Workshop Title: "Moments Matter"
Description: When US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson” ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson not only survived the “crash” but also started to realize that the moments that made up his life prepared him for what was about to happen.
After the incident, the lessons and strategies that he learned throughout his life were instrumental that day and the days following. He started to realize that one can actually grow from traumatic life experiences and set out on a path to not only share the lessons from that day but practical and implementable strategies anyone can use to not only survive their “personal plane crash” moment but grow and thrive.
In this stirring presentation, Sanderson reveals the inner strength it took to make it through the day, and how you can grow from challenges throughout your personal and business life and how resiliency, leadership, and state management can help you not only overcome any obstacle but grow and thrive!
Biography: Dave Sanderson, a survivor of the notorious flight which crashed into the Hudson River, known as "The Miracle on the Hudson" and dramatized in the film "Sully", was named to the "Top Leadership Speakers for 2018" list by Inc.com.
Dave was the last passenger off the back of the plane on that fateful day, and 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 hazards to himself, Sanderson thought only of helping others and emerged from the wreckage with a mission: to encourage others to do the right thing.
Since the Miracle on the Hudson, Dave has built a career traveling the globe teaching personal leadership skills. Currently, Sanderson averages over 100 speeches a year for major corporations across the United States as well as overseas.
In his presentations, he shares the 12 resources he and others used not only during the “Miracle on the Hudson but during his 30 years in sales and sales management, his 10 years being on and leading Tony Robbins security team and the precepts that enabled him to become a top producer in some of the largest sales organizations in the world and ultimately enabled him to survive the plane crash. He began his professional career in restaurant management and went on to work as a National Sales Manager for ADP, Sales Manager for PeopleSoft, Business Development Director for KPMG Consulting, Senior Vice President of Sales for Genesis 10; Application Sales Manager for Oracle, and Security Director for Robbins Research International, Inc., An Anthony Robbins Company.
In addition, Sanderson has appeared at countless fundraisers that have raised over $12.8 million for the American Red Cross. He continues to donate his speaker services to the organization as an expression of gratitude for the care he received from one of the first persons he saw after he was rescued and transferred to land in New Jersey - a Red Cross volunteer with a blanket.
In his recent book, “Moments Matter,” Sanderson discusses lessons learned from the Miracle on the Hudson and how one defining moment in your life can create your lifetime of purpose. A firsthand account of his experience aboard US Airways Flight 1549 appears in the book “Bracefor Impact: Miracle on the Hudson Survivors Share Their Stories of Near Death and Hope for New Life” by Dorothy Firman and Kevin Quirk. He has also participated in many documentaries for TruTV, BBC,NHK in Tokyoand one produced and directed by Rick Lopez, which will premiere in 2018 in addition to an upcoming episode forCaught on Camera, a British documentary series.
His new radio show, “Moments Matter with Dave Sanderson” is on Contact Talk Radio and C-Suite Radio. Dave focuses on how the top people in their industry move from being excellent to outstanding. His Flash Daily Briefing on Alexa, an Amazon voice service,is “Dave Sanderson: Declassified” and focuses daily on one skill the top 1% in their industries used to get to where they are and “declassifies” the strategies they used.
Sanderson was born in Peoria, Illinois, and grew up in Hillsboro, Ohio and Winchester, Virginia. His dreams of playing college football were dashed when he suffered a career-ending knee injury. He attended James Madison University and graduated with a BBA in International Business. He lives with Terri, his wife of 30 years and his four children – Chelsey, Colleen, Courtney and Chance –in Charlotte, North Carolina.