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Former Commander of US and International Forces in Afghanistan, Author of...
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General Stanley McChrystal is a four-star general, the former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, and the former leader of Joint Special Operations Command, which oversees the most sensitive counter-terrorism units. He is widely praised for revolutionizing warfare by fusing intelligence and operations and is credited with the capture of Saddam Hussein and the location and killing al-Qaeda’s leader in Iraq. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called McChrystal “one of America’s greatest warriors.” McChrystal addresses leadership, teambuilding, and geopolitics.
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Change ManagementNational SecurityLeadershipMiddle EastTeamworkGeopoliticsDecision MakingCrisis ManagementCorporate CultureMilitary LeadersTED Speakers
US Navy SEAL Rear Admiral (ret.)
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Rear Admiral Scott Moore is the former deputy commander of Naval Special Warfare. From the mountains of Afghanistan to briefings in the Oval Office, he is the man our nation’s leaders trust when failure is not an option. Whether leading a group of men or interfacing with Pakistani military leaders, he directed more than 2,000 missions and was involved in the marquee moments of our nation’s history. His presentations are a nail-biting, adrenaline-pumping glimpse into what it takes to create and lead high-performing teams.
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LeadershipPeak PerformanceTeamworkMilitary Leaders
Managing Partner at McChrystal Group, Best-selling Author, Leadership...
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Chris Fussell is a former Navy SEAL Officer and the current Managing Partner and Chief Growth Officer at McChrystal Group, a premier leadership and management consulting firm founded by General McChrystal and fellow SEAL David Silverman. Fussell leads the company’s sales, branding, and client relations teams, bringing his Special Operations experience and his expertise in cross-functional collaboration and knowledge sharing within large, dispersed organizations.
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LeadershipTeamworkDecision MakingCrisis ManagementCorporate CultureMilitary Leaders
Chief Scientist and Head of Strategic Planning for the Mars Rover Mission
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Dr. John Grotzinger is the chief scientist and head of strategic planning for the Mars Science Laboratory Rover mission, which riveted the country with its dare-devil landing in August 2012. A geologist, he hopes to gain more understanding of Earth’s evolution through the study of Mars. Grotzinger was also a part of the team that made the discovery of evidence for liquid water on ancient Mars. He discusses strategic planning, motivating teams, and the need to take on a “grand challenge” while sharing amazingly unique and cutting-edge stories, video, and photos about space.
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AdventureInspiration & MotivationLeadershipTeamworkTechnologyRobotics & Drones
World-Class Blind Adventurer
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Erik Weihenmayer is a world-class adventurer, the first blind man to summit Mount Everest, and one of only 150 mountaineers to climb the Seven Summits. His latest and most demanding adventure is kayaking the 277 miles of the Grand Canyon. One of the most exciting and well-known athletes in the world, he never let his lack of vision interfere with his quality of life. Weihenmayer’s feats have earned him incredible press coverage and dozens of awards. He is also the author of two books and addresses leadership, teamwork, overcoming adversity, motivation, and inspiration.
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AdventureInnovationInspiration & MotivationLeadershipPeak PerformanceTeamworkOvercoming AdversityRisk-TakersAthletes & Commentators
Ben Saunders, World Record-Breaking Polar Explorer
Record-Breaking Explorer & Repeat TED Speaker
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Polar explorer, TED speaker, and record-breaking long-distance skier Ben Saunders fuses the spirit of adventure with impressive technical ingenuity. He has five North Pole expeditions under his belt and is best known for leading one of the most ambitious expeditions in a century. Humble and self-effacing, he is an explorer of limits and his message is one of inspiration, empowerment, and boundless potential. He explores the dichotomy between ideas and action and urges audiences to consider carefully how to spend the “tiny amount of time we each have on this planet.”
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AdventureInnovationInspiration & MotivationPeak PerformanceTeamworkOvercoming AdversityRisk-TakersAthletes & CommentatorsTED Speakers
Founder, Nuru International
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Former Marine Platoon Commander Jake Harriman is the founder and CEO of Nuru International, a U.S.-based social venture that empowers poor individuals in remote, rural areas to end extreme poverty in their communities. Inspired to act by the poverty and tragedy he witnessed during four operational deployments throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, Bronze Star winner Harriman retired from active duty and enrolled at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business before founding Nuru in 2008 and then living in 3rd world countries the last 8 years, putting SYSTEMS and MODELS in place that save innocent families in war torn regions by teaching and building structure for leadership, agriculture, education, and survival.
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EntrepreneurshipInspiration & MotivationLeadershipTeamworkDisruptionMilitary Leaders
Former SEAL Team Six Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, & New...
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Rob O’Neill is one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time. He was a team leader and operator with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (SEAL Team Six). He has held combat leadership roles in more than 400 missions, but with most of his career shrouded in a classified cloak, O’Neill served his remarkable career in the shadows. Through incredible stories drawn from lessons learned during some of the country’s most headline-stealing conflicts, he shows audiences how to approach strategic planning when mission failure is not an option.
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Inspiration & MotivationLeadershipPeak PerformanceTeamworkDecision MakingRisk-TakersMilitary Leaders
First African American Female Combat Pilot
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Vernice Armour is a former United States Marine Corps officer who was the first African-American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and the first African American female combat pilot in the U.S. Armed Forces. She is the author of Zero to Breakthrough: The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter.
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LeadershipTeamworkAfrican American SpeakersFemale Speakers

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