Keynote Speaker Virtual Event: Leadership, Resilience and Accountability – Dan Holdridge, Dan Holdridge & Associates LLC
When we are introduced to change it causes unease due to the unknown. When we embrace the element of change whereas there is a potential of an upside with a positive attitude, we tend to see change in a more favorable light. The probability of success of such change is significantly higher when we anticipate success as an element of appreciation of what good can come, instead of pessimism which is grounded in entitlement. Dan will show you how change is an opportunity for leaders to challenge possibilities, change probabilities, and act proactively to embrace what could be the best thing to happen to you, your family and your organization.
On September 11, 2001, as Dan was under the rubble from the terrorist attack at the Pentagon, he received a firsthand education on change. The world changed that day, but did the world learn from that day? What do you recall learning from that day in history?
Dan HoldridgeNational Keynote Speaker | Author | Owner | CEO
In April 2001, Mr. Dan Holdridge was one of the youngest Program Directors at General Dynamics Corporation in Needham, Massachusetts. Dan oversaw computer engineering operations for General Dynamics and was sent to the United States Pentagon to support the construction of the newly renovated section of the Pentagon. On September 11th, 2001, Dans life almost ended when he was injured in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Recovered physically, Dan dedicates his time speaking to people across the country about his experience that day, what helped him heal and how he became an even stronger person than ever before.
Today, Dan serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Industries Incorporated (www.EagleElectric.com) where he oversees the entire operation of the electrical engineering and manufacturing corporation. This includes finance, human resources, project management, business development, customer communications, and continuing quality improvement programs.
Dan graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1995, and earned the master’s degree of Executive Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of New Haven. He served as a Trustee of the National 4-H Leadership Trust from April 2002 to 2004 and currently serves as Board Member and Vice Chairman of the New London County 4-H Foundation.