Motivational Safety Speaker Jeff “Odie” Espenship to Speak at IADC Leadership Seminar in Amsterdam

Target Leadership President and CEO, former USAF A-10 Fighter Pilot, Jeff “Odie” Espenship, is presenting at the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Annual European Health, Safety and Environment Conference in Amsterdam this September.

Odie first presented to IADC in 2009 and received a 99.8% approval rating from over 400 participants. His presentation addresses how leaders influence worker behavior and maintain job culture. He warns leaders to watch for the phrase “I’ll be careful” because it usually means someone is about to something dumb, dangerous or different. His approach can be described as “Edutainment” – a message peppered with knowledge, humor, humility, and entertainment.

Target Leadership, founded by Odie after the loss of his brother in an aviation accident, refers to a company’s employees and staff as “fighter pilots.” Target Leadership speakers use their aviation background and experience as fighter pilots to motivate and encourage a company’s “fighter pilots” to embrace company leadership safety systems using real life and death experiences and examples.

About Target Leadership
Odie’s Target Leadership message is one of the most sought after keynotes among Fortune 100 companies such as Exxon Mobile, Chevron & General Electric. 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 IADC
IADC has represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry since 1940. Their conferences are industry-driven events focusing on drilling technology, well control, health, safety and environment, training and industry economics and financial outlook. The organization has offices worldwide including locations in Houston, TX, Washington, DC, Nijmegen, Netherlands, Dubai, UAE, and Bangkok, Thailand.

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