Tracy "JackieO" LaTourrette, Colorado’s “First Lady” fighter pilot and one of the first women in the world to fly fighter aircraft, has flown missions globally as a combat mission-ready
F-16 fighter pilot. She captivates audiences around the world as a top motivational speaker, executive coach, and resilience expert.
Tracy graduated along with 88% men from the US Air Force Academy with a coveted appointment from President George H.W. Bush. She entered less than a decade after women commissioned--and graduated before women were even authorized to fly combat aircraft.
Lieutenant Colonel LaTourrette retired after 22 years while serving as the Deputy Director of Operations at the Colorado National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Engineering, and over 3,300 combined flying hours as a pilot and AWACS Air Weapons Director. She earned countless medals and ribbons to include multiple Aerial Achievement Medals, Expert Marksman, Combat Readiness, and Top Gun / Turkey Shoot Champion.
Post 9-11 “JackieO” flew direct Presidential protection missions and flew in a classified location for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Tracy is a highly sought-after international speaker and executive consultant for Fortune 100 companies, associations and more. This PBS Behind the Wings television host has also been featured on Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, and Science Channel as a fighter pilot expert panelist. Tracy has spoken at Harvard Business School and has closed for a U.S. President. She customizes her speeches to any makeup and size audience, authentically connecting with her attendees on a personal level. Her interactive workshops and executive coaching are second to none.
Tracy brings her Resilience expertise to LaudableLearning's Season 2 of A Lot Like Mike--Groundbreaking edutainment for companies looking to make important messages stick, through interactive dramatic, digestible content, delivered digitally or in person.
Tracy's attitude of personal accountability, generous leadership and habits of excellence make her a no-nonsense, no-excuses speaker of choice for any group. Tracy loves to interact with her attendees face to face or virtually, and always has time for a story, an autograph or a picture. "JackieO" is known for breaking barriers, from the sound barrier to beyond. Break your own barriers to mission success and hit your targets every time when you team up with "JackieO".
If you're really serious about your own or your team's high performance, apply to work directly with Tracy regularly through exclusive High Performance 1:1 or Group Coaching-Fight'sON!™- You've Got This!