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Dave Carey

POW Uses The Power Of The Human Spirit To Triumph Over Adversity

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Dave Carey is an acclaimed motivational speaker, consultant, coach, and author aiming to bring joy, hope, wisdom, and encouragement to all with whom he has contact.

Dave Carey draws from his experiences as a POW for five and a half years he reminds his audiences of the power of the human spirit to triumph over adversity; - and that we always have choices.

His programs are customized to address the challenges your organization faces; and to reinforce the values and goals of your organization. Dave's message is real, entertaining, immediate, and challenging. Dave Carey offers inspiration for a more rewarding professional and personal life.

For the last 20 years, as a highly sought after motivational speaker, consultant, coach and author, his clients have included IBM, Merck, 3M, Apple, Starbucks, and many, many others. (See the partial list of testimonials to the left.)

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dave became a carrier-based pilot during the Vietnam War. After his plane was shot down, he was interred as a POW in Hanoi for five and a half years.

Among his military honors are the Legion of Merit, five Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Purple Heart, eight Air Medals, and the Navy Commendation Medal.

After returning from Vietnam, he held three positions as a commanding officer, including service as Director of the Navy's Leadership and Management Training program. He retired from the Navy with the rank of Captain.

Live Interactive Video Presentations: Dave has recently added the equipment for high quality live interactive video presentations to his speaking practice. He has done many of these presentations to audiences ranging in size from 25 to 3000. By bringing Dave to your audiences in person via live interactive video you can save all expenses. Please contact him for details.


Presentation Topics


DOING WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO . . .
Dave's motivational message stresses that each of us has the opportunity and the power to
make every day a little better, in spite of, not because of the events that occur.

DOING YOUR BEST . . .
Success comes not so much as a result of overcoming adversity, but as a result of using that
adversity creatively. Learn how to face hard choices—successfully.

HUMOR IN EMOTIONAL CHAOS . . .
See how the power of humor can affect positive changes in our lives.

KEEPING FAITH IN YOURSELF… IN OTHERS… IN AMERICA… IN GOD . . .
Our faith is crucial to our survival. Commitment, faith, friendship, and mutual support are
the keystones to a successful and meaningful life.

HOW DO YOU DO IT?
The circumstances in our work and our lives a

Testimonials

"The attendees to this conference have nothing but excellent comments, All of them mention the fact that you have such o positive approach to life even though you had so many negative experiences. It was very enlightening to hear you shore with everyone your experiences and be so open to answer any questions they had. I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs to improve their approach to life and obtain q new way of seeing the outcome in different situations. Your seminar is very inspirational and compels everyone to have q positive thinking and appreciate even more his or her family and friends, as well as their spiritual and material wealth"
James D Franklin - HAR-BRO INC.

"There aren’t words (Pig Latin, Faux French, or otherwise) that can adequately tell you how much we cherished your time with us in Jacksonville. The nobility of your sacrifice on behalf of our country and us; the quick humor and moral courage you demonstrated in the face of such heart-wrenching circumstances; your generosity in sharing the lessons you learned and applying them to our petty grievances are overwhelming. Your story and the manner in which you relate it are so moving that we ache to be better people. Thank you on behalf of each and every member of the class."
Priscilla Trescott - CAE Deputy Executive Director

"On behalf of the Konocti Unified School District, I want to express my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to hear your message via videoconferencing on August 9, 2007. Your story is powerful and an inspiration to our management team as we prepare for the opening of school next Monday and cope with our struggles in trust and accountability to each other and the organization.  Your words, 'We did what we had to do, We did our best, We chose to grow from the experience' are powerful guidance to us as we work together and lead our individual teams."
Louise Nan, Ed.D.- Superintendent Konocti Unified School District

"I interviewed Dave Carey on The Inside Success Show and loved every minute of it. His passion for sharing his experience as a POW in Vietnam and the lessons he learned that apply to life, combined with his strong desire to help other people make the right choices, really made for a great interview. I highly recommend him for any show."
Randy Gilbert - Host of The Inside Success Show


Client List

Aetna Insurance
Allergan Medical Optics
American Nuclear Society
ARCO
Apple Computer, Inc.
AT&T Wireless
Burger King, Inc.
California Commission on POST
CLEA of Records Supervisors
California Police Chiefs Assoc
CALPELRA
Carl Karcher Enterprises
Caterpillar, Ltd. South Africa
Center for Creative Leadership
Century 21 Real Estate
Citizen’s Business Bank
Computer Sciences Corporation
Consulting Engineers Council
Contra Costa County, California
Cycare Systems, Inc.
Dell Webb, California
Digital Equipment Corporation
Douglas Aircraft
Elizabeth Hospice
Enseco, A Corning Company
Farmers and Merchants Bank
FISC, US Navy
Foodmaker Corporation
G.E. Plastics
General Dynamics
Glaxo Dermatology
Group Health Cooperative
Guidant Corporation
Hewlett Packard
HP Textron
Hughes Electro-Optical Systems
IBM Corporation
Independent Insurance Agents IL
Knotts Berry Farm
KPMG Peat Marwick
Lockheed Aircraft Company
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department
Lucent Technologies
McMillin Realty
McDonnell Douglas, Helicopter
Merck
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Microsoft
National Assoc of Purchasing Managers
National Automobile Auction Assoc
NPELRA
National Ornamental Metals Assoc
Northrop Electronics DivisionNovartis
Ohmeda
Oregon Credit Union League
Oregon School Employees Assoc
Pacific Pump
Pennant Systems, an IBM Company
Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Station
Provident Mutual Insurance Company
Public Service of New Mexico
Rohr Industries
Smith Tool, Inc.
Southwest Petroleum Credit Assoc
Starbucks Coffee Company
Superba, Inc.
Taylor Engineering
Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical
Thunder Basin Coal Company
Toyota, South Africa
United States Navy
United States Postal Service
Washington Credit Union League
WA Criminal Justice Training
Western Classified Advertising Assoc
Witco National Sales
Wood Moulding & Mill Works Assoc
World Sign Associates
DOING WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO . . .
Dave's motivational message stresses that each of us has the opportunity and the power to make every day a little better, in spite of, not because of the events that occur.

DOING YOUR BEST . . .
Success comes not so much as a result of overcoming adversity, but as a result of using that adversity creatively. Learn how to face hard choices—successfully.

HUMOR IN EMOTIONAL CHAOS . . .
See how the power of humor can affect positive changes in our lives.

KEEPING FAITH IN YOURSELF… IN OTHERS… IN AMERICA… IN GOD . . .
Our faith is crucial to our survival. Commitment, faith, friendship, and mutual support are the keystones to a successful and meaningful life.

HOW DO YOU DO IT?
The circumstances in our work and our lives a
"The attendees to this conference have nothing but excellent comments, All of them mention the fact that you have such o positive approach to life even though you had so many negative experiences. It was very enlightening to hear you shore with everyone your experiences and be so open to answer any questions they had. I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs to improve their approach to life and obtain q new way of seeing the outcome in different situations. Your seminar is very inspirational and compels everyone to have q positive thinking and appreciate even more his or her family and friends, as well as their spiritual and material wealth"
James D Franklin - HAR-BRO INC.

"There aren’t words (Pig Latin, Faux French, or otherwise) that can adequately tell you how much we cherished your time with us in Jacksonville. The nobility of your sacrifice on behalf of our country and us; the quick humor and moral courage you demonstrated in the face of such heart-wrenching circumstances; your generosity in sharing the lessons you learned and applying them to our petty grievances are overwhelming. Your story and the manner in which you relate it are so moving that we ache to be better people. Thank you on behalf of each and every member of the class."
Priscilla Trescott - CAE Deputy Executive Director

"On behalf of the Konocti Unified School District, I want to express my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to hear your message via videoconferencing on August 9, 2007. Your story is powerful and an inspiration to our management team as we prepare for the opening of school next Monday and cope with our struggles in trust and accountability to each other and the organization.  Your words, 'We did what we had to do, We did our best, We chose to grow from the experience' are powerful guidance to us as we work together and lead our individual teams."
Louise Nan, Ed.D.- Superintendent Konocti Unified School District

"I interviewed Dave Carey on The Inside Success Show and loved every minute of it. His passion for sharing his experience as a POW in Vietnam and the lessons he learned that apply to life, combined with his strong desire to help other people make the right choices, really made for a great interview. I highly recommend him for any show."
Randy Gilbert - Host of The Inside Success Show




Aetna Insurance
Allergan Medical Optics
American Nuclear Society
ARCO
Apple Computer, Inc.
AT&T Wireless
Burger King, Inc.
California Commission on POST
CLEA of Records Supervisors
California Police Chiefs Assoc
CALPELRA
Carl Karcher Enterprises
Caterpillar, Ltd. South Africa
Center for Creative Leadership
Century 21 Real Estate
Citizen’s Business Bank
Computer Sciences Corporation
Consulting Engineers Council
Contra Costa County, California
Cycare Systems, Inc.
Dell Webb, California
Digital Equipment Corporation
Douglas Aircraft
Elizabeth Hospice
Enseco, A Corning Company
Farmers and Merchants Bank
FISC, US Navy
Foodmaker Corporation
G.E. Plastics
General Dynamics
Glaxo Dermatology
Group Health Cooperative
Guidant Corporation
Hewlett Packard
HP Textron
Hughes Electro-Optical Systems
IBM Corporation
Independent Insurance Agents IL
Knotts Berry Farm
KPMG Peat Marwick
Lockheed Aircraft Company
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department
Lucent Technologies
McMillin Realty
McDonnell Douglas, Helicopter
Merck
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Microsoft
National Assoc of Purchasing Managers
National Automobile Auction Assoc
NPELRA
National Ornamental Metals Assoc
Northrop Electronics DivisionNovartis
Ohmeda
Oregon Credit Union League
Oregon School Employees Assoc
Pacific Pump
Pennant Systems, an IBM Company
Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Station
Provident Mutual Insurance Company
Public Service of New Mexico
Rohr Industries
Smith Tool, Inc.
Southwest Petroleum Credit Assoc
Starbucks Coffee Company
Superba, Inc.
Taylor Engineering
Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical
Thunder Basin Coal Company
Toyota, South Africa
United States Navy
United States Postal Service
Washington Credit Union League
WA Criminal Justice Training
Western Classified Advertising Assoc
Witco National Sales
Wood Moulding & Mill Works Assoc
World Sign Associates