Entrepreneur, Navy SEAL Commander & Author
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 >
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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.
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.
"Alden Mills is awesome. He really captured the message that we wanted to relay to our hotels and customers. (Change is constant, and we must embrace it and adapt.) In his storytelling, his message is truly helpful—and he makes it easy to understand and follow. We got so many great compliments from attendees. We were lucky to have him as the speaker note on our event. For sure, we will have him again."
"An unforgettable presentation. Alden, you read the room just right and delivered the perfect closing keynote to our people. Your remarkable ability to tell stories that made the audience feel like they were experiencing it first-hand, plus your frameworks for success, made this the best keynote I've witnessed in years. So many came up afterward to say they were changed by what just happened on stage. You helped make our conference a tremendous success and I'm grateful for it."
"Alden hit the mark with the audience. They gave him a standing ovation. His story was well constructed and delivered."
"He nailed it for us – incorporating our company objectives and accurately gauging the tempo of the meeting to deliver an inspiring team message. The audience was riveted throughout! I received many positive comments from our attendees!"
"Alden’s experiences as a Navy SEAL and entrepreneur are captivating. Alden’s work is incredibly relevant for any entrepreneur who wants to grow personally and professionally. His speech keeps resonating in me as I face challenges, and it will continue to resonate in our chapter’s conversations for a long time. One of the best ever."
"Alden delivered exactly what we wanted: a powerful message blended with fascinated stories and our company’s mission to our customers and partners. He nailed it!"
"Alden set the tone—then stole the show. As the feedback shows, he deserves nothing but praise for his spot-on address to our 750+ CEO's and their executive teams. Alden skillfully transformed their thinking thanks in part to his notable business and military experience. Quite simply, Alden’s an exceptional speaker, start to finish. We look forward to hosting him again."
"Alden is a winner and an energizer. He presented to a packed auditorium, and he proved to be one of the most engaging speakers I have ever seen. His message and stories were real, entertaining, and enlightening; it prompted many side conversations afterward here—including lots of discussion about how effective he was in conveying the key issues that matter the most to our audience."
"Alden’s session was inspiring and encouraging. He’s a brilliant storyteller that engages people drawing from personal experiences which anyone can relate to."
"Alden’s words encouraged our young farmers and ranchers to survive adversity and exceed their potential. His story and wit would be inspirational for any audience."
"We hired Alden to be our closing keynote for Lennox LIVE 18, a tour that spanned four cities for our dealers across North America. He was thoughtful, entertaining, inspirational, and the best speaker we’ve ever had. He takes the time to tailor the message to our needs and the needs of our audience. We were very fortunate to have Alden speak to our customers and leave a lasting impression that was representative of our company and our brand."
"Event planners are always on the lookout for speakers who bring it all—a deep level of focus on the audience, frameworks that connect with people, and a ‘fired up!’ attitude. Alden Mills has the whole package. Whether he’s applying lessons learned from his Navy SEAL days to the business world, or sharing stories of personal transformation, Alden has an undeniable knack for moving attendees into a place where their full leadership potential is possible. During the pre-call, I learned why: Alden applies his own work to his life, every day, looking for continuous improvement as a speaker and workshop facilitator. His energy is infectious, his teachings spot-on, and his empathy for the audience endless as far as I can tell. Alden models “unstoppable” leadership. I will book him again soon."
"Outstanding! Alden spoke to our leadership team at a time when inspiration and drive were imperative. His ability to transfer the discipline of being a Seal and that of the entrepreneur was AMAZING! He did an unbelievable job in preparing everyone to roll up their sleeves and charge through the remainder of the year with absolute commitment. I would highly recommend Alden to anyone who is looking to take their business to the next level!”
"Absolutely incredible! Alden’s ability to connect with our leaders and our business was truly inspiring and exactly what we needed.”
"Authentic and engaging—one of the best speakers we’ve ever had at USAA.”
"Words can’t fully describe the impact Alden had on our audience. He delivered exactly what we needed—a fresh, inspired call to action for high-impact personal leadership in work and in life. His stories were remarkable. His approach to leadership was practical. And his style was down-to-earth. It was inspiring to look around the room and see the focused faces in the audience. Alden was the best commencement speaker we’ve had."
"I've been in this business for 27 years and I have to say that Alden’s message was a powerful one. His keynote was customized from beginning to end by incorporating our brand messaging and tailored with a framework to help my associates and our customers face the challenges of their current business environment. Alden’s message was so powerful and resonated so well with my associates and our customers that I recommend to other companies that they need to hear it too! Alden lives his messaging: He is All In, All the Time!"
"Alden Mills was an incredibly inspirational and dynamic speaker sharing his unbelievable journey in becoming a Navy SEAL. He incorporated our meeting themes into his material. And he transferred his experiences into great relevant business and life lessons. Alden really connected with our team of over 1,000 sales people."
"When I researched Alden’s bio and videos in selecting speakers, I was extremely impressed with his story and success. Having listened to him in person, he was amazing. He had our audience supercharged and fascinated with his story, the rigors of the Navy SEAL training, and his determination to succeed."
"In our five years of putting on conferences, Alden was head and shoulders above our past speakers. He’s a fantastic storyteller who tied his messaging directly back to our company and our dealers. He cares, and it shows. I’d hire again!"
"Thank you, Alden, for being such a pleasure to work with. I appreciated your interest in truly learning about our organization, our members, and their work. It impressed me that you took the time to customize your speech for our group, and to connect with them in a way that communicated that you understood their businesses and their challenges. You are a warm and engaging speaker. As our members were leaving your session, the buzz was about the principles you taught, your passion in presenting them, and their applicability to our profession. Many of the members came up to tell me, ‘Excellent choice!’ It is my pleasure to recommend you as a keynote speaker."