U.S. Navy SEAL Combat Veteran & Motivational Speaker

Former Naval SEAL Phillip Koontz provides an authentic perspective on his journey in the Navy Special Warfare Command in The Truth Behind My Trident: Overcoming Life and Business Obstacles the Navy SEAL Way. Koontz tells the real life stories of his journey leading up to, during, and after his time with the SEALs. He demonstrates how the lessons learned through those trials and tribulations can arm you with the tools to overcome the personal and professional obstacles in your life.

The Truth Behind My Trident

In The Truth Behind My Trident: Overcoming Life and Business Obstacles the Navy SEAL Way, Phillip Koontz tells the true stories of his journey leading up to, during and after his time with the SEALs and how he used his training to overcome obstacles at every phase of his journey.

Whether you’ve landed here because you’ve seen him at one of his speaking engagements or you have an interest in books about the military, you'll walk away from this with more than just a story about the life of a Navy SEAL.

Latest Blogs

Your Trampoline

I was diagnosed with Operator Syndrome about 9 months ago. Apparently, Navy SEALs and other Operators start to experience several unique qualifying symptoms years after they leave the military. I need my close community of family and friends to help support me during my bad days. It is vital that we surround ourselves with people we can lean on and…

Operating at Your Threshold

Some call it your max capacity, but however you term it, I can ensure peak performance without burnout once you find your ideal operating threshold. This is how Navy SEALs can operate at such a high capacity. A car engine is the perfect example: if a person only keeps their engine running between 0-3K RPMs the speed and performance of…

Fireworks and Freedom

This time of the year always chokes me up. I write this with tears in my eyes because I am so grateful to have been born in this country. Did you know that you had a 4.7% chance of being born in the United States? That statistic is staggering for me. And yet here I am walking throughout my day…

What People Say

TESTIMONIALS

“In all my years wholesaling I have never been more impressed with a special guest speaker. When he stepped up in front of a room of clients and it was nothing short of impressive. Seriously, the best presentation I’ve seen in a very long time. People were on their edges of their seats the entire time as he brought us through waves of emotions, belly laughs, and he gave us all an intense internal call to be an American worth fighting for.”

Chris Ball

VP of Allianz Life

“This was one of the best investments I have made in my territory since I started. I highly, highly recommend reaching out to Phil and leveraging his time in your market.” – Zach Rowell, Lincoln Financial Distributors

Zach Rowell

Zach Rowell

“Phillip’s father is an advisor so he truly understands the challenges that our industry faces. He brings in all of his gear from his time in the SEAL Teams and shares some amazing pictures, videos, and stories. He interjects humor and tells some fascinating personal stories that advisors seem to really gravitate towards. The response has been phenomenal!” – Chuck Boyle, Reg. Director, Lincoln Financial Dist.

Chuck Boyle

Chuck Boyle

“I’ve had the honor of working with Phillip Koontz over the last few years.  We have run dozens of meetings together and presented to thousands of clients/guests. He is, by far, the best military community speaker available and offers great value in his partnership. I would highly recommend Phillip and encourage anyone looking for a great presentation to consider him as their guest speaker. ” – Tony Strittholt, CRPC, Vice President, Business Development, American Century Investments.

Tony Strittholt

Tony Strittholt

“It was an incredible experience working with Phil.  Not only is Phil the utmost professional, but his charisma, character, storytelling abilities, and passion for serving our country captivated every audience we put him in front of.  No one captures advisors’ attention quite like Phil!” – Will Brady, CIMA®, Business Development Officer, Milliman Financial Risk Management LLC

Will Brady

Will Brady

“Phillip kept the audience captivated with his SEAL team stories and explained how their training, tools, and preparation led them to success. Phillip explained how even though we are not in the same situations as the SEALs, our attendees could also be successful by implementing the same mindset and processes. Phillip did a great job holding the audience’s attention. I believe it really helped motivate them to be better at their jobs.” – Matthew J. Zeller, P.E., Executive Director, Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota

Matthew J. Zeller

Matthew J. Zeller