In addition to being a professional speaker, author and international airline pilot, Jeff “Odie” Espenship is a Former USAF A-10 Fighter Pilot. Jeff’s squadron mates gave him the call sign “Odie” due to his outgoing, personable, always smiling, eager to please personality, aptly named after the popular cartoon Garfield’s sidekick. Espenship’s lively, friendly demeanor, and personal stories of triumph and loss in and out of the cockpit, makes him one of the most sought after leadership safety speakers for corporate mangers and employees around the nation. Espenship will present his popular keynote “Back to Basics in Safety Excellence” to inspire audience members to rethink and refocus their work behavior. He speaks to audience members with unabashed vulnerability and comedic humor; you will laugh and cry. Most importantly, Odie teaches what it means to be a Target Leader both on and off the job. “It’
The conference this year is centered around a theme of “Safety at the Crossroads.”
About Target Leadership
Target Leadership, founded by fighter pilots and operated by fighter pilots, use their experience as fighter pilots to motivate and encourage a company’s “Fighter Pilots” (or employees) to embrace leadership safety systems in the workplace. Jeff “Odie” Espenship has become one of the highest rated leadership-safety keynote speakers with Fortune 100 and 500 employees nationwide. His motivational DVDs, sold worldwide in two languages, can be purchased online at OdieVision.com. His much anticipated book "Target Leadership: Mangers Manage - Leaders Influence - Target Leaders Inspire" will be released in the spring of 2013. Whether the audience is medical, manufacturing, chemical, utility, construction, banking, team sports, or retail, their programs will motivate the workforce to accelerate to new heights in leadership, safety, teamwork, and overall operational excellence.
About the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council
The mission of the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council is to persuade society to embrace effective safety, health, and environmental practices in the workplace, on the roadways, and in homes and communities.
For more information please visit http://www.targetleadership.com or call toll-free at (800) 392-1544.