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Business with Purpose


Apr 25, 2018

Business with Purpose Podcast EP 86: Dave Sanderson, Survivor of "The Miracle on the Hudson"

Whether you want to admit it or not, you have fears. We all do. Maybe its a fear of bees or being chased in an alley by a masked man (okay, so those are my fears), or maybe it’s a fear of failure… or maybe it’s a fear or public speaking or getting rejected. Or maybe it’s a larger fear like being in fire or a plane crash… The thing is, we can’t let those fears take hold of our lives. We can’t let those fears dictate how we operate or how we interact with others… sometimes we have to take control of our fears and show those fears who’s boss. And I don’t want to start this off making you sad or feel uneasy… but let’s just say, for a moment, one of your worst fears came true? What if? What would you do? Honestly? How would you react? Would you let the fear consume you, or would you fight back? Would you push the fear out? Would you tell the fear to shove it and stick it where the sun don’t shine? Would you use that fear to fuel you to do something greater than you could have ever imagined? Would you use that fear to impact - or even SAVE - the lives of others? 

My guest this week is Dave Sanderson… Today’s conversation is going to blow. you. away. Dave is an inspirational survivor, author and former head of security for THE Tony Robbins. His thoughts on leadership, business & survival have made him an internationally sought-out speaker. But, when US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson,” went 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. Dave shares his story with you today and it is absolutely incredible. This is honestly one of my favorite episodes to date and you are going to love it. 

About Dave:  Dave Sanderson is the President of his firm, Dave Sanderson Enterprises based out of Charlotte, NC. On January 15, 2009, Dave was the last passenger off the plane that crashed into the Hudson River, best known as “The Miracle on the Hudson” and was largely responsible for making sure so many others made it out safely.  In addition to speaking and training, Dave conducts workshops, is a much sought-after podcast celebrity an author with his best-selling book titled “Moments Matter”, hosts his own radio show on Contact Talk Radio and C-Suite Radio called “Moments Matter with Dave Sanderson” and his daily flash briefing on Amazon Alexa titled, “Dave Sanderson: DECLASSIFIED.” He shares the 12 resources he and others employed that day and how you can use them to not only survive but grow and thrive in your life as a co- contributor with Dominique Wilkins, Don Barden, Brittany Tucker and Steve Nedvidek at the Leadership Mindset Series, the first and only servant leadership coaching program designed to help business leaders around the world to build a happier, more-productive business with a better bottom line. He and his wife, Terri, reside in Charlotte, NC. They have four children, Chelsey, Colleen, Courtney and Chance. Connect with Dave: 

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