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Charlie Plumb, Change Speaker

Charlie Plumb

    Vietnam Prisoner of War and Author, I'm No Hero
Fee Range

$10,000 - $15,000

Travels From

California

Charlie Plumb

Charlie Plumb

Charlie Plumb presents a highly motivational message as he deals with overcoming adversity ... his ... and yours. In an upbeat, humorous, impactful style he draws upon his experience as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam to demonstrate how to turn adversity into assets in today's market place. Adept at using company jargon and industry buzz words to reach the hearts and minds of the audience, Charlie shares his timeless insights on coping with the challenges of every day life and business competition. He leaves his listeners wanting to achieve and excel, no matter what the obstacles.

Charlie Plumb graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis. He went on to fly the F-4 Phatom jet on 74 successful combat missions in Vietnam. On his 75th mission, with only five days before he was to return home, he was shot down, captured, tortured, and imprisoned in an 8 x 8 foot cell. He spent the next 2,103 days in communist prison camps.

During his imprisonment, he distinguished himself among his fellow prisoners as a professional in underground communications. I'm No Hero , is in its 25th printing.

Charlie recently retired from the Navy with the rank of Captain. His medals include two Purple Hearts, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the POW Medal.

  • The Power of Choice:  In a daily routine, or in a communist prison camp, each of us has the choice to succeed, to fail...or to become the victim of circumstances.
  • Adversity:  Viewed as opportunity and challenge, adversity encourages growth, and propels us beyond self-imposed limits.
  • Teamwork:  In a world where downsizing forces us to do more with less, we must empower the team. "Packing parachutes" can mean the difference in survival. Yours, and your teams!
  • Change:  Invariably, just about the time things feel comfortable, change hits. And whether that change is positive or negative it can be disturbing and difficult to adjust to. Yet, it's during those times that ones true value shows up, in taking the risks necessary to adapt to change.
  • Empowerment:  Each of us has assets we often times don't tap into until we're challenged. Whether or not we realize it, we each have the inner strength and resources to meet whatever business or personal challenges come our way.

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