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Carey Lohrenz

Navy’s First Female F-14 Fighter Pilot

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Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2.

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, Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results. The same challenges are found in business: markets change, customer needs evolve and if you do not adapt quickly your company is at risk.

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Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2.

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, Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results. 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.

Carey Lohrenz's timely message about High Performing Teams and developing a Culture of Learning is based on the best-­practices of high reliability organizations. The process Prepare, Perform, Prevail helps businesses manage risk while becoming a High Performing Organization. This message resonates with diverse audiences at every level of the company. 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 speaker.

Carey is a powerhouse in the field of delivering engaging Leadership, High Performing Organizations and Diversity Training that directly impacts a company’s ROI and bottom line. Her experience in the all-­male environment of fighter aviation and her ability to pass on the Lessons Learned in her career allow her to deliver insight and guidance from a credible platform on Women’s Leadership Issues.

Carey has delivered her leadership and strategy experience to such companies as 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.

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:



  • Be a Catalyst Make change happen by focusing on what matters most

  • Be Tenacious Overcome your fear of failure

  • Be Committed to Excellence Prepare, Perform and Prevail 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.


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.


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 and 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.


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. The same is true in business. If you become complacent and 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 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.


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.


Consider the standards of carrier aviation:



  • Simple, rigorous checklists

  • A culture that doesn’t tolerate safety lapses

  • Sound critical decision-making skills

  • Clear communication

  • A collaborative model


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.


Carey shares leadership risk planning strategies and training to:



  • Improve leadership, communication and teamwork among your physicians, nurses, staff and patients

  • Improve 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 & the chance of a mishap

  • Encourage a commitment to safety from all of your healthcare providers while maintaining clinical quality


These tools will allow you to survive and succeed, with superior results consistently, just as she did in the demanding world of fighter aviation. 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.


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