"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." ~ Robert F. Albanese, Senior Regional Vice President, PA/NJ/DE, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc


"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!" ~ Gina Grantham, CAE, CEO, Life Insurance Direct Marketing Association

About Dave Sanderson

Dave Sanderson is an inspirational survivor, speaker and author. His thoughts on leadership have made him a nationally sought-out 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. 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.

Dave Sanderson: Declassified- True Prosperity is more than wealth

By |April 19th, 2018|Alexa|

Where that is the predominant perpective of being “prosperous” I take a different view as the more people I meet and interview I find that some of the most prosperous people in the world, now and in the past, were not financially wealthy. Their prosperity came from having the mindset of contribution and impact.

Dave Sanderson: DeClassified- Rebounding determines your Identity

By |April 18th, 2018|Alexa|

I speak about teamwork, leadership and persistence in tough times but I focus on something they can all understand, rebounding. Not rebounding the ball, rebounding and responding from tough times being the key to having true success in life.

Dave Sanderson: Declassified- I am my own rescue!

By |April 17th, 2018|Alexa|

Each of us in our lives goes through our “turnings.” When I have had major breakthroughs and growth in my life, I owned my own” rescue.”

Dave Sanderson: Declassified- How to focus when you are in a tailspin

By |April 16th, 2018|Alexa|

Telling stories helps train the brain to distinguish what is important and what is not important. That is an essential skill to have when you need to focus when you are in a “tailspin.”

Dave Sanderson: Declassified- The Humility to Prepare

By |April 13th, 2018|Alexa|

The one lesson that has served me over and over is those who succeed have the humility to constantly prepare.

Dave Sanderson: Declassified- You have come to your position for such a time as this

By |April 12th, 2018|Alexa|

I did an interview yesterday for an upcoming podcast and was asked a question about Captain Sullenberger. My response to the question was that “we all were fortunate to have Captain Sullenberger there that day and I am honored to know him and have shared the speaking stage with him. He came to his position at US Airways for such a time as this.”

Dave Sanderson: Declassified- Just Begin

By |April 11th, 2018|Alexa|

I met Senator Glenn when I was in high school and as he spoke he told us that the most successful people he knew all did one thing, Just Begin!