• Ian Lobas

Making Every Moment Matter with Dave Sanderson- EP 32

Updated: May 11

Every. Moment. Matters.

Given the choice between saving yourself or helping others in an emergency situation, what would you do? Would you trust that God takes care of the people who do the right thing? Would you have the courage to risk your own well-being for the sake of others?

Dave Sanderson is a sought-after inspirational speaker in the realm of leading with integrity. And he speaks from personal experience, having been the last passenger on US Airways Flight 1549—otherwise known as 'The Miracle on the Hudson.’ After the crash, Dave took ownership of the wellbeing and safety of others, risking his own life in frigid water to help his fellow passengers off the plane. He shares the lessons of that day with audiences around the world, inspiring others to do the right thing in difficult situations and reframe traumatic events as an opportunity for growth. Dave is also the author of Moments Matter, a book detailing his close encounter with death and the calling to encourage others that defines his life now.

Today, Dave sits down with Emerald to share his experience as a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549 and discuss how surviving the crash provided him with a renewed sense of purpose. He describes hearing his mother’s voice during the evacuation and explains how her words gave him the courage to be the ‘last passenger’ out. Dave speaks to his decision to leave his company and become an entrepreneur on a mission to help others harness the power of post-traumatic growth. Listen in to understand how Dave celebrates life by giving back and learn how to lead through certainty and make every moment matter!

What You Will Learn

Dave’s experience as a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549

How the plane crash provided Dave with a clarity of purpose

The advice that gave Dave the courage to be the ‘last passenger’

Dave’s realization that he was just a number to his company

How Tony Robbins inspired Dave to become an entrepreneur

The concept of post-traumatic growth

How Dave celebrates life through contribution and giving back

Dave’s top three kernels of wisdom from Moments Matter

  • Each experience prepares you for what’s next

  • Record history

  • Lead through certainty

Connect with Dave Sanderson

Dave’s Website

Dave on Facebook

Dave on Twitter

Dave on LinkedIn


Moments Matter by Dave Sanderson

Moments Matter with Dave Sanderson

Dave’s TED Talk at TEDxQueensU

Dave’s Article in AARP Magazine

Suggest a Guest

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Connect with Emerald GreenForest

Emerald’s Website

Emerald on LinkedIn

Emerald on Twitter


This episode is sponsored by the Creative Age Consulting Group. Men - Is it time NOW for you to make your mark? Visit to apply for an invitation-only consultation.

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