Former Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Entrepreneur
- Three-time US Navy SEAL Team Commander
- Founder and CEO of Perfect Fitness, ranked by Inc. magazine as the #1 fastest growing US consumer products company
- Graduate of the US Naval Academy
- MBA from Carnegie Mellon University
- Bestselling author, Be Unstoppable and Unstoppable Teams: The 4 Essential Actions of High-Performance Leadership
Alden Mills—who speaks from the intersection of CEO and Navy SEAL—shares true-life stories and frameworks that have real power to drive change. Alden is a passionate leader with abundant charisma, genuine empathy, and a teacher’s heart. You will hear this on the precall—when Alden will listen deeply to your goals so he can tailor a keynote to fit your needs. Then he will prepare a speech that becomes an unforgettable experience. When your attendees depart, they will leave inspired, equipped, and ready to start achieving superior outcomes.
Areas of Expertise
Innovation | Leadership | Teams | Strategy | Inspiration | Agility | Talent | Peak Performance
How to Become Unstoppable
Alden grew up on a small farm, in a small town in central Massachusetts. His first dream was to graduate from the United States Naval Academy and attended Navy SEAL training. He became a nationally-recognized rower—as a gold medalist in the Olympic Festival, then as Captain of the freshman and varsity teams at the US Naval Academy. Then he served with distinction as a Navy SEAL platoon commander no less than three times. And after his time as a Navy SEAL, Alden became an entrepreneur, leading his first company to $90 million in sales in just three years, becoming an Inc. 500 CEO.
How did he do it all? Through persistence. That’s right, Alden learned that if he could become fully committed to driving change each and every day, he would achieve significantly better outcomes. Alden was particularly persistent about learning from his failures.
He has codified his most successful leadership practices in a framework called C.A.R.E.—detailed in his latest book, Unstoppable Teams:
- Connect, and you’ll build trust
- Achieve more, and you’ll create direction
- Respect others, and you’ll build an environment of continuous contributions
- Empower others, and you’ll create ownership within your team
To no one’s surprise, Alden’s motto is, “To lead is to serve—and to serve is to care.” He believes success is available to everyone, not just a chosen few. And he believes that your potential is much greater than you know.
Start expanding your leadership impact today—and let Alden help you get #FiredUp and Be Unstoppable!
BUILD UNSTOPPABLE TEAMS:
4 ESSENTIAL ACTIONS OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE LEADERSHIP
In today’s hard-charging world, your success is determined by your ability to lead others. Are you doing enough to engage your people and create an unstoppable team? Alden—CEO of Inc.’s fastest-growing consumer products company and a #1-ranked Navy SEAL platoon commander—has distilled team building into a new framework:
C.A.R.E. bridges the gap between the outcomes you need and the team to achieve them. Audiences learn how to apply C.A.R.E. as well as “the 10X advantage.” You’ll soon be better
equipped to lead others to their greatest levels of success.
SECRETS AND SCIENCE OF PERSISTENCE
Winning seldom comes easily. In fact success can be a mystery. Why do some people amaze even themselves with what they accomplish—while others never reach their potential? The answers require more than buzzwords and feel-good phrases. Thanks to 25 years in business and the military, Alden is uniquely able to teach others how to persist for greater success. In this motivational keynote, he shares the 3 essential ingredients for transformational wins in work and in life. At a time when audiences hunger for authenticity
and actionable help, you need the real deal—Alden Mills.
“Absolutely incredible! A life-changing experience.”
— WFG of Transamerica
“Alden set the tone—then stole the show.”
— Verne Harnish, Fortune’s ScaleUp Summit
“Best we’ve ever had.”
— USAA Federal Savings
“Alden connected with the hearts and minds of my organization. A perfect exclamation point to wrap up a leadership conference.”
— Cox Communications
“Alden is an All-Star!”
— San Francisco Giants
“The best commencement speaker we’ve had.”
— Case Western School of Medicine
“Recommended for anyone looking to take their business to the next level.”
— State Farm
“Our team left motivated, recharged, and ready.”
— Ariat International
“Fantastic storyteller who tied his messaging to our company.”
— F.W. Webb
“Alden Mills has the whole package.”
— Marriott Global Events Director
“Alden’s message was perfectly-tailored to our organization.”
— LG Electronics
“Exactly what we needed. Alden made a difference in our lives.”
— Select Comfort (NASDAQ)
“We hired Alden for a 4-city tour. The best speaker we’ve had!”
— Lennox International