Led Two Dramatic Rescue Missions During The Worst Weather In 100 Years, Dubbed “The Perfect Storm.” This Harrowing Story Of Real People Battling For Survival On A Sea Gone Wild Became A Best-Selling Book And A Top-Grossing Film Starring George Clooney
Larry Brudnicki, a real-life Coast Guard ship captain, performed two rescues during the Perfect Storm. Yet, he says that is only a part of his body of work. Those rescues were only 100 hours of a 30-year career.
His work was primarily assessing risks, inspiring teamwork, and making decisions. These are the same strategies that can help any company or organization become more successful. His story of that Perfect Storm is relatable because most have felt they had to make difficult choices with no good options and under conditions they couldn’t control.
Many have had to come together to accomplish a goal. Larry shares how he motivated his crew to do their best work in unimaginable conditions. He shows how to manage risk and can show how to implement necessary steps to gain success without dropping into pitfalls.
His message is one of leadership, teamwork, and risk management that all corporations, organizations, and associations can use.
Programs that Enlighten, Inspire, and Entertain
Captain Brudnicki offers the following programs – all of which can be tailored to fit your audience.
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!”
(Recommended time: 45 minutes)
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.
(Recommended time: 1 hour)
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.
(Recommended time: 90 minutes)
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.
(Recommended time: 2 hours)
Application Session: Managing Risk in Turbulent Times
This half day session will use case studies and examples from your company or organization to see the 7 Step Risk Management Ð Decision Making process in action. Audience members will gain hands-on experience assessing risk by using examples pertinent to their jobs. Participants will learn to become more comfortable making difficult decisions even in situations they can’t control or when they don’t like their options.
“A compelling story that was entertaining and thought-provoking. The audience drew parallels between the rescue mission and the “Economic Storm” facing the Port of Oakland. The concepts of setting goals, being prepared, understanding the risks and working in teams are principles that can be applied by any organization facing challenges.”
Port of Oakland
“You spoke with a rare eloquence, conviction and sincerity. You truly inspired and motivated our managers and supervisors.”
Memorial Hospitals Association
“Inspiring! I will always remember that even during the most difficult of situations, there is an opportunity to rise up and give your best effort.”
Richardson Bay Maritime Association
“You blended humor and a vital sense of reality to the importance of readiness in accomplishing our mission. We were sitting on the edge of our seats. You helped make our Conference a phenomenal success.”
Pharmacy Board of Directors
“We are at a crossroads in the development of our organization and your presentation gave us hope that perseverance, endurance and teamwork will win the prize.”
The Ranger Foundation
“Exceptional presentation! Outstanding delivery! You truly left our audience with a lasting impression.”
129th Rescue Wing, Air National Guard
“You were delightful, entertaining, factual and held the captive attention of every person in the room.”
11th District Commodore, Coast Guard Auxiliary