First Female Fighter Pilot in North America, Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author and Leadership Expert.

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. An industry pioneer and team performance accelerant, she is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of leadership, teamwork, winning under pressure, reducing errors and overcoming obstacles. Carey knows what it is takes to be on the 'Leading Edge'. Her mastery of these fundamentals can help your team triumph in this high-risk, time crunched world.

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

A dynamic speaker, Wall Street Journal Best Selling author, and leadership expert, 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 inspirational speaker.

Carey's presentations are inspiring and energizing, providing tools to help you regain control.

Carey Lohrenz is the author of the Wall Street Journal Best Seller "Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons From The Flight Deck".

Carey has delivered her Leadership, Teamwork, and Strategy experience to ACCO Brands, AT&T, Amdocs, ASHP, Black & McDonald, Cisco, Comcast, EWI, Health Alliance, Kimberly Clark, Neenah Paper Company, New York Life, PayPal, PGA, PMI, Sanofi, Southern California Edison, State Farm Insurance, Sea Ray Boats, TripAdvisor, Underwriters Laboratories, Wal Mart, Wells Fargo & WICT to name a few.

Carey graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she was a varsity rower,  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.


An honor to meet Carey Lohrenz today at Dell World. I’m inspired by your story!
— Michael Dell, Founder and CEO of Dell
Vixen rocked! I just wanted to thank you for all you did to make our meeting inspiring and fantastic. I personally thought you did a great job connecting with everyone, and your story is inspiring, and your lessons very appropriate for all we are going through.

Yesterday one of my VP’s was giving a presentation, and the title of it was ‘Lose sight, and you lose the fight’ And he gave you full credit for the quote!
— Dan Schulman, CEO PayPal
What an inspiration! My biggest takeaways were about taking risks, standing your ground and tenacity! Your presentation was by far the most compelling and touching, thank you!
— Melanie Bilodeau, Barilla

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Carey shares the fundamentals that helped her win in the cockpit at Mach 2, and can help your team win in business. This keynote will challenge, inform, and inspire your team to move to higher levels of performance in these difficult economic times.


In this inspiring and engaging keynote, Carey shares what it is 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 & uncover opportunities.


Just as pilots do a "systems check" before takeoff, Carey will walk you through a Pre-Flight Check on your journey towards success. Carey's presentations are inspiring, providing tools to help you regain control.


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.