Mandy Hickson

Inspirational leadership speaker


Great work today Mandy  and a thoroughly professional and memorable presentation – highly polished and pitched perfectly.
Chief Executive Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
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Mandy Hickson is a former Royal Air Force fast jet pilot.

As one of the first female pilots on her frontline Tornado GR4 squadron, flying multi-million pound fast jets for the Royal Air Force, Mandy has worked in a constantly challenging, yet exhilarating environment. She offers a unique insight into this elite world, supported by anecdotes about her time on the front line.

Throughout her presentations Mandy demonstrates the importance of remaining calm under pressure and leading, quite literally, from the front, in order to get the best from herself and her team.

As a speaker Mandy puts a huge amount of energy, creativity and passion into what she does, working with clients on an individual basis means she can create an event that is truly unique and memorable.

Mandy Hicksonbrings a wealth of insights from her years serving on the operational front line, where a keen sense of humour has been the key to her success and survival and uses her in depth knowledge of human factors within aviation to transfer these lessons from the cockpit to the corporate boardroom

Mandy is keen to share her experiences with schools,  business and women’s groups, each presentation she delivers is tailored suit the needs of each audience.

Key topics include:

  • Leadership and empowerment of the team
  • Achieving Goals through sheer determination
  • Risk perception
  • Decision Making under pressure
  • Motivation and positive thinking