Lifelong Learning Academy Presents
“Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life”
With Thom Shea
Thursday, March 19, 3-5 p.m.
Selby Auditorium at USF Sarasota-Manatee
This highly decorated Navy SEAL, author, and founder of a leadership organization, offers a road map for personal transformation. Originally meant to be a memoir for his children in case he did not survive a tour of duty in Afghanistan, “Unbreakable” gives voice to the inner dialogue that has become Shea’s way of life.
“’Unbreakable’ is a lesson in life for the high-performance person. Thom’s extraordinary insights show us the way to use our own internal dialogue to achieve much more in business and life.”
Inventor of 3D printing and author of “The Process of Focus Forum”
(Sarasota-Manatee, Florida) Lifelong Learning Academy (LLA) presents Thom Shea, a highly decorated Navy SEAL, founder of the Adamantine Alliance, and author of “Unbreakable. A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life,” Thursday, March 19, 3-5 p.m., at Selby Auditorium at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. General admission is $15. To register, visit www.lla-sm.org or call 941-359-4296 (paid members of the Academy can attend at no charge; pre-registration suggested).
Thom Shea served 23 years in the military—years which included three tours of war and leading a team of SEALs into Afghanistan. He earned the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and multiple commendation medals for valor. Shea was selected to lead the famed SEAL sniper course and was a principal in research and development for the SEALs. Upon his retirement, he founded and is currently CEO of Adamantine Alliance, developing leadership and human performance training for individuals, teams, and organizations. He is also the author of “Unbreakable. A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life.” Originally meant to be a memoir for his children in case he did not survive a tour of duty in Afghanistan, “Unbreakable” gives voice to the inner dialogue that has become his way of life.
“‘Unbreakable’ offers a powerful set of lessons for anyone striving to break through the barriers of human performance,” says Shea. “I see it as a universal message. During my experience as an instructor in SEAL training, I learned that people aren’t really stopped by physical ability or difficult goals; people stop themselves. Eighty-five percent of people who start don’t make it, and they don’t make it because they give up. You can translate this to business and to most human interactions. I hope that my story will help others live up to their full potential.”
Lifelong Learning Academy offers four course terms per year on the USFSM campus, at 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, and at State College of Florida at Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E., Sarasota. Most courses last six to eight weeks and classes meet for one hour and 20 minutes each week. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Academy, call 941-359-4296 or visit www.lla-sm.org.