Former Combat Helicopter Pilot and Squadron Leader
After graduating from Cambridge University, Sarah followed her dream to become a combat helicopter pilot in the RAF. As a Squadron Leader she led on operational combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and she was the first female helicopter pilot to fly and lead UK Special Forces missions in Iraq. During her experiences both at home and at war, she made two important discoveries; - resilience and performance under pressure is NOT instinctive - BUT humans have an extraordinary ability to excel and lead the way under pressure…when they know how. She now has ONE mission. To share the secret to outstanding resilience, performance and courage “under fire”. After hearing Sarah’s stories the audience will walk away with performance, leadership and resilience techniques that are backed by science, proven in combat and immediately transferable into the workplace. She is fluent in “alpha male” and whilst she takes her work seriously, she doesn’t take herself too seriously. Sarah is the No1 Best Selling author of FLY HIGHER - train your mind to feel as strong as you look. She has a young son who she adores and who keeps her on her A game. Every speech is written to the specific objectives to ensure the success of the event. Below are some sample Keynote titles: - Train hard, Fight easy - the secret to performance under pressure - How to be fearless - why leaders can and should embrace rejection and failure - The power of choice - a counterintuitive approach to leadership in adversity - Fly Higher - working together for a better future What people are saying: Sarah’s story and her energy is filled with inspiration and a raw unfilltered realness that can be hard to find these days.” Lana Robinson, Client Relationship Manager I’ve heard many great speakers. It’s rare to hear a speaker who can translate their experiences directly into the workplace with such clarity and such relevance. Marcus Price, CEO, Iress. There is nobody worth listening to more than Sarah Furness in today's world. Real experience, real stories no out-of-a-book fluff. Paul Lloyd.