Keynote Speaker Brent Gleeson

About Brent Gleeson

Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran with combat tours to Iraq and Africa. Upon leaving SEAL Team 5, Brent turned his discipline and battlefield lessons to the world of business and has become an award-winning entrepreneur, bestselling author, and acclaimed speaker and consultant on topics ranging from leadership and building high-performance teams to culture and organizational transformation.

Brent is the Founder and CEO of TakingPoint Leadership, a progressive leadership and management consulting firm with a focus on business transformation and building high-performance cultures. Brent holds a degree in finance with a minor in economics from Southern Methodist University, certificates in English and History from Oxford University in England and a graduate business degree from the University of San Diego. He is the bestselling author of TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail Safe Principles for Leading Through Change, which was a #1 New Release on Amazon in Organizational Change and Business Structural Adjustment.

Brent Gleeson, Founder & CEO

Brent Gleeson, Founder & CEO

Specializes in applying Navy SEAL philosophies to business and building high-performance cultures

What Does Brent Talk About?

Principles for Building a High-Performance Culture.

As a former Navy SEAL, Brent has insight into how the most elite teams operate. He’s taken principles learned in SEAL training, combat and his experience as a business owner and developed a culture driven approach to leadership, change management, and business transformation. Brent shares his unique methods and easy-to-implement strategies through his ten-step program for building and maintaining high-performance teams by helping companies align their mission and goals with desired business results. He gives leaders and managers actionable insights and a framework for successful execution with a strong emphasis on communication, culture, engagement, accountability, trust, and resiliency.

Sample Speaker Topics

  • Maximum Performance Through Trust, Teamwork & Accountability

    In this presentation, Brent draws connections between how high-performance teams in any environment can leverage trust, teamwork, and accountability to achieve their goals. He provides tools for improving trust that have a measurable economic impact on any organization. He also dives into how building a culture of accountability can have game-changing effects and drive a team to achieve more than they ever expected to.

  • Leadership Lessons for Elite Teams

    This presentation is specific to leadership at all levels. Brent compares stories from the battlefield, the lessons learned, and how those lessons apply to leadership at any level across any type of organization or team. Brent talks about how to build a culture of leadership, servant leadership, adaptive change management, and much more. The audience will leave with at least three key takeaways that they can start applying to their personal and professional lives immediately.

  • Crushing Your Goals & Achieving the Impossible

    This presentation is designed to motivate teams at all levels and across any type of organization. Brent shares stories from combat and talks about teamwork, persistence, adaptation, sacrifice, and how elite teams really achieve success and win. The audience will be able to apply lessons learned to their personal and professional lives immediately.

  • A Navy SEAL’s Principles for Navigating Organizational Change

    In today’s more volatile, unpredictable and complex business environments businesses can find themselves in almost constant states of change. But more change initiatives fall short or fail due to a lack of leadership alignment, the proper culture founded on accountability and trust and poor discipline. In this presentation, Gleeson provides actionable principles for managers to use in leading an organization through change.

  • Prioritizing People Culture & Values to Achieve Results

    People, culture, and values often have a reputation for being a “soft” element of management’s priorities and not directly tied to improving profitability. Yet, many studies show that leading with culture makes an organization stronger, more resilient and much more profitable. Gleeson shares correlations between SEAL culture and high-performance teams in business and how prioritizing people, culture and values drive a company to achieve better results.

  • Building High-Trust Organizations that Achieve Winning Results

    Productivity, income, and profits of any organization can be directly negatively or positively impacted depending on the levels of trust within the team. Trust is one of the most critical elements of a strong team culture that gets results and successfully navigates change. In this presentation, Gleeson shares the seven principles for building high-trust organizations: Integrity of Leadership, Investing in Respect, Empowering Everyone, Accountability for All, Creating a Winning Vision, Keeping the Team Informed, and Embracing Sacrifice.

Brent in Action

Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

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