Fresh from his appointment as U.S. Ambassador to the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization, a United Nations Specialized Agency, Captain Sully Sullenberger is once again available for speaking engagements. Offering tangible lessons on how to excel in our personal and professional lives, he leaves audiences better prepared to handle any uncertainty or challenge.

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.

Captain Sullenberger most 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.

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.


Captain Sullenberger informs, empowers and moves audiences at every event:

"Our Sales and Content leaders, were in awe when [Captain Sullenberger] took to the stage. Needless to say, the way he opens his speech with the compelling video, captivated the audience from the very beginning, and they stayed engaged throughout the duration...When you book a speaking engagement with Captain Sullenberger, you will definitely get more than your money’s worth. He was professional, pleasant and most accommodating. Thanks again for helping to make our 6th annual Sales and Leadership conference a huge success."

-Cox Media Group

"Capt. Sully did a tremendous job addressing the nearly 1,300 attendees at our industry's Outlook breakfast. 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."

-Recreational Vehicle Industry Association

"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

"Capt. Sullenberger’s appearance was spectacular. His event was the best attended of the season and he held the audience’s unwavering attention throughout his presentation and Q&A sessions. I personally found his message and demeanor highly inspirational and immediately put some of his prioritization lessons into practice in my organization. I had several longtime Econ members tell me it was the best presentation they had been to..."

-Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan