Rank #1: #192 Navy Seal Commander Leadership Lessons - Rorke Denver
Commander Rorke T. Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and other international hot spots. He starred in the hit film Act of Valor, which is based on true SEAL adventures. His New York Times bestseller, Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior, takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program. In his second book Worth Dying For: A Navy SEALs Call to a Nation, Rorke tackles the questions that have emerged about America’s past decade at war–from what makes a hero to why we fight and what it does to us. Rorke was most recently seen on FOX’s American Grit. The series followed 16 of the country’s toughest men and women as they faced a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges set in the wilderness.
An assistant officer in charge of BRAVO Platoon at SEAL Team THREE, he was deployed to SOUTCOM, the Central and South American Area of Operations. His platoon was the “alert” SEAL team for maritime interdiction, hostage rescue, counter-insurgency, and counter-narcotics. As SEAL officer aboard, Denver led his group’s response to a murderous uprising in the Ivory Coast nation of Liberia, launching advanced-force operations, conducting hydrographic beach reconnaissance, and helping to get U.S. Marines safely ashore.
In 2006, Denver was an officer in charge of BRAVO Platoon of SEAL Team THREE in Iraq’s Al Anbar Province in one of the most combat-heavy deployments of any regular SEAL team since Vietnam. Stationed in Habbaniya, his team conducted over 200 missions including sniper operations, direct assaults, special reconnaissance, and ground patrols. Denver’s team has been widely credited with propelling the “Tribal Awakening” that helped to neutralize Iraq’s insurgency. Denver was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” for valorous action in combat.
After returning to the United States, Denver was appointed flag lieutenant to Admiral Joseph Maguire, commanding officer of Naval Special Warfare, traveling to Afghanistan and briefing Congress on SEAL operations. In 2009, he became First Phase officer of SEAL Basic Training including Hell Week, then rose to Basic Training officer. He went on to run all phases of training including advanced sniper, hand-to-hand fighting, communications, diving, and language.
Denver is the founder of Ever Onward, a fresh, new brand designed to use Navy SEAL principles to call leaders to take action, to suffer, and to be bold so they can perform at their highest levels. He is a highly-sought after speaker to companies and organizations and provides numerous innovative products and services to help teams and individuals live and perform at higher levels.
Denver is an honor graduate of the United States Army Ranger School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University, where he was an All-American lacrosse player and captain of the varsity lacrosse team. He earned a Master’s Degree in Global Business Leadership from the University of San Diego.
Rank #2: #173 Conversations That Matter - Will Wise
Rank #3: #272 Cofounder and Partner of KDC Ag - Forbes 30 Under 30 - Kamine Development Corporation - Justin Kamine
Rank #4: #218 Building Huge Success from Work Place Happiness - Scott Johnson
Rank #5: # 134 The 80/20 Principle with Perry Marshall
Rank #6: #254 I&L Stanford Lab
Rank #7: #244 Executive Vice President Marketing and Communications - Rob Brough
Rob Brough is the executive vice president of Marketing and Communications for Zions Bank. A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Rob joined Zions Bank in February of 1997 as a public relations representative. In his current position, he is responsible for overseeing the communications, public relations, advertising and community relations activities for the Bank, its 135 branches throughout Utah and Idaho and its various subsidiaries.
Prior to joining Zions Bank, Brough spent two years with Salt Lake City-based Bremer Public Relations. He received a bachelor's degree in public relations from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Utah.
In addition to his responsibilities at Zions Bank, Brough is also active in community affairs. He currently serves as chair of the Hale Centre Theatre Board of Trustees. He also serves as a member of the Road Home Board of Trustees, the Utah Junior Golf Association Board of Trustees, the BYU Athletics Advisory Council, the United Way of Salt Lake Young Leaders Steering Committee, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Utah Board of Directors, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area Board of Trustees.
Rank #8: I&L 003: From trash picker to Director at Warner Brothers, 10 yrs of working on WB's Smallville + improving the world with media - Chris Petry
Rank #9: #155 Taking Continuous Improvement to Another Level - Roger Price
Rank #10: #42 Investment Banking CEO on selling over 350 businesses & how to get the best valuation when selling your company - Ismael Wrixen
Rank #11: I&L 005: Curating the best of leaders, entrepreneurs, and women to teach them the indispensable value of relationships - Baya Voce
Rank #12: #242 Author of the Book Leap - Howard Yu
Rank #13: #85 $20 Million Dollar Exit and Humility You Wouldn’t Expect - Colt Henrie
Rank #14: #238 Managing Director at Cisco Innovation Centers - Alex Goryachev
Rank #15: #262 Founder Of Stonewell - Christopher Jones
Rank #16: #266 CEO of NASDAQ: MEET - Geoff Cook
Rank #17: #179 NFL's Seattle Seahawks High Performance Sports Psychologist - Michael Gervais
Gervais is a high performance psychologist working in the trenches of high-stakes environments with some of the best in the world, training the mindset skills and practices essential to pursuing and revealing one’s potential. His clients include world record holders, Olympians, internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, MVPs from every major sport and Fortune 100 CEOs.
A published, peer-reviewed author and recognized speaker on optimal human performance, Dr. Gervais has been featured by NBC, ABC, FOX, CNN, ESPN, NFL Network, Red Bull TV, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Outside Magazine, WIRED, ESPN Magazine and others.
He is the co-founder of Compete to Create, a digital platform business helping people become their best through mindset training. The firm works with a limited portfolio of Fortune 500 companies and leaders to switch on culture and individuals through high performance mindset training and coaching. Clients include Microsoft, Boeing and Zynga.
He is also the host of Finding Mastery, a podcast that takes you inside the rugged and high-stakes environments of those on the path of mastery to explore how they train minds to be at their very best. Gervais unpacks and decodes each guest’s journey, psychological framework and mindset skills and practices. Past guests include, Mercedes Benz Formula 1 Owner Toto Wolff, Microsoft’s CFO Amy Hood, ultra marathoner David Goggins, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion Carli Lloyd, CEO of Amusement Park Entertainment Jimmy Smith, Pixar’s CFO Lawrence Levy, Seattle Seahawks Head Coach, Pete Carroll, big wave surfer Ian Walsh, among many others.
Dr. Gervais received his undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University. He completed his PhD while studying under the father of American applied sport psychology, Dr. Bruce Ogilvie, at San Diego University, Integrative Studies.
Below you can take a look at some of the projects Dr. Gervais has been a part of. He likes to think of this as his “working laboratory.”