As a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War, Dave Carey's aircraft was destroyed over North Vietnam by a surface-to-air missile. He spent five and one half years as a P.O.W. in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton." This experience taught him timeless lessons that have application in all of our lives.
As a motivational speaker, Dave Carey relates his story as a P.O.W. to help people better understand the prison-like aspects they may experience in their personal and professional lives. Told with intensity and humor, Dave Carey inspires and empowers others to overcome seemingly insurmountable difficulties and to gain a renewed sense of purpose, perspective, satisfaction, and control over their circumstances.
Dave Carey also coaches individuals and groups for business and personal growth. He served as Director of Development for the SYMLOG Consulting Group and has been an adjunct staff instructor at the Center for Creative Leadership. He has extensive experience in both private and public sectors. Dave Carey has been one of a very few consultants certified by the state of California to conduct team building for law enforcement agencies in the state. His programs on value-centered leadership, team building and organizational development are powerful, practical, and filled with performance improving content.
A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Dave Carey is a retired Navy Captain. He was three times a Commanding Officer and the Director of the Navy's premiere site for leadership and management training. Dave Carey personally conducted training seminars for prospective commanding officers and senior government service employees.
Among Captain Dave Carey's military awards are the Legion of Merit, five Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Purple Heart, eight Air Medals, and the Navy Commendation Medal.
- Overcoming Adversity
- Organizational Effectiveness
Members discovered how the organization's culture, policies, procedures, and reward systems contributed to or interfered with, the organization's overall health, productivity, and long-term viability. They determined changes needed to increase individual commitment, blend management needs with effective group performance, and focus corporate action on continuous improvement toward customer satisfaction.
- Teamwork Development
Group members gained an understanding of their group's dynamics, forces of unification and polarization, and the importance of individual differences. They developed a shared vision and comprehensive strategy for integrating individual strengths, resolving conflicts, fostering teamwork, and increasing productivity.
- Leadership Development
Individuals achieved insights about their impact on the people with whom they worked and learned how to significantly improve their leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal effectiveness.