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Marty Strong    

Retired Navy SEAL; CEO, Author; Leadership & Motivational Speaker

Marty Strong is a retired Navy SEAL combat veteran, CEO, and serves on two corporate boards. He is a creativity and leadership consultant, motivational speaker, and the author of nine novels and two business leadership books; Be Nimble: How the Creative Navy SEAL Mindset Wins on the Battlefield and in Business released in January 2022 and Be Visionary: Strategic Leadership in the Age of Optimization, released January 2023. Strong's suffered the loss of his oldest son, beat cancer twice, and has been shot at in a few exotic countries. He’s spent a lifetime meeting challenges head on, succeeding in three professions, anticipating crisis, and leading through chaos.

Speech Topics

The Voices in Your Head

Everyone is searching for the key to living a fulfilled life without fear of failure. Everyone is striving for ever greater success but hesitant to take the leap. How do we achieve happiness and success and is it truly possible? After twenty years as a Navy SEAL and another two decades as a successful entrepreneur and CEO, my answer is decidedly, yes!

Life and work are challenging enough without the battle playing out in people's minds each day. Am I good enough, smart enough, prepared enough? Can I, should I, will I, attempt to do the impossible or should I avoid the risk of failure? The solution to dealing with these internal intellectual, psychological, and emotional debates, is to win the battle for your mind, the become the only voice in your head. To drive the positive action-oriented narrative in your head every day.

Subtopics addressed include:

  • Goal setting
  • Perseverance
  • Courage
  • Creativity
  • Agility
  • Discipline
  • Will power
  • Adversity

Mastering Disruption

Pandemics, aggressive competitors, industry and market turbulence, these are only a few of the disruptive drivers that challenge managers and leaders today. It doesn't matter if the change is internal or external, leaders must decide to deal with the change and go beyond risk mitigation to seizing the opportunities disruption always reveals. Becoming a victim of dynamic reconstruction is never a good thing. Mastering the concept, the complexity, and the creative opportunities change presents is the way to win and win big.

Subtopics addressed include:

  • How we've been conditioned to fear change
  • Fight or flight behaviors
  • Managers, leaders, or masters of disruption
  • Tools, tips, tricks to cope
  • Reimagining the future
  • Reinventing to succeed in the new normal
  • Forward looking preparedness

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