Ken Vennera is a man of many hats. Wharton educated, corporate lawyer, and mentor, he is also involved with Warrior Rising as Chief of Staff — a veteran nonprofit that helps veteran entrepreneurs get off the ground and positioned for success.
Daniella Young has been studying intense, interesting, and sometimes horrifying cultures her entire life. She was actually third-generation raised in one of the worst modern-day religious cults, known as the Children of God.
At the age of 15, she escaped this cult, got educated, moved her way into the army, where she became a captain in military intelligence. During her service, she deployed twice to Afghanistan, becoming one of the first women to conduct deliberate ground combat operations at a time when it was illegal for women to do this.
These days, she does organizational behavior, cultural strategy consulting and she’s a renowned international speaker including TED Talks, helping CEOs and business leaders develop and employee an intentional growth culture in their organizations.
Chris Schmitt is essentially the real-life Col. Hannibal Smith from the A-team.
A recently retired Lt. Col., he logged over 30 years of service in the Green Berets including commanding, planning, and executing special operations all over Europe, Asia, and North Africa. He hung his beret on getting ahead of Al-Qaeda and preventing the network from spreading. His weapon of choice? Kindness. Since retirement, he has shifted his focus toward leadership consulting with Fortune 100 companies through Azimuth Consulting Group and his extreme outdoor development trek, The Traverse.