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Mike Sarraille

    • Founder and CEO of Talent War Group
    • Former Recon Marine and Retired US Navy SEAL
    • Co-Author of the Best-Selling Book “The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Companies Win on Talent.”
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Mike Sarraille is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer and a former enlisted Recon Marine and Scout-Sniper. A graduate of the University of Texas McCombs Business School, he is the founder and CEO of Talent War Group, a specialized executive search firm and talent advisory that finds high-performing business leaders for senior, executive, or other critical leadership positions. He is co-author of ‘The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent’ and a columnist for Men’s Journal and Men’s Fitness under ‘The Everyday Warrior’ column.

He founded and served as a board of director for the VETTED Foundation, a cutting edge executive level transition program, and was a former principal at Echelon Front, a management consulting firm alongside the co-authors of Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. 

Mike enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school. He became a Recon Marine and also served as a scout-sniper. He was selected for a Marine officer program, but after finishing his bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University, he sought a commission in the Navy to try out for the SEAL Teams.

After completing the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Training, Mike served in SEAL Team THREE, Task Unit Bruiser, the most decorated Special Operations Task Unit of the Iraq war, where he led major combat operations during the Battle of Ramadi in 2006. In 2008, Mike returned to Iraq and led historic combat operations in during the Battle of Sadr City. In 2008-2009, Mike served as the SEAL Junior Officer Training Course (JOTC) Director where he coached, mentored, and prepared junior SEAL officers to lead combat operations.  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. Mike is a recipient of the Silver Star, six (6) x Bronze Stars for Valor, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, and a Purple Heart.

He is a recognized keynote speaker and subject matter expert in leadership development, talent acquisition and talent management.

Talent War: Building High-Performing Team
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 Joint Special Operations Command, Mike’s ability to define and recognize elite talent is beyond comparison. In his best-seller The Talent War, Mike teams up with Strategic Advisor George Randall to translate the US Special Operations community’s ability to select and train raw talent into methods for the corporate world. In this talk, he explains how your team can make the shift from hiring skills to hiring character.

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 that can take on any challenge.

Lead Like Your Lives Depend on It
Mike’s leadership skills were forged through life-threatening situations during his time as a Tier One Navy SEAL. From escaping gun-fire to near-misses with grenades, he and his team survived it all by relying on the principles of his SEAL training. Mike has created a science for leading in high-pressure situations that will teach you how to remain composed and tactical under stress.

You don’t have to go behind enemy lines to learn Mike’s techniques. He’s sharing the lessons that built his unshakeable leadership to help you become a leader your team can trust.

Creating a Culture You Can Count On.
Mike has spent twenty years in the US Navy working with teams whose readiness, solidarity, and communication mean life or death. He will teach you how to recruit elite talent that will serve as a backbone for strong company culture, while his rare Navy SEAL insights will inspire your company to work as one through accountability and respect.

Bring your team together to be a steadfast unit that has each other’s back when it matters most, all leading to the creation of the only culture that matters – a culture of decentralized command.

Motivating Through Anything
Through stories from his time as a US Navy SEAL Special Operations Officer of a Recon Marine and Scout-Sniper, Mike will take you on a thrilling ride through the ups and downs his elite team experienced. Each account comes with a lesson that will broaden your view of working as a team, overcoming adversity, and being accountable to yourself and your team.

His exhilarating stories of surviving enemy attacks through tenacity and decisive leadership will inspire your team to persevere through any obstacle they may encounter.

Resilience: Overcoming Your Toughest Enemy.
Whether you’re fighting in a war or preparing an important pitch, we all have a common enemy—ourselves. During his Navy SEAL training, Mike learned there is no greater enemy than ourselves. Overcoming the doubts in our minds 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 power to champion any adversity and come back stronger than ever.

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