3-Month Online Coaching and Training

All pilots undergo rigorous technical training throughout their career. Pilots also maintain a healthy lifestyle by engaging in regular physical fitness activities. While technical and physical abilities are essential for a good” pilot, it is the emotional skills that can help you become a “great” pilot. Most pilots never had any formal learning in the domain of emotions, and this program aims to fill that gap and help you remain “emotionally fit” to fly.

By completing this program, you will gain:

  • Better Self-Awareness
  • Better CRM Skills
  • Better Decision-Making Abilities
  • Better Leadership Skills
  • Better Personal Relationships

The Aviation Context

There has been an increased industry focus on pilots’ mental health since the Germanwings tragedy in 2015. A recent survey conducted by Harvard University revealed that one in eight airline pilots might be clinically depressed. Regulatory bodies such as EASA and FAA are currently working to resolve this complex issue. However, traditional regulatory approaches won’t be effective when it comes to mental health-related matters. We believe that it is the responsibility of every pilot to be self-aware and that awareness comes through emotional learning and practice.


Let’s take the example of physical fitness, where you go to the gym and do workouts. The idea of a physical fitness regime is a preventive strategy to avoid possible diseases. We can apply the same preventive approach in the domain of mental health. Most people suffer from emotions or demonstrate inappropriate behavior not because they are mentally ill, but a lack of emotional learning and self-awareness. They might have learned emotions from their parents or teachers but what if these role models were emotionally illiterate? This learning is the amazing possibility this program offers you: understanding your own and your crew’s or family member’s emotions and responding to situations rather than merely reacting to them.

Learn While Flying

This program fits very well with the busy flying schedules of a pilot. There are no fixed schedules or live meetings with the coach. The program duration is 12 weeks, and there is a learning objective for every week. You only have to dedicate less than 1 hour per week for virtual learning and can be scheduled at your convenience. Because of the nature of the topic, the rest of the work is practicing what you have learned, and that happens by listening to your emotions and those surrounding you. You will communicate your progress with your coach who will be of assistance to you.

This program will help you take your CRM skills to the next level by integrating them into your “way of being” through practice.

Emotional Fitness Coaching & Training with Dan Newby, PCC

Dan is a coach, trainer, and author helping good pilots to become great pilots by helping them understand and use their emotions productively. He has worked with leaders in high-risk industries such as aerospace and health care and has helped several organizations develop resilience and a culture of safety through developing emotional competency.

Engaging in learning with Dan goes to the heart of who you are which is what determines how you perform as a pilot and crew member. All his work is practical and will help you reinvent yourself by listening to your three centers of intelligence. That is an essential part of the learning because it allows you to see yourself as your co-pilot, crew, and boss already see you. From that point, you will design a path to recreate yourself as the pilot you choose to be.

He is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and his coaching programs are fully aligned to ICF’s guidelines and ethical standards.

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