This weeks guest on The Sales Vitamin Podcast is Dave Sanderson. He’s a lot of things. He’s an accomplished sales leader and executive, a best selling author, the owner of a personal leadership company and he’s a survivor.
Yes a survivor.
Dave was the last passenger off of US Airways Flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. You know it as “The Miracle on The Hudson” and the movie Sully with actor Tom Hanks.
It’s not that Dave survived the crash. Everyone on the plane survived. Miraculously. It’s what he’s done after the crash. His impact. The lessons learned and given.
Dave Sanderson is the President of his firm, Dave Sanderson Speaks International based out of Charlotte, NC. Recently named one of the top 100 Leadership Speakers in Inc.com, Dave averages over 80 speeches a year for major corporations across the world.
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).
Whether it’s his outstanding TEDx talk, “Bouncing Back” or one of his keynote speeches on sales and leadership. Dave Sanderson is grateful. Grateful for life. Grateful to give back.
Grateful for 3 powerful words, “Brace for Impact.” The only words he heard from Captain Sully before the flight plunged into the Hudson River.
He’s an accomplished sales leader who held high level sales roles as the 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's been featured on ABC, NBC, FOX, People and countless other media outlets. He has a great story. But, he's a great person. It's evident from the moment you start talking with him, he's convicted about his message and why it matters.
This is a powerful episode where Dave details the final moments of the flight before impact. How the flight changed his sales approach and mindset. The “distinct advantage” he took away from the event and much more.
He’s written two books. Moments Matter and his newest book, God Gives You The Lesson When You Are Ready.
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