"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- The Trek

By |February 16th, 2018|Alexa|

t wasn’t always easy but with patience and persistence, your true mission will be revealed and the trek will be worth it all.

Dave Sanderson: Declassified- Miracles Matter

By |February 15th, 2018|Alexa|

What happened on January 15, 2009 was a multitude of miracles that happened that became one big miracle and the world again realized that “Miracles Matter!”

Dave Sanderson: Declassified- Constantly Improving who you are

By |February 14th, 2018|Alexa|

Growing is one part of the equation, learning how to give of yourself to others is the other part. That was the standard I and others had to play at around Tony, because as he told us, “If you’re constantly improving who you are and what you give- GAME OVER.”

Dave Sanderson: Declassified- It’s performance that counts

By |February 13th, 2018|Alexa|

What resonated to me is that from the first of time to today, it’s your performance in anything that counts most, not your words.

Dave Sanderson: Declassified- Coaches who scrimmage all the time don’t know what to practice

By |February 12th, 2018|Alexa|

We discussed his playing days and I asked him something he remembered from his head coach, Paul Brown, one of the most innovative coaches in NFL history. He told me something that Coach Brown told him. “Coaches who scrimmage all the time don’t know what to practice”– Paul Brown

Dave Sanderson: Declassified- No one Dies Today!

By |February 9th, 2018|Alexa|

I thought for a second and the movie “Sully” popped in my head. One of the scenes from the ferry, one of the ferry crew members told a passenger that “No one dies today!” And that was my answer about the mindset from the day. We all worked together so no one was left behind and hence a potential tragedy turned into a miracle.

Dave Sanderson: Declassified- Advocacy and Inspiration

By |February 8th, 2018|Alexa|

We will see people who will be given the opportunity to lead and I hope they will step up and lead. Be an advocate for those who need inspiration, set a new standard and role models for all of us.