Miracle on the Hudson"
Dave Sanderson Text Reviews
Dave is an excellent presenter – very personable to both organizer and audience. It was truly a pleasure to meet him.”
Kevin - Mission Critical Parnters
I would recommend Dave and this program to anyone in a position of senior leadership, as it is helpful in achieving a unified mindset among divergent groups.
Michele - Long & Foster Real Estate
What began as normal day in Dave's life turned into an inspirational story. His story is uplifting to the human spirit. Dave is a charismatic and heartfelt communicator, Dave had our attention and tugged at our emotions with the real-life photos and his words. He was a hero that day and it changed his life forever - he was able to realize how much he wanted to pursue helping others. I loved when he shared this, because sometimes we work and aren't passionate about what we do - now he gets to work and be passionate about he does as a representative for the Red Cross - an organization that he personally felt helped all the crash victims that day and days to come. It was a memorable and exciting experience for all of us!
Mychal H. Walker, Sr., President - Atlanta Association of Health Underwriters
We recently had Dave Sanderson visit and speak with our team of 30+ office leaders (covering the tri-state area) on the topic of Mission Focused Leadership. I would recommend Dave and this program to anyone in a position of senior leadership, as it is helpful in achieving a unified mindset among divergent groups. Of particular interest to me was the explanations around "Sully's Decision Making Process" as well as "the Six Primary Reasons People Do What they Do." In these concepts, diverse teams can discover commonality of experience and commonality of purpose. I believe that it is these qualities that most sets Dave's program apart from others that I have experienced. Thank you Dave, for bringing this excellent program to Long and Foster!
Michele Graham, PA/NJ/DE Administration - Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Dave Sanderson gave a leadership presentation at our recent regional managers meeting. His story and how he survived a harrowing experience gave our managers a great lesson on how to think clearly in a difficult and chaotic situation. The process Dave taught helped us to be able to sort out the unproductive thought process and showed us how to keep your mind focused on the mission ahead. The steps he gave us were easy to remember and something we can readily use in our everyday dealings with our clients, agents, employees, families, and friends. We thank Dave for bringing his leadership message and guide to our group and we wish him all the best in bringing that message to other groups as well.
Patti Kimbrough, Director of Special Events and Government Affairs - Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
His story is uplifting to the human spirit. Dave is a charismatic and heartfelt communicator, Dave had our attention and tugged at our emotions with the real-life photos and his words. He was a hero that day and it changed his life forever - he was able to realize how much he wanted to pursue helping others. I loved when he shared this because sometimes we work and aren't passionate about what we do - now he gets to work and be passionate about he does as a representative for the Red Cross - an organization that he personally felt helped all the crash victims that day and days to come. It was a memorable and exciting experience for all of us!
Lindsey Amaya - ExamOne
Dave Sanderson captivated his audience with his authentic story. He was our speaker in November for our eWomenNetwork Networking event. After introducing Dave, I sat in the back of the room and witnessed an engaging presentation about his experience after the plane he was on went down in the Hudson River. All eyes were on him as he gave heroic details and personal connections with those who survived with him after the accident. Dave is an amazing person with a brave heart. He touched our hearts with his own dramatic story of the 'Miracle on the Hudson'. Thank you, Dave, for being our speaker and now our friend.
Lori Dvorak, Executive Managing Director - WomenNetwork, Greater Charlotte Region Chapter, eWomen Network
Your story is very powerful and gives great confirmation of the fact that we all have a purpose on earth.
Gigi Hamilton-Butler - Personal Enrichment Counseling & Consulting Services, PLLC
Dave's stage presence and presentation style are outstanding for a closing keynote session. I say closing as opening with Dave would simply be a tough act to follow for anyone! Dave is also genuinely a great guy, opening himself to questions and taking the time to interact with event attendees throughout his time there. We highly recommend Dave Sanderson for your next meeting, conference or convention regardless of the industry you are in. His message reaches beyond industries and affirms belief in the human spirit!
Gina Grantham, CAE, CEO, - Life Insurance Direct Marketing Association
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.
Kevin Murray, President/CEO - Mission Critical Partners
Everyone of us got a hero inside, every one of us has the capacity in the most difficult times to find our strength and it's nice to see a Miracle on the Hudson and know a part of that was a dear friend who when he could barely function made sure other people's lives were being saved and supported.
Tony Robbins - NYT Best Selling Author and Public Speaker
Dave is a true gentlemen that went through a once in a lifetime experience. He shares that experience to insprire and motivate people and explain that "miracles do happen." Dave came to New Jersey shores after being rescued from the Hudson River. We asked him to speak to the NJ EMS responder regarding his experience at a recent conference. He presentation was extremely well received - ending with a standing ovation. Thank you Dave for helping make our event a success.
Henry Cortacans, State Planner at EMS Task Force - State of New Jersey
In organizing our LEADERCON Program for 2015, we researched many great authors, speakers, etc. During this process, we were impressed by the number of peer referrals you received, and believe that you definitely delivered, meeting and exceeding all expectations. I also ran across a great quote by John Quincy Adams, that to me pretty well meshes your vision with our conference mission, "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
David Stuckenberg, Maj, USAF, Event Organizer - USAF
Dave's presentation has continued to resonate with me. Particularly regarding keeping perspective of things and the importance of good parenting. One of our goals with the conference was to leave all our elected officials feeling empowered with the leadership that has been bestowed on them, by the voters, and the importance of collaboration and working with others. I think Dave's presentation helped drive that home. I'm grateful that our paths have crossed. The lessons you shared will stay with me and I wish you continued success and happiness.
Courtney Arlow, Member Services Director - ACCOC
Dave's story of survival was inspiring and uplifting to all conference attendees. His presentation set an optimistic and encouraging tone for our final conference day.
Travel Industry Association of Kansas