Scott O'Grady
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Scott O'Grady

Shot down in war-torn Bosnia, Scott O'Grady’s six-day, life-or-death ordeal made headlines, inspired millions, and taught us about resilience, teamwork, and leadership.Shot down in war-torn Bosnia, Scott O'Grady’s six-day, life-or-death ordeal made headlines, inspired millions, and taught us about resilience, teamwork, and leadership.

American Hero, Best-Selling Author

Expertise In:

  • Courage
  • Christian Faith and Inspiration
  • Motivation
  • Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges
  • Leadership

Audience & Industry

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Faith-based Groups
  • Non-Profits
  • Sales Professionals
  • Corporations

Shot down in war-torn Bosnia, Scott O'Grady’s six-day, life-or-death ordeal made headlines, inspired millions, and taught us about resilience, teamwork, and leadership.

An Air Force fighter pilot, Captain Scott O’Grady was shot down over Bosnia while helping to enforce a United Nations no-fly zone in an F-16. Alone—facing death, capture, and the elements—he discovered within himself the courage to go on, relying on the skills learned during a lifetime of preparing for the unthinkable. From O’Grady’s compelling life-and-death story, audiences learn how to adapt, change, and succeed even under the most daunting and trying of circumstances. Even while isolated behind enemy lines, Captain O’Grady remained a member of a methodical, motivated team. He details the teamwork, preparation, and leadership responsible for both his survival and his dramatic rescue by the U.S. Marines—qualities that are crucial to success in every facet of business and of life. The ingenuity and fortitude that kept him alive in hostile territory for six days now inspires audiences to their own groundbreaking achievements.

Featured Experiences

Return with Honor: A Hero’s Journey

Scott O'Grady’s story of courage, resilience, and patriotism captivated the nation and inspired the world. His account of his incredible struggle to survive in the hostile territory of war-torn Bosnia enthralls audiences. O’Grady explains the unwavering faith—in God, in country, in being rescued and reunited with his family—that got him through an unimaginable ordeal. And he shares the lessons—on leadership, on teambuilding, and on overcoming obstacles—that he’s taken from behind enemy lines to civilian life.

Leading, Building Teams, and Succeeding through Adversity

Since his return from a six-day, life-and-death ordeal after his F-16 was shot down over Bosnia, Scott O’Grady has helped countless individuals and organizations learn how to adapt, change, and succeed even in the most challenging of circumstances. He has demonstrated how Fortune 500 companies can employ the lessons that helped him survive to build resilient teams, take decisive action, and demonstrate strong leadership. Audiences walk away from O’Grady’s riveting presentations with the knowledge they need to overcome obstacles and succeed, both personally and professionally.

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