A Highly Motivational Keynote Message on Overcoming Adversity

From P.O.W. Speaker Captain J. Charles “Charlie” Plumb

Captain Plumb’s Most Requested Keynote Themes

More than 30% of every presentation is tailor-made to meet the client's prescribed needs and desires.

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In a daily routine, or in a communist prison camp, each of us has the choice to succeed, to fail…or to become the victim of circumstances.

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Viewed as opportunity and challenge, adversity encourages growth, and propels us beyond self-imposed limits.

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In a world where downsizing forces us to do more with less, we must empower the team. “Packing parachutes” can mean the difference in survival. Yours, and your teams!

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Invariably, just about the time things feel comfortable, change hits. And whether that change is positive or negative it can be disturbing and difficult to adjust to. Yet, it’s during those times that ones true value shows up, in taking the risks necessary to adapt to change.

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Each of us has assets we often times don’t tap into until we’re challenged. Whether or not we realize it, we each have the inner strength and resources to meet whatever business or personal challenges come our way.

Captain Plumb will customize his message to fit any title or theme that you create; however, he is often asked for suggestions. Here are a few presentation titles that have been used by various industries:
  • Tough Choices in Challenging Times
  • Believe it! Achieve it!
  • Power of Purpose
  • People with Passion Performing with Pride
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • No One Flies Alone
  • Top Gun Tips for Peak Performance
  • Today / Tomorrow / Together
  • Born to Shine
  • The Power of Choice
  • Daring by Design

Since his return to the United States, he has presented his message to more than 5,000 audiences in every industry and from all walks of life. Selected as one of the top 10 public speakers in the country, Charlie Plumb looks forward to being a part of your next event.

Captain Plumb’s Safety-Related Presentations

Accident Prevention, Hazard Recognition, or Risk Assessment

For more than thirty years, Captain Plumb has worked with safety conferences, awards banquets, workshops, seminars and retreats. Hundreds of companies and thousands of employees and management have benefitted from his presentations in privately owned companies, military, and government.


Learn More About Capt. Plumb’s Safety Talks

Half Day and Full Day Roundtables

Customized to Your Organization’s Needs, Goals and Values

The content of Captain Plumb’s keynote presentations can be expanded to half-day and full-day workshops or seminars. He will customize his material to target your organization’s unique needs, goals and values.

Need Continuing Education Credits?

Continuing Education Faculty Member with the Veterans Administration, Harvard Medical, Professional Trade Associations, and Hospitals Throughout the Country

As his numerous awards for Speaking / Training / Presenting prove, Captain Plumb is prepared to tailor make the perfect message to fill your precise needs. After hearing his presentation, your group will want to believe more, achieve more and be more in every facet of life.

Leadership Development Series

Personal Interaction for Your Leadership Team With Captain Plumb

Topics include:

• Leadership When the Heat is On!  • Character Driven Leadership

• Team-Building Under Pressure  • Lessons Learned in the Hanoi Hilton

Captain draws on his experience in challenging times when stealth leadership was not only key to survival, but proved to set the Ex-POW’s on a path to astonishing success in the military, industry and government service.