Learn how to:
Excel Under Pressure,
Be a Decisive Leader for Your Customers,
Become the Teammate Your Customers Covet
Lt. Colonel Kevin Sweeney is a decorated combat pilot, Fortune 50 Exec, All-conference collegiate athlete, MBA, Author, an Expert in Leadership, Excelling under pressure, Teamwork & Motivation.
"I consider that the finest piece of airmanship, to have occurred during the entire Gulf War." That is how General Charles Horner, the top commander of all Allied Air Forces during the Gulf War, recently described the heroic efforts of Lt. Colonel Kevin Sweeney for a flight in which both engines on his left wing came completely off his four engine jet on a Desert Storm combat mission. Amazingly Kevin and his team were able to successfully recover and land the critically wounded airplane after a harrowing hour and fifteen minute flight back to the nearest suitable Allied airfield.
As an experienced Fortune 50 Executive, combat pilot decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross, all-conference collegiate athlete and business school university instructor, Kevin Sweeney has been there. He has the in-depth skill along with a one-of-a-kind unique understanding of the attributes needed to be successful in today's challenging business environment.
Lt. Colonel Kevin Sweeney is a nationally respected and recognized expert on leadership. A captivating storyteller and inspirational icon, he shares a wealth of experience about the tools necessary for excelling when the heat is on! Kevin is the only person to ever land a KC-135, the military version of the Boeing 707, after two of the four engines came completely off the airplane while on a Desert Storm combat mission-at night.
Kevin Sweeney, 'The Colonel' will teach you how to have:
*Exceptional Results When the Heat is On
*Confidence and Performance Under Pressure
*Laser Beam Focus
Successful Corporate Executive
For more than a quarter of a century, Kevin has been a successful business executive at an elite Fortune 50 Company as well as an industry-leading software company. Kevin will teach you how to compete and put yourself and your team in position to differentiate yourselves from the competition and win in the marketplace. You will learn how to have confidence under pressure and how to demonstrate decisive and effective leadership.
Distinguished Combat Pilot
Kevin's compelling real-life story describes a combat mission during which two engines on his left wing were totally ripped off in mid-air, in the dark of night, while at maximum weight. His story illustrates how your team can overcome any obstacle facing them. He transforms the lessons his team learned into business examples that benefit your team.
For their incredible aeronautical feat, Kevin and his team were awarded the United States Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross. Kevin understands the value of being a great teammate before, during, and after the event when the heat is on.
The teams' incredible flight was featured in the September 1992 Reader's Digest article, "Bring Them Home." It's also a featured segment on the A&E channel titled "Wings Over the Gulf." The experience is the subject of Air Force training tapes in use today. Having flown missions in Vietnam and Desert Storm, Kevin is a combat veteran. He spent 23 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard, attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel.
*Pressure Cooker Confidence: How to Lead When the Heat is On
*Conversations with the Colonel: Lessons in Life, Leadership, and Wisdom.
Kevin brings in-depth business knowledge to the stage. He is up-to-date on the latest trends in technology and business acumen and has appeared as a guest lecturer in several university schools of business.
A member of the team that beat the number-one ranked team during the national small college tournament, Kevin shares lessons he learned from his experience as an all-conference, all-district collegiate basketball player. You'll learn how to increase the odds for success and triumph in your life.
The Colonel's Speech Topics
...Pressure Cooker Confidence - How to Deliver Peak Performance when the Heat is On
Pressure Cooker Confidence enables you to say I can, I will, I expect, and I did it when the pressure is on. The Colonel's flagship presentation built around his dramatic life or death flight. Kevin will position you mentally in the cockpit with him to personally live through his incredible experience and challenge of having the two engines on his left wing come completely off his airplane while on a Desert Storm combat mission. As he introduces the five principles of Performance Under Pressure you will discover why the hard work you do before hand matters more than the work you do when the pressure is on.