After nearly 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 in January 15,2014. A sought-after international speaker, he works with established and emerging leaders to help them find what is their DISTINCT ADVANTAGE; aligning with their purpose and what they are uniquely gifted at, through employing their personal leadership skills, igniting their performance through focused execution, resourcefulness and gratitude.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.

In addition to his 35 years in sales and sales leadership, he was the Director of Security for Tony Robbins for over 10 years and has recently been 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. He continues to donate his speaker services to the organization as an expression of gratitude for the care he received from the first person he saw after he was rescued and transferred to land in New Jersey: A Red Cross volunteer with a blanket.

His book, Moments Matter, details the lessons learned from the Miracle on the Hudson and how one defining moment can create a lifetime of purpose so you can create your own flight plan for your future!

Dave hosts a show on the Alexa platform on Amazon through his Daily Flash Briefing, “Voice of Personal Leadership” every weekday, sharing lessons and strategies on personal leadership he has learned and employs so others can be inspired to utilize their personal leadership skills to become the servant leader we all are meant to be.

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).

He is a faculty member with Dominique Wilkins, Don Barden, Brittany Tucker and Steve Nedvidek at the Leadership Mindset Series based in Atlanta, GA. Dave knows that a true leader understands that support from others can provide the tools needed to be an even stronger role model. He has recently rolled out an online course, Cultivating Personal Leadership, in which Dave shares the best strategies he has learned from some of the greatest leaders he personally met, studied under, and implemented in his life to become a top producer, sought out speaker, author, and entrepreneur.

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Dave Sanderson

Organizations who ask me to speak, not only ask me to speak about my experience of being the last passenger off the “Miracle on the Hudson” but how that experience helped me and I now help others employ their personal leadership skills to find what their Distinct Advantage is, their Point In Time That Changes Everything ( their PITTChE). And right now it’s about employing your personal leadership to show people how to give certainty to those who may have uncertainty.

I have found that meeting attendees want an experience from someone who had an unique experience that will inspire them to go back to their respective organizations ready to lead with the key tenets of leadership: resourcefulness and ability to solve problems by employing focused execution wrapped with gratitude.

Most people think My Point in Time That Changed Everything (my PITTChE) for me was being the last passenger off the Miracle on the Hudson. It wasn’t. And through my story, I share how vulnerability, courage and bravery brought out these leadership traits and each of your attendees have it too, they may just need to hear how they too can bring it out.

Every conference has a unique mission, and one thing they have in common is they want their members when they leave to lead and transform. Let’s discuss how we can create a unique experience for your attendees so when they leave your meeting it will not only be rememberable, they will take what they learned back to their respective organizations equipped, empowered, transformed and inspired to know what their distinct advantage is and be the leader they are meant to be.


  • 9 Personal Leadership lessons you can do NOW
  • How to find what your DISTINCT ADVANTAGE is
  • You will not only SEE what personal leadership is, and HEAR how to employ your personal leadership but also FEEL how personal leadership feels

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