"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 – How Much Risk Do You Want to Take?

By |April 25th, 2019|Alexa|

Do you want to be a big boat or a small boat? Listen to learn more about how to answer this question.

Dave Sanderson: Declassified – Bouncing Back

By |April 24th, 2019|Alexa|

Learn how I came up with my TedX talk topic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LojjHV7FEJY

Dave Sanderson: Declassified – Collaboration

By |April 23rd, 2019|Alexa|

Learn how this one-word "collaboration" encapsulates the events of January 15, 2009

Dave Sanderson: Declassified – Micro Wins

By |April 22nd, 2019|Alexa|

Learn how to divide out your day to have more wins than losses.

Dave Sanderson: Declassified – Dreaming Bigger

By |April 19th, 2019|Alexa|

If you want things in life you must start dreaming bigger.

Dave Sanderson: Declassified – Happiness

By |April 18th, 2019|Alexa|

Learn as I share what I believe the secret of happiness is.

Dave Sanderson: Declassified – Personal Leadership

By |April 17th, 2019|Alexa|

Learn how important character is as it relates to leadership.