Meet Dave Sanderson

Dave Sanderson is the President of his firm, Dave Sanderson Speaks International based out of Charlotte, NC. On January 15, 2009, Dave was one of the last passengers off the plane that crashed into the Hudson River, best known as The Miracle on the Hudson, considered to be the most successful ditching in aviation History. he has built a career as a motivational speaker, mentor and author. Recently named one of the top 100 Leadership Speakers in, Dave averages over 80 speeches a year for major corporations across the world.

In his presentations,  he uses his experiences of being a top sales producer, Director of Security for Tony Robbins and surviving the plane crash known as the Miracle on the Hudson to inspire and teach how through employing the personal leadership skills we all have, you can find what your DISTINCT ADVANTAGE in life is and how you can use that now only to have a successful and frutiful life but more importantly, a fulfilling life focused on serving others first.

Dave has spoken at countless fundraisers that have raised over $14M for the American Red Cross. He continues to donate his speaker services to the organization as an expression of gratitude for the care he received from the first person he saw after he was rescued and transferred to land in New Jersey: A Red Cross volunteer with a blanket.

His book, Moments Matter, details the lessons learned from the Miracle on the Hudson and how one defining moment can create a lifetime of purpose so you can create your own flight plan for your future!

Dave  hosts a show on the Alexa platform on Amazon through his Daily Flash Briefing, “Voice of Personal Leadership” every weekday, sharing lessons and strategies on personal leadership he has learned and employs so others can be inspired to utilize their personal leadership skills to become the servant leader we all are meant to be.

In his TEDx talk, Bouncing Back, Dave shares strategies on how to grow from your own “personal plane crash”, in order to thrive, a new area of research that AARP profiled Dave on, known as PTGS (Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome).

He is a faculty member with Dominique Wilkins, Don Barden, Brittany Tucker and Steve Nedvidek at the Leadership Mindset Series based in Atlanta, GA. Dave knows that a true leader understands that support from others can provide the tools needed to be an even stronger role model. In his exclusive group The Voice of Personal Leadership, Dave helps his team grow in their leadership skills with proximity to like-minded, focused servant-leaders they will learn to impact others in their lives emotionally, financially, spiritually, physically and in the relationships they have. He has recently rolled out an online course, Cultivating Personal Leadership, in which Dave shares the best strategies he has learned from some of the greatest leaders he personally met, studied under, and implemented in his life to become a top producer, sought out speaker, author, and entrepreneur.

With a BBA in International Business, he began his professional career in restaurant management, and went on to work as a National Sales Manager for ADP; Management Consultant for KPMG, Senior Vice-President of Sales for Genesis 10;  Sales Manager for Oracle, and Security Director for Robbins Research International, Inc., An Anthony Robbins Company.

He lives with Terri, his wife of 34 years and has four children – Chelsey, Colleen, Courtney and Chance – in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dave speaks on the following topic areas: 

  • Empowerment
  • Entreprenuership
  • Faith / Inspiration
  • Leadership
  • Personal Development
  • Teamwork / Team Building
  • Vision / Purpose
  • Survivor Guilt