Dave Sanderson

Dave Sanderson

Keynote Speaker: Inspirational Survivor of the Miracle on the Hudson, Author & Nationally Recognized Leadership Speaker

Dave Sanderson Biography

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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Dave Sanderson Videos

'Miracle On The Hudson' Survivor Dave Sanderson
'Miracle On The Hudson' Survivor Dave Sanderson
Dave Sanderson -Speaking Reel
Dave Sanderson -Speaking Reel
Dave Sanderson - Inspirational Survivor of the Miracle on the Hudson
Dave Sanderson - Inspirational Survivor of the Miracle on the Hudson

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Dave Sanderson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dave Sanderson for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Dave Sanderson generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dave Sanderson for an upcoming event.

Dave Sanderson Videos

'Miracle On The Hudson' Survivor Dave Sanderson
'Miracle On The Hudson' Survivor Dave Sanderson
Dave Sanderson -Speaking Reel
Dave Sanderson -Speaking Reel
Dave Sanderson - Inspirational Survivor of the Miracle on the Hudson
Dave Sanderson - Inspirational Survivor of the Miracle on the Hudson

Dave Sanderson Speaking Topics

  • Brace for Impact

    Ready to fly home after a quick business trip, Dave Sanderson settled into seat 15A. Shortly after takeoff however, it was evident that something was wrong. Just moments later, the captain said on the intercom " This is your captain, brace for impact"

    Three simple words that proclaimed to all 150 passengers on board US Airways Flight 1549 on that cold, crisp New York afternoon of January 15, 2009, that their plane was about to go down in the icy Hudson River.

    Three simple words that churned up their fear that the next two minutes would be their final moments on earth and spurred their most heartfelt, spontaneous prayers.

    We all know about the stunning tale of survival against all odds that followed.

    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 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 in that moment and he 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.

  • JOLT - How to bounce back even stronger!

    How do you not only bounce back but actually grow from a traumatic event? After surviving US Airways Flight 1549 that landed on the Hudson River, Dave Sanderson experienced a major traumatic life event.

    The truth is, we all at one time or another will experience a traumatic event.

    It could be an accident, but it could also be a job loss or the death of someone close. For many, these traumatic events can be crippling and life changing. On the flips side, for some however, these traumatic events can actually spark growth. This growth mindset approach to adversity is known as Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome.

    In this presentation, Dave illustrates and explains the three strategies that anyone can use to grow from any traumatic life event.

  • 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.

  • 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,

  • From Turmoil to Triumph

    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 challenges 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.

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