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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

UNSTOPPABLE MINDSET: The Mentality & Tools for Achieving Your Full Potential

With over 40 years of experience overcoming challenges in business and life, Alden Mills brings a unique perspective on what it means to be unstoppable at accomplishing more than was thought possible. We all have natural obstacles in our path. When we learn to conquer those obstacles, we realize that our biggest obstacle is our mindset. The challenge is understanding how to harness the very things we can control to help us find the success we seek. Read More >

This keynote dives into the key differentiator of success stopping us from reaching and surpassing potential — an Unstoppable Mindset.

Alden weaves together riveting stories, inspiration, and practical tools to teach the Mindset Fundamentals to become unstoppable, regardless of industry, environment, or situation.

Much more than just a motivational experience, he shares a system that enables people to tackle tough challenges, use change to their advantage, and seize bold opportunities time and time again. Read Less ^

UNSTOPPABLE TEAMS: The Actions & Strategies for Building & Leading High-Performing Teams

As Alden Mills advanced from personal success to leading teams in sports, military, business, and nonprofits, he learned group success is determined by a leader’s ability to build and lead teams. Read More >

Whether a team is formed remotely or in-person, by mandate or inheritance, formally or organically, team leaders exist to bridge the gap between the outcomes sought and the team that can achieve them.

This keynote explores the universal leadership essentials to build high-performing Unstoppable Teams that continuously surpass what they set out to achieve. Alden demonstrates how leaders can drive greater alignment, trust, and outsized contributions.

He shares the five phases of unstoppable team development and the key actions to implement each phase. Using his C.A.R.E. Loop, he provides a roadmap to activate and effectively turn groups of individuals into Unstoppable Teams. Read Less ^

UNSTOPPABLE CULTURE: The Practices & Essential Components For Enduring Organizational Success

Following the initial success of Perfect Fitness, Alden Mills and his team lost their way. Laser-focused on growth and profit, the company began to falter. To get back on track and ensure ongoing success, they regrouped and established a prominent culture. Read More >

This keynote details how stakeholders in senior leadership and human resources build an Unstoppable Culture to drive lasting employee engagement, competitive advantage, and outsized growth.

Through personal stories, checklists, and live exercises, Alden shows how to close culture gaps by building intentional structure, dynamic practices, and congruent values that leaders and teams apply together—day after day, week after week.

Attendees learn the behaviors and tools that create an Unstoppable Culture by embedding the three Ps—Promise, People, and Process—a practical three-part framework to close the gap between an organization’s existing culture and activating what he calls the 10x Advantage to create an Unstoppable Culture. Read Less ^

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.