Retired Lt Commander Navy SEAL, Brian “Iron Ed” Ed Hiner, saw nine major deployments on five continents, four of which were combat deployments. He served and fought in three separate wars, including Iraq and Afghanistan. During his time in the SEAL Teams, he was also an Officer in Charge of SEAL instructors at BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training, the training officer for all West Coast-based SEAL Teams pre-deployment training, and the training officer for all basic and advanced training at Naval Special Warfare Center.Amongst numerous other awards he was twice awarded the Bronze Start with Valor. He earned a Master of Science in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego, and now conducts speaking engagements and does executive coaching.
Throughout his SEAL career, Ed felt it imperative that he continually pass along what he had learned. In addition to his combat tours, Ed, at various points, led all BUD/S instructors, managed all training for west coast SEAL Teams, and was in charge of all SEAL basic and advanced training. He now offers up this vast experience base as a coach and consultant specializing in leadership, team building, mental toughness, resiliency and personal conflict resolution. He believes leaders are only able to unleash the full potential of their team when they first understand and work through their own fears.
In this Wee Chat retired Lieutenant Commander Navy SEAL, Brian “Iron Ed” Hiner, talks about his life as a Navy SEAL, as a leader of SEAL basic and advanced training and how the principles he learned in this environment helped him be resilient and a leader. He is passionate about helping others and now offers up this vast experience base as a coach and consultant specializing in leadership, team building, mental toughness, resiliency and personal conflict resolution. His book First, Fast, Fearless: How to Lead Like a Navy SEAL is currently on the LA Times bestseller and describes not only what Navy SEALs go through in training, and during deployment, it also goes through how we can learn from these experiences for resilience and leadership. Enjoy this Wee Chat with this inspiring man.
To find out more about Ed:
Web page: edhiner.com