30 Sep September 30, 2016 – Crash Survivor Dave Sandserson, No College Gene Kelly, Big Short Jim Beran
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Dave Sandserson – Speaker and Survivor of Airplane Crash of US Airways Flight 1549
On January 15, 2009, returning home from a routine business trip, Dave Sanderson survived “The Miracle on the Hudson.” When a bird strike hit US Airways Flight 1549, there was no choice for the crew but to ditch the plane into the Hudson River. Dave became the last person off of the back of the plane that day, and was largely responsible for making sure so many others made it out safely. An inspiring survivor, Dave was an ordinary person in an extraordinary situation. Sharing the lessons of that day with audiences around the country, he shows that in any circumstance, positive thinking and leadership can turn anyone into a hero. Dave speaks about and teaches the lessons and strategies he employed during his experience with the “12 Pillars of Resourcefulness” that helped him not only survive the plane crash but helped him be a top producer in some of the largest sales organizations in the world. In addition to speaking, Dave conducts workshops and team mentoring.
Gene Kelly – Author of The College Myth and CEO of the Advanced Technical Training Institute
Gene Kelly is a successful businessman and serial entrepreneur. He is founder and CEO of the Advanced Technical Training Institute, and knows first-hand where the 21st century American jobs will be and where the next generation of American millionaires is coming from: the trades. Before you decide to invest the time and money in a traditional college degree, you owe it to yourself to read his book. The traditional college experience is based on a 19th century model that has little relevance to the 21st century world we live in. In “The College Myth,” Gene shows you how to get an education that works for the 21st century at a fraction of the cost and time of a traditional college education, and you can acquire it debt-free and with promising career prospects. He also owns a vineyard in Napa Valley.
Jim Beran – Author of The Biggest Short Guy: The Amazing Untold Story of Walter Beran, The CPA Who Changed LA
James P. Beran is a best-selling author and speaker. Jim just released the book, The Biggest Short Guy: The Amazing Untold Story of Walter Beran The CPA Who Changed LA, which became a #1 bestseller. The book highlights how the bond he shared with his dad not only molded him but countless others. Walter Beran associated with the major elite including Magic Johnson, President Carter and President Regan but that wasn’t why his son looked up to his father. Greatness for him was re-defined by a man who was about 5’5”, who he called, dad. James is the youngest son of Walter. In his younger days, James worked in politics, serving as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Lt. Governor of California and in various positions in the Reagan/Bush administration. He is a serial entrepreneur involved in a range of businesses and projects. He wrote the book because not only was his father his hero, “he was the greatest man he ever” knew which is no small statement. As his father would say “it is someone who should be looked over and not overlooked.