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Dave shares the secrets to his success through stories and lessons that can help you learn, grow and succeed.


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Organizations who ask me to speak not only ask me to speak about my experience of being the last passenger off the “Miracle on the Hudson,” but how that experience helped me and I now help others turn whatever TURMOIL they are going through into TRIUMPH!

To say we are living in unprecedented times is a gigantic understatement. I have seen and met many extraordinary people, from Presidents to world champion athletes to Supreme Court justices to military leaders and people who have gone through horrific experiences.  I survived and grew out of one of those moments in history and was one of 155 people who faced a real plane crash called the Miracle on the Hudson.

I had a unique experience to learn from someone who grew through and out of the Great Depression, from someone who is a world-known expert on strategies, someone who has become an authority on how to build the “Perfect Plan” for growing your life and personally experienced and grew from a traumatic experience. For twelve years, I have used these unique experiences to not only be a top producer for one of the largest technology companies in the world, in addition, built a business teaching and showing people how to “get back on their plane after they face challenging time” and “turn their turmoil into triumph.” 

My mission is to share these lessons and strategies and I have learned and implemented over the past twelve years since the Miracle on the Hudson so people who are facing challenging times, those who may not know where their next paycheck is coming from or if their business will be able to survive due to circumstances beyond their control, have resources and strategies so they can grow instead of being devastated.

As I have learned, “Success does leave clues, Moments do Matter.” You will never know which one of those moments in your life will change the course of your life.    Learn these lessons and strategies to grow whenever you face a life-altering experience to have personal success and fulfillment.   You will never know which one of those lessons or strategies will change the course of your life. But unless you take action and employ them, you may never grow from having your life derailed from no fault of your own.  Life is a choice, and you can choose to grow.  You can decide to make this time of turmoil into a time of triumph. When you take action and learn these time-tested lessons, you can change the course of your life and your date with destiny.

About Dave Sanderson

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.

As the last passenger off the back of the plane on that fateful day, he took responsiblity 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.

That experience profounding 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 live their lives.