Episode #009: Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Episode #009: Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Join us for another Talent War Group discussion lead by 75th Ranger Regiment Tom Hall and guest speakers Brett Diamond, COO of Version1, Minnesota R­økkr & WISE Ventures Esports and 10+ year NFL veteran, Grant Rousseau Director of Esports for ‘Guild Esports’, and British SBS Dean Stott.

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Dean Stott
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Dean is a former British Special Forces Soldier, 2x World Record Holder, Adventurer, Philanthropist, Author, and International Speaker. After making it through the Special Forces selection process, Dean became one of the very first army members to join the SBS (Special Boat Service). Throughout his esteemed military career, he has conducted deployments to overseas hostile environments and been involved in Counter-Terrorism operations; he has traveled to some of the toughest places in the world. He then established a distinguished career in the private security sector; Dean is now a renowned international speaker, presenting to FTSE 100 companies, sporting bodies, military departments, schools, and businesses. Dean has presented inspiring talks to 10,000 people at the O2 Arena through to 25 local children in impoverished areas. In 2016 Dean began training to cycle the longest motorable road in the world The Pan American Highway and completed the 14,000 miles route from Argentina to Alaska in May 2018.

Tom Hall
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Tom Hall is a former United States Army Ranger where he completed multiple combat deployments as a member of the 1st Ranger Battalion before being honorably discharged in order to become one of three veterans at the time playing division one college football.  He earned a BA in political science from Iowa State, MA in international relations from UNC-Wilmington, and is currently enrolled for his MBA with the Carlson School of Management.  He has spent the last six years working for startups across the country in a multitude of roles.  He currently works as a program management consultant while also advising multiple startups on business operations, leadership development, and strategy.

Mike Sarraille
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Mike Sarraille is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer and a former enlisted Recon Marine and Scout-Sniper. A graduate of the University of Texas McCombs Business School, he is the founder and CEO of Talent War Group, a specialized executive search firm, and talent advisory that finds high-performing business leaders for senior, executive, or other critical leadership positions. He is co-author of ‘The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent’ and a columnist for Men’s Journal and Men’s Fitness under ‘The Everyday Warrior’ column. He founded and served as a board of directors for the VETTED Foundation, a cutting-edge executive-level transition program.

Mike enlisted in the Marine Corps and later became a Recon Marine and also served as a scout sniper. He was selected for a Marine officer program, but after finishing his bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University, he sought a commission in the Navy to try out for the SEAL Teams.  He is also a recognized keynote speaker and subject matter expert in leadership development, talent acquisition, and talent management.

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