Brent Gleeson

Tagline: High Performance

Talent Highlights

  • Combat Veteran Experience: Brent Gleeson brings firsthand experience as a combat veteran of the United States Navy SEALs, having served multiple tours in some of the most hostile environments around the globe. His time in the SEAL Teams equipped him with invaluable insights into leadership, teamwork, and resilience under extreme pressure.
  • Leadership in Action: Throughout his military career, Gleeson demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities, rising through the ranks to lead and inspire his fellow SEALs in the most challenging situations imaginable. His ability to make split-second decisions and adapt to rapidly changing circumstances reflects the essence of effective leadership in high-stakes environments.
  • Adaptability and Resilience: As a Navy SEAL, Gleeson faced adversity head-on, often operating behind enemy lines and in austere conditions where failure was not an option. His unwavering resilience and ability to thrive amidst chaos serve as a testament to the SEAL ethos of “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday,” embodying the spirit of perseverance in the face of adversity.
  • Strategic Thinking: Gleeson’s experiences as a Navy SEAL honed his strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, enabling him to develop innovative solutions to complex challenges. Whether planning and executing precision operations or leading teams in dynamic environments, Gleeson’s strategic mindset proved instrumental in achieving mission success.
  • Transition to Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development: After transitioning from the military, Gleeson applied his SEAL training and leadership principles to the world of entrepreneurship and leadership development. As a successful entrepreneur, author, and speaker, he shares his experiences and expertise to help individuals and organizations unlock their full potential and achieve peak performance. Gleeson’s unique perspective and real-world insights make him a sought-after speaker and advisor in the fields of leadership, teamwork, and personal development.

Keynote Topics

Building High-Performance Teams & Leading During Times of Crisis (Virtual)

During this motivational talk, Brent draws connections between how high performance teams in any environment can leverage trust, teamwork and accountability to achieve their goals. Brent Gleeson provides tools for improving trust that have a measurable economic impact on any organization.

He also dives into how building a culture of accountability can have game changing effects and drive a team to achieve more than they ever expected to.

This presentation is specific to leadership at all levels. Brent compares stories from the battlefield, the lessons learned, and how those lessons apply to leadership at any level across any type of organization or team.

Brent Gleeson talks about how to build a culture of leadership, servant leadership, adaptive change management, and much more.

The audience will leave with at least three key takeaways that they can start applying to their personal and professionals lives immediately.

A Navy SEAL’s Principles for Navigating Organizational Change

In today’s more volatile, unpredictable and complex business environments businesses can find themselves in almost constant states of change.

But more change initiatives fall short or fail due to a lack of leadership alignment, the proper culture founded on accountability and trust and poor discipline.

In this presentation Gleeson provides actionable principles for managers to use in leading an organization through change.

People, culture and values often have a reputation for being a “soft” element of management’s priorities and not directly tied to improving profitability.

Yet, many studies show that leading with culture makes an organization stronger, more resilient and much more profitable.

Gleeson shares correlations between SEAL culture and high performance teams in business and how prioritizing people, culture and values drives a company to achieve better results.

Productivity, income and profits of any organization can be directly negatively or positively impacted depending on the levels of trust within the team.

Trust is one of the most critical elements of a strong team culture that gets results and successfully navigates change.

In this presentation, Brent Gleeson shares the seven principles for building high-trust organizations: Integrity of Leadership, Investing in Respect, Empowering Everyone, Accountability for All, Creating a Winning Vision, Keeping the Team Informed, and Embracing Sacrifice.

This presentation is designed to motivate teams at all levels and across any type of organization.

Brent Gleeson shares stories from combat and talks about teamwork, persistence, adaptation, sacrifice, and how elite teams really achieve success and win.

The audience will leave with at least three key takeaways that they can start applying to their personal and professionals lives immediately.

Travels from:

  • Denver, CO

Fee Range:

  • Fees* $20,001 - $35,000




Brent Gleeson is a distinguished individual whose multifaceted career spans military service, entrepreneurship, literature, and public speaking. As a former Navy SEAL combat veteran, he brings a unique blend of leadership, resilience, and strategic thinking to the forefront. Gleeson’s journey from the rigors of military life to the dynamic world of entrepreneurship is a testament […]

Brent Gleeson is a distinguished individual whose multifaceted career spans military service, entrepreneurship, literature, and public speaking. As a former Navy SEAL combat veteran, he brings a unique blend of leadership, resilience, and strategic thinking to the forefront. Gleeson’s journey from the rigors of military life to the dynamic world of entrepreneurship is a testament to his unwavering determination and adaptability. Today, he stands as an award-winning entrepreneur, best-selling author, and sought-after speaker, captivating audiences worldwide with his insights on leadership, team dynamics, resilience, and organizational transformation.

Brent Gleeson | High Performance

Military Career

Gleeson’s journey into the world of elite military service began when he joined the United States Navy. His dedication and commitment propelled him through the rigorous training required to become a Navy SEAL. As a member of this esteemed special operations force, Gleeson honed his skills in leadership, teamwork, and adaptability under the most demanding circumstances. He served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he faced the challenges of combat with courage and resolve. Gleeson’s experiences in the military instilled in him a deep understanding of the importance of effective leadership, clear communication, and unwavering determination in achieving success, even in the most adverse conditions.

Entrepreneurial Ventures

Following his military service, Gleeson transitioned seamlessly into the world of entrepreneurship. Drawing upon the lessons learned during his time as a Navy SEAL, he co-founded several successful companies, including Internet Marketing Inc. (IMI), a leading digital marketing agency. As CEO of IMI, Gleeson demonstrated his prowess in strategic planning, team building, and innovation, guiding the company to rapid growth and acclaim within the industry. His entrepreneurial achievements have earned him recognition as a prominent figure in the business world, with accolades including the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies.


In addition to his accomplishments as an entrepreneur, Gleeson is also a prolific author, sharing his insights and expertise with a global audience. His best-selling book, “TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail Safe Principles for Leading Through Change,” offers a compelling framework for leadership and organizational transformation based on his experiences in the military and business world. Through insightful anecdotes and practical strategies, Gleeson provides readers with invaluable guidance on navigating change, fostering resilience, and building high-performance teams. His book has garnered widespread acclaim for its practicality, relevance, and inspirational message, cementing Gleeson’s reputation as a thought leader in leadership and organizational development.

Acclaimed Speaker

As an acclaimed speaker, Brent Gleeson captivates audiences with his dynamic presence, engaging storytelling, and profound insights. Drawing upon his diverse background as a Navy SEAL, entrepreneur, and author, he delivers keynote presentations that inspire, educate, and empower individuals and organizations to reach their full potential. Gleeson’s speaking engagements cover a range of topics, including leadership, team dynamics, organizational culture, resilience, and change management. With a unique blend of real-world experience, expert knowledge, and infectious enthusiasm, he leaves a lasting impact on audiences, motivating them to embrace challenges, cultivate resilience, and strive for excellence in all aspects of their lives and careers.

Why Book Brent Gleeson Through Speakers Inc

Booking Brent Gleeson through Speakers Inc offers numerous benefits for event organizers seeking to inspire and empower their audiences. As a highly sought-after speaker with a proven track record of delivering impactful presentations, Gleeson brings unparalleled expertise and credibility to any event. His compelling storytelling, backed by real-world experiences as a Navy SEAL and successful entrepreneur, resonates with audiences of all backgrounds and interests. Whether addressing corporate executives, military personnel, or community leaders, Gleeson has a unique ability to connect with diverse audiences and deliver messages that inspire positive change and growth.

Furthermore, booking through Speakers Inc ensures a seamless and professional experience from start to finish. With a dedicated team of professionals overseeing every aspect of the booking process, event organizers can trust that their event will be handled with the utmost care and attention to detail. From initial consultation to post-event follow-up, Speakers Inc provides comprehensive support to ensure a successful and memorable experience for both speakers and audiences alike.

In summary, Brent Gleeson’s remarkable journey from Navy SEAL to entrepreneur, author, and inspirational speaker is a testament to his resilience, leadership, and unwavering commitment to excellence. Through his captivating storytelling, expert insights, and practical strategies, he empowers individuals and organizations to overcome obstacles, embrace change, and achieve their goals. Booking Brent Gleeson through Speakers Inc offers event organizers a unique opportunity to inspire and educate their audiences with one of the most dynamic and impactful speakers in the industry.


Brent Gleeson’s story is one of extraordinary courage, resilience, and achievement. From his humble beginnings in the United States Navy to his success as an entrepreneur, author, and speaker, he has continually pushed the boundaries of what is possible, inspiring others to do the same. With his unwavering commitment to excellence, passion for leadership, and dedication to helping others succeed, Brent Gleeson stands as a shining example of the transformative power of perseverance and determination. Whether on stage, in the boardroom, or on the battlefield, he continues to make a profound impact on those around him, leaving a legacy of inspiration and empowerment that will endure for years to come.

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