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Jacob Werksman  

Founder & CEO of Victory Strategies, Harvard Business School Leadership Coach, Former Navy SEAL, Veteran

Founder of Victory Strategies, Author, and Former Navy SEAL. Jacob Werksman started Victory Strategies with his life savings to pursue his belief in the American Dream. Victory Strategies is a leadership development and coaching firm whose primary purpose is to help leaders grow and embrace the possible. He began by assembling a world-class team of professionals from the most elite communities to exist.

Prior to starting Victory Strategies, Werksman served in the United States Navy as a Navy SEAL. During his time in service, he was able to simultaneously achieve his Bachelors Degree in Organizational Leadership. Werksman is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.

Werksman is also a Harvard Business School Executive Education Leadership coach and provides strategic advisory to several other businesses and organizations throughout the world.

In 2019, Werksman was awarded a position in Orlando Business Journal’s 40 under 40 and in 2020, Orlando Business Journal named Werksman as a Veteran of Influence. In 2021, Werksman was named one of the Next 1000 Entrepreneurs by Forbes Magazine. Werksman has a passion for giving back and is actively involved with half a dozen 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organizations to include; The Orange County Florida Sheriff’s Foundation and The Orlando Police Foundation.

Werksman published his first book, "Leadership A Life Sport: a Playbook on what it takes to win as an individual and as a team" in 2020.

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Igniting A Growth Culture To Influence Performance

A no-nonsense presentation on the characteristics and fundamentals that are required to win as an individual and as a team. Before you can be an asset on a team, you must first be a great leader of yourself. Once you are performing at your maximum potential, you can then become a great teammate. High-performing teams require high-performing individuals. This presentation supplies viewers with the tools to achieve greatness as an individual and as a team. Presenter, Jacob Werksman combines his experience to allow you and your team to unlock their full potential.

The Playbook for High Performance

During this no-nonsense presentation, Jacob draws on his leadership experience as a Navy SEAL Team Leader, Entrepreneur, and Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Coach as he shares actionable insights on how to create and influence continued high-performance as the organization’s leader. He begins by igniting leaders in the room to master what is required to achieve a growth mindset, influence their team to maximize their potential, and finishes by providing leaders with action steps to continue their team’s commitment to excellence.

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