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Mike Sarraille, keynote speaker

Mike Sarraille

    • Former US Navy SEAL and Founder/CEO of Talent War Group & ATTA
    • Bestselling author of The Everyday Warrior and Co-Author of The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent
    • Men’s Journal Lead Columnist & Podcast Host for the Self-Improvement Focused ‘Everyday Warrior’ Series
    • Inspires Companies and Leaders with lessons from the top 1% of teams in the world
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Mike Sarraille | What Leaders Look For in Talent

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EF Overwatch CEO Mike Sarraille Talks Veterans in the Workforce (TDA)

EF Overwatch CEO Mike Sarraille Talks Veterans in the Workforce (TDA)

Exclusive: Mt. Everest Skydiving Expedition featuring Boost Oxygen

Exclusive: Mt. Everest Skydiving Expedition featuring Boost Oxygen

Mike Sarraille | Podcast

Mike Sarraille | Podcast

Mike Sarraille Speaker Biography

Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Mike Sarraille is a 2 x best-selling author and a 2 x Global Top 30 keynote speaker and authority on leadership and organizational culture. His decades of leading elite teams on the battlefield and in the boardroom have enabled him to hone his ability to cultivate influential leaders and empower individuals to reach their full potential.

Following high school, Sarraille enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, earning the title Recon Marine and Scout-Sniper. He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas A&M University with Honors and accepted a commission in the U.S. Navy. Soon after, he underwent Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training (BUD/s). Sarraille led historic combat operations during the Battle of Ramadi in 2006 and the Battle of Sadr City in 2008.

After 20 years of military service, to include the elite Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), and ten combat deployments, he founded Talent War Group, a premier leadership development and executive search firm that prepares clients for lasting success by building sustainable leadership programs and attracting top talent. He also established ATTA, a performance-based mindset and apparel brand encouraging people to pursue progress and develop healthy, life-affirming habits.

In 2020, Sarraille published his bestselling book, The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent. This definitive guide helps business leaders apply the special operations assessment and selection process to achieve their short- and long-term talent goals. His most recent best-selling book, The Everyday Warrior: A No-Hack, Practical Approach to Life, which hit #84 of all books, is an actionable framework that helps readers engage in SELF-LEADERSHIP by building positive habits and living by a code. Mike also has a children’s book series, One Step ATTA Time series, being released May 2024 intended to serve as a children’s leadership development series to instill leadership principles and attributes in the next, best generation.

Sarraille is also the driving force behind the popular Men's Journal Everyday Warrior franchise, which includes a weekly podcast and column series promoting purpose-driven living. The series has attracted notable guests such as business leaders Bernie Marcus, Grammy Award winning singers Sammy Hagar and Brent Smith, actors Terry Crews and Dave Bautista, athletes Dan Marino, Shaun White, Kelly Slater, and Drew Brees and high performers in the military, professional and extreme sports, and the business world.

After retiring from the military, Sarraille became an ambassador for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and Folds of Honor Foundation, nonprofits that provide educational and financial support to the spouses and children of fallen or disabled military service members.

He founded the adventure capital firm Legacy Expeditions. As CEO, Saraille leads record-setting expeditions in honor of America's fallen heroes. Legacy Expeditions completed 4 x World Records in January 2023 by skydiving into all 7 continents in less than 7 days, a feat that was deemed impossible until Mike and his team proved everyone wrong. Mike has served as an executive producer on two documentaries, Drop Zone Everest and Triple 7, which is scheduled for a theatrical release May 2024.

With his unique perspective, impressive track record, and commitment to excellence, Mike Sarraille has dedicated his life to serving others, both on and off the battlefield.

The Legacy of Leadership: Strategies for Cultivating Winning Cultures and High-Performing Teams

In this compelling keynote address, Mike Sarraille draws upon his extensive leadership experience, shaped by elite mentors and honed through combat in special operations and building companies, to illuminate the essence of transformational leadership and the power of building winning cultures and high-performing teams.

Key Points:

  • Redefining Leadership and Culture: Explore a fresh perspective on leadership, culture, and their interplay in driving organizational success. Learn how to redefine leadership as a daily practice rooted in principles of accountability, compassion, and leading by example.
  • The Role of True Leadership: Delve into the fundamental principles and mindsets that underpin effective leadership, even in the most challenging circumstances. Discover how authentic leadership can inspire trust, foster vulnerability, and set the stage for high performance.
  • Building High-Performing Teams: Gain insights into the strategies and practices for cultivating high-performing teams. Explore the importance of trust, accountability, and high standards in creating a culture of excellence and achieving collective goals.
  • Creating a Legacy of Leadership: Understand the concept of legacy in leadership and the lasting impact that leaders can have on their teams and organizations. Learn how to instill a culture of leadership development, where leaders empower others to lead and leave a legacy built on love, compassion, and accountability.

Attendee Results:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the core principles of effective leadership and their application in building winning cultures.
  • Learn practical strategies for fostering trust, vulnerability, and accountability within teams.
  • Discover how to cultivate high-performing teams that thrive in high-stress situations and deliver exceptional results.
  • Explore the concept of legacy in leadership and how to create a lasting impact on your organization and beyond.
  • Be inspired to take action and cultivate a culture of leadership development, where leaders empower others to lead and build a true legacy of leadership.

Winning the Talent War: Strategies for Hiring and Cultivating Elite Teams

In today's fiercely competitive business landscape, talent is the ultimate differentiator. Drawing insights from the acclaimed best-selling book, "The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Companies Win on Talent," which has been hailed by many business and HR executives as the bible for attracting, hiring, developing, and retaining top talent. This speech offers a comprehensive guide to revolutionizing your approach to talent acquisition and team development. Mike, drawing from his extensive experience, distills the principles used by the US Special Operations community into actionable strategies tailored for the corporate realm.

Key Points:

  • Hiring for Character, Not Just Skills: Understand the importance of prioritizing character traits over mere technical skills when selecting team members. Learn how to identify individuals with the potential to thrive and contribute to your organization's success in the long term.
  • Building a Strong, Healthy Team Culture: Explore the critical role of organizational culture in attracting and retaining top talent. Discover strategies for fostering an environment that nurtures collaboration, innovation, and high performance.
  • Developing and Managing Talent: Shift your focus from simply hiring talent to actively cultivating and managing it. Learn how to invest in the growth and development of your team members, empowering them to reach their full potential and drive organizational success.
  • Strategies for Talent Retention: Gain insights into effective strategies for retaining top talent in a competitive market. From offering meaningful opportunities for advancement to fostering a sense of belonging and purpose, discover how to create an environment where employees are motivated to stay and thrive.

Attendee Results:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the principles underlying successful talent acquisition and management.
  • Learn practical strategies for identifying and attracting individuals with the right character traits for your organization.
  • Acquire tools for building a strong team culture that fosters collaboration and innovation.
  • Develop skills for effectively managing and developing talent to drive organizational success.
  • Explore innovative approaches to talent retention that go beyond traditional incentives and perks.

The Everyday Warrior Mindset: A Practical Approach to Living a High-Performing Life with Purpose and Impact

Embark on a transformative journey guided by the principles of The Everyday Warrior, as outlined in the best-selling book by Mike Sarraille, which was #84 on the best-seller list, and the impetus behind Men's Journal's largest initiative - The Men's Journal Everyday Warrior Nation. This keynote offers a practical, no-hack approach to cultivating a fulfilling, purpose-driven life, empowering attendees to become the best versions of themselves and make a positive impact on their families, communities, and organizations.

Key Points:

  • The Everyday Warrior Mindset: Explore the core principles of The Everyday Warrior Mindset, a practical mentality that emphasizes resilience, perseverance, and continuous growth. Learn how to adopt a no-quit attitude towards life's challenges, emerging healthier, stronger, and more knowledgeable.
  • Self-Leadership: Understand the concept of self-leadership and its pivotal role in personal development. Discover how leading oneself is a prerequisite for leading others effectively, and learn practical strategies for cultivating self-awareness, discipline, and intentionality.
  • Living with Purpose and Impact: Gain insights into how to lead fulfilling lives by focusing on what truly matters and aligning actions with values. Explore the importance of pursuing physical, mental, and spiritual growth, and discover how to leverage setbacks as opportunities for growth and resilience.
  • Giving Back and Making a Difference: Learn about the charitable aspect of The Everyday Warrior, with proceeds from the book supporting the families of fallen military members through organizations like the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the Folds of Honor Foundation. Understand how embracing the Everyday Warrior mindset not only transforms individual lives but also contributes to a greater cause.

Attendee Results:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of The Everyday Warrior Mindset and its application in everyday life.
  • Learn practical strategies for cultivating self-leadership and living with intentionality and purpose.
  • Discover how to overcome challenges with resilience and turn setbacks into valuable lessons.
  • Explore the transformative power of giving back and making a difference in the lives of others.
  • Be inspired to embark on a journey of personal growth and impact, guided by the principles of The Everyday Warrior.

Making the Seemingly Impossible……Possible: Lessons from the World-Record Setting Triple 7 Expedition

Join Mike Sarraille on an exhilarating journey through the planning, execution, and triumph of the Triple 7 Expedition, a daring feat that defied all odds and set four world records. Through captivating storytelling and firsthand accounts, Mike shares the challenges, triumphs, and invaluable lessons learned from leading a team of special operations soldiers on an unprecedented adventure to skydive into all seven continents in just seven days.

Key Points:

  • The Power of Optimism: Explore the role of overwhelming optimism in overcoming obstacles and achieving audacious goals. Learn how a positive mindset can fuel determination and resilience, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges.
  • Trust and Vulnerability: Discover the importance of trust and vulnerability in fostering emotional intimacy and cohesion within teams. Explore how shared experiences and a sense of camaraderie can strengthen bonds and drive collective success.
  • Professionalism and Respect: Learn the significance of professionalism, respect, and empathy in fostering a culture of collaboration and mutual support. Understand how kindness and empathy contribute to a positive team dynamic and enhance overall performance.
  • Embracing Failure and Learning: Gain insights into the value of embracing failure as a natural part of the learning process. Explore how resilience and adaptability enable teams to evolve, learn from setbacks, and emerge stronger than before.
  • Selflessness and Unity of Purpose: Understand the importance of selflessness and teamwork in achieving shared goals. Learn how aligning individual interests with a shared vision can unite teams and drive them towards a common objective.
  • Communication and High Standards: Discover the critical role of communication and high standards in fostering clarity, alignment, and accountability within teams. Learn how effective communication channels and clear expectations contribute to peak performance.
  • Accountability and Compassion: Explore the concept of accountability as the highest form of compassion. Understand how holding oneself and others accountable fosters trust, integrity, and a culture of excellence.

Attendee Results:

  • Gain valuable insights into the core principles and attributes that underpin high-performing teams, regardless of industry.
  • Learn practical strategies for fostering optimism, trust, professionalism, and adaptability within your own teams.
  • Discover how to cultivate a culture of learning, selflessness, and accountability to drive collective success.
  • Be inspired to embrace challenges with determination, resilience, and a no-quit attitude, drawing on the lessons learned from the Triple 7 Expedition.
  • Leave with a renewed sense of purpose and motivation to pursue audacious goals and conquer the impossible.

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