Carey Lohrenz

The First Ever Female F-14 Tomcat Pilot & Two-Times Bestselling Author

  • Former Naval Aviator in the US Navy
  • Former President of Women Military Aviators Inc
  • Former Strategic Planning Consultant for Venturist Inc
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Operational Excellence Society
  • Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors

Discover Carey Lohrenz’s biography of published work below.

Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons Form The Flight Deck
Span of Control: What To Do When You’re Under Pressure, Overwhelmed and Ready To Get What You Really Want
Span of Control: What To Do When You’re Under Pressure, Overwhelmed and Ready To Get What You Really Want

When Carey Lohrenz is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Lessons in Leadership
Lessons in Partnership
Striking a Balance
Remaining Relevant
High-Risk, High Reward

Carey Lohrenz is an inspirational leader, who is best known as the first-ever female F-14 Tomcat Pilot, a plane that she piloted during her time spent as a Naval Aviator in the US Navy. Joining the US Navy in 1990, Carey served for eight years as a dedicated fighter pilot, learning the ins and outs of high performance in hostile and high-pressure environments. Adapting to dynamic, fast-moving environments, Carey expertly navigates how to thrive under pressure with her corporate clients. Now hired as a high performance speaker, Carey is commended for her expertise on taking risks, performing under pressure, achieving high performance and leadership.

A pioneer of military aviation, Carey first made headlines when she became the first female pilot of the F-14 Tomcat aircraft, having since flown in various worldwide missions as a combat US Navy pilot. Having navigated environments in which inconsistent performance can result in catastrophic consequences, Carey is an expert in ensuring that she achieves high performance no matter the circumstances. Mastering the fundamentals of high performance in a time-crunched world, Carey has since worked as the CEO of Arsenal Leadership LLC, as a Strategic Planning Consultant for Venturist Inc and as a Member of the Advisory Board of the Operational Excellence Society.

Today, Carey is a leading keynote speaker on achieving high performance, team building, leadership, risk taking and risk management. Translating the skills she honed as a member of the US Navy into a business context, Carey helps clients with everything from being resilient and self-belief to reducing human error and improving leadership. Aside from her work as a keynote speaker, Carey has also turned her hand to writing, having authored the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling books Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons From the Flight Deck and Span of Control: What To Do When You’re Under Pressure, Overwhelmed and Ready To Get What You Really Want.

A revered high performance speaker, Carey is regularly sought by Fortune 100 business to consult their employees on how to achieve optimal performance. Inspiring delegates to be fearless leaders, Carey shares her experience of pioneering a male-dominated sector as inspiration for achieving high performance. A Certified Speaking Professional and Six Sigma Green Belt certified, Carey is a revered speaker who has expertise working with senior executives and management teams, pioneering the next generation of world-class high performing teams. When looking for a speaker who knows the true definition of high performance, look no further than former Naval Aviator, Carey Lohrenz.

Official Testimonials

Carey Lohrenz is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Carey was AMAZING! So much of what she said resonated with our organisation. Her story is inspiring, her message applied to everyone, and her ability to engage the audience with a story is great! Additionally, she is a true professional, easy to work with, and fully committed to making sure the client has a good experience… thank you!”

Kirk, Saatchi & Saatchi

“Wow! You were so inspiring and gave me great takeaways I can use with my team: Staying Focused on What Matters, Be Flexible, Adapt, Overcome and Find My Third Way! You were captivating! So fascinating and yet relatable to MY world! Thank you.”

Angie, District Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company

“Carey’s message was solid!”

Holly, Ciena

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