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Test Pilot & Speaker: Linda Shaffer-Vanaria

Motivational Speaker from San Diego, CA - Will travel up to 3000 miles

$1000 - $5000 per event
Linda Shaffer-Vanaria was in the news on CNN, local TV, and multiple newspapers routinely when the movie Top Gun launched and the public craved insight on the real pilots who were actually flying the Navy high performance jets. She flew the A-4 Skyhawk, an aircraft that was flown by the Blue Angels Demonstration Team for many years. Linda was a true trailblazer becoming the ninth woman to fly tactical jet aircraft in the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Navy's third woman Test Pilot and one of the first women Operational Squadron Commanding Officers.

As a leader, Linda was dedicated to taking care of both her people and the organization's mission. The squadron she commanded received its first Operational Excellence award in its 21 year history. She attributes that success to investing thought into her Command Philosophy and personally giving a hand-signed copy to all her 535 people in 3 global locations to become the spark to a new heartbeat to the organization.

Linda was inspired when she was the Director of the U.S. Navy's West Coast leadership to take her leadership lessons and evolve her thought leadership on EDGE Performance which she defines as the capability to perform in a world of every expanding boundaries of opportunity and risk. Linda understands first-hand what it means to push the edge. Her signature story is about going down in a military jet pulling the ejection handle with the ejection sequence not being activated a story she has come to call "2.5 seconds to live a leaders guide."

As a Test Pilot Linda flew diverse aircraft include high performance jet, propeller, helicopter and sailplane (non-powered flight) aircraft. She has channeled her experience as a Test Pilot to the realms of both leadership and business; specifically the experience where you approach aircraft you have little to no experience with holding the intention of flying them in such a manner as to learn what they can do and what surprises they hold so you live to make the next choices to enhance capability. Linda also was an out of control flight instructor serving the F-14 community and through that experience learned to understand the power and need to be capable to engage situations out of control to avert live threatening situations and to grow your capacity to take next steps toward the EDGE with decisiveness.

Linda has consulted globally and personally has coached and championed over a thousand leader. Through her coaching, she has personally witnessed the value of her thought leadership and hunger for more. Linda has coached leaders at every level of leadership from front line supervisors to middle managers to senior executives to CEO and Chairman of the Board. Her breadth of experience enables her to readily speak to leaders at every level of leadership with stories and examples. Her mission is to build the capacity of leaders and organizations to be confident and decisive when facing volatility and uncertainty, especially when operating at their EDGE.

Linda is a #1 Amazon international bestselling author with her release PERCEPTION POWER: 10 SKILLS TO GET YOUR TEAM TO BUY IN, TAKE ACTION AND GAIN MOMENTUM. Linda has been interviewed by World Champion Quarterback, Joe Theismann; the original shark on Shark Tank, Kevin Harrington and the Queen of Selling on T.V., Forbes Riley.

Linda's speaking style is about authentically sharing her experience so your audience can understand and feel the need and calling to apply those lessons to themselves and those they lead. She also creates models and concepts so your audience can see how the elements fit together to unfold a story of success in their lives. Linda is very passionate about her speaking, writing and engagement with your audience.
Linda's most popular Keynotes are:

* Leadership Skills that will help you Soar
* Leading at the EDGE
* Taking Charge of Your Perception Power Master
* Connecting the Dots Between Strategy and Action
* Living, Breathing and Leading with Passion

Please reach out to have a conversation with her and your audience and she will share opportunities tailor one of her speeches or combination of her thought leadership elements to your audience.

Your audience will leave with new confidence and perspective see their opportunities to lead through uncertainty and at their EDGE. You'll find Linda to be friendly and easy to work with. She goes the extra mile to tailor her speeches to the audience and experience you are creating in your events.

Education & Credentials:
* U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Graduate
* U.S. Naval War College Graduate
* M.S. Aviation Systems, University of Tennessee
* B.S. Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania (Honored as a Distinguished Graduate)
* Associate Membership in the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)
* 2017 Received National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) Woman of Achievement Award
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Please note Test Pilot & Speaker: Linda Shaffer-Vanaria will also travel to Poway, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido, Del Mar, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Cardiff By The Sea, La Jolla, Encinitas, El Cajon, Lakeside, Ramona, La Mesa, Carlsbad, Vista, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Oceanside, Valley Center, Alpine, Coronado, Bonsall, Lincoln Acres, National City, Bonita, San Luis Rey, Chula Vista, Pauma Valley, Jamul.
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