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Jocko Willink is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer, co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win and The Dichotomy of Leadership, host of the top-rated Jocko Podcast and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he serves as Chief Executive Officer, leadership instructor, speaker and strategic advisor. He spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, starting as an enlisted SEAL and rising through the ranks to become a SEAL officer and commander of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser. Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the Iraq War. Willink returned from Iraq to serve as Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams. There, he spearheaded the development of leadership training and personally instructed and mentored the next generation of SEAL leaders.
Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning documentarian, journalist, speaker, author, philanthropist and founder of Soledad O’Brien Productions, a media production company dedicated to telling empowering and authentic stories on a range of social issues. She is a correspondent for HBO Real Sports and an anchor and producer of "Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien," a political magazine program syndicated in 95% of the country for Hearst Television.
O’Brien and her husband Brad founded the PowHerful foundation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which has helped dozens of young women get to and through college and has connected thousands of young women with mentoring conferences.
Jim Kelly is a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who spent his entire NFL career as a Buffalo Bill. His hallmark as a player was his toughness. From growing up in East Brady, a small town in Pennsylvania, to facing a career threatening injury in his college days, to leading the Buffalo Bills team to an unprecedented four straight AFC championships, Kelly’s toughness has been tested time and time again. After his retirement, not only did he lose his one and only son Hunter at the age of 8 to a disease called Krabbe Leukodystrophy, he also survived three battles with cancer. Kelly speaks about the power of the four F’s—Faith, Family, Friends and Fans—and what it really means to make a difference.
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