We are dedicated to supporting leaders and managers in their mission to build engaged, productive, and profitable teams. Our suite of leadership and organizational development services are designed to ensure leaders at any level are as effective as possible and the organization is set up for long-term success and scalability.

Taking Point Leadership has one mission: to equip committed teams with the leadership tools and professional development necessary for navigating change and growth with accuracy and precision.

Is your organization seeking to increase leadership alignment and effectiveness, develop emerging leaders, break down silos, transform the culture, and improve execution? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Ready to take your team to the next level? If so, we are your partner in organizational excellence.

Leadership effectiveness is the most impactful driver of employee engagement, organizational success and profitability. Our proprietary curriculum is designed to improve leaders’ ability to motivate and engage others, create alignment around behavioral norms, understand drivers of turnover, navigate conflict, enhance overall organizational performance and lead change. Participants build management skills and leadership alignment through highly interactive classroom-style learning, an array of psychometric assessments, 360-degree feedback reviews, executive coaching, workshops, team-building experiences and practical on-the-job exercises.

Our leadership development offerings are designed to equip leaders with the knowledge and tools to shape culture and cultivate performance within their organizations. Our leadership development solutions initiate and sustain individual behavior change to drive organizational adaptability. Our team of experts in leadership and organizational excellence, behavioral psychology and elite military special operations have developed battle-tested programs that achieve measurable winning results.

Check out our latest Forbes Article on the Impact of Leadership Development!

A culture perfectly aligned with an organization’s business strategy and results is a winning strategy. TakingPoint Leadership is your partner in transforming culture and building high-performance teams aligned behind a clear and concise mission narrative. We help organizations clearly define guiding principles, supporting behavioral norms and accountability mechanisms – all designed to achieve specific business results.

The tiers for improving culture and aligning culture with the desired results include:

  • Defining the vision and desired organizational results
  • Identifying the actions that need to be taken to achieve the results
  • Identifying the mindset and behaviors needed to take the actions
  • Developing cultural experiences that fuel the necessary mindset and behavior

Through custom surveys and executive interviews, we take a data-driven approach to understand the framework, structure, perceptions, impediments, growth outlook, and resiliency of an organization to provide customized recommendations and an action plan.

These programs can include:

  • In-depth organizational assessments: these survey tools and interviews assess leadership effectiveness, employee engagement, culture, standard operating procedures, and other key metrics critical for analysis and action planning.
  • Implementation of models and frameworks for enhancing efficiency and alignment
  • Organizational development programs: workshop series, implementation of the TPL operational framework, strategic planning, action planning and more.
  • 3-month, 6-month, 12-month programs

Welcome to Taking Point Academy! Through our highly-interactive E-Learning platform, TPL is proud to offer all of our valued client partners – organizations and individuals – our Change Leadership Certification Course. Our proprietary curriculum is available any time, on any device. Learn at your own pace and become a TPL Change Leader today!

TakingPoint Leadership also provides dynamic keynotes, workshops, and leadership development programs for groups (virtual and in-person) that leave audiences with insights and key takeaways for improving accountability, trust, and resilience in their organization and personal lives.

Our customized high-impact workshops are perfect for companies with a growth mindset and seek to develop existing and emerging leaders, break down silos, implement proven methodologies, and come together around an aligned purpose, objective, or company goal. The TakingPoint Leadership Team gathers all ideas and solutions and delivers actionable takeaways in an after-action review analysis and report.

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.
We also have a bestselling book called TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail-Safe Principles for Leading Through Change and Embrace the Suck: The Navy SEAL Way To An Extraordinary Life. Many of our clients purchase books for event attendees and enjoy a book signing with Brent Gleeson after his keynote.

We believe that it’s important to get the team out of the office to engage in fun activities that build teamwork, breakdown silos and help peers become closer. We have executed successful team building experiences all over the world from the beaches of Hong Kong to hotel ballrooms in Nashville.

Our Most Popular Event – Joint Mission Planning Exercise

Interested in a program that truly delivers what your organization and team members need? An experiential, engaging team building event that demands communication, collaboration & teamwork to succeed? Leverage the very same tools elite military units utilize, only these are tailored for your team’s use today and going forward. Become part of a joint special operations team for a day. Taking on a key role in mission success. Consult the data. Collaborate. Make decisions.
Plan an action-packed, real scenario with your team, just as we did as special operators and fighter pilots. Work together, win the day, and depart with knowledge and experience from this exciting workshop that directly translates back to the job next week.
And before you depart, receive a simple, ready-to-implement, scalable methodology leveraging what you’ve learned!


At TPL, we believe in creating meaningful and lasting relationships with our client partners.
All leadership and organizational excellence programs are designed to ensure complete integration between our team and yours. Measurable results are our main objective.


Thank you, Brent! Everyone couldn͛t say enough how much they enjoyed your talk and candor! So much so that you held their attention better than any speaker they͛ve seen. Our Customer Service lead was there and she already wants to have you speak to her team!

John KeaveneyGlobal Sales Director, Ingredion

In 25 years we have never had a more dynamic and captivating speaker, who certainly provided a message that resonated with all the first responders and hazardous materials technicians in the room.

Scott SweetPresident, MAHMT

Fantastic presentation! You hit the messaging perfectly. It was both entertaining and prescriptive. We will definitely be inviting you back!

Gerard McGraw CFO, Fidelity Investments

Thank you so much for speaking to our global leaders in Hong Kong, Sydney, and Singapore. The presentation was riveting and had great takeaways that really resonated with our teams. They are still talking about it!

Matthew KoderPresident, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific

US Health Advisors told me you were the best speaker they’ve ever had and I’ve been booking talent for them for 20 years!

Roz ColLST Marketing

Your presentation was amazing! People keep telling me how much they loved it. You’re the only speaker to receive a standing ovation in the last eight years!

Jeannie VanderKruikExecutive Director, SOAP

I wanted to let you know that I have received nothing but positive feedback from the ELDP members. I have been told over and over again that you were the highlight of the event — so THANK YOU!!!

Alisha NowlinBoeing

Great job Brent! You hit on all the points we needed! I will recommend you to the Dallas Mavericks. It was an honor having you. Thank you.

Dwane CaseyHead Coach, Toronto Raptors

Thank you for coming to our conference. You were a huge hit, and the reaction was extremely positive!

Laz MartinezDirector of Human Resources, Nestle

I heard from numerous guests in attendance during your speech, they were all blown away and considered you one of the best speakers they have ever heard.

Jerry CasselanoVice President, ProVentures

That was the best and most authentic presentation on values-based leadership and culture I͛ve ever seen. So many speakers just tell stories, but you actually taught us how to improve!

Carol RivettiPresident, Affigent

I was lucky enough to be in the audience a couple weeks ago when you spoke at my company. I wanted to tell you how fantastic it was. At one point my heart was racing, hands were shaking and palms were sweating. I’ve never felt more motivated. Thank you!!

Tressa DanielsCarefusion

It was the most memorable day ever. We can’t thank you enough!

Gen WaitonHilton Hotels

Brent left his legacy with Coca Cola. Inspirational and true to life. Awesome, thank you!!!

Fran McGorryCoca Cola


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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.

We would love to be your partner in delivering solutions that improve leadership, culture, and employee engagement. Fill out this form to learn more, check date availability, or book us for an upcoming event.

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