About Larry Yatch
Larry Yatch, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a ten-year veteran serving as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy SEALs, has been a leader while serving in extreme environments across the globe. Now, as an entrepreneur in the field of leadership development, corporate contingency planning, and personal safety, Mr. Yatch has applied the lessons learned from these experiences to develop thought-provoking speeches, processes for implementation across a workforce or executive team, and workshops designed to align decision-making, reinvigorate cultures and improve team performance.
Mr. Yatch planned and led his SEAL platoons in the assault on the world’s largest oil platform in the largest Special Operations mission in U.S. history during the opening night of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He developed a radical new system for attacking armored, enemy-controlled ships during operations in the Northern Arabian Gulf. Mr. Yatch also planned, built, and directed the creation of a new 300-person SEAL command designed to undertake sensitive missions critical to the Navy’s efforts in the War on Terror. After incurring multiple injuries, Mr. Yatch was medically retired from the SEALs in 2008.
Mr. Yatch has received many awards, including the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a “Combat V” for Valor in Battle “above and beyond the call of duty,” the Achievement Medal for innovation in SEAL combat tactics, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal for relief efforts in East Timor and Sri Lanka.
Mr. Yatch was the CEO and Founder of Sealed Mindset, a family of Navy SEAL-inspired training companies, that offer a variety of tools, training, and inspiration to grow confidence and overcome personal challenges. Sealed Mindset Training includes a 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that has trained over 20,000 clients in its five-year history. Mr. Yatch is also the Founder of Mindset Matters (www.mymindsetmatters.org), a company that has designed a leadership and personal safety curriculum that has been delivered in 23 schools for more than 6,500 Middle School and High School students, in order to combat bullying and to reinforce positive leadership action.
Mr. Yatch now focuses his operational and strategic leadership experiences acquired at the Naval Academy, and during his decade with the Navy SEALs, to run SEAL Team Leaders, a corporate performance company. Sealed Mindset Leaders provides guidance and training to the corporate world in matters of leadership development, innovation, contingency planning, mindset, and motivation, allowing organizations to improve performance in dynamic environments.
In the commercial sector, Mr. Yatch has provided security and operational management guidance to international architecture firms, international pharmaceutical firms, high net worth individuals, the Motion Picture Association of America, Walt Disney, SONY, FOX, and Warner Brothers Studios. He has developed and implemented cutting edge technology to address movie anti-piracy concerns at the national and international level.
Larry Yatch Favourite Quote
"The job of my subconscious is to keep me safe, it doesn't give a shit if I am happy."