Kevin Sweeney

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  • Only person to land a Boeing 707 while 2 engines on the left wing were ripped off in flight
  • Desert Storm Veteran & Former Business Executive
  • Speaks on Performance Under Pressure

For more than a quarter of a century Kevin has been a successful Business Executive at an elite Fortune 50 Company. He has also been a Director at an industry leading software company. Kevin's experience in sales and operations will give you and your team unique experiences for your success. Kevin will teach you how to compete and how to put yourself and your team in position to differentiate yourselves from the competition and win in the market place. From his leadership experiences you will learn how to have confidence under pressure and how to demonstrate decisive and effective leadership.


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  • Pressure Cooker Confidence, How to Deliver Peak Performance when the Heat is On: Pressure Cooker Confidence enables you to say I can, I will, I expect, and I did it when the pressure is on. The Colonel's flagship presentation built around his dramatic life or death flight during a mission in Desert Storm introduces the five principles of Pressure Cooker Confidence. Learn why the hard work you do before hand matters more than the work you do when the pressure is on. Colonel Kevin J. Sweeney will position you mentally in the cockpit with him to personally live through his incredible experience and challenge of having the two engines on his left wing come completely off his airplane while on a Desert Storm combat mission. You will feel the skill, resolve, and team attributes necessary to lead your team to a successful landing in such a dire circumstance. You will learn how to apply these same principals to your personal and professional life. You will understand the steps necessary to put you and your team in position to excel under the pressures we all face. Team performance does not just happen. Creating effective teams take talent, time and trust. You will learn how to become the go to person in your organization when the going gets tough and trust me it will get tough.
  • Conversations With the Colonel: Imagine getting the opportunity to sit in your living room and have a conversation with a gentleman who has been a leader of thousands of men and women. A man who has been awarded the esteemed Distinguished Flying Cross from the United States Air Force. A man who battled the physical loss of both engines on the left wing of his airplane during a night combat mission in Desert Storm and won! A man who has achieved incredible success as a sales leader in a top 50 American company. A man who led his college basketball team to it's highest ranking in history. Well imagine no more. Conversations With the Colonel puts you and your team front and center, up close and personal with Lt. Colonel Kevin J. Sweeney, the author of Conversations with the Colonel, Lessons of Life, Leadership, and Wisdom and Pressure Cooker Confidence, How to Lead When the Heat Is On. The Colonel will discuss with you an authentic, ethical and realistic view of the attributes needed for successful performance under pressure.
  • Mission Accomplishment, An Interactive Breakout Session: In addition to his renowned keynotes, Kevin can moderate an interactive breakout session for your event in which the group explores the reasons why aircrews are so effective in their execution and performance even while under pressure, delivering a very high mission success rate. Kevin will answer the questions as to why aircrews are known for performing under pressure and how they respond to emergencies so well. The group will examine this performance model and understand how it can easily be applied to achieve other professional and personal success.
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Kevin Sweeney's real life story describes a combat mission during which the two engines on his left wing were totally ripped off in mid-air, in the darkness of night, while at maximum weight and on a combat mission. It is a compelling story illustrating how your team can overcome any obstacle facing them. He transforms the lessons his team learned into business examples for the benefit of your team. For their incredible aeronautical feat Kevin and his team were awarded the United States Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross. Kevin understands the value of being a great teammate before, during, and after the event when the Heat is On. Kevin is not just a leader of great teams, he truly understands teams. He will pass those words of wisdom to your team.

Kevin is a combat veteran having flown missions in both Viet Nam and Desert Storm. He spent 23 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel. The team's incredible flight, successfully recovering the severely crippled aircraft, has been featured in a September 1992 Reader's Digest article titled "Bring Them Home" and a featured segment on the A&E channel titled "Wings Over the Gulf." The experience is also the subject of Air Force training tapes in use today.

Kevin is the author of two captivating books: Pressure Cooker Confidence, How to Lead When the Heat Is On and Conversations with the Colonel, Lessons in Life, Leadership, and Wisdom. These books provide insights into the steps of proper preparation. You will learn how to develop a winning attitude. And you will learn the leadership tools required to give both you and your team a laser beam focus on the objective and the confidence needed to make you both successful.

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