Carey Lohrenz

  • First Female F-14 Fighter Pilot
  • Leadership expert and keynote speaker
  • Flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready 

Carey Lohrenz is a Leadership expert and keynote speaker who inspires audiences around the world to Lead with Courage and Be Fearless! Her powerful messages of Leadership, Tenacity, Commitment to Excellence and Resilience challenge, inform, and inspire your team to achieve peak performance.

In her inspirational keynotes and motivational programs, Carey shares the fundamentals that helped her win in the cockpit at Mach 2, and can help your team win in business.

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, Carey 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’ timely message about High Performing Teams and developing a Culture of Learning is based on the best-practices of high reliability organizations.  As a dynamic keynote speaker, 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 leadership 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 Womens Leadership Issues.

Carey has delivered her leadership training, leadership keynotes, corporate teambuilding and strategy experience to such companies as AHSP, AT&T, AMDOCS, Black & McDonald, Cisco, Comcast, New York Life,  Kimberly Clark, Lincoln Financial, Safeway, State Farm Insurance, Sea Ray Boats, Sprint, and Underwriters Laboratories, and WICT to name a few.
Whether you need an event speaker, conference speaker, business speaker, healthcare speaker or female keynote speaker, Carey’s should be the first number you call. If you are a meeting or event planner who wants a speaker that will capture the essence of the event and relate well to the audience, Lohrenz will deliver!

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 Masters in Business Administration in Strategic Leadership.

To book leadership and peak performance speaker Carey Lohrenz call Executive Speakers Bureau 901-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Attitude, Change, Female Motivational, Leadership, Life Balance, Motivation, Peak Performance, Strategic Alliance, Teambuilding

  • Travels From:

    Minnesota

  • Price:

    $20,000 - $30,000

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Carey Lohrenz is a Leadership expert and keynote speaker who inspires audiences around the world to Lead with Courage and Be Fearless! Her powerful messages of Leadership, Tenacity, Commitment to Excellence and Resilience challenge, inform, and inspire your team to achieve peak performance.

In her inspirational keynotes and motivational programs, Carey shares the fundamentals that helped her win in the cockpit at Mach 2, and can help your team win in business.

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, Carey 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’ timely message about High Performing Teams and developing a Culture of Learning is based on the best-practices of high reliability organizations.  As a dynamic keynote speaker, 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 leadership 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 Womens Leadership Issues.

Carey has delivered her leadership training, leadership keynotes, corporate teambuilding and strategy experience to such companies as AHSP, AT&T, AMDOCS, Black & McDonald, Cisco, Comcast, New York Life,  Kimberly Clark, Lincoln Financial, Safeway, State Farm Insurance, Sea Ray Boats, Sprint, and Underwriters Laboratories, and WICT to name a few.
Whether you need an event speaker, conference speaker, business speaker, healthcare speaker or female keynote speaker, Carey’s should be the first number you call. If you are a meeting or event planner who wants a speaker that will capture the essence of the event and relate well to the audience, Lohrenz will deliver!

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 Masters in Business Administration in Strategic Leadership.

To book leadership and peak performance speaker Carey Lohrenz call Executive Speakers Bureau 901-754-9404.

Lessons in Leadership

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.

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.

Lessons in Partnering

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.

Striking a Balance

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 Officer, 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 life. Carey is dedicated to inspiring each person to ‘Be the Catalyst’ and look beyond their circumstances.

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 and energizing, providing tools to help you regain control of your personal and professional life.

Remaining Relevent

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. Same is true in business: if you become complacent and fail to 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 helped her win in the cockpit at Mach 2, and 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.

Neenah Paper Company

Thank you so much Carey for the best presentation I have ever experienced at a convention. You are so inspiring and the entire audience was captivated and moved by your words and overall message. It was a privilege to meet an American Icon in person and I will remember the experience for a lifetime!

Executive Women's International

FANTASTIC!!! You continue to impress us all with your knowledge, wisdom, and yes, resilience! Thanks so much for sharing and teaching us this evening!! Really, really outstanding presentation!!

Orange County Public Schools

Carey "Vixen" Lohrenz spoke to 300 school administrators at our annual leadership conference. Her engaging presentation was chock-full of information about how to strategically align teams for success. Talk about polished and professional! She had so much information to share with our school leaders - we are already finding ways to bring her back for additional all-day sessions with our leaders so they can dive deeper into her military-based strategies to create winning, effective teams. Vixen is caring and sincere & thrives on excellence and helping others reach their full potential. We were fortunate to have her with us.

Health Alliance

I want to thank you so much for your Leadership Keynote at our annual broker summit! You were FANTASTIC! I have heard nothing but praise -a definite job well done!
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