As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, having flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready United States Navy pilot, Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.
The same challenges are found in business: markets change, customer needs evolve and if you do not adapt quickly your company is at risk. In her motivating and engaging keynote presentations, Carey shares her fascinating experiences operating in one of the world’s most challenging environments – an aircraft carrier. She is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of winning under pressure, reducing errors and overcoming obstacles. Her mastery of these fundamentals can help your team triumph in this high-risk, time crunched world.
Carey Lohrenz’ timely message about High Performing Teams and developing a Culture of Learning is based on the best-practices of high reliability organizations. The processes of Planning, Briefing, Debriefing and Adjusting help businesses manage risk while becoming a High Performing Organization. This message resonates with diverse audiences at every level of the company. Carey has been requested by name from some of the top Fortune 100 businesses. Her ability to connect with both an audience and on a one-on-one level, coupled with her knowledge and experience in leading high-performing, diverse teams, has made her highly sought after as a business consultant and speaker.
Carey is a powerhouse in the field of delivering engaging Leadership, High Performing Organizations and Diversity Training that directly impacts a company’s ROI and bottom line. Her experience in the all-male environment of fighter aviation and her ability to pass on the Lessons Learned in her career allow her to deliver insight and guidance from a credible platform on Womens Leadership Issues.
Carey has delivered her leadership and strategy experience to such companies as Cisco, Comcast, New York Life, Underwriters Laboratories, AT&T, Kimberly Clark, State Farm Insurance and Sea Ray Boats, Amdocs, Black & McDonald, and Sprint to name a few.
Carey graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she was a varsity rower, also training at the pre-Olympic level. After graduation, she attended the Navy’s Aviation Officer Candidate School before starting flight training and her naval career. She is currently working on her Masters in Business Administration in Strategic Leadership.
I have known Carey Lohrenz for a few years and have seen a few "shorts" of some of her presentations. So when the time came to develop our speaker roster for our 2012 Summits on Operational Excellence in the EU, she was at the top of the invite list. I can say without reservation that it was a very wise choice that I made. She was engaging, provocative, dynamic, yet humble. She made everyone in the room contemplate their own "comfort zones" and challenged all to stretch beyond. We even used some of the techniques she conveyed immediately afterwards at our Managing Directors workshop to great success. I offer my strongest recommendation of her - and her team.
Carey "Vixen" Lohrenz spoke to 300 school administrators at our annual leadership conference. Her engaging presentation was chock-full of information about how to strategically align teams for success. Talk about polished and professional! She had so much information to share with our school leaders - we are already finding ways to bring her back for additional all-day sessions with our leaders so they can dive deeper into her military-based strategies to create winning, effective teams. Vixen is caring and sincere & thrives on excellence and helping others reach their full potential. We were fortunate to have her with us. Outstanding person - outstanding presenter. Gotta love her!
Hi Carey, So much to say and so few words to articulate the impact that you had on our organization this morning! Everywhere we turn someone says something like… · “My wife saw Carey years ago and told me not to miss it. I had no idea the impact she would make!” · “Her story seemed so out of reach to me but, she made it so relatable!” · “Why wasn’t Carey’s presentation part of our NSM schedule? Everyone can take something away that’s applicable to them.” · “Wow! Just wow!” · “Not only has she ‘climbed a mountain’ but her perspective is so refreshing and far motivating than I imagined!” You did an incredible job, were a joy to work with and to get to know. Many, many thanks for sharing your time and talents with us Carey! Many, many thanks,