Ex-Fighter pilot Mandy Hickson Takes Off at GBS

20th Mar 2019

Mandy was the only female pilot on her Front Line Tornado Squadron for the Royal Air Force. 

mandy-hickson leadership keynote speaker at Great British Speakers

Mandy Hickson now shares her experiences of working within an elite team of fast jet operators, to audiences with great clarity and humour, outlining how the same values apply within any environment.

She demonstrates only too well the importance of remaining calm under pressure and leading, quite literally, from the front, in order to get the best from herself and her team.

Challenging times require an exceptional corporate response. So how do you motivate and inspire your staff to demonstrate outstanding leadership and teamwork under pressure; to stride confidently towards purposeful goals and maintain focus despite great risks? These critical success factors are clearly demonstrated by Mandy Hickson’s unique experiences of flying in a Front Line Tornado Squadron within hostile environments.

More about Mandy

Mandy Hickson was the only female pilot on her Front Line Tornado Squadron for the Royal Air Force. 

She has operated from some of the world’s most hostile environments, including patrolling the ‘No Fly’ zone over Iraq.  In charge of the latest weaponry, she and her unit were ready to drop ordnance on any target in support of operations.Mandy was awarded an RAF flying scholarship at 17, but initially failed the computer-based tests taken by all potential RAF pilots. Undeterred, her self-belief and determination persuaded the RAF to take her on as a test case, thereby overcoming seemingly insurmountable hurdles.

Mandy now shares her experiences of working within an elite team of fast jet operators, to audiences with great clarity and humour, outlining how the same values apply within any environment.

Mandy Hickson is a perfect example as she supports a number of organisations as a keynote or motivational speaker with talks tailored to be relevant to your organisation, her main themes are;

If you would like to inspire women in your organisation or membership, Mandy will work with you to create a unique and memorable event that may just help them write their own success stories.

See the main Great British Speakers bio page for Mandy HERE

You can check out some of Mandy’s incredible work in the video below – and if you would like to book Mandy for your event as a keynote or motivational speaker, then contact bookings@greatbritishtalent.com

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