As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, having flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready United States Navy pilot, Carey Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.
"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
Lohrenz is a Leadership expert and keynote speaker who inspires audiences around the world to Lead with Courage and Be Fearless! Her powerful messages of Leadership, Tenacity, Commitment to Excellence and Resilience challenge, inform, and inspire your team to achieve peak performance.
In her inspirational keynotes and motivational programs, Carey shares the fundamentals that helped her win in the cockpit at Mach 2, and can help your team win in business.The same challenges are found in business: markets change, customer needs evolve and if you do not adapt quickly your company is at risk. In her motivating and engaging keynote presentations, Carey shares her fascinating experiences operating in one of the world’s most challenging environments – an aircraft carrier. She is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of winning under pressure, reducing errors and overcoming obstacles. Her mastery of these fundamentals can help your team triumph in this high-risk, time crunched world.
"A wonderful presentation from a truly inspirational pioneer! I plan to bring a wealth of leadership knowledge back to my teammates. Thank you for serving our country!”-- Brinker International/Maggiano’s
Carey Lohrenz’ timely message about High Performing Teams and developing a Culture of Learning is based on the best-practices of high reliability organizations. As a dynamic keynote speaker, Carey has been requested by name from some of the top Fortune 100 businesses. Her ability to connect with both an audience and on a one-on-one level, coupled with her knowledge and experience in leading high-performing, diverse teams, has made her highly sought after as a business consultant and leadership speaker.
In Carey's book, Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck, she focuses on the three fundamentals of real fearlessness--courage, tenacity, and integrity--and then reveals fearless leadership in action, offering advice on how to set a bold vision, bring the team together (as wingmen, not Top Gun mavericks), execute effectively, and stay resilient through hard times.
Carey has delivered her leadership training, leadership keynotes, corporate teambuilding and strategy experience to such companies as American Society of Health System Pharmacists, AT&T, AMDOCS, Bayer CropScience, Black & McDonald, Cisco, Comcast, Covidien, Direct Employers Association, Executive Women’s International, Health Alliance, Kentucky Bankers Association, Kimberly Clark, New York Life, Lincoln Financial, New England Women in Banking, PMI Chapters, Prudential, Safeway, Sanofi, Sourcing Interests Group, Southern California Edison, State Farm Insurance, Sea Ray Boats, Sprint, Texas Workforce Commission, TripAdvisor, Underwriters Laboratories, Walmart, Wells Fargo Advisors, and WICT 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 Masters in Business Administration in Strategic Leadership.
Carey "Vixen" Lohrenz spoke to 300 school administrators at our annual leadership conference. Her engaging presentation was chock-full of information about how to strategically align teams for success. Talk about polished and professional! She had so much information to share with our school leaders - we are already finding ways to bring her back for additional all-day sessions with our leaders so they can dive deeper into her military-based strategies to create winning, effective teams. Vixen is caring and sincere & thrives on excellence and helping others reach their full potential. We were fortunate to have her with us.
Your presentation was THE top rated session for the entire conference. Could listen all day. Left motivated!