Jocko Willink is a retired United States Navy SEAL. He received the Silver Star and Bronze Star for his service in the Iraq War. His book, “Extreme Ownership” was a #1 New York Times Bestseller.
Robert Darling brings audiences deep inside the White House Bunker during September 11th, 2001. He has delivered speeches on crisis management, risk management and team work throughout the world.
Kolditz is the Director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University, and formerly Professor in the Practice of Leadership and Management and Director of the Leadership Development Program at the Yale School of Management. His experience as a leader development expert spans four decades in the public, private, and social sectors.
Taya Kyle is an American Daughter, an American Mom and an American Wife that women throughout the world can feel a connection with.
As a focal point for military and first responder families throughout the United States, Taya has become a beacon of light for women through displaying her tenacity, strength and faith in God in steering her family through tragedy.
First female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy. Used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution generates catastrophic results, she now lectures at businesses.
British adventurer, holder of several endurance records, first person to visit both North and South Poles by surface means and the first to cross Antarctica on foot. In May 2009, aged 65, he summitted Everest.
This Navy SEAL pushes himself to maniacal lengths to raise money for veterans’ families. David Goggins lives in a world where there is no easy button. This man says he “hates” running—but then bangs out a marathon before sunrise. The 33-year-old from Chula Vista, California, has recast himself as an elite ultramarathoner, a philanthropic machine, and an accidental role model by pursuing a running life that’s truly unrelenting.
John Foley logged thousands of hours in the cockpit of F/18s and other jets when he was an aircraft carrier pilot, a Naval instructor pilot for the Marines and a member of the Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron. He’s logged thousands more hours traveling the world as a much-in-demand keynote speaker.
John J. Loftus is a former Army Officer, former Federal Prosecutor and noted historian. He is included among the few ever to have held COSMIC security clearances, including code word, NATO, and nuclear Top Secrets. For decades he has worked without pay as an attorney to help other law abiding intelligence agents blow the whistle on government corruption. He is the author of seven books, two of which were international best sellers and one was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
Afterburner are utilized by elite military teams around the world, the Flawless Execution model is a proven success tool for high-stakes missions that allow for zero failure. It integrates sound organizational development and combat-proven methodologies into the processes and actions of all team members. The result is a refined process that produces achievable goals and, ultimately, a successful outcome.
Paul Rieckhoff is one of the most important young leaders in America. The CEO and Founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and author of Chasing Ghosts, Rieckhoff is a dynamic, nationally-recognized authority on leadership, team-building, social entrepreneurship, war, the modern military, politics and veterans affairs. A gritty, funny and engaging former high school football coach, Army Infantry Officer and 9/11 First Responder, Rieckhoff gives audiences inspiration, hope and practical life-lessons from the battlefields of Iraq, the halls of Congress and the airwaves of cable TV.
Anthony “AB” Bourke is a highly experienced F-16 fighter pilot who has flown tactical missions in countries all over the world. He has accumulated more than 2,700 hours of flight time in numerous high performance aircrafts, and he was one of the first pilots to fly his F-16 over New York City in the homeland defense efforts on 9/11.
Publications from Fast Company to the Harvard Business Review have called it one of the most remarkable examples of organizational transformation: Mike Abrashoff took command of the worst-performing Navy ship in the Pacific Fleet and made it #1 in twelve months – using the very same crew.