Encore: The 'Miracle on the Hudson' as told by the last passenger off the back of the plane

March 23, 2017
Hosted by Ronald Graves

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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. Despite the hazards to himself, Sanderson thought only of helping others and emerged from the wreckage with a mission to encourage others to do the right thing. Today, he travels the globe sharing his inspirational and motivational leadership messages to help people make a difference in how they do business and live their lives. Dave Sanderson is an inspirational survivor, speaker, and author. His thoughts on leadership have made him an internationally sought-out speaker. Join us as Dave shares his story and reveals how one defining moment can create a lifetime of purpose.

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Ronald Graves

Ronald Graves

Ronald Graves has over 30 years of experience in business consulting with 20 of those years being in leadership positions. He has consulted for organizations in healthcare, manufacturing, staffing, food processing, logistics, construction, transportation and food service. He has also worked with many public sector employers including cities, counties and school districts.

Ronald has spent the past eight years building on his organizational performance expertise through the study of business innovation and creativity as well as human performance improvement. He now consults from the intersection of these three distinct but interrelated disciplines. During this time he added the designations of Certified Performance Technologist and Certified Coach, Teacher, and Speaker to his Certified Safety Professional designation.

Ronald combines the skills of teacher, trainer, manager, leader, consultant, mentor and coach. He possesses the unique distinction of being an executive coach and leadership expert in combination with his vast experience in organizational performance improvement. This allows him to see deep inside the leaders as well as the systems that make up virtually any organization.

Ronald believes that within the DNA of ever leader and every organization lies a masterpiece. This belief forms the core of his coaching practice and fuels his passion for helping business leaders achieve greatness for themselves, their teams and their organizations.

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