Brent Gleeson has successfully founded, grown, and sold two technology businesses by applying lessons in leadership, culture, and high-performance teams from his days as a US Navy SEAL. He has written about the same lessons in columns for Forbes and Inc as well as in his best-selling book, TakingPoint – A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail-Safe Principles for Leading Through Change. Now, Brent, his wife and co-founder Nicole, and the rest of the TakingPoint Leadership team specialize in bringing real-world success to help organizations build high-performance teams, design winning cultures, and lead organizational transformation.

“Weak culture not aligned with strategy = low engagement. Strong culture aligned with strategy = high engagement.”

– Brent Gleeson

Beyond the boardroom, Brent stays busy leading the troops at home. As a father of 3, he has his hands full balancing a demanding work schedule and travel with family activities and applying the same lessons of culture, leadership, authenticity, communication and transparency in parenting.

“Building a culture of trust is a game-changing strategy”

– Brent Gleeson


Former Navy SEAL Brent Gleeson turned his discipline and battlefield lessons to the world of business and has become an accomplished entrepreneur, author, and acclaimed speaker on topics ranging from leadership and building high-performance teams to culture and organizational transformation. Brent is on the executive board of the SEAL Family Foundation and a portion of his book sale proceeds benefit the charity.


  • How culture is critical to profit and scale and culture is a direct product of leadership
  • Why leadership is critical at all levels of the organization
  • What skills world-class companies look to promote 
  • An important link between management style and corporate vision
  • The #1 best way to ensure employee engagement
  • 360 reviews – Where most companies fall short and how the best follow through
  • Uniqueness of the TakingPoint consulting team and curriculum 
  • Who is writing the foreword to Brent’s next book on personal transformation
  • TakingPoint leadership in parenting
  • Designing and applying a family ethos
  • SEAL Family Foundation – veteran career transition and family resilience 


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