Amelia Rose Earhart

Around-the-World Female Pilot; Leadership and Teams Keynote Speaker

Lead Like a Pilot: Navigate Change and Success.

Learn to Love the Turbulence: Create a Flight Plan for Your Goals.

Own Your Airspace: How to Be Bold, Resourceful, and Agile in Uncharted Territory

Amelia Rose Earhart, top female leadership speaker


As a boundary-pushing around the world pilot, Amelia Rose Earhart helps helps leaders and teams venture into uncharted territory– with confidence.

Amelia Invites her audiences to climb into the cockpit for a great story, and flight lessons on how to take a pilot’s perspective on navigating life’s turbulence. Her mess is creative, adventurous, and memorable. She helps attendees taken on any challenge with a solid flight plan.

Her 28,000 mile flight around the world in a single engine aircraft became a symbol of determination, courage and empowerment for anyone who has ever decided to seek new horizons.

Fortune 500 Companies, The United States Air Force Academy, dozens of Universities and Civic Organizations, just to name a few, have been impacted thousands have been jolted awake by Amelia’s contagious enthusiasm for action, her raw and charming leadership style and her ability to take audiences along on their own flight around the world with her story.

As a boundary-pushing around-the-world pilot, Amelia Rose Earhart knows exactly what it takes to venture into uncharted territory– with confidence.

After completing her private, instrument and commercial flight training, Amelia created a complex, one-of-a-kind flight plan. Inspired by the incredible American hero she was named after, Amelia Mary Earhart, she completed, in 2014, her goal of circumnavigating the globe along a 28,000 mile route, all in a single-engine aircraft.

To accomplish this, Amelia developed a flight plan all on her own, while reporting full-time as an on air, TV helicopter reporter. She crafted an entrepreneurial and strategic business plan to design, fund and market her around-the-world attempt, raising close to $2 million in partnerships with 28 corporations. She also founded and ran the Fly With Amelia Foundation, which sent numerous teenage girls to flight school, and more.

From the Air Force Thunderbirds, to the Reagan Library, to corporations like Capital One, Lockheed Martin and United Healthcare, Amelia’s list of clients who trust her message of agility continues to grow.

Amelia Rose Earhart


Take on a Pilot’s Perspective to Navigate Change and Success with Agility

Pilots are known for their clear communication skills, decisiveness, situational awareness, information processing, workload management, and overall sense of personal responsibility.

These same skills are invaluable in today’s workplace, given the varied tasks and responsibilities each team member is required to perform, often in the work from home environment.

In this talk, each member of your team will learn immediate ways to think and act with a pilot in command mentality.


  • How conducting “pre-flight” style team briefings can ensure understanding, preparedness and confidence among team members
  • How to identify and avoid the five most hazardous attitudes to stress responses, and how to counter them with positive action
  • How the use of checklists can free up working memory while building team trust and synchronicity

Create a Flight Plan to Clear any Goal for Take-Off

It would be great if all our goals could be reached without any disruption, but the reality is, reaching new heights requires us to get comfortable with the possibility of turbulence.

Preparedness and understanding are the strongest antidotes to turbulence.

This talk will prepare your team with the skills to form a solid flight plan to reach any goal, identify and assess risk, and formulate backup plans to prepare for possible challenges.


  • How forecasting and proper planning can prepare us to make even the most difficult journeys.
  • Explore the concept of 360 degree thinking to gain confidence in course correcting through and around major challenges.
  • The importance of “Aviate, Navigate, Communicate,” which allows us to distribute responsibility and prioritize appropriate action in times of stress and confusion.

How to Be Bold, Resourceful, and Agile in Uncharted Territory

In aviation, airspace is the environment where aircraft fly. In the professional world, the “airspace” in which we operate can be thought of similarly. When we own our airspace, we know where we’re going, who we’re sharing airspace with, and we fully understand the rules of the airspace in which we choose to fly. Only then can we begin to fly with confidence and direction.

In this talk, your team will learn how to see the big picture, strategically avoid potential storms and identify their own unique headings to fly, to truly “own their airspace”.


  • The three levels of true situational awareness: the passenger, pilot and air traffic control perspective.
  • To identify headwinds, tailwinds and crosswinds in terms of professional challenges and opportunities.
  • To become comfortable flying “unusual headings” through a divergent creative thinking exercise.

“Speaker Amelia Rose Earhart beautifully and eloquently shared her Flight Lessons … including thoughts on handling headwinds & celebrating tailwinds. Ask yourself: Are you the passenger, the pilot or air traffic control?”
– National Association of Specialty Pharmacy

“Amelia is a world-class pilot and phenomenal speaker, who blew the audience away and challenged the group with practical takeaways.”
– Blue Ridge Global

“Amelia, we received so many praises on your talk! We truly won the jackpot with you!”
– American Heart Association

“Amelia takes the time to get to know the client and the audience she is speaking to. She went above and beyond our expectations.”

“Serving in a dual-capacity role as both our event emcee and a keynote speaker, Amelia Rose Earhart was the star of the show. Amelia was an informed, articulate and upbeat personality who gave the audience guidance and motivation as we embarked on our three-day journey. Her inspiring keynote address based on her soon to be released book, Learn to Love the Turbulence, provided an important lesson around self-motivation and resiliency. Amelia passionately spoke from the heart and put a reassuring smile on everyone’s face.”
– Boeing

“You were amazing, your presentation was flawless and your story and message really resonated with their audience. You graciously answered every questions and provided great stories. They could have had you on for 2 hours!”

“Amelia was a terrific speaker. Poised, confident, energetic, fun and engaging. Her life story of how she had a focus and carried through while experiencing her own turbulence was very inspiring.”
– Rental Housing Association

“Our heartfelt THANK YOU to Amelia. She has surpassed our expectations. We keep hearing from our associates and sponsors how great the keynote address was today! And how tears were shed here and there.”
– The Plexus Groupe

“I thought she did a great job! I love how she was able to stay true to herself and use her pilot terminology but still relate it to what we are all experiencing in today’s world and with this pandemic, without constantly using the word “pandemic.” She brought so much energy, passion, and enthusiasm to the series! It was a pleasure working with her and I know our associates enjoyed hearing her speak.”
– Capital One

“Amelia really captured the theme of our event and made a meaningful connection with our audience. Days later, her presentation is still a conversation topic – and for good reason. Hers is an amazing story, and it was exceptionally told. Amelia – thanks for inspiring us to dare mighty things.”
– United Healthcare Provider Operations

“Amelia has emceed our Annual Awards Celebration for the past three years, and she always finds a way to elevate our event, making it special for our guests and honorees alike. Our event includes 500 attendees, including distinguished elected officials and business leaders from throughout the Denver metro area, and it’s important we put our organization’s very best foot forward. Amelia is an inspiring storyteller, articulate, and has a wonderful sense of humor. Amelia is also a pure joy to work with.”
– Denver Regional Council of Governments

“She was warm, passionate, enthusiastic and connected well with students.”
– Pennsylvania State University Abington

“Amelia provides inspiration for people of all ages to dream big and achieve their goals. Her words will motivate you to set and attain your highest potential through her journey of perseverance, grit and diligence.”
– United States Air Force Academy

“Not only was her story incredible, but her personal inner strength, and quite frankly guts through personal adversity, is truly inspiring.”
– Northrop Grumman Corporation

“She meshed with our group at our dinner. She spoke openly about her challenges in the flight. She had great photos as a part of the presentation.”
– Virginia Auto Dealers Association (VADA)

“Amelia did amazingly – both with her session and at the gala. I was also able to speak with her prior to her session and she is so personable and friendly!”
– Foundry

We were VERY pleased with Amelia Rose Earhart as a speaker for both our Leadership Workshop & Keynote event … Ms. Earhart was polished, professional & very engaging!! We would & will consider her for future events … She did outstanding & our events were a BIG success!
– Collins Aerospace

“Amelia has a wonderfully inspiring presentation that any audience would find engaging.”
– North Indiana Resources Association


Goal Setting
TV Personality/News
Business Goals
Women Empowerment

Best Client Types

Women’s Conferences
Gala/Special Events
Client Appreciation Events

Best Attendee Types

Organizational Teams
Women and Youth

About Amelia's Flight Around The World

Since the first aircraft took flight in 1903, less than 30 women have ever been pilot in command of a flight around the world.

Amelia Rose Earhart made it her mission to join this illustrious group of female adventurers, including her namesake, Amelia Mary Earhart, by circling the globe in the Pilatus PC-12NG, a single engine turbo prop aircraft.

Over two years of route and logistical planning, extensive flight training, open water survival courses, fundraising for the Fly With Amelia Foundation, along with her team of nearly 100 people, all led to a successful and safe flight around the world that was tracked by millions.

Amelia and her co-pilot, Shane Jordan, both agree that the most incredible moment of the flight was over Howland Island, the tiny atoll where the original Amelia intended to land after her departure from Papua New Guinea. At that moment in the flight, they were able to award ten young women, from all across the US, flight training scholarships from the Fly With Amelia Foundation, in the amount of $7,500 each. 

At that moment, Amelia Rose Earhart and Amelia Mary Earhart’s vision for the empowerment of women in aviation came true, as one aviatrix picked up where the other left off.

Upon return to Oakland, CA, on the same runway where Amelia Mary departed in 1937, Amelia Rose Earhart touched down and learned who she was by honoring her namesake in the best way she knew how: by using a modern day aircraft to show young women of today that there are still adventures to be had and that they are allowed to live out their wildest dreams in any and every way they choose.

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Amelia Rose Earhart Featured In...

Amelia's story of hard work, determination, and dedication resonates deeply with many audiences. Her story has been featured on major media outlets, such as CNN, The New York Times, and The Today Show, just to name a few. In addition, she has given her keynotes to a wide variety if audiences, including educational institutions, businesses, and others.

Fortune 500 Companies, The United States Air Force Academy, dozens of universities and civic organizations, just to name a few, have been impacted and thousands have been jolted awake by Amelia’s contagious enthusiasm for action, her raw and charming leadership style and her ability to take audiences along on their own flight around the world with her story.

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