Target Leadership is powered by two former military aviators who share their harrowing tales in engaging and inspirational keynotes to high profile clients across the country.
Target Leadership’s dynamic leadership workplace safety speaker Jeff “Odie” Espenship is one of the most sought after motivational presenters with a proven track record inspiring employees at all levels to embrace workplace culture & leadership safety processes and procedures in the workplace.
Founded by Jeff “Odie” Espenship, a former USAF A-10 “Thunderbolt” fighter pilot, air show pilot, and current international airline pilot who gives a non-preachy-edutainment style of customized keynote that will “make you laugh, make you cry, and make you laugh again. ” He uses his personal and professional triumphs and tragedies as a springboard to kickoff any corporate meeting, or as a closing keynote to “keep the message alive” long after the meeting is over!
“I touch everyone emotionally!” says Odie. Too often, we fail to appreciate the size of the shadow we cast when we walk into a room or on the job. People are always watching and learning by the actions of leadership. By sharing significant life events with your team, both Odie will drive home the power of pursuing perfection and achieving excellence at all levels.
Progress Energy Florida reported a 48% reduction in personal injuries and a 42% reduction in vehicle accidents after working with Odie.
AES Corporation plant achieved 12 months without a single recordable OSHA injury after several Target Leadership workshops and keynotes.
Admiral Merchants Motor Fleet CEO called Odie’s message “marvelous” and “exceeded expectations”.
Other satisfied clients include ExxonMobil Companies, General Electric, The Southern Companies, NASA, Entergy, Chevron, Valero Corporation, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), Behavioral Science Technologies (BST), and trade organizations such as VPPPA, ILMA, IEEE, IBEW, and NSC.
Odie has written numerous articles for safety magazines such as Incident Prevention. He has been interviewed by OSHA’s BLR newsletter because his message is so “distinctively different” and “receives a lot of ‘BUZZ’ after a presentation.” Odie has helped produce, write, and appear in numerous safety-leadership training DVDs for corporations like Pennsylvania Power and Light, Michelin Tire, and CLECO.