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Steve Harden

Chairman & CEO of LifeWings Partners

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 Steve Harden Biography

Steve Harden is chairman and CEO of LifeWings Partners LLC, a team of physicians, astronauts, nurses, and pilots that have helped over 110 healthcare organizations in the US and abroad implement the best safety practices from aviation and other high reliability industries. He is the author of two books on patient safety, including CRM: The Flight Plan for Lasting Change in Patient Safety, the definitive how-to text on implementing aviation-based safety tools in healthcare, published by HCPro.

Harden has been involved in safety training for over 20 years, producing over 40 separate training programs for commercial aviation, military flight squadrons, heavy construction, military contractors, and healthcare. He is a certified TeamSTEPPS master trainer and has personally trained over 20,000 physicians, nurses, staff, and administrators in the last ten years. Harden's success in helping over 75 healthcare organizations improve their teamwork, increase the reliability of their processes, and measurably improve their care has been featured in more than 35 publications including Fast Company, Health Leaders, Entrepreneur, and PBS Nightly Business Report.

A professional pilot with 34 years of experience, Harden is a captain for a major international airline. His expertise in the field of aviation safety training has garnered him seven awards for superior performance and quality achievement. He also served as an adjunct instructor for the University of Southern California's School of Aviation Safety.

Harden is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He accumulated over 300 aircraft carrier landings during service with the US Navy and was selected to be an instructor pilot at the Navy's elite Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). He holds an Airline Transport Pilot rating and Type ratings in B-727, B-737, and MD-11 aircraft and has served as an FAA certified flight examiner.

As a pioneer in the application of aviation's best practices to improve patient safety, Steve Harden has developed a national reputation for his insight and experience in helping healthcare institutions improve the quality of their care.

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Speaking Topics
  • Was It Really a Miracle? What Every Leader Can Learn About High Reliability from Aviation & Captain Sully

    US Airways flight 1549, under the command of Captain "Sully" Sullenberger, ditched in the Hudson River in New York City due to a catastrophic loss of thrust in both engines. Capt. Sully and his crew have been widely hailed as heroes and the ditching event has been repeatedly described in the media as the "Miracle on the Hudson." Few outside observers understand the three key ingredients of the culture of safety – and the key leadership actions necessary to create this culture in high reliability organizations – that contributed to the successful outcome of the event. By analyzing the lessons learned from the Miracle on the Hudson, healthcare leaders will understand the steps needed to replicate the key components of a high-performance culture where team members hold one another accountable to do what they say they are going to do. This highly customized presentation includes messages about teamwork and collaboration, hardwired safety tools, and just culture.

  • Team Decision Making: How Leaders Can Create a Culture That Demands Team Member Involvement

    In this presentation, Steve Harden conducts an experiential session in which participants will learn how to encourage (and get) the input of their colleagues in a way that fosters a culture where it is both safe, and expected, to speak up. The presentation utilizes a dynamic, skills-building role play requiring the participation of all audience members.

  • Communicate & Cross-Check for High Performance

    Drawing on his years as a TOPGUN fighter pilot and corporate coach to thousands of professionals, Steve Harden leads participants through an interactive and dynamic session in which they learn to:

  • Coaching for Improved Work Performance & Accountability

    With concrete examples and real-life stories, Steve Harden tackles with a simple and effective approach the problem with which every leader struggles – why people don't do what you want them to do in the workplace. The audience will leave the session with a new-found confidence in their ability to get the high performance they need from their staff. Participants will know:
    • The four reasons direct reports don't do what you want them to do;
    • How to diagnose which reason for non-compliance is in play;
    • How to conduct coaching conversations with direct reports to create performance accountability.

  • Deepwater Horizon's Final Hours: What Every Organization Can Learn About Teamwork, Process & Leadership from the Gulf Oil Disaster

    With riveting storytelling, Steve Harden dissects the final hours of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform. The spellbinding account of events not told by the headlines reveals mission-critical lessons for every organization where mistakes can be disastrous. The firestorm that engulfed the rig and reduced men known for their toughness to tears illuminates the consequences for failure every leader should heed – high reliability depends on expert teamwork, standardized processes, and leaders committed to creating an environment where teamwork and standardization flourish.

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Steve Harden?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Steve Harden for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Steve Harden, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Steve Harden or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Steve Harden?

    Booking fees for Steve Harden, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Steve Harden, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Steve Harden?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Steve Harden for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Steve Harden for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Steve Harden or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Steve Harden or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Steve Harden

Chairman & CEO of LifeWings Partners

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Steve Harden Biography

Steve Harden is chairman and CEO of LifeWings Partners LLC, a team of physicians, astronauts, nurses, and pilots that have helped over 110 healthcare organizations in the US and abroad implement the best safety practices from aviation and other high reliability industries. He is the author of two books on patient safety, including CRM: The Flight Plan for Lasting Change in Patient Safety, the definitive how-to text on implementing aviation-based safety tools in healthcare, published by HCPro.

Harden has been involved in safety training for over 20 years, producing over 40 separate training programs for commercial aviation, military flight squadrons, heavy construction, military contractors, and healthcare. He is a certified TeamSTEPPS master trainer and has personally trained over 20,000 physicians, nurses, staff, and administrators in the last ten years. Harden's success in helping over 75 healthcare organizations improve their teamwork, increase the reliability of their processes, and measurably improve their care has been featured in more than 35 publications including Fast Company, Health Leaders, Entrepreneur, and PBS Nightly Business Report.

A professional pilot with 34 years of experience, Harden is a captain for a major international airline. His expertise in the field of aviation safety training has garnered him seven awards for superior performance and quality achievement. He also served as an adjunct instructor for the University of Southern California's School of Aviation Safety.

Harden is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He accumulated over 300 aircraft carrier landings during service with the US Navy and was selected to be an instructor pilot at the Navy's elite Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). He holds an Airline Transport Pilot rating and Type ratings in B-727, B-737, and MD-11 aircraft and has served as an FAA certified flight examiner.

As a pioneer in the application of aviation's best practices to improve patient safety, Steve Harden has developed a national reputation for his insight and experience in helping healthcare institutions improve the quality of their care.

Steve Harden Speaking Topics

  • Was It Really a Miracle? What Every Leader Can Learn About High Reliability from Aviation & Captain Sully

    US Airways flight 1549, under the command of Captain "Sully" Sullenberger, ditched in the Hudson River in New York City due to a catastrophic loss of thrust in both engines. Capt. Sully and his crew have been widely hailed as heroes and the ditching event has been repeatedly described in the media as the "Miracle on the Hudson." Few outside observers understand the three key ingredients of the culture of safety – and the key leadership actions necessary to create this culture in high reliability organizations – that contributed to the successful outcome of the event. By analyzing the lessons learned from the Miracle on the Hudson, healthcare leaders will understand the steps needed to replicate the key components of a high-performance culture where team members hold one another accountable to do what they say they are going to do. This highly customized presentation includes messages about teamwork and collaboration, hardwired safety tools, and just culture.

  • Team Decision Making: How Leaders Can Create a Culture That Demands Team Member Involvement

    In this presentation, Steve Harden conducts an experiential session in which participants will learn how to encourage (and get) the input of their colleagues in a way that fosters a culture where it is both safe, and expected, to speak up. The presentation utilizes a dynamic, skills-building role play requiring the participation of all audience members.

  • Communicate & Cross-Check for High Performance

    Drawing on his years as a TOPGUN fighter pilot and corporate coach to thousands of professionals, Steve Harden leads participants through an interactive and dynamic session in which they learn to:

  • Coaching for Improved Work Performance & Accountability

    With concrete examples and real-life stories, Steve Harden tackles with a simple and effective approach the problem with which every leader struggles – why people don't do what you want them to do in the workplace. The audience will leave the session with a new-found confidence in their ability to get the high performance they need from their staff. Participants will know:
    • The four reasons direct reports don't do what you want them to do;
    • How to diagnose which reason for non-compliance is in play;
    • How to conduct coaching conversations with direct reports to create performance accountability.

  • Deepwater Horizon's Final Hours: What Every Organization Can Learn About Teamwork, Process & Leadership from the Gulf Oil Disaster

    With riveting storytelling, Steve Harden dissects the final hours of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform. The spellbinding account of events not told by the headlines reveals mission-critical lessons for every organization where mistakes can be disastrous. The firestorm that engulfed the rig and reduced men known for their toughness to tears illuminates the consequences for failure every leader should heed – high reliability depends on expert teamwork, standardized processes, and leaders committed to creating an environment where teamwork and standardization flourish.

FAQs on booking Steve Harden

  • How to book Steve Harden?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Steve Harden for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Steve Harden, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Steve Harden or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Steve Harden?

    Booking fees for Steve Harden, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Steve Harden, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Steve Harden?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Steve Harden for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Steve Harden for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Steve Harden or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Steve Harden or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Steve Harden is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Steve Harden for your event is available upon request. Steve Harden generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Andrew Youn, Robert Wachter, M.D, Dr. Jeffrey Bauer, John Foley and Quint Studer. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Steve Harden for an upcoming event.

Steve Harden Speaking Topics

  • Was It Really a Miracle? What Every Leader Can Learn About High Reliability from Aviation & Captain Sully

    US Airways flight 1549, under the command of Captain "Sully" Sullenberger, ditched in the Hudson River in New York City due to a catastrophic loss of thrust in both engines. Capt. Sully and his crew have been widely hailed as heroes and the ditching event has been repeatedly described in the media as the "Miracle on the Hudson." Few outside observers understand the three key ingredients of the culture of safety – and the key leadership actions necessary to create this culture in high reliability organizations – that contributed to the successful outcome of the event. By analyzing the lessons learned from the Miracle on the Hudson, healthcare leaders will understand the steps needed to replicate the key components of a high-performance culture where team members hold one another accountable to do what they say they are going to do. This highly customized presentation includes messages about teamwork and collaboration, hardwired safety tools, and just culture.

  • Team Decision Making: How Leaders Can Create a Culture That Demands Team Member Involvement

    In this presentation, Steve Harden conducts an experiential session in which participants will learn how to encourage (and get) the input of their colleagues in a way that fosters a culture where it is both safe, and expected, to speak up. The presentation utilizes a dynamic, skills-building role play requiring the participation of all audience members.

  • Communicate & Cross-Check for High Performance

    Drawing on his years as a TOPGUN fighter pilot and corporate coach to thousands of professionals, Steve Harden leads participants through an interactive and dynamic session in which they learn to:

  • Coaching for Improved Work Performance & Accountability

    With concrete examples and real-life stories, Steve Harden tackles with a simple and effective approach the problem with which every leader struggles – why people don't do what you want them to do in the workplace. The audience will leave the session with a new-found confidence in their ability to get the high performance they need from their staff. Participants will know:
    • The four reasons direct reports don't do what you want them to do;
    • How to diagnose which reason for non-compliance is in play;
    • How to conduct coaching conversations with direct reports to create performance accountability.

  • Deepwater Horizon's Final Hours: What Every Organization Can Learn About Teamwork, Process & Leadership from the Gulf Oil Disaster

    With riveting storytelling, Steve Harden dissects the final hours of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform. The spellbinding account of events not told by the headlines reveals mission-critical lessons for every organization where mistakes can be disastrous. The firestorm that engulfed the rig and reduced men known for their toughness to tears illuminates the consequences for failure every leader should heed – high reliability depends on expert teamwork, standardized processes, and leaders committed to creating an environment where teamwork and standardization flourish.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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