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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 Speaker

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’s latest book, Embrace the Suck: The Navy SEAL Way to an Extraordinary Life was #1 on Amazon in the self-help, self-esteem, and military leadership categories.

Brent Gleeson

Leadership Speaker
Former Navy SEAL
Award-winning Entrepreneur
Bestselling Author

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Speaker Topics

We work collectively with our clients and bureaus to better understand business challenges and focus our efforts on the primary objectives and desired outcomes. 

Additionally, we customize our keynotes to seamlessly integrate with the event theme and ensure the messaging supports the intended vision.

  • Leadership & Management

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

    • Inspirational Leadership & Organizational Insight
    • Strategic Direction & Transparent Communication
  • Motivation

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

    • Increasing Resilience & Fortitude
    • Overcoming Adversity & Mindset Transformation

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Embrace the Suck


Foreword by David Goggins

A raw, brutally honest, in-your-face self-help guide based on the Navy SEAL mindset to thrive in adversity. During the brutal crucible of Navy SEAL training, the instructors often tell the students to “embrace the suck.” Meaning that the students should start getting comfortable being very uncomfortable and lean into the pain–enjoy it even. Those that are successful in this transformation go on to become the most elite warriors the modern world has ever known.



Foreword by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Mark Owen of ‘No Easy Day’

In TakingPoint, Gleeson shares his ten-step program that he has implemented in his own companies and for his high-profile clients – giving leaders and managers actionable insights and a framework for successful execution. With a strong emphasis on communication, culture, engagement, accountability, trust and resiliency, Gleeson’s methods have helped hundreds of companies around the world transform the way they think about change and can help yours do the same.

*If Amazon does not carry the number of books you’d like to order, please let us know and we’ll connect you with our book publisher to place a bulk book order.

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Our mission is to inspire organizations to achieve company-wide alignment, a shared vision, and winning results through a culture-driven approach to leadership, change management, and business transformation. We do this through our high-impact keynotes, workshops, and leadership development programs.

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