Many military veterans have continued their careers as motivational speakers, sharing stories of leadership, teamwork, overcoming adversity and facing challenges. Their harrowing stories of survival and brotherhood inspire and motivate audiences everywhere. At Executive Speakers Bureau, we thank these brave men and women for their service to our country, and for protecting us all. We are proud to represent them on the speaking circuit, and would welcome the opportunity to help you bring a military veteran to your next event.
Mike Abrashoff is best known as Commander of USS Benfold, responsible for transforming the underperforming Naval war ship into the finest ship in the Pacific fleet. At the core of his leadership approach was a process of replacing command and control with commitment and cohesion, and by engaging the hearts, minds, and loyalties of workers – with conviction and humility. Abrashoff challenges leaders at all levels to re-imagine their leadership thinking and create new ways to elevate individual, team and organizational performance.
Known simply as “FlyGirl”, Vernice Armour ignites her audiences with a dynamic spark that can’t be extinguished. Leveraging her “Breakthrough Mentality” mindset, she propelled herself from beat cop to combat pilot in a record-breaking three years and became the United States Marine Corps’ first African American female combat pilot and, shortly after, was recognized as America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot by the Department of Defense.
Recognized as one of the top 10 most in-demand speakers, John Foley has worked with the most successful companies in almost every industry inspiring high performance, teamwork and leadership. He is a former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels, a Sloan Fellow at Stanford School of Business, a gratitude guru and an expert in the how of High Performance teams. His exciting, rare journey inspires awe, triggering audiences to take action and rethink what they believe is possible.
Brent Gleeson, a Navy SEAL combat veteran and serial entrepreneur, has leveraged the principles of leadership, discipline, accountability and resiliency learned in training and applied down range for building high-performance teams in the business world. After tours in Iraq, Africa and other theaters of war Gleeson transitioned to the world of entrepreneurship applying battle-tested leadership principles to building teams designed to overcome the odds and achieve results.
Carey Lohrenz is a leadership expert and keynote speaker who inspires audiences around the world to Lead with Courage and Be Fearless! Her powerful messages challenge, inform, and inspire your team to achieve peak performance. As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, having flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready United States Navy pilot, Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.
Alden Mills has a unique background as a seasoned Navy SEAL platoon commander and a high-performance CEO. He has experienced the world’s toughest military training, led extreme teams, invented wildly successful products and yet, he’s failed many more times than he has succeeded. His messages are inspiring and memorable because they are based on years of perseverance overcoming all kinds of obstacles.
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