Dave Carey: Lessons for Life from a POW & American Hero

How do you deal with difficult times? uncertainty? the challenges you face? an unknown future? changes? coping with the pressure? balancing work & life? Dave’s lessons are timeless and provide hope no matter your situation… An acclaimed motivational speaker; team work, leadership, and organizational effectiveness consultant; personal and business coach; and, author aiming to bring joy, hope, wisdom, and encouragement to all with whom he has contact. As a highly sought after motivational speaker, consultant, coach and author for the last 23 years, his clients have included IBM, Merck, 3M, Apple, Starbucks, and numerous others. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dave was a carrier-based pilot during the Vietnam War. After his plane was shot down, he was a POW in Hanoi for 5 & 1/2 years. His military honors include the Legion of Merit, five Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Purple Heart, eight Air Medals, and the Navy Commendation Medal. After returning from Vietnam, he held three positions as a Commanding Officer, and service as Director of the Navy’s Leadership and Management Training program. He retired from the Navy with the rank of Captain. Dave currently serves on the Board of Directors for Taylor Engineering. He enjoys playing racket ball, skiing, and snowboarding; is married and lives in Georgetown, Texas

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