THE GENERALS

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Scott O’Grady

Scott O’Grady

An American Hero and New York Times Best-selling Author, Air Force fighter pilot, Captain Scott O’Grady was shot down over Bosnia while helping to enforce the NATO no-fly zone in an F-16. Alone and facing death, capture and the elements he discovered within himself the spirit to go on, and relied on the skills learned during a lifetime of preparing for the unthinkable. Even while isolated behind enemy lines, Captain O’Grady remained a member of a carefully drilled team. Read more

Charlie Plumb

Charlie Plumb

A testament to the strength of the human spirit, Charles Plumb endured the most extreme hardship and used

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Gerald Coffee

Gerald Coffee

U.S. Navy (retired) Captain Gerald Coffee’s heroic story is legendary. In February of 1966, while flying combat missions over North Vietnam, Gerald Coffee’s RA-5C reconnaissance jet was shot down by enemy fire. He parachuted safely but was captured immediately. He was held int he Communist prisons of North Vietnam as a Prisoner of War for the next seven years. After his repatriation in February, 1973, Jerry returned to operation duties. He retired from active duty in the Navy after 28 years of service. Read more

Alan Bean

Captain Alan Bean, the fourth man in history to set foot on the moon, knows about reaching for the stars, both organizationally and individually. In 1973, he was the Commander of Skylab Mission II (SL III), where he lived 59 days in space, orbiting 270 miles above Earth, leading his crew to accomplish 150% of their pre-mission goals – a record unsurpassed before or since. Captain Bean shows why human beings are the most extraordinary creatures in the universe. We are unique because as far as we know we are the only beings in the universe whose only limits are those we place on ourselves. Read more

Heather Wood Ion

Heather Wood Ion

Heather Wood Ion is a Chief Executive and cultural anthropologist who holds degrees from McGill University, Claremont Graduate School and Oxford University. She specializes in turning around troubled organizations and communities.

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Fred Sarkari

Fred Sakari

“Expert on Leadership, Sales, Branding, Communication, Customer Service & Human Behaviour” Fred Sarkari is president of a unique sales and development company, that seeks to empower organizations to achieve their visions, goals and dreams. Fred provides management services to a broad range of organizations from start ups to some of the world’s largest organizations. Fred’s unique approach combines vision with practical application – his customized keynotes provide a compelling and practical message to audiences regardless of size and translates through to the programs he creates. Read more

Jason Schechterle

Jason Schechterle

This is the emotional and inspiring story of retired Phoenix Police Officer, Jason Schechterle. Growing up, Jason had one dream  Read more

Greg Gadson

 

Lieutenant Colonel Greg Gadson has survived the very worst of war, but this highly decorated American soldier has not been defeated by unfortunate circumstance; instead, his life is a portrait of courage in the face of great adversity. Gadson understands that hard work and determination are key factors in overcoming life-altering setbacks. His biggest challenge happened in Iraq when an IED attack led to both of his legs being amputated above the knees. For anyone else, this might have been a defining moment, but he refused to be defined by the proverbial “hail of bullets.” Read more