Larry Brudnicki

Speaker Larry Brudnicki Military and Leadership keynote speaker

Larry Brudnicki

Speaker Larry Brudnicki Military and Leadership keynote speaker

Speaker: Larry Brudnicki

Real-life Captain of the Coast Guard ship that performed two dramatic rescues during the Perfect Storm

Topics:

  • The Perfect Storm – Courage Under Pressure
  • Leadership Secrets from the Perfect Storm: 7 Steps to Making the Right Decision Every Time
  • Setting and Achieving Goals as a Team: 10 Steps to Implement and 10 Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Managing Risk in Turbulent Times

Speaker Larry Brudnicki’s experience as the real-life Captain of the Coast Guard ship that performed two dramatic rescues during the Perfect Storm amount to only 100 hours of a 30-year career of assessing risks, making decisions and inspiring teamwork.

Captain Brudnicki retired from the Coast Guard in March 2002 after 30 years of active duty. He reported to his last assignment as the Chief of Operations, 11th Coast Guard District, Alameda, CA in August 1997 where he supervised more than 15,000 Search & Rescue cases, which saved 1,600 lives and property valued at $135 million. He also supervised the search for survivors of the Alaska Air Flight #261 tragedy. He had tactical control of ships and aircraft that seized more than 150 tons of cocaine, including the ten largest cocaine seizures in the year 2000 and again in 2001. He also had tactical control of the ships and aircraft that interdicted 2,800 illegal migrants from the People’s Republic of China, Ecuador and Mexico.

Now that he no is longer paid to get cold and wet, Captain and speaker Larry Brudnicki uses the experience he gained from leading successful high-risk missions with international visibility and what he learned investigating accidents of others who were not so successful to deliver a message of leadership, teamwork and risk management to corporations, associations and organizations so that they can implement the steps necessary for success while avoiding the pitfalls.

The Perfect Storm – Courage Under Pressure

A powerful and inspirational keynote that relates Captain Brudnicki’s legendary experiences on the high seas. Ride with him as he relives the dramatic story of two daring rescue missions during the worst weather in more than 100 years! Learn how courage and leadership helped him to survive in the hostile environment of “The Perfect Storm!”

Leadership Secrets from the Perfect Storm: 7 Steps to Making the Right Decision Every Time

Against the backdrop of “The Perfect Storm,” this keynote provides the perfect balance between inspiration and application. The audience will see the 7 Steps in action along with examples of the courage, leadership and teamwork that are necessary to triumph in our uncertain business climate. Through practical lessons learned from his experiences, the audience acquires powerful tools to make the correct decisions even in the most difficult of circumstances.

Setting and Achieving Goals as a Team: 10 Steps to Implement and 10 Pitfalls to Avoid

The dynamics of goal setting for a team is much different than it is for an individual due to the interaction between the team members. The audience will gain insight into why the team and its leader must create the right atmosphere, the importance of acting with the power of focus, and what the organization must do to provide the right environment. When the team implements the right steps and avoids the pitfalls, their chance of achieving their goals increases exponentially.

Managing Risk in Turbulent Times

This presentation is the perfect follow-on to the keynote: Leadership Secrets from The Perfect Storm – 7 Steps to Making the Right Decision Every Time. By using examples from other extraordinary missions he led, Captain Brudnicki goes into greater depth to illustrate the 7 Steps for assessing risk and managing projects. The audience will see how this process can be used to make decisions about new ventures, improve project management, and make clear, competent assessments of daily operations. Risk cannot be eliminated, but it can be managed.

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