Join Patti Katter with Thom Shea as they talk about leadership and performance. Thom is a retired Navy SEAL who served for 23 years, a best-selling author, and founder of Unbreakable Leadership. He shares his story of becoming part of the Navy and using what he learned to teach others leadership skills needed for success. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect in this episode:
- Surrounded by military influence in the family
- A book about Thom’s deployment
- The high point in his military career
- Motivation for those trying to join the Navy
- Struggle in writing his book
- And so much more!
About Thom Shea:
Retired Navy SEAL Thom Shea served with the U.S. Navy for 23 years with distinguished valor before writing his bestselling book, “Unbreakable: A Navy Seal’s Way of Life” and his latest release, “Three Simple Things: Leading During Chaos.” As founder of Unbreakable Leadership, Thom has trained thousands of people around the world to overcome chaos by applying the rule of Three Simple Things to their lives and businesses.
Thom developed his leadership process and methods during his military career, where he served in three wars, ultimately leading a team of SEALs into Afghanistan in 2009. There he earned a Silver Star, Bronze Star with Valor, Army Commendation with Valor, and his second Combat Action Medal. He was later hand-selected to serve as Officer In Charge of the famed SEAL Sniper course.
”The foundation of success from – honoring your word and never giving up. The two principles build sustainable success. Honor your word and never give up are simple but not easy to learn. When you do apply them your life will change!” Thom Shea, 2014, Fanuc INC presentation.
He trains leaders to lead at home, at work, and in their personal lives. In his downtime, Thom competes in numerous ultra-marathons and, alongside his wife, Stacy, has volunteered countless hours to charity, raising funds through his athletic events for organizations that support our warriors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ball State University and a Master Training Specialist certification from the Naval Special Warfare Center. Thom and Stacy live with their three children in Greenville, South Carolina.
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