Mark Divine is the New York Times best-selling author of Unbeatable Mind. In his newest book, Mark reveals and drills into the seven key principles it takes to foster and lead elite teams. He shares lessons learned in his own businesses and on the battle-field to apply to top-tier teams, but approaches the topic with humility and transparency. The book builds through his own leadership failures to exemplify the right way to go in unlocking the tremendous power of teams. And in more than just anecdotes Mark’s book provides assessment exercises to apply the principles.

I’m honored that Mark, as one of my coaches, offered the opportunity of a pre-read of this one a couple months ahead of time. And I’m pleased to bring it to you and share an early preview.

“Too many leaders fear transparency, hiding behind convenience and the comfort of silence or inaction. Stare down your fear wolf and admit your mistakes immediately, and don’t say you’re going to do something unless you have every intention of following through. If for some reason you can’t get that thing done, then you’d better have a damned good reason why and communicate it clearly. Be true to your word and maintain a relentless standard for transparency.”

– Mark Divine


Mark grew up in upstate New York, a degree in economics and an MBA from NYU. He prepared for life as a high powered CPA… and then left his high paying finance career for the adventurous life of a Navy SEAL officer.

At twenty-six he graduated as Honor Man (#1-ranked trainee) of SEAL BUD/S class number 170. Mark served for nine years total on active duty and eleven as a Reserve SEAL, retiring as Commander in 2011. His leadership of teams was so effective the government tasked him with creating a nationwide mentoring program for SEAL trainees.

Most people think mental toughness when they imagine a Navy SEAL. What they don’t expect is the thoughtful, yoga-innovating, joking and laughing, professor of leadership named Mark Divine. Mark lives with his family in Encinitas, California, where he continues to train, explore, learn from others and generate more resources to improve the lives of everyone he meets.


  • Resources to optimize at every level and area of life
  • Inspiration and catalysts to level up
  • Update on podcast format and plans for 2020
  • Preview of best-selling author Mark Divine’s newest book
    • Leadership, Elite Teams, and Facing Fear
    • Fostering productive and cohesive teams
    • Who absolutely needs this book
    • Risk-taking based on a code of conduct
    • Common cowardice in leaders
    • The bad apple effect
    • Leading with courage



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