"Miracle on the Hudson" Captain Sullenberger:
New Lessons Eight Years Later   

On Sunday, January 15th, it will have been eight years to the day since Captain Sullenberger against all odds and without precedent safely guided US Airways flight 1549 to an emergency landing on the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 people on board in the process. One of the most heroic and iconic events of our time, the "Miracle on the Hudson" is a true testament to Captain Sullenberger's qualities as a leader and his tremendous decision-making ability in times of crisis.  Much has happened since Captain Sullenberger safely landed that plane on January 15, 2009— he became a New York Times #1 Bestselling Author, Tom Hanks portrayed him in the smash hit Sully, and he's been hosted as a speaker by companies from Siemens to Hershey's but his credo of "leadership by personal example" has remained a constant and continues to inspire audiences worldwide. 

Rave Reviews for Captain Sullenberger: 
Captain Sullenberger kept the room captivated at a community forum in Toronto: "Captain Sullenberger had everyone riveted to their seat. You could hear a pin drop in the room. He was kind and friendly to everyone." 
At the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association's National RV Trade Show, Captain Sullenberger left an audience of 1,300 attendees in awe:  "His message about preparedness, and details, and the important role they play in decision making really resonated with our audience.  His story-telling abilities kept the audience engaged, and his message about doing the right thing and the difference it can make was a thought-provoking reminder to everyone in the room — that what each of us does and how each of us acts, matters. Everyone was talking about his presentation."  
"Within minutes after Captain Sullenberger concluded his presentation, we have been barraged by amazing positive feedback from our dignitaries, sponsors & chamber members all echoing that he's the best speaker they've ever had the pleasure of hearing. He began with a standing ovation, ended with one, and totally riveted them in between. From the moment I greeted him on his arrival, he was nothing but friendly, engaging and in great spirits."
- Danville Chamber of Commerce

"Rave reviews from audience members included:
'So timely, so powerful, so authentic.;' 'Great work.
This will leave a mark!' 
We more than loved him. He speaks our language.'"

-Boston Children’s Hospital
Recent News for Captain Sullenberger
In honor of the 8th anniversary of Flight 1549, Captain Sullenberger will bring his captivating story and impactful message to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, FL. Sullenberger's Florida appearance is already generating excited buzz but is just one of many engagements as he prepares to travel across the country in 2017, sharing his message with everyone from media industry execs at an annual Leadership Conference to hundreds of CEOs from the pharmaceutical industry. 

An op-ed for Fox News asks a compelling question: could Captain Sullenberger be the last of the human heroes? With technology advancing at breakneck speed and society increasingly reliant on computerized algorithms, Captain Sullenberger's use of human instinct and experience is an incredible, and increasingly rare, triumph. 
Watch Captain Sullenberger discuss the importance of asking "why" in the constant struggle for excellence >> 
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