On January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson was the last passenger off the back of US Airways Flight 1549, the plane that crashed into the Hudson River, which is best known as the “Miracle on the Hudson”. Dave was largely responsible for making sure many others made it out safely.
Since that day, Dave has gone on to become a motivational speaker and author. Currently, Sanderson averages over 100 speeches a year for major corporations across the United States as well as overseas. In his presentations, he shares the lessons he learned during the “Miracle on the Hudson” as well as during his 30 years in sales and sales management, and his 10 years being on and leading a security team for Tony Robbins. In his new book, “Moments Matter”, Sanderson discusses lessons learned from the Miracle on the Hudson and how one defining moment in your life can create a lifetime of purpose.
In addition, Sanderson has appeared at countless fundraisers that have raised over $8.56 million for the American Red Cross. He continues to donate his speaker services to the organization as an expression of gratitude for the care he received from one of the first people he saw after he was rescued and transferred to land in New Jersey: a Red Cross volunteer with a blanket.
In the episode, Dave takes us through a first-hand account of the events of January 15, 2009. We then discuss all of the amazing developments that have happened to Dave since that day, as well as how he came to realize that every moment of your life really matters and why you should show up for the life that’s in front of you.
Connect with Dave
- Dave Sanderson's Website
- Bouncing Back: An Experience with Post-Traumatic Growth Syndrome | Dave Sanderson | TEDxQueensU
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