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Published:June 14th, 2008 14:51 EST
Astronaut Rick Searfoss and Simon T. Bailey on The American Perspective

Astronaut Rick Searfoss and Simon T. Bailey on The American Perspective

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Colonel Rick Searfoss

As one of less than a hundred people ever who have actually ever commanded a human space mission, Colonel Rick Searfoss speaks on leadership, teamwork, and personal performance with authority born of in-depth personal experience. He has piloted two Space Shuttle missions and commanded a third, with over 939 hours in space and 5400 hours flying time in 61 different types of aircraft. His first space flight in 1993 set the record for the longest duration Space Shuttle mission. In 1996 he piloted Atlantis to the Russian space station Mir.

With the STS-90 Neurolab mission on Columbia in 1998, Rick commanded the most complex scientific research space mission ever flown, with unparalleled mission success. Rick has over twenty-five years experience as a leader in some of the most demanding team endeavors possible " human space flight, test flying, and tactical military aviation. Unsurpassed credibility and experience coupled with out-of-this-world speaking skills!

COMMITMENT AND CHARACTER Colonel Searfoss was the number one graduate in his United States Air Force Academy class overall, academically, in engineering, and in the Aeronautical Engineering major. He later earned a graduate degree from the California Institute of Technology on a National Science Foundation Fellowship. Outstanding Young Men of America, distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons (Topgun) School and U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. His many awards include F-111 Instructor Pilot of the Year, Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory Excellence in Turbine Engine Design Award, Distinguished Flying Cross, Defense Superior Service Medal, and NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal. Top results through dedicated effort and commitment. Rick brings that same dedication to enthusiastically sharing the principles of success with every group he meets.

CHARISMA AND COMPASSION Beyond the unique professional experiences he has enjoyed, Rick`s incredibly supportive wife and three daughters keep him focused on what`s truly important: faith, family and service beyond self. His varied outside interests include running, backpacking, model airplanes, soccer, science fiction, and classical music. With compelling firsthand examples from richly rewarding professional and personal experiences, Rick speaks from the heart to teach, motivate, enlighten, and uplift audiences and fulfill his personal mission:

Sharing the achievement, teamwork, and leadership lessons of human space flight while bringing the wonder of Space to Earth for all to enjoy.


Simon T. Bailey - Catalyst for Brilliance

Catalyst for Brilliance Simon T. Bailey has a visionary ability to identify brilliant potential in people and organizations and ignite that brilliance into action for amazing results.

An internationally known speaker, author and consultant, he inspires individuals to take charge of change and transform their lives from the inside out. A thought leader and fresh voice in the businesses world, Bailey connects the dots between individual and organizational brilliance. He challenges and teaches businesses and organizations to clear obstacles to brilliance in their cultures, processes, and people, thereby achieving higher levels of engagement, retention, and productivity " and a brilliant bottom line.

This mission led him to found The Brilliance Institute, Inc., dedicated to building the world`s most valuable resource " people. Fortune 500 companies, national associations, government agencies and educational institutions both in the U.S. and abroad look to him to help transform their cultures and processes and release the potential in their people. Client list.
As a speaker, Simon captivates and inspires audiences with contagious energy, compassion, and humor. He teaches by his own example and provides pragmatic ideas and techniques that bring people`s aspirations into reach. Engaged audiences consistently give him the highest ratings and say they left wanting more. Better yet, he leaves audiences ready to take action that can lead to profound changes in their personal and professional lives.  

His books are a guiding light for those who seek to realize their inherent potential. His newest book, Release Your Brilliance, is receiving rave reviews and having a profound impact on people`s lives. He has authored three other books: Simon Believes ?Brilliant Service is the Bottom Line, Simon Believes ?Success is an Inside Job and Simon Says Dream: Live a Passionate Life.

Bailey`s expertise in leadership, sales, and customer service was honed over two decades with Hyatt Hotels, the Orlando Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Walt Disney Company. Bailey holds a master`s degree from Faith Christian University, which also recently awarded him an honorary doctorate for his global impact.

Bailey was named Central Florida`s "Man of the Year" in 2000, and was recently named Speaker of the Year by the San Diego, CA chapter of Meeting Professionals International. He serves on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Greater Orlando Leadership Foundation and the Foundation Board for Health Central Hospital, a $130 million Central Florida hospital with 1,500 employees.  He lives with his wife and children in Central Florida. Printable format (PDF)

For more information on how to bring Simon T. Bailey to your organization,
please contact Michele Lucia, Business Manager
at 972-899-3411 or

The American Perspective is a cutting edge radio program that is full of inspiration and information. It`s intended to help people succeed in life. Each week the American Perspective features celebrity guests from around the nation such as Zig Ziglar, Yolanda King, Billy D. Williams, Tony Little, Mark Victor Hansen, Dave Ramsey and many many more.


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