Testimonial

"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

Testimonial

"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

Defining Moments- Part 4: Problem Solving- the fastest way to gain Leadership

By |June 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

One of the things I enjoy most is the opporutnity to meet leaders from all aspects of society.  Each have achieved their leader "status" by many different means.  Some have become leaders just by being named, elected or appointed to their position.  They have the leader title but may or may not have the skills necessary to truly lead, most are managers disguising as leaders.  Some have earned their leaders designation by deeds.  They have accomplished something outstanding and by their actions have attained their leader status.  And some have not only become leaders by deeds but because they have solved BIG problems.  Those who have done that have not only earned their leader status but will be known for decades to come, a leaders' leader. One of the first things I learned when I started my journey in personal development was that I really didn't have any problems. Successful [...]

Defining Moments Part 3: HUMBLE YOURSELF

By |June 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

On a recent interview, I shared one of my marketing strategies I employ is podcasting.  I've listened to podcasts for years as much as I travel, I need something stimulating my mind instead of the ever present 24 hour news cycle.  I love listening to podcasts who interview outstanding people from all genres. I listen to the Dan Patrick podcast every week so I can keep up on my sports fix as I get some comedic relief.  This week I listened to the podcast when Dan was interviewing Kevin Costner.  Candidly, I was a little skeptical about what approach the interview would take. Would it take a sports track, Hollywood track or a political track.  As I listened Mr. Costner was asked a question about a role he really wanted that he didn't get.  He shared a story about really wanting to be involved with "Schindler's List."  When he didn't [...]

Defining Moments- Part 2: Worldview

By |June 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

I recently did an interview with Entrepreneur Radio for Entrepreneur Magazine.  It was a tremendous interview as Alan Taylor really did his homework.  He did what many of the great interviewers do,  prep and then go for the backstory OF the backstory.  He watched my TEDx talk about Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome.  He listened very carefully and pulled out something that no one had yet asked me about.  We discussed what a worldview is and how and why mine changed after the Miracle on the Hudson. Everyone has their own worldview, their own philosophy of life or conception of the world.  Most are rooted based on their upbringing and the peer groups they are running in.  I really didn't understand this until I saw Tony Robbins do a live session with someone at an event in Australia.  He was masterful in breaking down how the gentleman's worldview was impacting his relationship [...]

Defining Moments- Part 1, The Question

By |May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I am humbled and honored to be interviewed on many different platforms.  When I am scheduled to speak in a new town, I often do television, radio and/or newspaper interviews.  About 2 to 3 times a year, I am asked to do magazine interviews.  A couple of times a year I am asked to share different aspects of what happened on January 15, 2009 in a documentary format.  I am honored when I am asked.  Since the premier of "Sully" and my Tedx talk, "Bouncing Back," there is a question I get asked consistently, and it's not about the Miracle on the Hudson.  It is about the one most important thing I learned from my time being around Tony Robbins. I share in my talk about the only person that called me that night in the hospital at Palisades Medical Center after the Miracle on the Hudson was Tony Robbins.  There is [...]

Dependablility

By |April 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

I have had the opportunity to meet many great leaders in my life.  Since the Miracle on the Hudson, I have had the honor to interview and share the stage with many great leaders. Each of these leaders have had a different "slant" on their style of leadership from 'setting the mission' to 'make a decision and don't regret it.'  One thing I learned from being around Tony Robbins is too seek out people who have done an "outstanding" job and find out their strategies.   Everyday one thing I do is try and find another 'outstanding' person that I can either interact with or read about.  I recently shared the stage with a Super Bowl champion and asked him who he would like to play for.  He said Bill Belichick.  I was a little surprised but after asking him why, he told me that he respected the loyalty and leadership Coach Belichick portrayed. [...]

Restoration

By |March 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

“Ask God to restore your confidence in His character.” This month is Red Cross month. Since the Miracle on the Hudson, I have been honored to speak on behalf of the American Red Cross around the country and my March is usually filled with celebrating and thanking the Red Cross for what they do every day. Last week I spoke four times for the Central Florida region and was honored to do several interviews on their behalf. After one interview, I connected with a friend who hosted a TV show in the central Florida region I met a couple of years ago. When we first met, she had just lost her father and we connected as I had recently lost my father. As we talked, I felt a strange connection with her. She truly loved her father but I saw a twinkle in her eye. I believed that she had the same growth and transformation that I had after [...]

The Transformation

By |February 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

"Transformation literally means going beyond your form"  Wayne Dyer I was honored to present my Tedx talk at Queens University in beautiful Kingston, Ontario a couple of weeks ago. I was humbled not only to have my team rally to help get all the details that need to get done done but investing their time to either travel to Kingston to support me in person or be online to watch me present. You can probably get all these details done yourself but you would probably miss a few things and miss out on all the time spent with outstanding people. In my Tedx talk "JOLT," I speak about growth out of a traumatic experience leads to a life transformation. In an interview I did the week after my Tedx talk, I was asked, "how did you know your life was transformed"?  I shared that I believe my life was transformed by a realization about my level of consiousness. We [...]