"Leaders Inspiring for Tomorrow (LIFTx) is a U.S. Air Force leadership and resiliency event designed to connect the military and civilian force with influencers who can reach hearts and minds. When USO offered to support LIFTx by bringing Dave Sanderson, we knew it would be great. But we did not anticipate just how deeply Dave's story and testimony would connect. Dave effectively reached 19,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen with a message that challenged, brought hope, and inspired! Dave's captivating testimony and profound takeaways will nourish the success of our members for a lifetime.." ~ Major David Stuckenburg, USAF


"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 involved and participated in the well-being and safety of others, risking his own life in frigid water to help other passengers off the plane.

Voice of Personal Leadership- Accuracy or Success?

By |July 3rd, 2020|Alexa|

Dave shares a story about a young man who overcame his perceived cultural challenges.

Voice of Personal Leadership- Some things in life you cannot change!

By |July 2nd, 2020|Alexa|

A lesson I learned in 1986 came back when I was with my son this month!

Voice of Personal Leadership- Adversity to Growth

By |July 1st, 2020|Alexa|

How to thrive out of a challenging situation.

Voice of Personal Leadership- Making decisions at a lightning speed with success

By |June 30th, 2020|Alexa|

Dave shares how he incorporates his INNER CIRCLE into daily action

Voice of Personal Leadership- Every moment presents a new opporutnity

By |June 29th, 2020|Alexa|

Dave talks about Liminity and how every moment presents a new opportunity.

Voice of Personal Leadership- Two common traits of great leaders

By |June 26th, 2020|Alexa|

I have found there are two common traits that all great leaders have!

Voice of Personal Leadership- Authenticity over Authority

By |June 25th, 2020|Alexa|

Dave interviews fellow IncMag Top 100 Leadership speaker Dov Baron about what it means for a leader to have authenticity over authority!