Col. Nicole Malachowski, first woman Thunderbird pilot, available for fall keynotes

Nicole Malachowski
May 30, 2018

Nicole Malachowski

First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Combat Veteran, Fighter Squadron Commander, White House Fellow & Adviser, and Indomitable Spirit
Astronauts & Aviation Leadership Team Building Overcoming Adversity Teamwork Female Female Motivational

A 21-year veteran of the United State Air Force, Nicole became the first woman pilot for the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron. Nicole flew with five other aircraft at over 400 mph and 300 feet off the ground – separated by as little as 36 inches. Wow! 

Along with her career accomplishments, Nicole faced another enormous challenge - learning to walk and talk again after a neurological tick-borne illness unexpectedly ended her military career. It impacted her life in many ways, but she committed to do everything possible to serve others with similar conditions. As she notes, some people think of her recovery as an example of resilience. She prefers to characterize it as resurgence – because after coming through such a crucible experience, one is not the same person they were before. 

Nicole retired  in 2017 after 21 years of service and has been speaking as an ambassador for the USAF for more than 10 years.

She is a powerful speaker on change, high performing cultures, conquering obstacles and leadership.

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