Carey Lohrenz

The First Female F-14 Tomcat Pilot, 2 x Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author, Certified Speaking Professional of the National Speakers Association, Inducted into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame





Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck

Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck

Span of Control: What To Do When You're Under Pressure, Overwhelmed and Ready To Get What You Really Want

Span of Control: What To Do When You're Under Pressure, Overwhelmed and Ready To Get What You Really Want

Carey Lohrenz received a 4 star rating across 14 events in 2023

Senior Keynote Speaker & Entertainment Manager

"Carey Lohrenz stands out as a motivational speaker with her trailblazing experience as the first female F-14 Tomcat pilot. Her profound insights into leadership, risk management and high-pressure performance, honed in the demanding arena of military aviation, empower corporate teams to excel. Her engaging keynotes on fearless leadership and team dynamics are invaluable, making her a sought-after speaker for top businesses - a speaker who is a real pleasure to work with."

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Carey Lohrenz's official speaking topics are listed below:

Lessons in Leadership:

  • In this popular and inspirational keynote, Carey shares the fundamentals that helped her win in the cockpit at Mach 2 and can help your team win in business - be a catalyst, be tenacious, be committed to excellence & be resilient.

Lessons in Partnership:

  • 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 organisation can optimise 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 to 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 Aviator, a corporate executive, and a busy mother of four, Carey “Vixen” Lohrenz knows first-hand the challenges of navigating the many demands of daily work-life balance. In this riveting and inspirational keynote speech, Carey will inspire you to ‘Be the Catalyst’ and look beyond your circumstances. Just as pilots do a “systems check” before takeoff, Carey’s motivational speech will walk you through a Pre-Flight Check on your journey towards success.

Remaining Relevant:

  • In a challenging economic environment, remaining relevant to your customers and within your organisation 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. The same is true in business. If you become complacent and ignore the warning signs (shifts in culture, trends, global demands, budget restrictions), you could be facing extinction. In this energising and empowering keynote, Carey shares the fundamentals that 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.

High-Risk, High Reward: 

  • Carey’s “Patient Safety” keynotes and workshops challenge, inform & inspire your employees to move to higher levels of performance and operational excellence in high-risk and sometimes dangerous environments.
  • Improve leadership, communication & teamwork, create a positive safety culture, reduce human error & the chance of mishap, encourage a commitment to safety & debrief to improve future performance & outcomes

Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

Feedback from In-Person Events:

"Wow! You were so inspiring and gave me great takeaways I can use with my team: Staying Focused on What Matters, Be Flexible, Adapt, Overcome, and Find my Third Way! You were captivating! So fascinating and yet relatable to MY world! Thank you" - Angie, District Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company

"An honor to meet Carey Lohrenz today at Dell World. I’m inspired by your story!" - Michael, Founder & CEO, Dell

"Carey was AMAZING! So much of what she said resonated with our organization. Her story is inspiring, her message applies to everyone, and her ability to engage the audience with a story is great! Additionally, she is a true professional, easy to work with, and fully committed to making sure the client has a good experience… Thank you!" - Saatchi & Saatchi

"You were amazing and your presentation at our Hollywood Conference was the best ever. Thanks for your dedication and professionalism as it was magnificent!" - GARDAWORLD

Feedback from Virtual Events:

"Carey’s message was solid." - Ciena

  • 2023 - Spoke at the Agiloft Summit 2023
  • 2021 - Author of "Span of Control: What To Do When You're Under Pressure, Overwhelmed and Ready to Get What You Really Want"
  • 2018 - Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors
  • 2016 - Certified Speaking Professional of the National Speakers Association
  • 2016 - Member of the Advisory Board of the Operational Excellence Society
  • 2014 - Author of 'Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons From The Flight Deck'
  • 2014 - President of Women Military Aviators Inc.
  • 2012 - Member of the Board of Directors of Women Military Aviators Inc.
  • 2012 - CEO of Arsenal Leadership LLC
  • 2009 - Senior Consultant for XONITEK Corporation
  • 2009 - Strategic Planning Consultant for Venturist Inc.
  • 2009 - VP of Sales & Business Development for The Corps Group
  • 2007 - Professional Artist & Photographer for Carey Lohrenz Portraiture
  • 1993 - Earnt her Naval Aviator Wings of Gold
  • 1990 - Naval Aviator in the US Navy & the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot