As The First Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot In The U.S. Navy, Carey Lohrenz Is Used To Working In Fast Moving, Dynamic Environments Where Inconsistent Execution Can Generate Catastrophic Results.
Carey Lohrenz is an expert at winning. She was the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy and flew missions as a combat-mission-ready U.S. Navy pilot.
The challenges she faced then have similar solutions with those faced in organizations. Markets change, needs evolve and you must adapt quickly.
Carey presents engaging keynotes, shares fascinating experiences, and demonstrates the fundamentals of winning under pressure. She shows how to overcome obstacles and reduce errors and leaves attendees feeling like they can triumph.
Her message is rooted in best practices of high reliability organizations and helps in development high-performing teams and a culture of learning. She helps organizations manage risk with the process Prepare, Perform, Prevail.
Carey is a top speaker wanted by Fortune 100 companies and she connects with attendees one-on-one even in a large room. Her delivery is engaging. Clients include Cisco, Dell, TEVA, Deloitte, Underwriters Laboratories, Verizon, AT&T, Kimberly Clark, State Farm Insurance and Sea Ray Boats, to name a few.
Carey graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she was a varsity rower, also training at the pre-Olympic level. After graduation, she attended the Navy’s Aviation Officer Candidate School before starting flight training and her naval career. She is currently working on her Master’s in Business Administration in Strategic Leadership.
Through Carey’s high energy motivational keynotes and leadership seminars, she engages, educates and inspires organizations to achieve peak performance.
Accelerate performance and achieve business excellence with these Inspirational Keynotes:
Lessons in Leadership: The 4 Fundamentals to Help you Win in Business & Life
As the first female F-14 Fighter Pilot in the U.S.Navy, Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable. In 1994, when Carey “Vixen” Lohrenz was deployed to the USS Abraham Lincoln, there were fewer than 5 female aviators on a ship of 5000 male crew members. Facing uncharted waters in an intensely male-dominated environment, Lohrenz learned vital lessons in leadership that followed her into the corporate world. The most successful leaders share a common foundation of principles used from the flight deck to the front office. The greatest leaders from all corners of the world know how to inspire, use good judgment, take initiative and make powerful decisions – with integrity. In this program, Carey shares the fundamentals that helped her win in the cockpit at Mach 2, and can help your team win in business:
- Be a Catalyst Make change happen by focusing on what matters most
- Be Tenacious Overcome your fear of failure
- Be Committed to Excellence Prepare, Execute, and Debrief to accomplish seemingly impossible missions every day
- Be Resilient Turn adversity into success
An industry pioneer and team performance accelerant, Carey is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of Leadership, Teamwork, Winning Under Pressure, Reducing Errors and Overcoming Obstacles.
This highly popular leadership keynote will challenge, inform, and inspire your team to move to higher levels of performance in these difficult economic times. Lohrenz offers bottom-line expertise with clear, realistic takeaway items for audiences that can produce both short-term and life changing results.
Patient Safety: 6 Risk Planning Strategies for Operational Excellence
Carey Lohrenz is a dynamic healthcare speaker whose passion for improving patient and staff satisfaction in the fast-paced field of healthcare brings results. With her authentic, highly motivational personality, she is in demand as a patient safety keynote speaker nationwide. Not only is she sought after by medical and pharmaceutical professionals for her risk management solutions, but small businesses and large corporations appreciate her “flight plan” for success. She will challenge, inform, and inspire your employees to higher levels of performance and operational excellence in high-risk and sometimes dangerous environments. Carey shares her leadership risk planning strategies and training to:
- Improve leadership, communication, and teamwork among your physicians, nurses, staff and patients
- Enhance the patient experience
- Demonstrate simple root cause analysis that will highlight “what” is right, versus “who” is right
- Create a positive safety culture
- Reduce human error and the chance of a mishap
- Encourage a commitment to safety from all of your healthcare providers, while maintaining clinical quality
These tools will allow your team to survive and succeed, with superior results consistently, just as Carey did in the demanding world of fighter aviation.
An industry pioneer and team performance accelerant, Carey is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of Leadership, Teamwork, Winning Under Pressure, Reducing Errors and Overcoming Obstacles. This highly popular risk management program will challenge, inform, and inspire your team to move to higher levels of performance, even during difficult economic times. Lohrenz offers bottom-line expertise with clear, realistic takeaway items for audiences that can produce both short-term and life changing results.
Lessons In Partnership
Just like in aviation, in a rapidly changing global environment Speed is Life. Collaboration is critical to business success and Managing Successful Strategic Partnerships is crucial. Competitive advantage is gained when your organization can optimize partnerships and strategic alliances. Deeper relationships with partners can be the key to long term success and growth.
In this inspiring and engaging keynote, Carey shares what it takes to be on the ‘Leading Edge’. Those things that helped her succeed in one of the most extreme environments on earth can help elevate your team, gain advantage and uncover opportunities.
Striking A Balance
A successful career, a happy family, and a balanced personal life leave little time for many people to nurture their dreams.
As a former Naval Aviator, a corporate executive, and as a busy mother of four, Carey “Vixen” Lohrenz knows first-hand the challenges of navigating the many demands of daily work-life balance. In this riveting inspirational keynote speech, Carey will inspire you to ‘Be the Catalyst’ and look beyond your circumstances.
Just as pilots do a “systems check” before takeoff, Carey’s motivational speech will walk you through a Pre-Flight Check on your journey towards success.
- Belief in Yourself and Your Abilities To be successful and ultimately take charge of your life, overcoming lack of self-belief is one of the biggest hurdles you need to overcome.
- A Firm Commitment Be unwavering and purposeful in your actions.
- Clarity of Purpose Clarity of purpose and a clear picture of precisely what you want to achieve are key factors in achieving success.Make a Plan – Stay Focused Keep life’s distractions and interruptions at bay by creating your plan – and sticking to it.
Carey’s highly popular keynote will inspire and energize while providing work-life balance tools to help you regain control of your personal and professional life.
High Risk Into High Reward: Succeeding in High Pressure Environments
Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure environments imaginable, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results. When it comes to managing risk, carrier aviators have it down to a science. With zero tolerance for error, they rely on every crewmember, regardless of rank, to work as a team. The key to establishing a culture of innovation is the ability to focus on what matters during times of change, to adapt and thrive. In this keynote, your attendees will learn how apply the standards of carrier aviation with tactical, highimpact takeaways and next steps that they can apply immediately in their business.
- Simple, rigorous checklists
- A culture that doesn’t tolerate complacency
- Sound critical decision making skills
- Clear communication for transformation
- A collaborative model to unlock potential
An industry pioneer and team performance accelerant, Carey is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of Leadership, Teamwork, Winning Under Pressure, Reducing Errors and Overcoming Obstacles. This highly popular risk management program will challenge, inform, and inspire your team to move to higher levels of performance, even during times of disruption and chaos. Carey Lohrenz offers bottom-line expertise with clear, realistic takeaway items for audiences that can produce both short-term and life changing results.
In a challenging economic environment, remaining relevant to your customers and within your organization is critical to your survival. Those who fail to deliver value to their consumers, shareholders, clients and teammates become extinct. Could that happen to you? In aviation, complacency kills. Same is true in business: if you become complacent and fail to ignore the warning signs (shifts in culture, trends, global demands, budget restrictions), you could be facing extinction.
In this energizing and empowering keynote Carey shares the fundamentals that helped her win in the cockpit at Mach 2, and can help your team win in business; by learning the importance of remaining relevant, how to accelerate performance, how to stay agile and adaptable, and how high performing teams become excellent.
“An honor to meet Carey Lohrenz today at Dell World. I’m inspired by your story!”
Founder and CEO of Dell
“Vixen rocked! I just wanted to thank you for all you did to make our meeting inspiring and fantastic. I personally thought you did a great job connecting with everyone, and your story is inspiring, and your lessons very appropriate for all we are going through.
Yesterday one of my VP’s was giving a presentation, and the title of it was ‘Lose sight, and you lose the fight’ And he gave you full credit for the quote!”
“We were honored and delighted to have Carey speak to a group of 350 of our leaders. Her straightforward and engaging style, combined with the quality of her content that had multiple linkages to a variety of issues, was very well received. She’s a total pro and I highly recommend her as a top-flight speaker!”
Director, St. David’s Healthcare
“Often I find myself to be the youngest and the only woman in the board room. Thank You! This was the session I was most looking forward to at Women’s Foodservice Forum 2013 and you exceeded my expectations! I am inspired and EMPOWERED! “
Sales Training & Development Manager, Sysco Corporation
“Wow! You were so inspiring and gave me great takeaways I can use with my team: Staying Focused on What Matters, Be Flexible, Adapt, Overcome, and Find my Third Way! You were captivating! So fascinating and yet relatable to MY world! Thank you”
District Manager Starbucks Coffee Company