Damian Cottle Keynote Speaker
- Commercial Training Pilot, British Airways
- Founder, Pegasus Resource Management
- Speaker on topics including leadership, teamwork and culture, amongst others
Damian Cottle's Biography
Damian Cottle is a Commercial Training Pilot for British Airways, the Founder of Pegasus Resource Management and a popular speaker on topics including leadership, teamwork and culture, amongst others.
Damian has 24 years and thousands of hours of flying experience. He began his career as an officer cadet with the RAF and after a year, joined British Airways as a cadet. Throughout his time with the airline, he has flown the Jetstream 41, Boeing 757, 767 and 777.
He now trains commercial pilots on how to lead teams, communicate effectively, make decisions, manage their workload and avoid errors whilst flying a highly complexed, multi million dollar aircraft at 300mph into some of the worlds busiest airports.
He is the founder of Pegasus Resource Management, a corporate training company specialising in Blackbox culture and Human Factors. In this role, Damian takes the principles used by commercial aviation and teaches other industries how they can use the same approach to make their operations safer and more efficient. He has worked with companies from the world of finance and Health care to food manufacturers and IT firms to help bring about change and enhance their operations.
As a speaker, Damian uses his knowledge, experience and invaluable lessons learnt throughout an exciting career in the aviation industry, to provide practical tips and advice for surviving and thriving in all high-pressured environments. He shares gripping events from the world of aviation to demonstrate how these were wholly avoidable and the lessons that other industries can learn from this.
Damian Cottle's Speaking Topics
Creating a Black Box Culture
Learn how an organisation can create a culture & install systems that will enable it to gather information & learn from errors as well as your successes. Damian will explain why it’s so important to accept and embrace errors in order to identify small mistakes and adapt an operation before they become a Never Event. He will also look at how you can learn from individual successes in order to replicate these and enhance your whole operation.
Error Management and Compliance
Learn how to look ahead, identify potential risks, plan how to avoid errors and how best to mitigate them if they occur.
Decision Making under pressure
Learn how to make quick, accurate decisions whilst under pressure utilising all resources available to you either as an individual or as a team. Damian will use real life examples to show the importance of getting this right and the repercussions if you don’t.
Effective Leadership and Teamwork
Learn why creating the right tone and seniority gradient is crucial to creating an environment where every member of a team is involved in creating a safer, more efficient and compliant operation.
A Just Culture
Learn how to create a culture where people are confident to speak up and report their mistakes without fear of punishment in order to learn from errors and prevent them being repeated.