My name is Korry Franke. 

I'm a husband, a father, and a major airline captain. I'm the author of 3 Feet to the Left and an optimistic storyteller. And more than anything, I'm a journeyer. I'm a seeker of side roads and scenic routes. And I'm building a community of journeyers, a community of dreamers and achievers, who seek richness as well as riches as we travel together from first step to fulfillment. 

Come with us! 

By combining my nearly 5 years of airline captain leadership experience, including 2 years as United’s youngest captain, with the creativity I’ve honed as an accomplished jazz pianist, the discipline I’ve developed as a two-time marathoner, and the business acumen I’ve gained as a Penn State MBA graduate with honors, I’ve developed a series of dynamic keynotes and workshops where I unpack easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement frameworks that: 

  • Help college students and young leaders define direction and accelerate achievement in their careers;

  • Provide new leaders with tools and techniques that maximize their leadership effectiveness from Day One in a new role, even when the pressure is on;

  • Guide organizations and individuals to embrace moments of personal or corporate crisis and to view them as challenges that catapult performance, not simply obstacles to overcome.

We succeed not in spite of our circuitous life journeys but BECAUSE of them.
— Korry Franke

When I’m not focused on being a master storyteller who inspires people to embrace life’s journey of constant reinvention, I’m likely hiking or attending the theatre with my wife, Jennifer, reading books to my young daughter, Reagan, throwing the ball for my energetic vizsla, Jackson, or volunteering my time with charities such as United We Care, where I’ve served as one of the employee relief fund’s grant panelists since 2014. 

Want to know more? 

Contact me today to discuss how I can help you and your organization take your results to the next level. 

We are traveling toward a success that fulfills, one that adds richness as well as riches to our lives. I'm excited to have you with us. Let's go!

About korry

Korry Franke lives in eastern Pennsylvania with his wife, Jennifer, their daughter, Reagan, their energetic Vizsla, Jackson, and their two cats, Nina and Zoey. He flies Boeing 737s from Newark, New Jersey, to destinations all across North and Central America. When he's not flying or writing, Korry enjoys cooking, golfing, attending the theatre, playing jazz piano, and cheering on both Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he earned a degree in Aeronautical Science in 2003, and Penn State University, where he earned his MBA with honors in 2010. 


The thoughts and views expressed on this website and in the keynotes and workshops mentioned within it are Korry’s own. United Airlines has not contributed or endorsed the content in any way.