Episode 190: Triumphing Through the Unexpected w/ Dave Sanderson

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Most of us imagine the rapid descent of a free-falling plane as a moment that would change everything. However, as a survivor of the crash into the Hudson River, Dave Sanderson tells us it was actually the journey swimming back to shore that transformed him. Now a Speaker, Author, Personal Leadership Expert, and Philanthropist, Dave uses this story and others to demonstrate how we can grow and flourish when facing a crisis. Do not miss this wisdom-rich episode!

Bio: Dave Sanderson is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist, and a survivor of the Miracle on the Hudson. For more than four decades, he has been a top producer for some of the largest sales teams in the world. More than 250000 people have enjoyed his business and personal leadership events’ warmth, humor, and inspirational message.

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 is an author and contributing author of three internationally bestselling books, including Moments Matter, Brace for Impact, 1 Habit for Success: SmartFem Summit Special Edition, and is excited to announce his upcoming book “From Turmoil to Triumph” to be launched June 2022!

After thirty-five years in sales and sales leadership with roles in companies such as ADP, Peoplesoft, KPMG, and Oracle, Dave founded his executive coaching and personal leadership firm Dave Sanderson Speaks International, on January 15, 2014. As a sought-after international speaker, he works with established and emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to help them find their DISTINCT ADVANTAGE, aligning with their passion and purpose by employing their leadership skills and igniting their performance through focused execution, resourcefulness, and gratitude.

In addition to his 35 years in sales and sales leadership, he was the Director of Security for Tony Robbins for over ten years and was recently named one of the top 100 Leadership Speakers in Inc.com. Dave has spoken at countless fundraisers that have raised over $14M for the American Red Cross.

Dave’s Something Extra: Stay humble.

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– Lisa Nichols, Host
– Scott Crosby, Executive Producer
– Daniel Williams, Recording Engineer