Captain “Sully” Sullenberger

“Miracle on the Hudson” Captain and Best-Selling Author

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$50,000 or greater
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California, United States

“Miracle on the Hudson” Captain and Best-Selling Author

One of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger’s preparation and leadership enabled him to safely guide US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency landing in New York City’s frigid Hudson River—an inspirational and iconic moment in modern history. His incredible personal story is captured in his New York Times #1 bestselling book Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters, and Sully – a major motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks as Captain Sullenberger.

Honors and Awards

Captain Sullenberger recently served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization, a United Nations Specialized Agency, where he reasserted effective U.S. leadership at ICAO, tackling the aviation crises involving Belarus, Russia, a Middle East airspace dispute and climate change.

Keynote Speaker

In his speeches, Captain Sullenberger shares timeless leadership, management and crisis management principles — including his credo of “leadership by personal example” — and the lessons from his life which prepared him to handle the unprecedented crisis presented by the “Miracle on the Hudson,” and his current role as a global thought leader on important issues.

How to Handle a COVID-19 World and What Comes Next

Captain Sullenberger provides powerful remarks on leadership, resilience and preparedness amid the uncertainty and challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Diving into topics such as how to confront ambiguous challenges with incomplete or conflicting information, finding courage even amid fear, developing a plan and acting quickly, and staying true to your core values while also embracing change in the face of obstacles, Sullenberger illuminates an inspiring path forward and motivates teams to powerful action. Ultimately, Sullenberger highlights the values that will provide clarity of vision and purpose in even the most extreme crisis.

208 Seconds: A Lifetime of Lessons

Capt. Sully's story is one of dedication, hope, and preparedness, revealing the important lessons he learned through his life, in his military service, and in his work as an airline pilot. In this riveting presentation, he shares details from the 208 seconds that put his entire career on the line. He reminds audiences, even in these days of conflict, tragedy and uncertainty, there are values still worth fighting for—that life's challenges can be met if we're ready for them. Are you ready to aspire to new levels of excellence in life and business?

Leading Your Team to Success

How you prepare, train and lead make all the difference when you are confronted with a challenge. Capt. Sully’s life-long pursuit of learning and investing in himself shows the importance of education and preparedness and illustrates that true leaders must always lead by example. In this presentation, Capt. Sully will challenge and inspire teams to establish a foundation of passion for their work, build trust in each other, and commit to always reaching for the highest standards.

Making A Difference

Capt. Sully's stellar reputation as a leader was built over many years - one interaction, one person, one day at a time. In this presentation he shares how each of us has an opportunity to "make a difference," and that every day offers us numerous opportunities to be better and do better.

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