$20,000 - $30,000
$15,000 - $20,000
Mike Sarraille is a former U.S. Navy SEAL officer, as well as a Recon Marine and Scout-Sniper. A graduate of the University of Texas McCombs MBA Program, he is the founder and CEO of Talent War Group, a leading management consulting and executive search firm. The company specializes in creating sustainable world-class leadership development programs within companies and sources executive talent to drive organizations to the next level. He is also the CEO of ATTA, a leadership mindset apparel company, whose motto is ‘One Step ATTA Time,’ advocating physical, mental, and spiritual fitness in order to live a balanced life of optimal performance. His experience in the US Special Forces combined with his business expertise gives him a unique perspective that allows him to offer unparalleled advice and coaching.
He is co-author of the bestselling business book, The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent, and a columnist for Men’s Journal under ‘The Everyday Warrior’ series, a no-hack, practical approach to living a more fulfilling, purpose-driven life. Mike is also the host of the Truth + Tribe Podcast, an expert-led, leadership-guided journey highlighting Mike’s 20-year career as a US Navy SEAL and member of the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as a successful entrepreneur and CEO.
Through his formative background in the military, Mike found one trait to be his true north—following through on your word. His speaking, books, and other writing focus on the power of creating a culture of doing what you say. He has seen first hand that only a small percentage of people actually do what they say they will do. Creating a culture of behavior where people are true to their word will allow you to beat out any competition. He believes great companies are built by great people, and great people do what they say they are going to do.
Mike saw this when he served led major combat operations during the Battle of Ramadi in 2006 and the Battle of Sadr City in 2008. In 2008-2009, Mike served as the SEAL Junior Officer Training Course (JOTC) Director at BUD/s, the head of leadership development for new SEAL officer where he coached, mentored, and prepared those officers to lead combat operations during the Global War on Terrorism. Mike was then assessed and selected for assignment to Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), part of the elite Joint Special Operations Command, in support of global counter-terrorism operations. Mike completed a total of ten (10) combat deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He is the recipient of the Silver Star, six (6) Bronze Stars for Valor, two (2) Defense Meritorious Service Medals, and a Purple Heart.
Mike is an Ambassador for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides fully-funded college educations and additional educational opportunities, “Cradle to Career” (Preschool to College), to surviving children of special operations forces lost in the line of duty as well as children of all medal of honor recipients. SOWF also provides financial support to severely wounded, ill, and injured special operations personnel.
*A portion of all of Mike's speaking fees are donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation on behalf of his client.
THE TALENT WAR: HOW SPECIAL OPERATIONS AND GREAT ORGANIZATIONS WIN ON TALENT
Based on the best-selling book, The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Companies Win on Talent. After twenty years of experience as a US Navy SEAL, including the Joint Special Operations Command, Mike’s ability to define and recognize elite talent is beyond comparison. In The Talent War, Mike teams up with business executive George Randle to translate the US Special Operations community’s ability to select and train raw talent into methods for use within the corporate world. In this talk, he explains how your team can make the shift from hiring skills to hiring character to build a deep bench of talent. To build the strongest team, you must recognize the best talent. To build a winning team, you must then develop and manage your talent. Let Mike guide you to hire better people and build an elite team capable of taking on any challenge in any environment.
THE LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP – HOW TO SECURE YOUR LEGACY WHILE DRIVING PERFORMANCE AND ORGANIZATIONAL RESULTS
Mike’s leadership skills were developed by a series of world-class mentors he served for and forged through his vast combat experience as a special operations leader at the Tier One level. Mike’s speech reinforces the core leadership principles and mindsets required to secure victory, even in the worst of conditions. Mike defines the role of true leadership and the legacy every leader wishes to leave behind. He will touch on leadership development, how to build high-performance teams, cultures defined by trust and vulnerability, risk mitigation, and performing in high-stress situation. The keynote speech will leave a lasting impression that will inspire your people to take action and LEAD.
HOW SPECIAL OPERATIONS AND GREAT ORGANIZATIONS BUILD CULTURES OF CONTINUAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.
Peter Drucker once said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Well, behavior eats culture for lunch. Our culture is ultimately determined not by what we say, but what we do, especially when no one is looking. Mike will talk about converting an organization’s espoused values into day to day behavior through continual leadership development and setting the example through vulnerability to foster trust and a sense of shared adversity across all levels of an organization.
Bring your team together to be a steadfast unit defined by trust, all leading to the creation of the only culture that matters – a culture of decentralized command.
THE EVERYDAY WARRIOR: A NO-HACK, PRACTICAL APPROACH TO LIVING A MORE FULFILLING, PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE
We all seek to live a life of impact and continual growth and learning. Mike will walk you through this powerful concept employed by high-performers – The Everyday Warrior Mindset – a practical, no-quit mentality that’ll help you overcome life’s challenges and come out healthier – physically, mentally, more knowledgeable, and resilient. It’s about leading fulfilling lives, despite where you start or where you are at, focusing on what you can control, ignoring what you can’t, and positively impacting those around you. The adoption of these mindsets and guiding principles will put you and your team on a path to living an impactful and ever evolving life.
RESILIENCE: OVERCOMING YOUR TOUGHEST ENEMY
Whether you’re fighting in a war or amid an early-stage start-up, we all have a common enemy – ourselves. During his military and business career, Mike learned there is no greater enemy than ourselves. Overcoming the doubts in our minds or continual setbacks is the key to resilience and fortitude. There will always be external factors, like a client’s hesitation or an encroaching deadline, but your reaction determines the outcome.
Mike will show your team how to harness their individual willpower to champion any adversity, learn, and come back stronger than ever.
Founding Director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation (CSLi) at the University of Texas
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