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Brian Fleming      

Combat-Wounded Veteran, Resilience & Leadership Speaker

Brian Fleming is an author, speaker, and combat-wounded veteran from the war in Afghanistan. The Founder of BlownUpGuy.com, his life mission is to teach others how to stand firm when everything around them is blowing up in their lives and businesses. Brian knows firsthand that everybody gets hurt, but not everybody gets over it. Brian strives to teach others how they can take back their lives and win the battles that matter most.

Brian was born into a lower-income family in a small factory town west of Detroit, Michigan. At 18 years old Brian joined the Army and served as a team leader in an infantry platoon with the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division. In 2006, while serving as a Team Leader fighting the ground war in Afghanistan, Brian’s vehicle was blown up twice and he was severely wounded when a suicide bomber exploded 3-feet away from him in Kandahar. Brian then spent 14-months at a medical center, enduring painful burn treatments for 2nd and 3rd degree burns, rehabilitation, and reconstructive surgery. During his lengthy recovery, Brian discovered some of the key life lessons that separate the world’s most resilient people from everyone else.

Brian serves as a Department of Defense “Resilience Trainer” for the US Military on bases and outposts across the globe. He also conducts “Resilient Leadership” keynotes for Fortune 500 companies, associations, and organizations across the globe. Now, as an author, speaker, and resilience trainer Brian has enjoyed the incredible honor of speaking to nearly half-a-million people in live audiences across 42 US states, in 7 countries, and on 4 continents over the past decade.

Speech Topics


“How to Stand Firm When Everything Around You Is Blowing Up!”

In this talk, Brian shares his tragic, yet inspiring war story from Afghanistan and reveals the 3 common habits of the world’s most resilient people and how you and your audience can immediately use them in life & business to overcome personal challenges, successfully adapt to change, and connect with more people on a deeper level.

The Resilient Leader- How to Become the Leader Others Want to Follow:

Brian will teach your audience combat-proven “Resilience Strategies” based on centuries of warfare that all leaders, in any business, can immediately and practically apply to their organizations in order to gain more respect and loyalty from those under them, while inspiring their subordinates to be more committed and productive everyday.

Develop More Resilient, Winning Teams-

Discover real-life military war tactics to help your team win it’s daily battles. Life and death scenarios are the ultimate test of a team’s ability to endure challenges and win, which is why military units have developed the best teamwork strategies and frameworks in the world- because their lives depend on it! In this talk, you’ll discover how to use those same military tactics as they apply to your organization’s daily battles in the marketplace. If you want to innovate, lead, and win, don’t reinvent the wheel. If you want your team to be more productive, simply use time-tested strategies that are already proven to work.

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