David Sanderson | The Key To Leading In Uncertain Times

Turning A Tragic Moment Into Your Most Valuable Life Experience


Have you ever had a distressing, depressing, heart-rending event in your life that left you with questions that are difficult to answer? How did you deal with these experiences that prevented you from getting your ‘life’ back and that stunted you from growing?

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Dave Sanderson is a survivor from the US Airways Flight 1549 plane crash. This tragic experience led him to meditate on several things which eventually paved his way in helping other people who have become depressed from their own tragic life situations. 

“Everybody in their life has their own personal plane crashes…so you’re gonna have that critical moment in your life, and it doesn’t have to be a literal plane crash but what do you do with it?”Dave Sanderson

After that horrendous moment in his life, Dave went to different places and interviewed various people who experienced tragic moments and found out that they were in a state of depression.  Dave wondered why the same thing didn’t happen to him.  He discovered the reasons and generously went out and shared his strategy with other people.

“In the most uncertain time, the person with the most certainty all of a sudden becomes the leader.” Dave Sanderson

Certainty makes someone confident with what he does best. David saw this happen when his plane crash-landed into the Hudson River. He mentioned that sometimes it’s not the person with the highest position who leads, but rather, the one who is certain of what to do during those uncertain moments.

In this podcast, David shares the strategies he used to grow from that tragic moment and the leadership lessons he learned from the crisis. He brings us the message that we have an option to thrive from traumatic experiences instead of falling into depression.

“Those who have the humility to prepare will have the confidence to execute when that moment comes.”Dave Sanderson

What You Will Learn:

  • The strategies on how to grow from a traumatic experience and avoid falling into depression
  • The leadership lessons one can learn from a tragic moment
  • How you can experience phenomenal growth this year!
  • The importance of reprioritizing the most important things in life 


BIO eternal leadership

Dave Sanderson is an inspirational survivor, speaker, and author. His thoughts on leadership have made him an internationally sought-out speaker.

When US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson,” ditched 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.

Despite the hazards to himself, Sanderson thought only of helping others and emerged from the wreckage with a mission: to encourage others to do the right thing.

That experience profoundly changed his life and today he travels the globe sharing his inspirational and motivational leadership messages to help people make a difference in how they do business and live their lives. #MomentsMatter


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