Carey Lohrenz

Carey Lohrenz

World’s 1st Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot

Speaker Categories: Military | Safety | Team Building | Leadership | Risk Management | Astronauts/Aviators | Peak Performance | Team Building | Women Achievers & Motivation | Patriotism

Travels From: MN, United States.

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World's First Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot

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

Leadership, Risk and High Performance Speaker

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.

Education

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.

Lessons In Leadership

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 keynote, Carey shares the fundamentals that helped her win in the cockpit at Mach 2, and can help your team win in business.

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.

High Risk Into High Reward

Managing risk is like walking a tightrope. It is a constant balancing act, identifying and mitigating safety, operational and reputational risks. 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 safety, 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 and maintain safety awareness at all times. Carey will provide the tools that will allow you to survive and succeed, with superior results consistently, just as Carey Lohrenz did in the demanding world of fighter aviation.

Remaining Relevant

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.

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.

Patient Safety

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. Carey’s “Patient Safety” keynotes and workshops challenge, inform & inspire your employees to move to higher levels of performance and operational excellence in high-risk and sometimes dangerous environments. 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.
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Testimonials

  • 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.

    Director of Leadership Development
    Orange County Public Schools
  • Your presentation was THE top rated session for the entire conference. Could listen all day. Left motivated!

    Director of Technical Programs
    PMPA
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