NBAA’s 2023 Leadership Conference Focuses on Achieving Dynamic Excellence

Don’t miss these dynamic keynote addresses from leaders in the industry at the 2023 NBAA Leadership Conference.

With a theme of “Dynamic Excellence,” the 2023 NBAA Leadership Conference promises to help business aviation leaders of today and tomorrow thrive in an increasingly pressure-filled environment, and teach attendees methods to achieve and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Taking place Feb. 27–March 1 at The Westin Charlotte in Charlotte, NC, this year’s event includes sessions on daily growth, body language, creating confidence, boosting overall morale, and maintaining personal excellence, providing attendees the insights to develop leadership skills.

“The NBAA Leadership Conference is an important asset for our community, as it provides emerging and veteran leaders an opportunity to benchmark their management skills and gain recurrent training that isn’t specifically tied to aviation,” said Jo Damato, CAM, NBAA senior vice president, education, training, and workforce development.

Attendees will have access to two networking receptions as well as inspiring and motivating sessions from an impressive lineup of speakers, each renowned as an expert in their field. Over two days, attendees will hear from:

Author, Business Coach, Speaker [Credit: NBAA]

Pamela Barnum, M.P.A., J.D.

A former undercover police officer and federal prosecuting attorney, Barnum uses field-tested, real-world examples for accurately assessing nonverbal cues and responding in a way that communicates confidence and trust in any situation.

Pamela Barnum: Techniques to Employ Trust
Director of Leadership Development [Credit: NBAA]

Dave Berke

A retired U.S. Marine Corps. officer, fighter pilot and ground combat leader, Berke provides unmatched experience and a unique perspective on combat leadership, analytical decision-making, risk mitigation and creating winning teams.

Dave Berke: Extreme Ownership and Leadership
Author & Founder and Host of the Learning Leader Podcast [Credit: NBAA]

Ryan Hawk

Hawk is a best-selling author and host of “The Learning Leader Show” podcast, and a recognized authority on leadership and performance excellence.

An Interview with Ryan Hawk and Dr. Sian Proctor
Author, Speaker, Consultant [Credit: NBAA]

Todd Henry

Henry is a best-selling author, consultant and creative leadership and performance expert who teaches leaders how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance.

Owner Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing, Championship Driver, Co-owner RFK Racing [Credit NBAA]

Brad Keselowski

A championship driver and co-owner of RFK Racing, Keselowski is a successful entrepreneur with interests in aviation and real estate. He is spearheading a modern-day industrial revolution through his Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM) business.

CEO, Palmer Group [Credit: NBAA]

Anne Palmer

An internationally recognized author and speaker, Palmer is a clarity expert and leadership and communication strategist focused on using cutting-edge neuroscience principles to develop leaders and create inclusive, safe cultures.

Anne Palmer: Be Great 
Astronaut, Pilot – Inspiration4, Geoscientist and Space Artist [Credit: NBAA]

Dr. Sian Proctor

Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, space artist and the first Black civilian astronaut, who was a pilot for the 2021 Inspiration4 all-civilian orbital mission. She encourages individuals to use their unique strengths and passions to inspire those within their reach.

Author, Business Coach, Speaker [Credit: NBAA]

Christy Wright

Wright is a certified business coach, best-selling author, dynamic speaker and personal development coach who teaches people how to craft messages they are excited to share and confident to deliver.

Christy Wright: Seasons of Life and Managing Your Time 

In addition, NBAA is offering a Professional Development Program course prior to the opening of the event. “Practical Business and General Aviation Leadership and Influencing Skills” runs from 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Feb 27.

Learn more about the 2023 NBAA Leadership Conference and register today.


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