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Stephen Drum

Steve Drum

Learn Navy Seal Techniques for Leading & Developing High Performance Teams from the “Perform Under Pressure” Guy

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Known as the “perform under pressure guy,” Stephen is a combat-tested retired Navy SEAL Master Chief who has 27 years of experience leading and developing high-performance teams.

Key Speech Themes:
Perform Under Pressure
High-Stakes Stress Management
Optimize Performance
Emotional Intelligence

Executive Business Consultant & Retired Navy SEAL Master Chief, who teaches how the same techniques used by Navy SEALS can be applied to leading & developing high-performance teams in businesses.

Stephen Drum is a combat-tested retired Navy SEAL Master Chief who has 27 years of experience leading and developing high-performance teams.

As an in-demand speaker and consultant, he helps individuals and organizations such as CDW, Horizon Pharma, and 9 Energy develop leadership and performance strategies, so they can plan, prepare, and execute at the highest levels when it matters most.

Stephen has trained and led U.S. and foreign partner special operations forces on high-risk and strategically vital missions across the globe, including combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He recently co-developed and taught “Warrior Toughness” training for The U.S. Navy. This vital program fundamentally changed the culture of the Navy in how it trains and prepares young sailors and officers for the acute stress of intense combat operations.

During his Navy career, Stephen has personally trained thousands of elite military soldiers and Navy SEAL candidates, helping them succeed in severe training courses and overseas combat operations.

Stories From the Battlefield: Powerful and Engaging Stories told with Humor and Relatability

As a retired Navy SEAL senior leader with 27-years of service, Steve Drum has had the honor of training, leading, and serving with some of the highest performing teams on the planet. In this program the audience will receive concrete takeaways while the emphasis is on entertaining through powerful storytelling and audience engagement.

Steve will lead the audience through a roller coaster ride that captures the intensity of SEAL training and combat deployments, the emotions of service and commitment, all while delivered with humor and relatability. During the session, Steve really enjoys providing the fun that comes from audience interaction and engagement with Q&A sessions.

Performing on the X: Using the Warrior Mindset to Meet All of Life’s Challenges

Steve Drum is a combat-tested retired Navy SEAL Master Chief with 27 years of experience leading teams and executing mission-critical performance strategies when success or failure hangs in the balance. He has had the honor and privilege to be trained by some of the finest people on the planet. Now he’s determined to share his extensive knowledge with a new generation of business leaders.

Today, he is a professional speaker and consultant to business executives who want to develop high-performance leadership programs that empower teams to achieve exceptional results when the pressure is most intense.

To achieve this goal, Stephen leverages proven processes used by elite military units and world-class athletes.

In Steve’s keynotes and workshops, he keeps audiences riveted as he imparts exactly what it takes to …

  • Face the most pressing life and business challenges head on
  • Clarify objectives and persevere when encountering obstacles
  • Identify and commit to mastering essential aspects of your craft
  • Execute with agility and variable focus when everything is on the line
  • Understand the importance of critical self- and team assessments
  • Develop a deliberate process to study lessons learned in preparation for what’s next
  • Implement effective strategies for leading teams through dynamic change


  • Learn lessons in high-stakes leadership that will inspire your audience to be at peak performance when it matters most
Customized Deep-Dive Workshops (75 minutes – 4 hours)

Session Outcomes:

  • Learn the framework process for preparing and executing in high-stakes or challenging situations which include: Commit, Prepare, Execute and Reflect
  • Learn critical stress management techniques for successfully responding to stressors in professional AND personal settings
  • Discuss goal planning and execution strategies for prioritizing and performing in a fluid and stressful environment.
  • Learn and perform mindfulness and performance psychology skills for increased resilience and focus during stressful periods and situations.

Workshop Format:

  • Opening story and Commit content
  • Purpose and personal philosophy
  • Objectives and goals
  • Obstacle forecasting

What are some potential obstacles to our success? Daily and long-term

  • Story and Prepare content
  • Performance Psychology skills
  • Skill development practical
  • Recalibrate-breathing exercise/Breathing habit training

Story and Execute content

  • Situational Awareness
  • Variable Focus
  • Agility/Flexibility
  • Scenario Discussion on above content

Story and Reflect content

  • Your process for: Assess, Analyze, Reflect
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Body Scan or Progressive muscle relaxation exercise

Closing Comments and wrap-up

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