Named by the Jaycees as one of the "Top Ten Young Americans", Amelia Rose Earhart recreated and symbolically completed the 1937 flight of her namesake, Amelia Mary Earhart. Her 28,000 mile flight around the world in a single engine aircraft became a symbol of determination, courage and empowerment for anyone who has ever decided to seek new horizons.

Fortune 500 companies, United States Air Force Academy, dozens of universities and civic organizations, among others, have been impacted, and thousands have been jolted awake by Amelia's contagious enthusiasm for action, her raw and charming leadership style, and her ability to take audiences along on their own flight round the world through her story.

Amelia is the president of the Fly With Amelia Foundation, a non-profit providing flight training scholarships to young women across America. She can be seen each morning on Denver's NBC affiliate, KUSA-TV, where she has recently launched a new weekly series called STEM Superstars. This series features STEM focused teachers, classes, schools or educational programs that help children to get excited about learning the skills that will prepare them for tech careers. She's also an active member of the Board of Directors at Wings Over the Rockies, Colorado's Official Air and Space Museum. She's currently working toward her multi-engine aircraft rating.

 

AROUND THE WORLD WITH AMELIA: THE MODERN DAY ADVENTURE THAT CAPTIVATED THE WORLD

What is it like to fly around the world? Just ask Amelia, who shares her journey that started from being named after one of the most famous female pilots, Amelia Mary Earhart, in the world and culminated with recreating and completing her namesake’s 28,000 mile journey around the world. Amelia shares the details of her incredible adventure of over 100 flight hours, 80% over water that spanned over 18 days, 14 countries and one engine. This tale of perseverance, reaching your goals and creating a personal legacy for yourself will encourage audiences to build their own runway and create their own path to follow.

CREATING YOUR PERSONAL FLIGHT PLAN FOR SUCCESS

Through a natural aviation metaphor, your team will crawl into the cockpit, becoming decision makers in complete control of their aircraft. Tailored to fit your group’s specific goals and challenges, my Learning to Love the Turbulence workshop will lead your team through thought provoking, pre-flight exercises designed to ask critical questions about route, flight crew and aircraft strength, discussions on managing energy burn through different “phases of flight,” and will invite each participant to discover their ability to become pilot in command of their own journey. The best pilots, and the best leaders, are not those who avoid the bumps along the way. They are the ones who understand that turbulence is a part of any journey worth taking. They have learned to course correct when problems arise, to understand the importance of situational awareness and to build a strong flight crew, all willing to make a journey together. Your team will come away with a pilot’s mindset, a perspective sure to distinguish their ideas and determination from the crowd. Each participant will also leave with a personal flight log, filled with eight weeks of content to propel their journey.

LEARNING TO LOVE THE TURBULENCE: EMBRACING DIFFICULTY AND CHANGE ONCE YOUR GOAL IS AIRBORNE

When we set our minds toward any big goal, we imagine creating our plan and executing it to completion. We tell ourselves that if we work hard enough, we will soar from Point A to Point B gracefully, leaving others to wonder how we ever pulled it off. We begin our journey and everything seems fine. The wind is at our backs and the view is spectacular. Suddenly, there’s a terrifying jolt. We’ve been thrown off course by something we never saw coming: turbulence. Suddenly, our well thought out plan is thrown out the window. We are now in crisis mode. THIS was NOT supposed to happen. Which way is up? Who is on our team? Is there ANY safe place to land? This is the point where we have to ask ourselves if we are doomed for a crash landing or if we are willing to learn to love the turbulence. 

 

Not only was her story incredible, but her personal inner strength, and quite frankly guts through personal adversity, is truly inspiring.
— Northrop Grumman