Greek philosopher Heraclitus (535-475 BC) famously declared “The only constant is change.” His words hold true in the 21st century, notably in boardrooms and executive offices. Leadership consultant Brent Gleeson, a combat-veteran Navy SEAL, has taken on the mission of molding change into a positive element for businesses and their leaders. After serving with U.S. Navy SEAL Team 5 in Iraq, Afghanistan and other “hot” areas, he became a well-respected thought leader and expert in business transformation.
Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran with tours to Iraq and Africa and other theaters of war. Upon leaving SEAL Team 5, Brent turned his discipline and battlefield lessons to the world of business and has become an award-winning entrepreneur, bestselling author, and acclaimed speaker on topics ranging from leadership and building high-performance teams to culture and organizational transformation. You can learn more about his leadership philosophies in his weekly columns on Inc.com and Forbes.com.
Brent is the Founder and CEO of TakingPoint Leadership, a progressive leadership and management consulting firm with a focus on business transformation and building high-performance cultures. With degrees a Finance degree and minor in Economics from Southern Methodist University, certificates in English and History from Oxford University in England and a graduate business degree from University of San Diego, Gleeson’s extensive experience is both academic and real-world in nature. Gleeson has won awards for business leadership and was named one of the “Top 10 CEOs” in Entrepreneur Magazine’s October 2013 issue for his exemplary approach to building high-performance teams in business.
He is the bestselling author of TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail Safe Principles for Leading Through Change, which was a #1 New Release on Amazon for the categories of Organizational Change and Business Structural Adjustment. Between his experiences in the SEAL Teams and building award -organizations that have topped the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies, Brent has become a business transformation expert. TakingPoint highlights his ten-principle program all leaders and managers will need to lead change and achieve winning results in the twenty-first century business landscape. He has also starred in several reality shows including NBC’s ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ where he and Chris Kyle of America Sniper along with other special operations professionals were paired with celebrities to compete and raise money for charities like Wounded Warrior Project.