Mandy Hickson is a former RAF fast jet fighter pilot.
As one of the first female pilots in her frontline squadron, flying multi-million-pound fighter jets for the RAF, Mandy worked in a continually challenging, yet exhilarating environment.
Mandy offers a unique insight into this elite world. She demonstrates the importance of remaining calm under pressure and leading from the front, to get the best from herself and her team.
“Mandy was absolutely brilliant. We hung on every word”
With frankness and humour, Mandy discusses the skills and strategies she used to succeed in her very challenging environment.
Virtual Motivational Speaker
Coupled with boundless energy and an overriding purpose of the end goal, Mandy believes that with hard work, determination and self-belief, anyone can achieve their ambitions.
As a motivational speaker, Mandy Hickson invests a tremendous amount of energy, creativity and passion into what she does. Working with clients on an individual basis enables her to create a unique and memorable event.
Mandy brings a wealth of anecdotes and insights from her years serving on the operational front line, where a good sense of humour has been the key to her success and survival.
Mandy’s keynote speech includes topics such as:
- Critical success Factors – learning from the extremes of a career as a fast jet pilot
- Selecting a career against the grain
- Overcoming barriers
- Conquering the Fear of Failure
- Goal Setting
- Self Belief and the Power of Positive Thinking
- Threat/Threat analysis
- Decision Making under Intense Pressure
- Empowerment of junior team members
- Trust in your Team
- Debriefing and the need to be open to learning
Mandy’s Book – An Officer, Not A Gentleman
Flying a multi-million-pound fighter jet in hostile territory is not an everyday career – especially for a female.
The role of a fighter pilot comes with high levels of responsibility and pressure.
This dream job takes years of ambition, training and commitment, but for Mandy Hickson, her dream became a reality.