Amelia Rose Earhart

Around the World Pilot, Author, and Inspirational Speaker

Bringing a Pilot’s Perspective to Leadership and Teams

Learning to Love Turbulence and Boldly Venturing into Uncharted Territory

Amelia Rose Earhart, top female leadership speaker
“Each day we must show up as pilot in command of our own journey”

Like the American hero that she was named for, Amelia Rose Earhart is a dynamic, boundary-defying, around-the-world pilot. Her inspiring talks have earned rave reviews from a range of corporate audiences — taking them into the cockpit for both a great story and unforgettable flight lessons on handling headwinds, celebrating tailwinds, and defining your own airspace in both life and the workplace.



Just Published:
Learn to Love the Turbulence: “Flight lessons” on becoming the pilot in command of your own journey.

This book covers the challenges, her obstacles, and her ultimate success taught her invaluable lessons about life.

When Amelia Rose Earhart decided to honor her namesake, aviation pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart, she did it in the biggest way possible — by becoming the first person to pilot a single-engine Pilatus PC-12-NG around the world. The journey to successfully complete this 28,000 nautical miles flight included challenges and obstacles, but ultimately taught her invaluable lessons about life.

It was an odds-defying achievement that included more than two years of route and logistical planning, extensive flight training, open water survival training, and recruiting, training, and leading a team of 100 people. Utilizing the invaluable concept of a flight plan to achieve her dream, Amelia crafted a strategic business plan to design, fund, and market her flight. In the process, she developed a large and passionate social following and forged almost $2 million in partnerships with 28 corporations. Through the Fly with Amelia Foundation, a nonprofit she founded to foster the next generation of women in aviation, Amelia granted 10 flight training scholarships to women ages 16-18 as she circled the plane over Howland Island, the area of the South Pacific Ocean where Amelia Earhart disappeared.

Amelia’s story of hard work, determination, and dedication resonates deeply with many audiences. She takes them along on her epic flight—from Howland Island to touching down on the same runway where she departed in 1937—drawing powerful comparisons to how we lead, work as teams, handle turbulence, and boldly journey into uncharted territory with confidence. Amelia has earned rave reviews from audiences ranging from the Fortune 500 to the United States Air Force Academy. Her upcoming book, Learn to Love the Turbulence: Flight Lessons on Becoming the Pilot in Command of Your Own Journey teaches readers how to navigate the inevitable storms that come with taking flight toward the life we were meant to live.

Before flying around the world, Ms. Earhart was best known as a television news anchor and reporter, covering breaking news, traffic, and weather in Denver and Los Angeles. She continues to use her professional interviewing and polished presenting skills as an emcee and moderator. Her story has been featured in major media outlets, including CNN, The New York Times, The Today Show, and others.

She is a recipient of the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Achievement Award and was named by the Jaycees as one of the “Top Ten Young Americans.”

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.

Drawing upon her upcoming book,  Learn to Love the Turbulence: Flight Lessons on Becoming the Pilot in Command of Your Own Journey”,  Amelia shares what it takes to create a solid flight plan to reach any goal, identify and assess risk, and formulate backup plans to prepare for disruption, adversity, and  challenges.


  • How forecasting and proper planning can prepare us to make even the most difficult journeys.
  • 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, direction, and a sense of mission.

In this talk, your team will learn how to see the big picture, strategically avoid potential storms,  and identify their own unique headings to not only soar, but truly “own their airspace.”


  • The three levels of true situational awareness: Being a passenger, a pilot, or an air traffic controller.
  • 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.

Your Flight Plan for Success

Amelia Rose Earhart knows how to bring a bold dream to life – even when all the odds were stacked against her.  In 2014, she followed in the footsteps of the American hero she was named after, Amelia Earhart, and flew a small plane (Pilatus PC-12NG) 28,000 nautical miles around the globe. To accomplish this, Amelia self-funded her instrument and commercial flight training, crafted a strategic business plan to design, fund, and market her around-the-world attempt, grew a large and passionate social following to spread the word, raised close to $2 million in partnerships with 28 corporations, and more.

In this motivational speech, Amelia not only inspires, but provides the practical guidance to create your own plan for success.


  • How to identify a route toward your goal, identify your personal “fuel sources,” and unlock methods to navigate through and around the storms that may pop up along your path
  • Why the use of checklists and procedures can free up working memory to allow for maximum focus,  creativity, and innovation
  • Ways to rely upon others in your “flight crew” to delegate tasks and increase confidence in the midst of change and challenge

“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 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


“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.”


“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.”
– Boeing


“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 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.”
– Capital One


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


“We were VERY pleased with Amelia Rose Earhart as a speaker for both our Leadership Workshop & Keynote event … She did outstanding & our events were a BIG success!”
– Collins Aerospace


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'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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