Dave Sanderson | Extraordinary Hero from "The Miracle on the Hudson"

Dave Sanderson

Extraordinary Hero from "The Miracle on the Hudson"

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Dave Sanderson

Dave is an inspirational survivor, author, and nationally sought-out leadership speaker.

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 took responsibility for the well-being and safety of others. He risked his own life in the frigid water to help other passengers off the plane but despite the hazards to himself, Dave thought only of helping others. He emerged from the wreckage that day with a mission to encourage others to do the right thing.

This profound experience changed his life and today he travels the globe sharing his inspirational and motivational leadership messages to help people make a difference in how they do business and in how they live their lives.

Named one of Inc.com's Top 100 Leadership speakers, Dave travels the world to share his inspirational leadership lessons, raising over $14.8M USD for the American Red Cross over the last ten years through his talks.

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Featured Keynote Programs

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.
See change as an opportunity for growth
Learn the techniques to accomplish any goal in 100 days!

From Turmoil to Triumph
How to Get Back on the Plane

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)

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

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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Featured Book

God gives you the Lesson when YOU are Ready!: 12 Life Lessons That Will Change Your Life Foreverby Dave Sanderson

God gives you the Lesson when YOU are Ready!: 12 Life Lessons That Will Change Your Life Forever

by Dave Sanderson
In "God gives you the Lesson when YOU are Ready!" you will discover the timeless lessons of success in a way that will make you reflect on all the people who had come into your life and taught you things when you needed that lesson. I realized it started with my mother, but I needed a mentor who could bring out the essence of the lesson so that I could use not only to impact what I was trying to accomplish but, more importantly, impact and add value to others. True servant leadership. And on January 15, 2009, the test of all these things I had learned coalesced to not only help me and others survive a plane crash but not let these lessons die with me.

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Dave Sanderson: Declassified- Restoration

You don't need a literal plane crash to be restored. You will have your own "personal plane crash" in your life. There are many ways to restoration in your life, growing and...
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Dave Sanderson: Declassified - Entrepreneurial Leap

Learn how I moved from corporate to entrepreneur
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Dave Sanderson: Declassified - Unlock Your Energy

Learn how the top 1% unlock their energy.
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Dave Sanderson: Declassified - Giving Leads to Happiness

It is important to practice giving as it leads to happiness.
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Dave Sanderson: Declassified - Are You a River Person?

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Dave Sanderson: Declassified - How Much Risk Do You Want to Take?

Do you want to be a big boat or a small boat? Listen to learn more about how to answer this question.
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