David Rutherford

David Rutherford

Former U.S. Navy SEAL, Behavioral Training Specialist, Dynamic Motivational Speaker and Corporate Trainer

Speaker Categories: Team Building | Motivational Business | Military Motivation | Team Building | Defense Industry

Travels From: FL, United States.

Speaker Fee Range: $10,001 to $20,000*

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Former U.S. Navy SEAL, Behavioral Training Specialist, Dynamic Motivational Speaker and Corporate Trainer

David Rutherford – is an internationally known motivational personality who’s message has reached over 20 million people worldwide with his incredibly unique motivational speaking, writing, coaching, and hosting called Froglogic. Froglogic can be best described as a Navy SEAL Motivational Performance Training company.


Over the past 25 years David has been exploring and researching the human condition in every imaginable environment. David began his exploration as an athlete eventually playing collegiate Lacrosse at Penn State. David then spent 8 years working in the SEAL Community as a student, combat paramedic, operator and instructor. After being honorably discharged David continued to hone his skill sets as an international training specialist and curriculum developer for the private military contracting company known as Blackwater. He eventually graduated to working for the CIA as an instructor for case officers enhancing their behavioral integration with JSOC and regular Special Operations units. Because of his strong commitment to service he was eventually recruited by the Agency as a close protection and security specialist where he deployed for two years into high threat areas.

Motivational Expert

What David Rutherford has learned is nothing short of profound and with his high energy, high impact style of delivery and content, it has allowed him to become one of the most sought out motivational personalities in the US. David now averages over 60 speaking and coaching events a year working with Professional Sports teams like the 2018 World Series Champions Boston Red Sox, and the 2018 collegiate World Series Champions Oregon State Beavers Baseball team. As a team specialist, he’s also spoken to and coached Fortune 500 companies the likes of Merrill Lynch, Revlon, and Johnson Controls. His extensive training background enables teams and individuals to embrace fear, forge self-confidence, live the Team Life, find purpose, and develop a winning culture.


David is also the co-host for one of the fastest growing Podcast at the Westwood One network, whose monthly, digital reach is a quarter of a billion people. He and his cohost, ‘Lone Survivor’ Marcus Luttrell, together with the Team Never Quit Podcast were nominated as one of iTunes “Top Podcast of 2016” in just six months on air. Since then the show has been downloaded over 10 million times averaging over 60 thousand downloads a week. David is also providing valuable motivational content on his YouTube channel with over 10 million views and through his ever-expanding social media influence with over 75 thousand followers.


Notable Clients: Boston Red Sox, Bank of America, Miami Dolphins, Novo Nordisk, BNY Mellon, Oregon State Beavers, Comcast, Johnson Controls, Covidien, UFC Fighters, Pioneer Investments, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, UBS, University of Nebraska, UPenn Football, Penn State Lacrosse, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 7,000 + children across America and Canada, and over 20 million people reached around the world.

Forging Self-Confidence “Hammer Session”

This one-of-a-kind motivational performance is one of the most powerful events you will ever see. Using volunteers provided by your company, David unleashes a Navy SEAL style physical and mental “Hammer Session” on the participants while delivering his Forging Self-Confidence talk. This performance-style event is designed to help audiences fully understand the power of human perseverance in any environment. On a specially designed stage, David “hammers home” the self-confidence required to make it through the hardest military training on the planet, Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL Training or BUDS. This talk requires special planning, stage requirements, set design, and is set at a higher rate.

Offensive Mindset - Tactical Training

Are you looking to achieve an Offensive Mindset? In this incredibly unique event, David combines a motivational speech with tactical training. He introduces audiences to the powerful difference between being a victim or survivor. David explores the psychology of combat and introduces a small group to the elite concepts behind SEAL Training. Spend a half or full day listening to David’s many years of expertise and learn to shoot like an Operator.

Half-Day Froglogic Seminar

The half-day seminar allows for more interactive involvement with the Froglogic Concept. In addition to any one of the four Froglogic speeches, David will conduct break-out sessions to help your team integrate the Froglogic Concept into your operational culture. The addition of the team-focused break-out sessions using physical and mental Navy SEAL training techniques creates an atmosphere of “special operations” focus and teaches your teams the necessity of embracing fear and erasing comfort zone behavior.

Full Day Froglogic Seminar

This amazing full day seminar enables companies to immerse their personnel into the high energy, high impact world of David Rutherford and his Navy SEAL Motivational Training program. In this 12 step proven performance program David inspires audiences to Forge Self-Confidence and then teaches them to Live The Team Life. David starts the event with his Forging Self-Confidence “Hammer Session” talk, quickly followed by an hour Q&A to explore how to integrate Froglogic into the company’s culture and enhance performance. After lunch David gives his highly emotional talk called Team Life where he highlights 4 Medal of Honor stories from the SEAL Teams. This talk is again followed with an explosive breakout session where David discusses the psychology of SEAL training and combat to enhance team cohesion on your team. The day is finished with an exciting “all hands on deck” team challenge that instills profound new confidence in the whole company.

AOG - Adventure Operations Group “Intensive Leadership Training Program”

The Adventure Operations Group’s mission is to introduce elite professionals within their perspective industries to the Special Operations Focus in order to ignite higher levels of physical, mental and spiritual function in extreme environments. Using training principals from all the special operations groups and mission planning concepts translated from the battlefield to the boardroom, AOG uses experiential education platforms to train the country’s top performers on how to elevate their physiological and psychological abilities to the next level. These customized courses will bring your management teams into the 21st century of special operations focus and capabilities.

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