Dan Holdridge

In April 2001, Mr. Dan Holdridge was one of the youngest Program Directors at General Dynamics Corporation in Needham, MA. Dan oversaw computer engineering operations for General Dynamics and was sent to the United States Pentagon to support the construction of the newly renovated section of the Pentagon. On September 11th, 2001, Dan’s life almost ended when he was injured in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Recovered physically, Dan dedicates his time speaking to people across the country about his experience that day, what helped him heal and how he became an even stronger person than ever before.

Today, Dan serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Industries Incorporated where he oversees the entire operation of the electrical engineering and manufacturing corporation. This includes finance, human resources, project management, business development, customer communications, and continuing quality improvement programs.


  • Inspirational
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Patriotic
  • Time Management/Self-Management
  • Business




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Weapons of Mass Appreciation

You Don’t Have to Live Through a Terrorist Attack to Learn from One. In the wake of 9/11, many individuals continue to live day-to-day, allowing their identity to be defined by the market, society and others without any personal reflection as to Why am I here? By allowing external forces and pressures to define us, we fail to find who we truly are. Sharing his experience as a 9/11 Pentagon survivor, Dan Holdridge shows how the Purpose



Conduit™ draws on the incredible power of appreciation, aligning our personal identity between ourselves and those we serve, helping us manifest our purpose.

You will discover:

  • Each of us has only a certain amount of time to make a positive contribution in the lives of others.
  • Each of us has a unique identity, separate from the one defined by the world.
  • Appreciating others helps us recognize our own greatness.
  • The less entitled we become, the more satisfaction we gain.
  • Ninety Minutes of Distinction
  • Finding the Moments to Take Others Breath Away

For 90 minutes after the terrorist attack on 9/11 on the Pentagon, Dan’s family did not know whether he survived. For those 90 minutes, they contemplated Dan with

words not spoken, thoughts not shared, and actions not taken. Through this

National tragedy, we all took time to reflect on the frailty of life and its effects on those important to us. In our families and our businesses, we frequently defer critical actions until tomorrow because we overestimate the time we have and the power of that time. Why wait for tomorrow!

You will discover:

  • An appreciation for life’s most important events.
  • Why running late for the right reasons is okay.
  • What you should say and do to live without regret.

Expertise:  9/11 | BUSINESS | Inspiration | Leadership | Motivation | Motivation – Non Sports | Patriotism | Time Management