The future of Aviation in North Carolina

I was honored to be the keynote speaker at the annual conference for the North Carolina Association of Airport Executives. Led by organizational President Mark Wiebke of Charlotte International Airport, the conference highlighted the challenges and opportunities that face aviation today. The introduction was offered by NC Secretary of Transportation Gene Conti who highlighted the General Assembly budget process and gave the group a heads up on some cutbacks in state funding. He also shared his commitment to the aviation industry and acknowledged the key role it plays in travel and tourism, and economic development. My presentation the Six Stages to High Altitude Leadership followed. The audience was engaged and attentive to the messages of Choice, Possibility, Change, Courage, Commitment and Taking Action…Making things Happen. Many came up to me afterwards and thanked me for reminding them of their choice to rise above the weight of the many challenges and obstacles that they face and to renew their passion and elevate their leadership in their organizations. It is a good time for leaders to be reminded of what is possible if they elevate their perspectives and continue to be committed to their endeavors and making the future a better place.Thanks to Don Howard from Kinston International Airport, President Elect for his program coordination and to Lisa Edwards for her hard work in putting it all together.

About LiftOff Leadership

Betty Shotton is a nationally recognized leadership author and motivational speaker. With a lifetime of experience as a CEO and Entrepreneur, she is passionate about the responsibility and opportunity that leadership has to create a magnificent future. Her audiences are inspired to seek broader perspectives and climb to higher altitudes as they face challenging and volatile business & economic climates. Her most requested presentations are A Journey to Exceptional Leadership, Defying Gravity & High Altitude Leadership. You can see her in action on YouTube ( She blogs ( and writes. "Liftoff Leadership, 10 Principles for Exceptional Leadership", her first book, sold out in 18 months. She is working on her next. Visit her website www.liftoffleadership; it is loaded with leadership resources. She welcomes your interest via FaceBook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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