Keynotes and Workshops


Our speakers are former Navy SEALs, fighter pilots, elite athletes and leadership experts. We’ve applied critical lessons learned on the battlefield to driving business excellence for organizations around the world.


TakingPoint Leadership keynotes are designed to engage, entertain, educate and inspire audiences of all demographics. Our expertise and dynamic storytelling approach create events you won’t forget!


Through in-depth discovery and planning, all keynotes provide valuable insights and takeaways you can apply to your personal and professional lives. You will walk away inspired and ready to take action.

Keynote Speakers

Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran, 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 degrees in finance and 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

Leadership Speaker
Former Navy SEAL
Award-winning Entrepreneur
Bestselling Author

Our group of world-renowned speakers includes Navy SEALs, fighter pilots, elite athletes, business experts and entrepreneurs, MBAs, PhDs, behavioral psychologists, mental toughness gurus, and emotional intelligence thought leaders.

Former Navy SEAL
Expert in Behavioral Science &
Organizational Development

Former Navy SEAL
Bestselling Author
Motivation & Mindset Coach, Team Never Quit

Former F-16 Fighter Pilot
Leadership & Organizational Development Expert

Former Navy SEAL
Elite Endurance Athlete, Mental Toughness Expert
#1 Bestselling Author

Motivational Speaker
SEAL Team 6 Team Leader from
Bin Laden Raid
#1 Bestselling Author

Speaker Topics

We work closely with our clients and bureaus to understand the goals and desired outcomes of your event. We customize all keynotes to seamlessly integrate with the event theme and vision to support the overall messaging.  

We have a series of phone calls with you to understand your business challenges and objectives.

  • Leadership & Management

    • Leading & Managing Change
    • Principles of High-Performance Teams
  • Culture

    • Aligning Leadership, Culture & Strategy
    • Building a Culture of Accountability
    • Measuring and Improving Trust
  • Motivation

    • Pushing Beyond Your Comfort Zone
    • Crushing Impossible Goals
    • The Journey of Personal Transformation
  • Mindset

    • Increasing Resilience & Fortitude
    • Overcoming Adversity & Mindset Transformation

Add a Book Signing

TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail-Safe Principles for Leading Through Change

TakingPoint Leadership founder and CEO, Brent Gleeson, is a well-respected expert and thought leader in the areas of leadership, culture, organizational excellence and building high-performance teams.

Brent is also 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.

Keynote + Workshop

Add one of our two to four-hour high-impact workshops to your event agenda – complete with an after-action review analysis and report!

All workshops are customized to your needs and goals.


Our high-impact time-bound facilitated SSC workshops are designed to bring teams together around a predetermined objective including identifying behavioral norms, defining organizational structure, or outlining key actions required to achieve company goals.


This is a structured debriefing review process for analyzing what happened, why it happened, how it can be done better, and those responsible for the project or event. Insights are documented, distributed and used for future projects and initiatives. 


This a collaborative goal-setting tool used by teams and individuals to set challenging, ambitious goals with measurable results. OKRs are how you track progress, create alignment, and encourage engagement around measurable goals. 


An approach for identifying the underlying causes of an incident, project failure or major success so that the most effective solutions can be identified and implemented. A facilitator helps to align the teams and practice respectful conflict when key decisions need to be made. 


The strategic planning workshop is a collaborative design process that ensures both short and long-term plans and objectives are clear, concise, measurable and time bound. We call this the D4 methodology (Define, Develop, Deliver, Debrief). Participants leave with an executable plan.


The group will create a team charter (guiding principles) and the rules of conduct and supporting accountability mechanisms to guide their future work together. This will include setting expectations regarding how participants will apply this in their teams and interviewing and onboarding talent effectively.

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