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David Rutherford, Communications Speaker

David Rutherford

    • Former US Navy SEAL, Speaker on Teamwork & Leadership
    • Specializes in applying Navy SEAL philosophies to business and building high-performance cultures
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Navy SEAL Motivational Speaker, David Rutherford explains his behavioral and performance company

Navy SEAL Motivational Speaker, David Rutherford explains his behavioral and performance company

David Rutherford Speaker Biography

David Rutherford is one of TakingPoint Leadership’s most popular speakers and internationally known author and coach. His Navy SEAL motivational training program has reached over 4 million people around the world. He has a deep passion for sharing the Navy SEAL experience as it applies to building high-performance teams, overcoming adversity, and leading in chaotic environments. His unique and highly engaging storytelling approach leaves audiences inspired, motivated, and educated.

David served 8 years in the Naval Special Warfare Community as a SEAL student, Combat Paramedic, Operator, and Instructor. Since his honorable discharge from the Navy in 2003, he continued traveling for another 7 years as a tactical training and security expert for the US Government and one of the largest private security firms in the world. David has inspired special operators units, sports teams, and corporations around the globe to push themselves past any and all known limitations. His masterful ability to motivate enables people from all walks of life to achieve success in any environment imaginable.

How acting, thinking and feeling like a Navy SEAL can help you and your team succeed. After 20 years of exploring the human condition around the world, David has discovered several undeniable truths about how people function under stress and what it takes to overcome adversity and persevere in the face of fear. Based on over 20 years of intense personal experience and in-depth research, David has extrapolated the very best attributes of the Special Operations community and delivers these concepts in a highly energetic, emotional, and entertaining way so you and your team can begin operating at the peak of your performance.

The Missions include:

Embrace Fear
Forging Self-Confidence
Team Life
Live With Purpose
Time Frame: Optimal 60 min. Minimum 45 min

Life has proven the perpetual need to fortify your personal and professional Self-Confidence if you hope to succeed in the combat of life. Due to the constant war being waged by the Negative Insurgency, individual and team confidence is under constant bombardment. Navy SEALs are some of the most confident human beings on the planet due to their life-changing training regimen and total commitment to each other. David helps audiences explore the psychology of SEAL Training and outlines a clear way for his audience to forge their Self-Confidence during the everyday chaos of life’s challenges.

The Missions include:

Have A Positive Attitude
PT (Physical Training) and Live Healthy
Motivate Yourself and Others
Earn Respect
Set Goals
Live With Integrity
Have Fun
Time Frame: Optimal – 90 minutes. Minimum – 60 minutes

The greatest truth life teaches us all is that nobody succeeds alone. Every great individual in history has required a comprehensive commitment toward living a team oriented-lifestyle in order to achieve elite levels of success. Not many teams are greater than the SEAL Teams. The Brotherhood thrives on this elite standard of performance. Forged on the battlefields and in blood, listen as David helps his audiences redefine their personal and professional concepts of what living the Team Life means to them.

The Missions include:

Additionally, in this powerful talk, David profiles four Navy SEAL Congressional Medal of Honor stories to help illustrate the critical importance of functioning as a team to achieve never before imagined levels of personal and professional success.

Time Frame: Optimal – 60 minutes. Minimum – 45 minutes

What is the number one thing that stops you and your team from taking risk and elevating your performance? FEAR. Fear is widely recognized as the primary limiting factor in human success. Due to certain physiological and behavioral realities, Fear can never be defeated. However, Navy SEALs have mastered the ability to operate with it by learning how to embrace their fears in order to utilize it as an explosive factor in their elite operational, training, and lifestyle performance. David spent 15 years personally exploring fear and 1- ½ years researching fear to create this profound speech which helps audiences begin to embrace their fear.

The Missions include:

Search for The Truth
Accept Your Reality
Retrain Your Brain
Test Yourself
Live with Courage
Time Frame – Optimal 75 minutes, Minimum 60 minutes

One of the most difficult challenges in life is to live with purpose. It’s the essence of our intrinsic drive and ability to succeed. Without a purpose, we are lost. In this riveting, emotionally charged Navy SEAL Motivational Training event, David helps audiences to discover their purpose in life. In this powerful talk, he introduces his audiences to 5 Missions designed to help individuals and teams begin living with purpose.

The Missions include:

Search for Purpose
Train With Purpose
Money Can’t Buy Purpose
The Purpose of Failure
Have Faith In Your Purpose
Time Frame – Optimal 60 minutes, Minimum 45 minutes

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