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Alden  Mills

Alden Mills

Entrepreneur, Navy SEAL Commander & Author of Be Unstoppable & Build Unstoppable Teams


Alden Mills first started taking control of his life at age twelve—when his doctor told him to learn chess because his childhood asthma would keep him from playing sports. His mother stepped in, telling Alden that he should never let someone else decide his future. Read More >

Alden’s first personal goal was to conquer asthma. He then went on to achieve extraordinary things in sports, academics, military service, business, and philanthropy.

Alden 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. Alden became a Navy SEAL—and served as platoon commander no less than three times. Alden also became an entrepreneur, leading his first company to $90 million in sales in just three years.

How did he do it? Through persistence…That’s right, Alden was fully committed to achieving better outcomes every day. He was particularly persistent about learning from his failures.

Through these efforts, Alden:

  • Founded Perfect Fitness. As CEO, he led the company through growth of over 12,000% from 2007 to 2009 which resulted in Inc. magazine recognizing it as the #1 fastest-growing consumer products company in America
  • Developed over 40 patents including the Perfect Pushup, Perfect Pullup, Perfect Situp, and Perfect Ab Carver
  • Authored Be Unstoppable plus the forthcoming book, Build Unstoppable Teams
  • Was featured on ABC’s Nightline, CBS This Morning, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, and more
  • Joined Young Presidents’ Organization and World Presidents’ Organization
  • Has served on boards of a number of non-profits

Alden has codified his most successful leadership practices in a framework called C.A.R.E.:

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.

Alden Mills—a humble leader with abundant charisma, vibrant storytelling skills, and a teacher’s heart—brings his frameworks to life in every keynote.

It all starts with a precall. That’s when Alden asks penetrating questions and listens deeply so he can customize his presentation to an exceptional degree. He gets to know your needs and your audience. Then he delivers his keynote with the passion and experience you’ve come to expect from such an exceptional speaker.

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Speaker Videos

Highlight Reel

How to Deal with Change (Apply C.A.R.E)

ScaleUp Summit

What Makes Startups Great

Disrupting Yourself

Entrepreneurship: Successes & Failures

Mom Power

Here's How to Be All In

Be Unstoppable

The Head, the Heart, and the Gut

Dreams, Actions, Attitude

What Is Your Job as a Leader?

Speech Topics

BE UNSTOPPABLE: The Science & Secrets of Persistence

Finding success can be hard, frustrating, and even demoralizing.  Many people give up too soon, not knowing how close they’ve come to reaching their goal. Thanks to 25 years leading businesses and Navy SEALs, Alden Mills has learned that success is a choice — if you think and act differently. He draws on dramatic failures and remarkable achievements to show how anyone can succeed at greater levels once they understand the science and secrets to persistence. This inspiring keynote is based on Alden’s highly-regarded book, Be Unstoppable.

BUILD UNSTOPPABLE TEAMS: The 4 Essential Actions of High Performance Leadership

In today’s hard-charging world, your success is determined by your ability to lead others. Yet there’s no greater challenge than galvanizing people into high-performing teams. Alden Mills — CEO of the fastest-growing consumer products company in America, and a #1-ranked Navy SEAL platoon commander — has distilled team-building into a new framework called C.A.R.E. that bridges the gap between the impact you want and outcomes you need. Audiences will hear surprising stories and unexpected lessons. They will also walk away ready to implement Alden’s C.A.R.E.-based leadership framework on Monday morning.


In this customized keynote, Alden Mills shows how his C.A.R.E. framework inspires and equips people to “be bold” each and every day. Alden is an exceptional storyteller. He uses vignettes from his experiences as an entrepreneur, CEO, and Navy SEAL to demonstrate how boldness makes people unstoppable—and how unstoppable people change an organization forever Audiences see how C.A.R.E.-based employees give 4 times the effort, are 8 times more likely say they’re proud of their organization, and are 20 times more innovative. You’ll also learn how to put C.A.R.E. to work through Alden’s proprietary “4 Cs” exercise.