Alden Mills

Alden Mills—a humble leader with abundant charisma, vibrant storytelling skills, and a teacher’s heart—brings his high-impact frameworks to life with every keynote. It starts with the precall. That’s when Alden listens deeply so he can customize his presentation to an exceptional degree. He gets to know your audience. Then he’s ready to deliver his keynote with the passion and experience you’ve come to expect from such an outstanding speaker.


Finding success can be hard, frustrating, and even demoralizing. Many people give up too soon, not knowing how close they’ve come to their goal. Now there’s good news: Thanks to 25 years leading businesses and Navy SEALs, Alden Mills success can be a choice. He draws upon his own failures and achievements to share how anyone can succeed at greater levels once you 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. 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., which bridges the gap between the impact you want and outcomes you need. Audiences will hear surprising stories, learn unexpected lessons, and walk away ready to implement Alden’s C.A.R.E.-based leadership framework,

Additional Keynotes Include:

  • Financial services—Transamerica, USAA, 1st Guaranty Mortgage, Residential Mortgage Services
  • Healthcare—Boston Children’s Hospital, Case Western School of Medicine
  • Leadership—Fortune magazine’s ScaleUp Summit, EO/YEO, TEDX
  • Entrepreneurship— Mobile World Congress/Startup Bootcamp, Ironhack Barcelona
  • Technology—Acumatica, Akamon Entertainment, Jasper Software, Telefonica
  • Consumer goods—Select Comfort, Embassy Suites, Groupe Beneteau, Ariat International,Vericlaim/Diamond Property Loss, Implus
  • Associations—GPI, Kansas Farm Bureau, Laboratory Products, American Health Association
  • Education—UC Berkeley, Dodge City High Schools, St. Ignatius, IESE

ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES include entrepreneurship, performance, team building, inspiration/ motivation, change management, culture, military/veterans, sales, 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.
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.

“Alden set the tone—then stole the show.” – Verne Harnish, Fortune’s ScaleUp Summit

“Incredible! A life-changing experience.” – World Financial Group

“Nailed it! Alden delivered a powerful message.” – Acumatica Software

“The best commencement speaker we’ve had.” – Case Western School of Medicine

“Alden rocks! Finally a speaker who’s walked his talk.” – Lustre-Cal Corporation

“One of the best we’ve ever had on Monday morning.” – USAA Federal Savings

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