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Leaders Hold the Light

Speaker: June Ryan

4/28/2024 | 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Speaker: June Ryan

Join this inspirational and interactive workshop led by June Ryan, a motivational speaker and retired Rear Admiral in the U.S. Coast Guard. During her highly successful career in the Coast Guard, Ryan was a trailblazer, achieving many historical firsts for women, including being the first enlisted woman to rise to the rank of Rear Admiral. She was also the first woman to serve as the Military Advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security and only the third woman in our nation’s history to serve as the military aide to the president of the United States.

Join Rear Admiral Ryan as she takes you back to a chilly early morning in February 1988. Picture a distress call from a fishing vessel nearly 100 miles offshore, taking on water and in desperate need of rescue. Relive the heart-pounding moments of the Coast Guard Cutter battling 15, 20, and 30-foot seas as they pushed the boundaries of engineering and human endurance to answer the call. This is not just a story of survival but a testament to the power of teamwork, quick thinking, and sheer determination.

Join this experiential workshop and see yourself in every aspect of this leadership journey. Learn the practical and tactical lessons of holding the light. Learn how other organizations 'hold the light,' and to apply those lessons in every aspect of your life, at home, at work, and in your community.

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