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Dave Sanderson

Inspirational Survivor of the Miracle on the Hudson

Bio

On January 15, 2009, returning home from a routine business trip, Dave Sanderson survived “The Miracle on the Hudson.” When a bird strike hit US Airways Flight 1549, there was no choice for the crew but to ditch the plane into the Hudson River. Sitting on the plane, in what many would consider to be the wrong place and the wrong time, Sanderson knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be. Thinking only of helping others in the crisis, Dave became the last person off of the back of the plane that day, and was largely responsible for making sure so many others made it out safely.

Exposed to frigid water and freezing temperatures, doctors feared that that he would suffer a heart attack or stroke from the dangerous conditions. Miraculously, he returned to his job as a sales manager that following week and has since become the face of the everyday American hero. To Dave Sanderson however, doing the “right” thing came naturally. When confronting potential tragedy, he remembered the words of his mother, “If you can’t do it, you must do it,” and Dave summoned the inner strength to persevere when his own life was put in jeopardy.

An inspiring survivor, Dave Sanderson was an ordinary person in an extraordinary situation. Sharing the lessons of that day with audiences around the world, he shows you how teamwork, leadership and managing your mind through a crisis anyone can create their own “Flight Plan towards their inner hero.”

Topics

Dave Sanderson's presentations incorporate aspects of ALL the following topics:

  • The Importance of Safety
  • Healthcare
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Resourcefulness
  • Managing Your Mind Through Crisis
  • Awareness
  • Power of Faith
  • Right People on the Bus
  • The Passenger Perspective
  • Mission Focused Leadership

Brace for Impact (Keynote)

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.

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 and 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.

Create Your Own Flight Plan (2 Hour Workshop)

Dave Sanderson has been a top producer in every organization he has been with - organizations such as ADP, BMS, KPMG, CIBER, PeopleSoft and Oracle.

Combining his work as the security director for Tony Robbins, and his 30 years’ experience in sales and sales management, Dave teaches the key distinctions on what drives people to do what they do and the tools to help you to “Create your own Flight Plan”.

He will show you how to compress decades of other people’s experiences into days for you and your team to execute.

Key Areas Dave Covers Are:

  • Developing Your Inner Hero
  • Managing Your Mind During a Crisis
  • The Power of Personal Responsibility

The Mindset of Resourcefulness (2 Hour Workshop)

Dave Sanderson uses the 12 resources he and others used during the US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson” plane crash and in his career to not only survive but be a top contributor in the companies he served.

Mission Focused Leadership (4 Hour Workshop)

This program focuses on the key aspects of why people and organizations do or do not reach their ultimate mission.

In this program, Dave not only shows the key reasons but also creates strategies and tools to help your participants make significant progress toward their ultimate purpose.

Key Areas Dave Covers Are:

  • A new communication approach to create instant rapport
  • How to lead with certainty during times of crisis
  • A unique tool for turning your customers and employees into raving fans

 
Dave Sanderson is represented by K&M Productions. For more information, Dave Sanderson's speaking schedule, fees & booking Dave Sannderson contact us. Very SERIOUS booking-related inquiries only.

What Clients are Saying

When Dave Sanderson finished speaking at the LIDMA Annual Conference it was clear that his message was powerful and resonated with everyone in the audience by the standing ovation he received. Not only does Dave have an incredible story based upon his experiences, but he is inspiring, motivational, engaging and has a great sense of humor!

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!

–CEO, Life Insurance Direct Marketing Association

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When Dave Sanderson finished speaking at the LIDMA Annual Conference it was clear that his message was powerful and resonated with everyone in the audience by the standing ovation he received. Not only does Dave have an incredible story based upon his experiences, but he is inspiring, motivational, engaging and has a great sense of humor!

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!

–CEO, Life Insurance Direct Marketing Association

Most of us have attended a number of inspirational and motivational events. All are good in their own right and have the ability to entertain and make us feel something. A great speaker not only entertains and evokes emotion but creates a lasting impact. A great speaker’s words and lessons are easily applicable and transferrable to the listener’s life.

The amazing story of Dave Sanderson is what draws you in but it’s the personal connection he makes that is the true difference. As the keynote speaker for our association event, he captivated the group as he related the events of The Miracle on the Hudson and then challenged and inspired each individual to examine the lessons learned and correlate them to their personal experiences. The real impetus is how relatable Dave is. Rather than just hearing an incredible story, the listener finds themselves in Dave’s shoes and questions not only what they personally would have done in that moment but, more importantly, how that would affect who they are and what they do today.

A month later, I am still receiving positive feedback from our members and stories of the impact the session had on them personally. Dave Sanderson is a great speaker and an amazing man. Thank you for sharing your gift and inspiring us all to view our personal missions in a new way.

–Vice President, Atlanta Association of Health Underwriters

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